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Findings from Chinese Academy of Sciences Provides New Data about Nanotechnology

February 3, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Anti-Infectives Week -- Current study results on Nanotechnology have been published. According to news reporting out of Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "An antibacterial platform based on multifunctional reduced graphene oxide (rGO) that is responsive to near-infrared (NIR) light has been constructed. By introducing a luminescent Eu3+ complex and vancomycin for bacteria tracking into one system, this platform could specifically recognize and light up bacteria."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, "Antibacterial activity of this nanoscale construction under NIR illumination was investigated. Upon illumination with NIR light, this nanoscale architecture generates great heat locally, resulting in the death of drug-resistant bacteria."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These results indicate that the ability of this nanoscale platform to kill drug-resistant bacteria has great potential for clinical pathogenic bacteria diagnosis and treatment."

For more information on this research see: Reduced Graphene Oxide Functionalized with a Luminescent Rare-Earth Complex for the Tracking and Photothermal Killing of Drug-Resistant Bacteria. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2014;20(2):394-398. Chemistry-A European Journal can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany (see also Nanotechnology).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X.J. Yang, Univ Chinese Academy Sci, Beijing 100039, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Z.H. Li, E.G. Ju, J.S. Ren and X.G. Qu.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Antibacterial, Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Beijing, Therapy, Nanoscale, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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Source: Anti-Infectives Week

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