Irish Teen Wins Top Science Prize For Natural Substance That Kills Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

A 15-year-old Irish boy by the name of Simon Meehan has received high praise for discovering that natural chemicals within blackberries can potentially kill Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria known – and dreaded – for being resistant to antibiotics. According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistant bacteria poses “one of the biggest threats to global…

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