Navigation Links
Plasma produces KO cocktail for MRSA
Date:11/26/2009

MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and other drug-resistant bacteria could face annihilation as low-temperature plasma prototype devices have been developed to offer safe, quick, easy and unfailing bactericidal cocktails.

Two prototype devices have been developed: one for efficient disinfection of healthy skin (e.g. hands and feet) in hospitals and public spaces where bacteria can pose a lethal threat; and another to shoot bacteria-killing agents into infested chronic wounds and enable a quicker healing process.

Two papers published today, Thursday 26 November, as part of a selection of papers on Plasma Medicine in New Journal of Physics (co-owned by the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society), demonstrate how far the design of equipment to harness the bacteria-killing power of low-temperature plasma has come.

Plasma, oft called the fourth state of matter after solid, liquid and gas, is defined by its ionized state. In space, stars are made up of high-energy plasma and, on Earth, it is researchers in high-energy plasma that are making significant strides towards limitless energy from nuclear fusion. The high energy of plasma stems from some atoms or molecules in a gas being stripped of their electrons, resulting in a mix of ionized and neutral species.

Also on Earth, scientists have been working on low-temperature and atmospheric-pressure plasma and have found applications in a range of industries, from plastic bag production to the manufacturing of streetlamps and semiconductor circuits.

In a low-temperature plasma, unlike its high-temperature counterparts, the temperature of ions and neutral particles stays low. The 'recipe' for producing such plasmas is simple: the fraction of atoms (molecules) that are ionized and therefore are hot is so low that collisions with cold neutral atoms (molecules) quickly reduce their temperature again. The analogy of adding a drop of h
'/>"/>

Contact: Joe Winters
joseph.winters@iop.org
44-207-470-4815
Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Plasma DNA level is a reliable marker of recurrent esophageal cancer, study finds
2. How Toxoplasma gondii gets noticed
3. New study shows Dermytol produces pronounced decrease in malignant melanoma tumor volume
4. New chemotherapy combo produces side effects, but no extra efficacy, in early breast cancer patients
5. Ethanol byproduct produces green results
6. Obscure fungus produces diesel fuel components
7. Researchers describe implausible chemistry that produces herbicidal compound
8. Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water
9. UC Davis challenge produces a better air conditioner
10. Accidental discovery produces durable new blue pigment for multiple applications
11. Switchgrass produces biomass efficiently
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/10/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cjk4gb/security ) has ... - NEC" report to their offering. ... to supply a range of IT security management and ... on the development of a Big Data and cloud ... Asia-Pacific region is a core ...
(Date:4/6/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... on the growing mobile commerce market, announced today ... MINIATURE, MULTI-PURPOSE ANTENNA METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ... introduces a new revolutionary method and system to ... of miniature antenna modules for multiple purposes including ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... -- According to preliminary estimates Fingerprint Cards, ... than 125 MSEK. This exceeds the guidance provided by ... for Q1 2015 would be in line with the ... The operating result for the first quarter is estimated ... will as previously communicated be published on May 21. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4Fingerprint Cards Revises Revenues for Q1 2015 2
... (January 9, 2013) -- A new study by NYU School ... gut bacterium Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ) isn,t ... and may even protect against stroke and some cancers. The findings, ... period of some 12 years, are published online, January 9, in ...
... its Education Committee travel award to attend the Biophysical ... in Philadelphia, February 2-26, 2013. The recipients of this ... fellows, are selected based on scientific merit. Each ... will receives a travel grant, and will be ...
... of overweight and obese Americans has increased, the amount ... decreased -- especially for patients with high blood pressure ... Medicine researchers. More than 145 million adult Americans ... the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for the years ...
Cached Biology News:Disappearing bacterium may protect against stroke 2Disappearing bacterium may protect against stroke 3Biophysical Society announces winners of 2013 Education Committee travel awards 2Biophysical Society announces winners of 2013 Education Committee travel awards 3Biophysical Society announces winners of 2013 Education Committee travel awards 4Biophysical Society announces winners of 2013 Education Committee travel awards 5Biophysical Society announces winners of 2013 Education Committee travel awards 6Weight counseling decreases despite rise in obesity 2Weight counseling decreases despite rise in obesity 3
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015 Regis Technologies looks forward to ... Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting. Regis will exhibit at ... Saturday, April 18, in Philadelphia and running through April ... of the oldest and largest organization focused on cancer ... and partners with survivors to promote awareness and research ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... -- In recognition of World Hemophilia Day, Biogen  (NASDAQ: ... more than 15 prominent landmarks red throughout the ... Zakim Bridge and Prudential Tower, Chicago,s ... and Denver,s Coors Field . ... and coincide with hemophilia community events in a dozen locations ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015 ... pharmaceutical investment and R&D group, and Lancet, ... research, development and commercialization of new medicines ... the intention to stimulate the innovative development ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150416/739742-a) ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150416/739742-b) , ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... SAN DIEGO , April 16, 2015 ... company dedicated to improving cancer surgeries, announced today that ... lead fluorescent cancer illuminator, AVB-620, in women with primary, ... trial, the company also welcomed the addition of ... affairs. The open label, dose escalation study ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Regis Technologies Joins American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2Biogen Shines A Light On Hemophilia Community By Illuminating U.S. Landmarks Red On World Hemophlia Day 2Biogen Shines A Light On Hemophilia Community By Illuminating U.S. Landmarks Red On World Hemophlia Day 3Biogen Shines A Light On Hemophilia Community By Illuminating U.S. Landmarks Red On World Hemophlia Day 4Lancet and ChemRar High Tech Center Have Announced a Partnership in the Development and Production of Novel Drugs in Russia 2Avelas Biosciences Initiates Phase 1b Trial of AVB-620 in Breast Cancer Patients 2Avelas Biosciences Initiates Phase 1b Trial of AVB-620 in Breast Cancer Patients 3
... Accurate Measurement of Women,s Ovarian ... ... will be the first IVF center in the southeast to offer,the Repromedix ... woman,s egg supply by combining multiple factors,including the measurement of ovary-related hormones ...
... suit claims company insiders knowingly misrepresented the ... ... Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro filed a,proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf ... executives,knowingly misrepresented the company and chief executive officer Gary A.,Reys, ...
... Eli Lilly and Company,strongly objects to implications in a ... suppressed results of negative clinical,trials., The story, based ... of,Medicine (NEJM), cited Prozac and Lilly as high-profile examples ... Not only was,the Times, story inaccurate when it comes ...
Cached Biology Technology:Georgia Reproductive Specialists is First in Southeast to Offer Pioneering Test of Women's Biological Clock 2Georgia Reproductive Specialists is First in Southeast to Offer Pioneering Test of Women's Biological Clock 3Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Lawsuit Filed Against CellCyte Genetics Corporation 2Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Lawsuit Filed Against CellCyte Genetics Corporation 3In response to a New England Journal of Medicine article published yesterday and subsequent media coverage, Eli Lilly and Company issued the following statement: 2In response to a New England Journal of Medicine article published yesterday and subsequent media coverage, Eli Lilly and Company issued the following statement: 3In response to a New England Journal of Medicine article published yesterday and subsequent media coverage, Eli Lilly and Company issued the following statement: 4
Topoisomerase II...
BD BioCoat Fibronectin 150 mm Culture Dishes...
... General description: Dish uses include large-scale ... Compatible with PBA Flexys TM automated ... number is a new product number, created ... showing no availability yet, please order under ...
BD BioCoat Collagen IV 150 mm Culture Dishes...
Biology Products: