IBM polymer material for chips can also zap fungus

12/9/2013 |

A polymer that IBM developed for manufacturing semiconductors is also proving useful in fighting athlete's foot fungus and the deadly methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus superbug. The chemical compound is capable of attaching itself to a fungus cell and bursting its membranes, killing the fungus, according to researchers at IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

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