The goal: A handheld device, described as a molecular-level Lego set, that will test for tuberculosis and similar bugs in 30 minutes.
Molecular biology students test their phones for bugs -- and find lots of them. Some even look like flowers and distant galaxies.
A new gel developed for medical practitioners glows under ultraviolet light when bacterias such as Salmonella and E.Coli are present.
A novel device out of Brown University could lead to the widespread, real-time tracking of influenza.
Researchers find pathogens on 40 percent of hospital patient cell phones--with a small number of devices testing positive for "worrisome" drug-resistant bacteria--and call for infection control.
A litany of food scares--and rules for organic produce--have pushed the industry to seek new solutions for food safety.
A study out of the University of Colorado shows that biofilms clinging to the innards of bathroom showerheads can harbor up to 100 times the levels of pathogens found in city water.
Plants and animals that can choose between sexual reproduction and self-fertilization produce longer-living offspring when they choose a mate, University of Oregon researchers find.
New PCR process promises quick on scene biothreat analysis.