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Conducting plastics found in smartphone screens can be used to trick the metabolism of pathogenic bacteria, report scientists at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet in the scientific journal npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. more

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Engineers at University of California San Diego have developed a nano-sized optical fiber that can detect incredibly small forces such as those created by swimming bacteria, or the beating of heart muscle cells. more

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A self-cleaning keyboard which claims to eliminate 99.99% of bacteria and pathogens has been developed by technology company Vioguard. more

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Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a way to prevent bacteria from growing on medical devices that are implanted in the human body. more

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This May, paper five pound notes will cease to be legal tender. And since the average fiver has at least 136 exchanges a year, we thought we’d find out how clean the new polymer notes are, so you know just what you’re putting your hands on. more

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Dave Hampton, Camstent, outlines a solution for reducing infections using bacteria-phobic coatings. more

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Manuka honey could be used to stop bacterial growth on hospital medical equipment, a new study has found. more

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Tri-Air Developments’ Airora device continually clears indoor air of viruses and bacteria more

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