Future food wrap may use viruses to kill bacteria

Bacteriophages aka phages are viruses that kill bacteria. Unlike antibiotics, they only kill certain types of bacteria instead of all of them, good and bad alike. For some time now, scientists have been looking for a way of incorporating phages into antibacterial food wrap, but it's proven difficult to keep them alive. Now, however, researchers may have found a way... Continue Reading Future food wrap may use viruses to kill bacteria Category: Science Tags: American Chemical Society Antibacterial Food McMaster University Viruses and Bacteria Related Articles: Door pads kill germs where they're spread Scientists say antimicrobial soaps are harmful and don't work "Black rectangle" uses the sun to make water safe to drink Electrified graphene becomes a bacterial bug zapper

New 'sugar-glass' film uses viruses to kill harmful bacteria in food

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now in a study appearing in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, scientists report that ...

Wed 8 Nov 17 from Phys.org

New 'sugar-glass' film uses viruses to kill harmful bacteria in food, Wed 8 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

Putting bacteria-targeting-viruses into food packaging could keep food safe from illnesses such as Salmonella poisoning

This study was able to keep the viruses working on bacteria for three months.

Thu 9 Nov 17 from ZME Science

New 'Sugar-glass' Film Uses Viruses to Kill Harmful Bacteria in Food

NewsWith antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now, scientists report that they have developed an antibacterial "sugar-glass" coating.Contributed ...

Wed 8 Nov 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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