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This week’s Berry to beat the su­per­bug

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A RED berry found in the Ama­zon jun­gle could pro­vide a cure for su­per­bugs.

Re­searchers try­ing to un­der­stand why heal­ers in the rain­for­est use Brazil­ian pep­per tree berries for skin com­plaints found that the plant could stop MRSA.

Sci­en­tists are seek­ing new an­tibi­otics be­cause bac­te­ria have evolved re­sis­tance to so many medicines.

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