Narrow spectrum ultraviolet light at 207 nanometers might be capable of destroying bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus without injuring patients' skin, according to a study in the journal PLOS ONE. Columbia University Medical Center researchers used cellular models and found that the light was 1,000 times more harmful to MRSA than to skin cells.
Ultraviolet light shows potential against drug-resistant infections
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