As G20 health experts meet to discuss the need for new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant bacteria, researchers at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (S&T) are looking to an unusual material — glass — to limit the spread of drug-resistant microbes in people.
The glass, in this case, is “bioactive” — meaning it has an effect on living tissue. One type of bioactive glass developed at Missouri S&T is a cotton candy-like fiber used
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