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Synthetic bacteriophages with programmable bacteria specificity engineered.

A bacteriophage, also known as a phage, is a naturally-occurring virus with the awesome capability to infect and kill bacteria by injecting their DNA into bacterial cells which replicates until … Continue Reading Synthetic bacteriophages with programmable bacteria specificity engineered.

New artificial cells successfully minimized to target and kill specific bacteria.

An artificial cell is a bioengineered particle mimicking a naturally occurring biological cell. The hypothesis involves synthetic entities biomimicking some of the properties of natural cells, such as surface characteristics, … Continue Reading New artificial cells successfully minimized to target and kill specific bacteria.

New bacteriophage precision medicine reverses antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

At its annual assembly in Geneva last week, the World Health Organization approved a radical and far-reaching plan to slow the rapid, extensive spread of antibiotic resistance around the world. … Continue Reading New bacteriophage precision medicine reverses antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Study shows nanosponge cleans up MRSA infections without the use of antibiotics.

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by … Continue Reading Study shows nanosponge cleans up MRSA infections without the use of antibiotics.

Discovery yields master regulator of toxin production in staph infections.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered an enzyme that regulates production of the toxins that contribute to potentially life-threatening Staphylococcus aureus infections. The study is published in the … Continue Reading Discovery yields master regulator of toxin production in staph infections.