Issue Date: May 4, 2015
The Reason For Silver Nitrate’s Prolonged Microbial Toxicity
In a newly discovered mechanism, after an antimicrobial silver agent kills bacteria, the agent is then capable of moving on to kill still more bacteria (Sci. Rep. 2015, DOI: 10.1038/srep09555). Dubbed the “zombies effect” by David Avnir of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and colleagues, the extended toxicity of silver nitrate stems both from the ability of the silver to form nanoparticles and remain . . .
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