Friday, January 13, 2012


Nanoparticles could treat wounds with nitric oxide

Nanoparticles that slowly release nitric oxide could be used to treat skin and soft tissue infection, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, researchers report in the journal Virulence. Nitric oxide has been shown to reduce infection, but the reactive gas is difficult to use in a clinical setting. Using nanoparticles allows for topical and intralesional treatment, the researchers said. Nanowerk (1/4)