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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 February 4, 2013

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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 March 19, 2012

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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 February 6, 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 April 13, 2010

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SkyLight smartphone-microscope mount: Let's get small (video)

Adapter enables users to capture microscopic images -- of everything from flowers to insects to pathogens -- with their smartphone. SmartPlanet visits SkyLight for a hands-on look at the device.

By March 26, 2012

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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 June 2, 2011

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Showers may be far dirtier than we think

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.

By September 15, 2009

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Shine a light on this germ killing knife block

Germ Eliminating Knife Block uses UV-C light to sterilize kitchen cutlery against 99.99 percent of surface pathogens.

By October 24, 2008

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High-res mini microscope ditches the lenses

Device that could scan blood and water for pathogens combines the chip technology found in digital cameras with microfluidics, the science of channeling liquid on a tiny scale.

By August 4, 2008

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Battling Ebola: Information is the most powerful tool

Although the West African nations stricken by the Ebola outbreak are not tech-savvy, text messaging, phone calls, and even radio are helping educate the most at-risk people.

By August 9, 2014