Thursday, June 22, 2017

Biofilms: The eradication has begun

Biofilms are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes in order to colonize surfaces. They protect microbes from the body's immune system and increase their resistance to antibiotics. Biofilms represent one of the biggest threats to patients in hospital settings. But there is good news: scientists have developed a novel enzyme technology that prevents the formation of biofilms and can also break them down.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/2subQI9
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