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Fighting Super Bugs With Nanotherapeutics And Nanovaccines

Please join the San Diego Wet Lab for a public lecture on antibiotic-resistant bacteria by Prof. Liangfang Zhang, from UCSD, Department of Nanoengineering and Moores Cancer Center UCSD.

"The threat of antibiotics-resistant bacterial infections poses great challenges to the public health and demands bold and innovative approaches for disease treatment and prevention. The development of new antimicrobial drugs has failed to keep pace with the rise of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. To address the waning effectiveness of classical antibiotics treatments, anti-virulence therapies and vaccines are becoming compelling strategies against antimicrobial resistance. At this lecture I'll discuss a toxin-absorbing nanoparticle platform (also called “toxin nanosponge”) as a new virulence factor-based therapeutic candidate against invasive bacterial infections. The toxin nanosponge technique also reduces the selective pressure for further antibiotic resistance because no antibiotics are involved in the treatment."

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