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The Synthesis And Study Of The Biological And Colloidal Properties Of Bolaamphiphiles, Louis M. Damiano May 2015

The Synthesis And Study Of The Biological And Colloidal Properties Of Bolaamphiphiles, Louis M. Damiano

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Over the past decade, antibiotic resistant bacteria have caused infections in patients throughout the world.[1] The rise in antibiotic resistance is primarily due to the misuse and overuse of antibiotics. [1] To counter the increase in antibiotic resistance, infection control mechanisms have been aggressively researched in recent years. In particular, drug delivery has become a focal point to fight antibiotic resistant infections.[2] Amphiphiles have a wide range of applications in the clinical setting, including the ability to inhibit bacterial transference because of their bactericidal activity. [3] Bolaamphiphiles are a subclass of amphiphiles that possess two or more hydrophilic ...