Nanosponge Mops Up MRSA Toxin in Bloodstream, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study

Published: Apr 17, 2013

Scientists in the US have developed tiny sponges made from nanoparticles disguised as red blood cells that can soak up a broad range of dangerous toxins in the blood, such as from bacteria like MRSA and E. coli, and even snake and bee venom. They suggest their technology, which so far has been shown to work in mice, offers a new way to remove toxins caused by a wide range of pathogens.

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