Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time

'Self medicating' nanoparticle bandage could detect, treat infection

London, Sat, 10 Jul 2010 ANI

London, July 10 (ANI): A 'self medicating' bandage laced with nanoparticles can detect harmful bacteria in a burn wound and respond by secreting antibiotics.


"Fifty per cent of all people who die as a result of burn injuries do so as a direct consequence of infection, which is why this research is so important," New Scientist quoted Toby Jenkins from the University of Bath, UK, who is developing the bandage with an international team of researchers, as saying.


The idea behind the bandage is that while harmful bacteria cause infections by attacking cells with toxins that dissolve the cell membrane, 'friendly' bacteria, which help the body to function, don't.


Currently bandages have to be removed if an infection is suspected, which can cause injury to the patient and can slow healing.


Jenkins says one of the biggest challenges will be ensuring that the dressings can be stored without losing effectiveness.


The technology might also be useful in external dressings that are used to fix in place central venous catheters and other medical devices that are inserted into the body.


The report appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (ANI)


PM Modi and the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in a family photo
PM Modi in a group photograph at the Robert Bosch Engineering
PM Modi and the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
PM Modi being received by the Governor of Karnataka
Dr. Angela Merkel meeting the President of India
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.