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Yale scientists use nanotechnology to fight E. coli
Date:8/30/2007

he laboratory of co-author Professor Lisa Pfefferle.

We're now studying the toxicity of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and our preliminary results show that they are less toxic than SWCNTs, Elimelech said. We are also looking at the effects of SWCNTs on a wide range of bacterial strains to better understand the mechanism of cellular damage.

Elimelech projects that SWCNTs could be used to create antimicrobial materials and surface coatings to improve hygiene, while their toxicity could be managed by embedding them to prevent their leaching into the environment.


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