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Holographic Microscope Detects Bacteria on the Cheap
Researchers at UCLA have built a cheap, optics-free holographic microscope capable of detecting bacteria like E. coli in things like...
Bacteria Could Be Engineered to Produce Natural Bio-Sunscreen
E. coli bacteria are all over our skin -- why not modify them to help us out?
Resurrection Researchers Recreate Woolly Mammoth Protein in Living Cell
The first sequencing of a complex protein from an extinct species
A Material Based on Sharkskin Stops Bacterial Breakouts
A whale’s skin is easily glommed up with barnacles, algae, bacteria and other sea creatures, but sharks stay squeaky-clean. Although...
Genetically Engineered Bacteria Etch Famous Faces Into a Petri Dish
Images of the Virgin Mary have appeared on grilled cheese sandwiches, trees and now in a petri dish. But that...
Scientists Teach E. coli Bacteria to Count
A new technique for making simple computer chips out of E. coli DNA could put expiration dates on genetically modified organisms or turn regular cells into poison detectors
Your Filthy Keyboard
Eat lunch at the desk? Your computer may be harboring more germs than a toilet
Breeding the Oil Bug
Biologists can now create organisms that have never before existed—including designer bacteria that turn sugar into fuel