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Next-gen biobatteries—How your next tattoo could use sweat to provide power

By April Gocha / August 15, 2014

New research presented at the recent ACS National Meeting shows that it’s possible to make wearable biobatteries that combine sensors embedded in temporary tattoos with power generators.

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Thank your microbiome—gut microbes are behind chocolate’s health benefits

By April Gocha / March 27, 2014

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.

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