Antibiotic Resistance

Therapeutical Uses of Silver Nanoparticles

Aspects of a review by Carolina Santos and Marcelo Seckler of the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. This review discusses Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs) in biomedicine. Antiviral Activity The antimicrobial efficacy of AgNPs have been widely analyzed and demonstrated during the last decade, but demonstration of their activity against viruses as a …

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Antiviral Activity of Silver Nanoparticles against the Influenza Virus H3N2

In 2013 a study was published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine by Dongxi Xiang et al from Deakin University, Australia. Antiviral Activity of Silver Nanoparticles In this study, the H3N2 virus was used as a model to investigate the antiviral activity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) against the influenza virus (IFV).A series of assays were …

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Silver can boost healing

Shining secret that makes silver precious for your health. By ANASTASIA STEPHENS Before the discovery of antibiotics, surgeons used to stitch wounds with thread woven with silver as they believed it helped to prevent infection. Meanwhile, bandages were laced with silver in the First World War, as it was thought to help save lives. And …

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The Rise and Fall of Antibiotics

Over the past 90 years, antibacterial discovery has gone from boom to bust. For about 30 years in the middle of the 20th century, pharmaceutical companies regularly churned out new classes of the drugs, many of which doctors still use today, such as penicillin and the tetracyclines. However, by the 1980’s, discovery slowed and companies …

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