Bandages For Fighting Bad Bacteria | May 10, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 19 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 88 Issue 19 | p. 37 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 10, 2010

Bandages For Fighting Bad Bacteria

Pathogenic bacteria become the agents of their own destruction in a new antimicrobial system
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN
Keywords: bacteria, antimicrobial, giant unilamellar vesicles

Pathogenic bacteria become the agents of their own destruction in a new antimicrobial system developed by chemists in England. The University of Bath’s Toby A. Jenkins and coworkers have created phospholipid vesicles filled with microbicide sodium azide (NaN3); when exposed to toxins released by pathogenic bacteria, the vesicles leak or burst (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 6566). “This concept is based on . . .

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