Dr. Loboa’s experiences with and research into silver have been featured in an article by Deborah Blum for the NY Times Blog. In the article, “Silver Too Small to See, but Everywhere You Look,” Blum discusses both the benefits of utilizing silver as an antimicrobial substance as well as the potential negative side-effects associated with silver nanoparticles (such as their apparent ability to cross the blood-brain barrier). While silver as a substance has been studied for centuries, it acts differently in nanoparticle form, which scientists are just beginning to investigate. Dr. Loboa’s work integrating silver into a scaffold of microscopic fibers that can be inserted into a wound to encourage tissue growth is featured promininetly in the article.
To read the full piece, please see the NY Times Blog.