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Testing the waters to fight infections like fish


June 4, 2014

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A novel technology, developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to block human infections by taking a lesson from fish, has landed a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps program. The WPI team is engineering surfaces with molecules called antimicrobial peptides, several of which have been extracted from fish gills where they serve as the first line of defense against waterborne bacteria and other pathogens.Full Story

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