"Copper is something that we’re interested in in my lab and I think it’s a very interesting molecule to actually prevent or to treat [Staphylococcus] aureus infections. I should say prevent; people really don’t use copper to treat Staph aureus infections. But it’s something that’s been around for thousands of years. People have been carrying water in copper jugs for thousands of years and it’s the advent of antimicrobial resistance, not just Staph aureus resistance. But antimicrobial resistance has led us to, as scientists, as physicians, as healthcare professionals, look at other avenues which we might want to pursue to prevent these types of infections," said Jeff Boyd, PhD, assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
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