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Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cross Section of Skin Layers

Caption: Artist's rendition of a cross section of skin layers (stratum corneum, epidermis and dermis) shows topical application of an ionic liquid for combating a skin-borne bacterial infection. The ionic liquid can be formulated with antibiotics for transdermal drug delivery or it can directly kill the bacteria infesting the skin surface.

Credit: Credit: Peter Allen, UCSB

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