Probiotic markedly reduces S. Aureus colonization in phase 2 trial

A promising approach to control Staphylococcus aureus bacterial colonization in people — using a probiotic instead of antibiotics — was safe and highly effective in a Phase 2 clinical trial. The new study found that the probiotic Bacillus subtilis markedly reduced S. aureus colonization in trial participants without harming the gut microbiota, which includes bacteria that can benefit people.

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