Microweb illustration2

Microweb illustration2

Nature inspired this synthetic microweb that nabs bacteria and allows antibiotics to more effectively kill them. White blood cells shoot so-called NETs like Spiderman at bacteria. NETs contain hundreds of ingredients, the main one being DNA, but researchers engineered their microweb with just DNA and one other ingredient. Credit: Georgia Tech / Ella Maru Studio (work for hire)

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News Room, Research Horizons

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
Keywords
antibiotic resistance, bacteria, E. Coli, biomimetic materials, dna, nanofiber networks, neutrophil, extracellular traps
Status
  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Draft
  • Created On: Feb 11, 2019 - 12:03pm
  • Last Updated: Feb 11, 2019 - 12:03pm