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Liquid metal nanoparticles kill super bacteria
- January 16, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
The fight against super-bacteria at the global medical level continues and does not even think about losing ground – especially since medical scientists who are creating new drugs and antibiotics against various groups of bacteria often say that they simply cannot keep up with the development of their resistance to these very antibiotics. That is why a team of specialists from the Australian University of RMIT today presented the results of their new study on a new way to effectively fight many bacteria that have already developed resistance to modern antibiotics – and this method involves the use of liquid metal nanoparticles.
The fact is that early experiments on liquid metals and their potential use for eliminating bacteria often led to quite interesting and positive results – especially in the context of the fight against super-bacteria. Here is a new study by Australian scientists from RMIT University that demonstrated that nanoparticles of some groups of liquid metals that underwent a preliminary magnetization treatment using a relatively weak but constant magnetic action can actually become dangerous rivals for super-bacteria.
In particular, because they can penetrate directly into the nucleus of the bacteria and affect its integrity, which is an extremely effective method of exposure. Having thus conducted several sessions on the use of liquid metal nanoparticles, scientists came to the conclusion that they can become a new base for eliminating these bacteria, not to mention the fact that it is possible to quickly cope with the source of their occurrence.
In fact, the use of liquid metal nanoparticles requires a special temperature and magnetic regime, however, according to scientists, in contrast to traditional methods of controlling bacteria and super-bacteria, the presented nanoparticles are much lighter and more interesting to use, since they require less control from medications or other medication factors.