Onions could hold key to fighting antibiotic resistance

A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a UCL and Birkbeck-led study suggests.

Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment.

The study, published in¬†Scientific Reports, was led by Dr. Sanjib Bhakta of Birkbeck, University of London and UCL’s Professor Simon Gibbons, who worked with a team of scientists from Birkbeck, UCL, the University of Greenwich, the University of East London and Royal Free Hospital.

Read more of the original article from MedicalXpress

SHARE