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Light-induced Delivery of Nitric Oxide Eradicates Drug-resistant Bacteria
May 30, 2012
Researchers at University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed a novel approach for eradicating drug-resistant bacteria from wounds and skin infections using light to trigger the controlled release of nitric oxide. The UCSC team developed a photoactive compound that releases nitric oxide when exposed to light, and loaded it into a porous, biocompatible material that could be applied as a sprayable powder.
University of California, Santa Cruz
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