Possible alternative to antibiotics found

Researchers demonstrate high effectiveness of a combination of metals and organic acids in eradicating bacteria.

Antibiotics are an effective means of treating bacterial contamination, but extensive use of antibiotic substances in medicine and agriculture has resulted in bacteria that are increasingly antibiotic resistant.

Now, encouraging research that combines metals and organic acids as a viable alternative to antibiotics is being conducted at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The findings of a team led by assistant professor Oded Lewinson in Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of M

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