Killer paper

Date:1 May 2011 Tags:

Russian and Israeli scientists have invented a new potential weapon in the fight against food poisoning – a paper wrapper that can kill bacteria. They exposed laboratory populations of E coli and S aureus to paper coated with silver nanoparticles. The particles blasted through the bacteria's cell membranes, killing up to 99,9 per cent of the populations in just an hour. Sarah Fecht

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