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How a Manuka honey 'sandwich' could be the key to fighting infections​

Currently, any infection is treated with antibiotics, but the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains—or 'superbugs' - means scientists are on the hunt for alternatives. Sandwiching eight nano-layers of Manuka honey (with a negative charge) between eight layers of a polymer (with a positive charge), the international team of scientists and engineers led by Dr. Piergiorgio Gentile at Newcastle University, UK, and Dr. Elena Mancuso, at Ulster University, showed it is possible to create an electrostatic nanocoating on the mesh which in the lab inhibits bacteria for up to three weeks as the honey is slowly released. Read more....

 

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