Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.
Working with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Big Blue has come up with a "hydrogel" that can beat back the bacteria that cause many deadly infections.
Researchers in Turkey have discovered that the cell phones of hospital staff may be responsible for spreading serious infections because they are infested with bacteria.
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.
Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley.
A common, effective treatment in hospitals is set to make its way over to the smartphone screen.
Joint discovery by IBM Research and Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology could help slow number of deaths from MRSA "superbug." Potential treatment arises from semiconductor research.
As the medical community debates whether to remove neckties from hospitals to prevent the spread of superbugs that claim thousands of lives annually, a microbe-thwarting tie is born.
Improving the microbes and building expensive factories are two of the hurdles awaiting the cellulosic ethanol industry.