Chemistry Nexus

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An article in the Journal of Clinical Investigation outlines how a new antimicrobial approach kills bacteria in laboratory experiments and eliminate life-threatening infections in mice by interfering with a key bacterial nutrient. Iron is critical for the growth of bacteria and for their ability to form biofilms, slime-encased colonies of microbes that cause many chronic infections. “Gallium acts as a Trojan horse to iron-seeking bacteria,” said Pradeep Singh (senior author).

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March 16th, 2007

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Thispanish periodic table stamp.previews stamp commemorates the death of Mendeleev (February 1907), one of the lead figures responsible for the periodic table. Absolutely excellent choice of colours if I might say so!

The stamp was sent to me by Prof Gabriel Pinto (Departamento de Ingeniería Química Industrial, ETSI Industriales, UPM, Madrid, Spain) and I quote from his web page: “This stamp was launched on february 2, 2007, by Correos (Spanish Post Office).

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February 2nd, 2007

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