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Yale Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Fight E. Coli
August 30, 2007
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) can kill bacteria, like the common pathogen E. coli, by severely damaging their cell walls, according to a recent report from Yale University researchers in the American Chemical Society journal Langmuir.
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