Once found only in hospital settings, methicillin-resistant taphylococcus aureas, or MRSA has been finding its way into the community more and more over the past several years.
The staph bacteria are resistant to many antibiotics, but now, preliminary research shows a type of blue light may actually help kill it.
In a new study, scientists exposed two strains of MRSA to a wavelength of blue light in a process called photo-irradiation. More than 90-percent of the bacteria were destroyed in the study.
Another health benefit, the light treatment would not expose patients to harmful UV rays.