July 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) have developed a new process that turns to bacteria to manufacture semiconductor nanoparticles, harnessing the bacteria in giant reactors to manufacture zinc sulfide quantum dots via nanofermentation.
August 5th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Two new inventions are using the power of materials to help prevent spread of germs across some of the most frequently touched surfaces we encounter every day—door handles.
May 16th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Artificially magnetic probiotic bacteria may have future uses as human health monitors, and a new magnetic chip may improve single cell analyses to better detect rare genetic changes
March 27th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
An artificial gut has helped researchers explain dark chocolate's positive health benefits by revealing that gut microbes help digest cocoa's anti-inflammatory polyphenols
March 11th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists have created antimicrobial ceramics from yttrium silicate that can perform photon upconversion to kill bacteria on the ceramic's surfaces.