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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.
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.
Researchers are working on glass that could detect fluids simply through contact, which may hold medical benefits.
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.
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.
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.
The AirStrap Med iPad case not only keeps bodily fluids at bay, but can be controlled while wearing latex or nitrile gloves.