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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 510682, 10 pages
Nanofibers Offer Alternative Ways to the Treatment of Skin Infections
Department of Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
Received 18 March 2010; Accepted 8 June 2010
Academic Editor: Effie Tsakalidou
Copyright © 2010 T. D. J. Heunis and L. M. T. Dicks. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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