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  • Nanoparticle Treatment Adds Antimicrobial Coatings to Leather
    Traditional leather manufacturing requires the use of several toxic chemicals, such as halogenated flame retardants or organic antimicrobial solvents, which cause pollution. Now, a team of researchers led by Robert Franz of the Montanuniversität in Leoben, Austria are ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop Delivery Vehicle for Antimicrobial Peptides
    Antimicrobial peptides occur in many organisms and constitute natural weapons against bacteria in the body. They offer a possible - and now also urgently needed - alternative to conventional antibiotics, but have not yet been successfully used in a clinical context. The ...More
    October 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • Plant-Made Antimicrobial Peptide Targets Dental Plaque Biofilms
    Protein drugs, which derive from biological sources, represent some of the most important and effective biopharmaceuticals on the market. Some, like insulin, have been used for decades, while many more based on cloned genes are coming to market and are valued for their ...More
    October 5, 2016 Posted in News
  • Antibacterial Product Flows Through Streams, Crops
    Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Triclosan seems to be everywhere. When we wash our hands, brush our teeth, or do our laundry, we are likely putting triclosan into our water sources. ...More
    May 25, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Common Antimicrobial Agent Rapidly Disrupts Gut Bacteria
    A new study suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut. The research was published today in PLOS ONE by ...More
    May 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • Use of Triclocarban During Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Effects in Newborns
    A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center's School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns. "The study found a link between women with higher levels of butyl paraben, which is ...More
    May 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • Titanium Dioxide Exposure Increases Risk of Bacterial Infection
    When human cells are exposed to titanium dioxide without the presence of UV light from the sun, the risk for bacterial infection more than doubles. This finding by a Stony Brook University-led research team, published early online in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology, raises ...More
    April 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • Soy Shows Promise as Natural Antimicrobial Agent
    Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study from University of Guelph researchers. Soybean derivatives are already a mainstay in food products, such as cooking oils, cheeses, ice cream, ...More
    April 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • Amping Antimicrobial Discovery With Automation
    The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin--and these microbes are rapidly evolving resistance to our weapons. But help may be on the way: In a study posted in the AMB Express, researchers from the National Institute of ...More
    March 16, 2016 Posted in News
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