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Gold could be the unexpected secret weapon we need against antibiotic resistance

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ScienceAlert/Mike McRae/11-12-2021

“Filling a germ’s pockets with gold could be a handy way to end an infection. Frustratingly, scientists have struggled to turn this nugget of knowledge into a practical antimicrobial therapy. Researchers from the Southern University of Science and Technology and Fudan University in China, and the University of Leeds in the UK, recently joined forces to repackage gold nanoclusters to make them more appealing to bacteria and less damaging to our own bodies.”

USAGOLD note: Though this is not the sort of news likely to put even a minor dent in the supply-demand picture, we do keep finding these very important technological uses for the yellow metal – all beneficial.

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