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WHO-recommended hand disinfectants inactivate monkeypox viruses


A research team from the virology departments of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany, has investigated whether the virus can be inactivated by two disinfectants recommended by the WHO.
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Inspired by nature: Silencing bacteria


Cerium dioxide nanoparticles work in biological processes like natural enzymes and change signaling molecules, thereby preventing the formation of biofilms.
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BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Maria Pau Ginebra awarded Advanced Grant by ERC


The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded UPC researcher Maria Pau Ginebra an Advanced Grant to study the mechanisms of biomaterial and bacteria interaction and to develop surfaces that can fight infections and promote bone regeneration.
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Karin Kaiser / MHH

Septic shock: MHH team researches new treatment strategy


An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) wants to investigate a new treatment strategy for sepsis in a multicentre study.
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Plastic film can kill viruses using room lights


Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a ground-breaking plastic film that can kill viruses that land on its surface with room light.
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Cold physical plasma kills corona viruses


A Greifswald research team from the Centre of Excellence ZIK plasmatis at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. (INP) was able to demonstrate for the first time in laboratory experiments the inactivation of corona viruses by physical plasma. The new method promises innovative therapies for the corona pandemic and other infectious diseases.
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