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Disinfecting with Light and Dyes - a new weapon against hospital germs

No matter whether it's bacteria, viruses, fungi or multi-resistant superbugs - a new method may be able to kill all kinds of dangerous microorganisms. It is based on photodynamics. Researchers at the University of Regensburg have developed a dye that under irradiation with natural light generates a highly reactive form of oxygen that kills germs.

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