Silver & Bacteria

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There is some potentially big news in the science world.  A new study on mice shows that when added to standard antibiotics, silver enhances the effect by up to 1000 times.

This is a big deal since more and more pathogens are becoming resistant to antibiotics.  Adding silver may give us an additional tool in the fight against infectious bacteria.

Sci Transl Med 2013

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