Responses of Staphylococcus aureus bacterial cells to nanocrystalline nickel nanostructures

Overview of attention for article published in Biomaterials, March 2014
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Article title
Responses of Staphylococcus aureus bacterial cells to nanocrystalline nickel nanostructures
Published in
Biomaterials, March 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.01.080
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Abstract

A broad range of human diseases are associated with bacterial infections, often initiated by specific adhesion of a bacterium to the target environment. Despite the significant role of bacterial adhesion in human infectious diseases, details and mechanisms of bacterial adhesion have remained elusive. Herein, we study the physical interactions between Staphylococcus aureus, a type of micro-organism relevant to infections associated with medical implants, and nanocrystalline (nc) nickel nanostructures with various columnar features, including solid core, hollow, x-shaped and c-shaped pillars. Scanning electron microscopy results show the tendency of these bacterial cells to attach to the nickel nanostructures. Moreover, unique single bacterium attachment characteristics were observed on nickel nanostructures with dimensions comparable to the size of a single bacterium.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student (Master) 3 20%
Ph.D. Student 3 20%
Student (Bachelor) 2 13%
Researcher (at a non-Academic Institution) 1 7%
Assistant Professor 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 4 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Materials Science 3 20%
Chemistry 3 20%
Engineering 2 13%
Physics 1 7%
Biological Sciences 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 4 27%

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This article has an Altmetric score of 107.13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that this article has received. This score was calculated when the article was last mentioned on 19 August 2014.
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