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Nanosponges Could Soak up Toxins Released by Infections, Venom.

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has created ‘nanosponges’ capable of removing a broad class of toxins from the bloodstream, including toxins produced by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA), poisonous snakes…

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Week in brief (18–22 May)

California clean-up crew investigates nine-mile oil slick

More than 31,800 litres of oil have been mopped from an oil spill that spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara, California. A large fraction of the oil spilled after a pipe burst.

The 24 inch-wide pipeline runs underground parallel to a coastal highway west of Santa Barbara. Oil flooded down the canyon, under a culvert and onto Refugio State Beach before it flowed into the Pacific.

Emergency workers have been working across Refugio State Beach to remove the oil stuck in sand and rocks.

It could be weeks before the beach near Santa Barbara is cleaned up, and even years before the damage to the water and wildlife is realised, scientists say.

It is the largest oil spill America has seen since 1969.

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·      L'Oreal to start 3D-printing skin

·      Artificial muscles get graphene boost

·      World’s largest particle collider busts record

·      Nanosponges hold promise for superbug treatments

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Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections.

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This…

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Study shows nanosponge cleans up MRSA infections without the use of antibiotics.

Study shows nanosponge cleans up MRSA infections without the use of antibiotics. Thoughts health innovators?

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Data findings showed that the novel ‘nanosponge-hydrogel’ minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected…

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A way around antibiotic resistance? Without using antibiotics this treatment shouldn’t be affected by current forms of resistance and, in a world of growing antibiotic-resistance, novel treatments like this could be vital.

Imposter Nanosponges Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

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Ever since the emergence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that shows resistance to our strongest antibiotics, the race has been on to outwit this deadly organism. Now, a team of scientists think they might have found an ingenious solution: cunningly disguised nanosponges. The team have created a gel with bacteria-fighting nanosponges mixed in that can be applied to infected wounds. They tested the effects of the mixture on mice with skin lesions caused by MRSA.


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Photo credit: Nanosponges in hydrogel via Weiwei Gao/Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego

Ever since the emergence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that shows resistance to our strongest antibiotics, the race has been on to outwit this deadly organism. Now, a team of scientists think they might have found an ingenious solution: cunningly disguised nanosponges.

The team have created a gel with bacteria-fighting nanosponges mixed in that can be applied to infected wounds. They tested the effects of the mixture on mice with skin lesions caused by MRSA.



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Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

Nanoengineers have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This ‘nanosponge-hydrogel’ minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA – without the use of antibiotics.



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Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

Nanoengineers have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This ‘nanosponge-hydrogel’ minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA – without the use of antibiotics.

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Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

Nanoengineers have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This ‘nanosponge-hydrogel’ minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA – without the use of antibiotics.http://dlvr.it/9sV3w8

Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This “nanosponge-hydrogel” minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA – without the use of…

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Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This “nanosponge-hydrogel” minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA – without the use of…

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