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Bacteria Identification on a Chip

Bacteria Identification on a Chip

Scientists at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan developed a new method of identifying bacteria on a microchip. They apply a mild electric field to gold electrodes on roughened glass slides to sort the bacteria, and then Raman spectroscopy ...

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Exploring the Role of Gut Bacteria in Digestion

A team of researchers from the U.S. Argonne National Laboratory has recently published a paper describing thoroughly the structure of bacterial enzymes, which play a fundamental role in human digestion. These bacteria help our digestion system to break down sugar ...

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Rocket Science Wastewater

Rocket Science Wastewater

Two Stanford University engineers have recently announced the development of an innovative wastewater treatment system. The process they suggest would increase the production of two greenhouse gases: nitrous oxide and methane, would utilize other gases to power the entire treatment ...

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Bacteria Creates Toxic Molecules

Bacteria Creates Toxic Molecules

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts have discovered the drug hydroxyurea causes bacteria to directly produce toxic molecules that kill off their generating organism. Similar processes could be used to ...

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Microbe Detection Improvements

Microbe Detection Improvements

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California have developed a new device for detecting viruses and other microscopic organisms to aid in medical diagnostics, bioterrorism threats, and product safety assessments. Capable of identifying any virus or bacteria keyed ...

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Bacteria Turns Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel

Bacteria Turns Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have recently announced a new method to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas produced by burning fossil fuels, using genetically engineered bacteria. This new development might ...

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Disease May Derail Space Travel

Disease May Derail Space Travel

Researchers at Nancy University in Lorraine, France have raised concerns that disease will make it impossible to support long-term space travel such as manned missions to Mars. Space travel both weakens the immune system and promotes more virulent growth of ...

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Disinfect Water with Light

Disinfect Water with Light

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences in China have developed a new catalyst that uses visible light to disinfect bacteria and viruses. The new process – which works in either ...

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