posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 10:47 AM
Link To The Research Article
Originally posted by beckybecky
Green Tea Could be Used As An Antibiotic By Adding Salt say researchers and the method is quick and cheap.
Background of the story:
The scientific researchers (Tadas S. Sileika, Dr. Devin G. Barrett, Ran Zhang, Dr. King Hang Aaron Lau, Prof. Phillip B. Messersmith)
This research was supported by grants from Baxter Healthcare and NIH (grant number R37 DE014193). T.S.S. was funded by a National Science Foundation
graduate fellowship (grant number GRFP 2011124091) and the Ryan Fellowship.
The publisher also stated:
[The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of Creative Commons the Attribution
Non-Commercial NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is
non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
The summary of the research is this:
"In summary, we described a novel bioinspired approach to the formation of colorless multifunctional coatings, exploiting the
versatility and multifunctionality of plant polyphenols and their mimics. We believe that the simplicity and versatility of the strategy, combined
with the low costs and wide availability of TA and PG, are attractive features that will lead to many additional applications beyond the ones we have
described. Plant polyphenol-inspired coatings are not only possible through the use of low-cost precursors like PG and TA, but also through the direct
use of extracts from polyphenol-rich foods, therefore representing a “green” family of surface modification strategies"
In closure...nowhere could I find in the research that this method could be used as a cheap antibiotic treatment...there is no evidence to support
such a wild claim. These antibiotic treatment claims come from the mouth of the article writer for Gizmag. He himself is not a scientist, nor is he
credible to make claims in any way.
Please OP, provide me with more proof...because I do not buy this at all.
edit on 26-8-2013 by Skywatcher2011 because: (no reason given)