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Findings from J. Iqbal et al Update Understanding of Bacterial Infections

May 9, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- A new study on Bacterial Infections is now available. According to news reporting out of Islamabad, Pakistan, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Despite multiple research approaches, bacterial contamination and related infections are still serious issues in health care, which demand advance antibacterial agents. In this context, ZnO nanomaterial is of special interest due to its significant antibacterial activity and non toxic nature towards healthy cells."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "However, its antibacterial activity needs to be enhanced for various applications. Here, we report the antibacterial activity of Mg doped ZnO nanostructures towards Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Pseudomonas deruginosa bacteria. It is found from antibacterial assay that all the synthesized nanostructures inhibit almost 90% growth rate of both bacterial strains. In vitro test clearly suggests that prepared nanostructures show antibacterial activity towards both -bacterial strains. In case of S. aureus, undoped and Mg doped ZnO nanostructures produce same zone of inhibition (ZOI) i.e. 10 mm. However, in presence of undoped ZnO, bacterial strain shows quick re-growth."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Interestingly, the re-growth initially slows down with the increase in Mg doping level and then vanishes in presence of 10% Mg doped ZnO nanostructures."

For more information on this research see: Influence of Mg doping level on morphology, optical, electrical properties and antibacterial activity of ZnO nanostructures. Ceramics International, 2014;40(5):7487-7493. Ceramics International can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Ceramics International -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Iqbal, IBGE, Islamabad, Pakistan. Additional authors for this research include T. Jan, M. Ismail, N. Ahmad, A. Arif, M. Khan, M. Adil, Sami-ul-Haq and A. Arshad (see also Bacterial Infections).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Pakistan, Islamabad, Zinc Oxide, Nanostructural, Nanostructures, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Bacterial Infections and Mycoses

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Source: Health & Medicine Week

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