Ancient Biotics

Ancient Biotics – Using Historical Manuscripts to Find Modern Cures   Earlier in the year I wrote about Freya Harrison, a microbiologist and Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at Nottingham University, who was raising money, as part of the Ancient Biotics project, to fund research on a potentially new (old) antibiotic able to kill, the so-called hospital superbug, MRSA (Methycillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). You can read the old article here if you want.

An Antibiotic from Bald’s Leech Book

Freya Harrison, a microbiologist and Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at Nottingham University, is using the Crowdfunding site to help raise money into research on an antibiotic from the 1100 year old Bald’s Leechbook, an Anglo-Saxon medical compendium.