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Study Finds Tech Can Generate Electricity From Urine and Kill Salmonella

Scientists have understood that microbial fuel cells (MFC) can generate electricity from urine and other forms of waste for a while now. But new research shows that the process can also kill bacteria and a new approach to sewage could be the result. The researchers imagine a self-sustaining system that would be of huge benefit to the developing world. Read More >>

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An Innovative New Cancer Therapy Hijacks Bacteria to Fight Tumours

Researchers from South Korea have engineered a strain of bacteria that infiltrates tumours and fools the body’s immune system into attacking cancer cells. In experiments, the modified bacteria worked to reduce cancer in mice, raising hope for human trials. Read More >>

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This Is Why It’s So Hard to Really Know If You Have Food Poisoning

You’re feeling queasy, your forehead is clammy, and all that tea you’ve been mainlining is doing nothing at all to perk you back up. What happens next is why it’s so hard to know if you had food poisoning or just a brush with the flu. Read More >>

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Scientists Hacked a Blu-ray Player to Test for Salmonella

As much of the world migrates its movie needs from optical discs to hard drives, a team of chemists from Spain found a new use for a regular old Blu-ray player. They turned it into a cheap but functional medical device that could help out in developing countries. Read More >>