New nanotechnology could knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Written by Heather Jones (Future Science Group)

Silver nanoparticles targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have designed a novel nanoparticle-based system that mimics phages to infect and kill bacteria. The results of the study, published in Nanoscale Advances, could potentially transform the scope for treatment of bacterial infections, as the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grows. As bacteria continue to evolve and develop resistance to antibiotics, a growing number of diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis are becoming harder to treat, making antibiotic-resistant bacteria a significant threat to global health. To combat this problem, researchers from the University of Notre Dame developed a novel antibiotic-free strategy inspired by bacteriophages...

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