Ultrashort laser pulses can kill viruses and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, by disrupting proteins inside them

Antibiotics were one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, but their effectiveness is plummeting as bacteria develop resistance to them. Now, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have shown that ultrashort pulses of laser light can kill bacteria and viruses, without harming human cells.

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