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E. coli

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Ick! Researchers find E. coli on 1 in 6 cell phones

With 16 percent of both phones and hands sampled containing E. coli, researchers say a lack of handwashing--or a bad job doing it--is to blame.

By October 14, 2011

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Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.

By May 7, 2014

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Survive the zombie apocalypse with ‘Death Cologne’

Forget axes, shovels, and shotguns. With death cologne, conceived by a Nebraska chemist, you’ll smell so bad even a zombie will pass you by.

By March 24, 2014

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Superbug app spreads with 100K downloads in first month

The free iOS app Epocrates Bugs + Drugs uses aggregated electronic health record data and geotagging to help users see superbug prevalence as well as sensitivity to drugs.

By October 31, 2013

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Bacteria-sniffing wand could help prevent foodborne illnesses

Researchers hope their real-time detection system that uses a magnetoelastic sensor can speed up testing at food processing plants.

By October 22, 2013

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Man builds model human colon, studies what comes out

In order to follow the life cycle of bacteria, an engineer builds a model human colon and feeds it three times a day for weeks.

By May 29, 2013

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Cell phone germs as art: Gross or gorgeous?

Molecular biology students test their phones for bugs -- and find lots of them. Some even look like flowers and distant galaxies.

By February 20, 2013

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Indulge your OCD with the Influsaber germ slayer

Germaphobes, arm yourselves with this UV weapon, go forth, and terminate with extreme prejudice.

By January 3, 2013

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Blow here: New breathalyzer may screen for diabetes, lung cancer

Researchers hope to soon be able to test our breath for a wide range of "biomarkers" -- molecules that could indicate the presence of a particular disease.

By May 8, 2012

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PhoneSoap: A smartphone charger for germaphobes

Not to gross you out, but your cell phone is basically a Petri dish of bacteria. However, a new Kickstarter project is hoping zap those germs away so you can continue to text from your porcelain throne.

By April 3, 2012