News tagged with antimicrobial properties

Ingested nanoparticle toxicity

Ingestion of commonly encountered nanoparticles at typical environmental levels is unlikely to cause overt toxicity, according to US researchers. Nevertheless there is insufficient evidence to determine whether chronic exposures ...

dateJun 26, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting

( —Researchers from UNSW have cautioned that more work is needed to understand how micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, increasingly used in consumer goods, and for medical ...

dateMay 08, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Beneficial tea tree oil given all-clear

After two recent reports suggesting that exposing bacteria to tea tree oil may contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans, an international study - led by researchers at The University of Western Australia - has found ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Innovative medical textiles eliminates bacteria

Scientists at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) in Spain have succeeded in eliminating infectious bacteria from medical textiles by using an enzymatic pre-treatment combined with simultaneous deposition ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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