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New bacteria resistant materials discovered

By Damir Beciri
14 August 2012

bacteria-resistant-materialsAfter using state-of-the-art technology to screen thousands of different materials and testing their reaction to bacteria, researchers at the University of Nottingham have discovered a new class of polymers that are resistant to bacterial attachment. Since the material disallows formation of bacteria communities (known as biofilms), it is suitable for use in medical applications and… »


Clostridium sporogenes bacteria could aid in fight against solid tumors

By Damir Beciri
13 September 2011

clostridium-sporogenesA group of researchers from the University of Nottingham and the University of Maastricht have succeeded to employ a bacterium that is widespread in soil in order to fight cancer. They managed to modify a bacterial strain to specifically targets tumors without harming healthy tissue, and it could be used as a vehicle to deliver… »