Ninjas vs Superbugs: Adventures in Nanomedicine

For decades, bacteria like the stubborn methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have concerned gym goers, hospital patients and staff, and parents of school children. What’s particularly worrisome is that MRSA is not contained and killed by commonly available antibiotics. So, the bacteria can produce painful and sometimes deadly results for those who come in contact with it. In the United States alone, MRSA kills more than 19,000 people a year. Fortunately, a team of scientists at IBM Research – Almaden have drawn upon years of expertise in semiconductor technology and material discovery to crack the code for safely destroying the bacteria. In this medical action movie, you’ll find out what Ninjas are and how they fight MRSA.

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