Scientists Develop Glowing Gel to Reveal Infection-Causing Bacteria

Researchers from the United Kingdom have developed a glowing gel that reveals and fights infection-causing bacteria, according to a Huffington Post report.

According to the report, the gel has fluorescent polymers attached to antibiotics, which simultaneously reveal bacteria under ultraviolet light and kill bacteria in just a few hours. Researchers said the glowing gel could help clinicians make quicker and better-informed decisions about wound care while also reducing antibiotic administration.

 

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The researchers only applied the gel to tissue engineered human skin but hope to conduct human trials in coming years.

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