Friday, November 7, 2014

Possible alternative to antibiotics: Nanoparticles made of lipids

A novel substance for the treatment of severe bacterial infections has been developed to work without antibiotics. Scientists say that this would prevent the development of antibiotic resistance. Scientists engineered artificial nanoparticles made of lipids, "liposomes" that closely resemble the membrane of host cells. These liposomes act as decoys for bacterial toxins and so are able to sequester and neutralize them.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily


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