Researchers who discovered bacteria-resistant polymers receive award to find out why they work

In 2012, two researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom discovered a group of new materials capable of repelling bacteria. Precisely why bacteria steer clear of this material, however, is not known. Now, the scientists have each won a prestigious research award worth a combined £2 million ($3.4 million) to solve the mystery. There is a lot at stake: bacteria-resistant polymers could lead to a significant reduction in hospital infections acquired through implanted medical devices. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers Materials and Additives read more

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Researchers who discovered bacteria-resistant polymers receive award to find out why they work

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