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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 7 years ago

Using MRSA in a science fair project?

I was planning a project for a science fair for some time now but I'm trying to balance the dangers of using MRSA in the project. Where would I be able to get some type of training that would better prepare me for working with MRSA? Would it be detrimental to my chances of getting farther into the competition if I switched to regular staph areus?

Update:

I'm testing the efficacy of phage therapy on methicillin resistant staph areus. I'm at the high school level competing at isef.

Update 2:

I'm testing the efficacy of phage therapy on methicillin resistant staph areus. I'm at the high school level competing at isef.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Best advice I can give you is don't use MRSA. High liability.

    "Would it be detrimental to my chances of getting farther into the competition if I switched to regular staph areus?"

    Depends on what you're looking to do. What do you plan on doing for your project? What grade level are we talking about? HS/undergrad/grad?

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  • You've probably covered this already, but I'm checking to make sure: are projects working with bacteria allowed in your sci fair? Some science fairs prohibit that.

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  • 7 years ago

    You likely do not have he biosafety facilities available to you to be able to work with MRSA in pure culture.

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