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New antimicrobial strategies against multidrug-resistant pathogens

AoS. New antimicrobial strategies against multidrug-resistant pathogens

Due to current antibiotic resistance worldwide, there is an urgent need to find new alternative antibacterial approaches capable of dealing with multidrug-resistant pathogens. In fact, the World Health Organization has recently announced the increasing high levels of

Inhibition of bovine insulin amyloid fibrillation and toxicity by silibinin

The misfolding and subsequent aggregation into β-sheet rich assemblies of endogenous polypeptides, such as β-amyloid peptide, tau protein, α-synuclein, and insulin are the underlying causes of diabetes and many neurodegenerative diseases. Although, no sequence or structural similarity

Are iron oxide nanoparticles neurotoxic?

Are iron oxide nanoparticles neurotoxic? AoS

Among the different types of nanomaterials, iron oxide nanoparticles (ION) awaken a particular interest due to their unique properties, including superparamagnetism and high biocompatibility. These features make them very suitable for a broad variety of uses, mostly

A simple system for comprehensive monitoring of o-chlorophenol

Schematic diagram of the electrochemical system

The o-chlorophenol is a typical chlorophenol that is extensively used in synthesizing fungicides, preservatives, herbicides, and insecticides. As a highly toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic substance that poses serious ecological threats, o-chlorophenol has been listed as a priority

Can solar driven processes effectively control antibiotic resistance and cytotoxicity during drinking water treatment?

Antibiotics, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistant genes have been detected in various aquatic environments because of the disposal of both treated and untreated wastewater. Their occurrence in water is a threat for human and animal health

Defeating cancer by taking advantage of its inbuilt frailties

The treatment of cancer is a conflicting and complex process; the drugs that are used to kill cancer cells are also toxic to your healthy tissues. However, the different physiology of tumors provides a route to deliver

Safe-by-Design nanotechnology for safer cultural heritage restoration

Humanity cultural heritage is vast, and it includes archeological areas, antique and modern works of art (e.g. paintings, statues), books, monuments, and frescos. Some of these works of art are subjected to environmental stressors like air pollution

Bacterial cross-talk with small molecules

Bacteria, the unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms are the first form of life to appear on earth that may be traced way back about 4 billion years ago. Bacteria exist in typically two life forms i.e planktonic or free-swimming

Antibacterial Titanium dioxide embedded in polymers

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) antibacterial surfaces are growing continuously in the health care areas. This is an important application since infectious biofilms are the main source of human infections in hospitals, schools and public places. When bacteria contacts

Interaction of boron nitride nanotubes with living cells

Over the past decade, nanomaterials gained significant interest in medical and biomedical research due to their unique properties such as optical, magnetic, electronic and mechanical. These unusual properties make them particularly attractive for their investigation in biomedical