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A scientific breakthrough has revealed a new way that bacteria evolves, thought to be at least 1,000 times more efficient than any currently known mechanism. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

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

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

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