Bacterial ‘bling’: Adding silver to antibiotics boosts their effectiveness

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June 19th, 2013
James Collins, College of Engineering

With the recent rise of deadly drug-resistant bacteria in the United States, once potent antibiotics are losing their luster as they increasingly becoming powerless in the fight against these dangerous infections…

Expert quote:

“We found that (silver) was affecting the membrane of gram-negative bacteria, such as E. coli, making their membranes more permeable.”

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