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High potential polymer carriers to enhance antibiotic efficiency in bacterial biofilms

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a frequent genetic disease resulting in chronic and difficult-to-treat pulmonary infections and inflammation that needs a lifelong treatment with aggressive antibiotic therapy by oral, intravenous or inhaled routes. The most abundant bacterial species

Ultrasound can help small particles penetrate into biofilms using a new oscillatory diffusion mechanism

Biofilms form when microorganisms, such as bacteria or algae, attach to a surface and surround themselves with a matrix of extracellular polymeric substance (or EPS). Biofilms are ubiquitous in nature and in a vast array of industrial

Staphylococcal biofilms: building up “bacterial cities” through a proteinaceous matrix scaffold

Do you know that bacteria, microscopic organisms not visible by the human naked eye, can live in complex communities just like we humans do? They are perfectly able to stick together, grow and multiply in what is

Washing microbes away

Microbial colonies that stick to surfaces or tissues are difficult to remove. The simplest way to try to detach them is to scrub them off, for example when brushing one’s teeth, but the exertion of mechanical forces