Queen’s pro­fes­sors tech step to­wards tack­ling pneu­mo­nia

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pa­tients”. It was the dis­cus­sion of Prof Scott’s lab work us­ing nan­otech­nol­ogy to tar­get chemo­ther­apy di­rectly into can­cer cells when the re­searchers re­alised the same ap­proach could be used to get an­tibi­otics di­rectly to the deadly bac­te­ria lurk­ing in in­fected im­mune cells. Prof Scott said: “This is a per­fect ex­am­ple of how thinking out of the box and com­bin­ing very dif­fer­ent ex­per­tise, you can have an eureka mo­ment. “These ex­cit­ing re­search find­ings are very much in line with the ethos of Queen’s which is cen­tred on global chal­lenges.”

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