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Findings in the Area of Nanofibers Reported from University of Warsaw

February 25, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Nanofibers. According to news reporting from Warsaw, Poland, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In the present study, evidence of the antibacterial effects of silicon carbide (SiC) nanofibers (NFSiC) and nanorods (NRSiC) obtained by combustion synthesis has been presented."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Warsaw, "It has been shown that the examined bacteria, Pseudomonas putida, could bind to the surface of the investigated SIC nanostructures. The results of respiration measurements, dehydrogenase activity measurements, and evaluation of viable bacteria after incubation with NFSiC and NRSiC demonstrated that the nanostructures of SiC affect the growth and activity of the bacteria examined."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The direct count of bacteria stained with propidium iodide after incubation with SiC nanostructures revealed that the loss of cell membrane integrity could be one of the main effects leading to the death of the bacteria."

For more information on this research see: Toxicity assessment of SiC nanofibers and nanorods against bacteria. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2014;100():287-293. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety can be contacted at: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. (Elsevier -; Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Szala, University of Warsaw, Fac Geol, PL-02089 Warsaw, Poland (see also Nanofibers).

Keywords for this news article include: Warsaw, Poland, Europe, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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