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.
The goal: A handheld device, described as a molecular-level Lego set, that will test for tuberculosis and similar bugs in 30 minutes.
A litany of food scares--and rules for organic produce--have pushed the industry to seek new solutions for food safety.
Web-based app integrates genetic sequences of pathogens submitted by users with geographic data points so researchers can map spread of diseases, track mutations.
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.
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.
Combat bacteria and radiation with these stylish leather cell phone cases.
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.