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.
A litany of food scares--and rules for organic produce--have pushed the industry to seek new solutions for food safety.
The goal: A handheld device, described as a molecular-level Lego set, that will test for tuberculosis and similar bugs in 30 minutes.
Web-based app integrates genetic sequences of pathogens submitted by users with geographic data points so researchers can map spread of diseases, track mutations.
Researchers are working on glass that could detect fluids simply through contact, which may hold medical benefits.
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.
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.
Researchers hope their real-time detection system that uses a magnetoelastic sensor can speed up testing at food processing plants.
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.
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