Anti-bacterial discovery will prevent infections spreading on medical devices

Bacterial biofilms frequently attach to medical devices in the body, such as hip replacements and heart valves, after surgery. These biofilms often cause the removal of these devices because the bacteria cannot be killed by antibiotics. However, a team of microbiologists from Trinity College Dublin has just discovered how to prevent these bacteria establishing, which has significant financial and health-related implications. …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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