October 16, 2013

ASU researcher developing antibacterial clay

Posted: October 16, 2013
Clay may be used in the future to fight skin infections.

Clay is often used as a beauty treatment for skin, but in the future, we may be able to use it to fight skin infections. Shelley Haydel, an associate professor with Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences and researcher with the university's Biodesign Institute, says clay may have the ability to kill several serious and highly contagious pathogens, including E. coli and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Haydel's research was recently featured in the journal PLOS ONE, as well as on Inside Science TV – a news service featuring short-form news vignettes about cutting-edge research. The news stories are shown nationally and internationally.

Inside Science TV executive producer Karin Heineman shares Haydel's research, highlighting how clay can be used to fight skin infections.

Article source:
Inside Science TV

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Sandy Leander, sandra.leander@asu.edu
School of Life Sciences