Scientists discover how silver attacks bacteria

06/19/2013 | Nature (free content)

Dissolved silver ions make bacterial cell walls weaker and disrupt cell metabolism to create toxins, Boston University biomedical engineers have found. Silver has long been understood to have antibiotic properties, but the discovery of the particular mechanism could have implications for making modern antibiotics more effective, said lead researcher James Collins.

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