Silver nanoparticles have long been used as potent antibacterial agents. However, toxicity concerns of silver nanoparticles have limited their successful clinical applications. This research reports a simple and cost-effective method for the synthesis of nickel-prussian blue@silver nanocomposites.
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Julie Kaiser discusses the findings and implications of a recent study published in PNAS modeling the sequence of events that increases the risk of colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria.
Researchers have pinpointed the four key pathogens responsible for diarrheal disease, a number one cause of morbidity among young children in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, highlighting the possible interventions available.
Researchers have identified that the combination of aztreonam, amikacin and polymyxin B may possess the ability to eradicate a previously immune strain of Escherichia coli, MCR1_NJ.
Researchers have demonstrated that individual E. coli cells can sense the mechanical environment via voltage-induced calcium fluxes, a mechanism similar to that seen in vertebrate’s sensory neurons.
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine examined the role of yersiniabactin (Ybt) in copper import in bacteria. Their findings indicate that bacteria are able to utilize Ybt to obtain copper as a source of nutrition.
Researchers have discovered that compounds altering transmembrane potential in Xenopus laevis may improve resistance to E. coli infection.
New research suggests it may be possible to quickly and accurately diagnose drug-resistant bacteria utilizing equipment already owned by hospitals.
Research has suggested that bacteriophages derived and manipulated from ExPEC reservoirs are capable of combating infections caused by E.coli ‘superbugs’.
How can we ensure products remain pathogen free? In this editorial, the authors discuss the most common causes of food-borne illnesses, methods by which contamination is traditionally detected and what current research has to offer, specifically in the field of nanoscience.