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Using Nanoparticles to Treat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Recent advances in the treatment of pathogenic infections using antibiotics and nano-drug delivery vehicles

SUMMARY: This article talks about the different ways to combat antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. Most of the articles and methods focuses on nanoparticles, coating nanoparticles with antibodies to detect pathogens, and creating an immune response using vaccination-like methods.

LESSON COMMENTS: An easy article to read and many topics can be covered: immunology, antibodies, evolution of bacteria, protein specificity, innovative ways to look at and use different cells in the body (RBC, for example).

Van Giau, V., An, S., & Hulme, J. (2019). Recent advances in the treatment of pathogenic infections using antibiotics and nano-drug delivery vehicles. Drug design, development and therapy, 13, 327-343. doi:10.2147/DDDT.S190577