News tagged with biofilm

Selenium suppresses staph on implant material

Selenium is an inexpensive element that naturally belongs in the body. It is also known to combat bacteria. Still, it had not been tried as an antibiotic coating on a medical device material. In a new study, Brown University ...

dateJun 21, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
shares0 comments 2

'Killer stainless steel': New process

( -- Stainless steel is the icon of cleanliness for home and commercial kitchens, restaurants, hospitals and other settings, but it can collect disease-causing bacteria like other surfaces if not cleaned often. Scientists ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Materials Science
shares0 comments 2

Wash your mouth out with silver

Yeasts which cause hard-to-treat mouth infections are killed using silver nanoparticles in the laboratory, scientists have found. These yeast infections, caused by Candida albicans and Candida glabrata target the young, old ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
shares0 comments 0

New methods for better purification of wastewater

Before wastewater reaches recipient waters, nutrients must be removed in order to avoid eutrophication and large algal blooms, which may result in serious damage to animal and plant life. Robert Almstrand at the University ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Environment
shares0 comments 0