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pathogens

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New device traps, then zaps, airborne pathogens

Researchers say a new device called a soft X-ray electrostatic precipitator protected mice from airborne bacteria, viruses, and allergens, and could some day be incorporated into HVAC systems.

By Feb. 4, 2013

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Portable device to detect pathogens in 30 minutes

The goal: A handheld device, described as a molecular-level Lego set, that will test for tuberculosis and similar bugs in 30 minutes.

By Feb. 6, 2012

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Could high-power ultrasound protect produce from pathogens?

A litany of food scares--and rules for organic produce--have pushed the industry to seek new solutions for food safety.

By Mar. 19, 2012

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Supramap helps track pathogens as they evolve

Web-based app integrates genetic sequences of pathogens submitted by users with geographic data points so researchers can map spread of diseases, track mutations.

By Apr. 13, 2010

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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 Oct. 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 Oct. 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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What creatures inhabit the surface of your cell phone?

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.

By Jun. 2, 2011

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This crime-predicting robot aims to patrol our streets by 2015

California-based Knightscope has designed a 5-foot-tall, 300-pound automaton called the K5 to combat crime and provide for public safety. Oh yeah, and it'll work for just $6.25 an hour.

By Dec. 5, 2013