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Date Palm Silver Nanoparticles

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September 8, 2018

The root hairs of the date palm from Saudi Arabia goes to Korea where they extract the phytochemicals. The extract is used to produce silver nanoparticles that are effective against bacteria, fungi and cancerous growth.

Targeting Salmonella in the era of drug resistance

Pune University researchers identify six drug targets for treating antibiotic resistant salmonella

Arrest that Biofilm! Starring the Spider Lily

The beach spider lily, Hymenocallis littoralis, has medicinal benefits. It has anti-viral properties and is useful in tumour or cancer cases. It also inhibits biofilm formation – important in overcoming pathogens. Biofilms make cells impermeable to antimicrobials and can cause antibiotic resistance. However, we lack studies on the active compounds that inhibit biofilm formation. Last… Read More ›

Targeting Malaria: Nutrient nanoparticles carry the drug

Out of the four species of malarial parasites, Plasmodium falciparum, is most deadly. Nearly one million people die, every year, from P. falciparum infections. When the parasite enters red blood cells, it ingests their haemoglobin and deposits it in a digestive vacuole. Here, hemoglobin is broken down to heme and peptides. While peptides are useful to… Read More ›

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