Web Date: September 11, 2015
Polymer Coating Interrupts Bacterial Conversations
The growing problem of antibiotic resistance is driving some researchers to seek alternative strategies for battling infectious microbes, including approaches that block bacteria from doing harm but don’t necessarily kill them. One way to do this uses peptides that interfere with bacteria’s chemical language system, known as quorum sensing. Now, researchers have created a nanoporous material that secretes these peptide inhibitors over time (ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2015, DOI: . . .
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