Elec­tri­cal in­fec­tion cure

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RE­SEARCHERS HAVE dis­cov­ered how elec­tri­cal stim­u­la­tion can treat bac­te­rial in­fec­tions. They demon­strated how the elec­tro­chem­i­cal re­ac­tion pro­duces hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide, an ef­fec­tive dis­in­fec­tant, at the elec­trode sur­face. The re­searchers de­vel­oped an elec­tronic "band aid" made out of con­duc­tive car­bon fi­bre. By run­ning elec­tri­cal cur­rent through the fab­ric, they pro­duced a low and con­stant con­cen­tra­tion of hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide to kill the bugs. Na­ture Sci­en­tific Re­ports, Oc­to­ber 14

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