IBM reveals nanotech gel that can ‘explode’ superbugs
When applied to contaminated surfaces, the hydrogel’s positive charge attracts all negatively charged microbial membranes, like powerful gravitation into a black hole.
However, unlike most antibiotics and hydrogels, which target the internal machinery of bacteria to prevent replication, the new hydrogel kills bacteria by membrane disruption, precluding the emergence of any resistance.
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