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Infection, kill thyself

New wound dressings drive bacteria down a suicidal path

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11:46am, April 28, 2010

Scientists are turning harmful bacteria into agents of their own destruction. In an effort to create antibacterial wound dressings, a new material comes laden with microbial booby traps that are triggered by the activity of harmful bacteria, scientists report online April 20 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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