Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

18 mayo 2015

Nanoengineers have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This ‘nanosponge-hydrogel’ minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA — without the use of antibiotics.