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Scaling up and going green—Oak Ridge Lab develops biofermentation technique to manufacture zinc sulfide quantum dots

By April Gocha / July 8, 2016

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.

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Power of materials: These door handles use titanium dioxide to stop the spread of germs

By April Gocha / August 5, 2015

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.

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An attractive gut? Artificial magnetic bacteria may monitor human health

By April Gocha / May 16, 2014

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.

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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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Doped yttrium silicate ceramics perform antibacterial upconversion magic trick

By April Gocha / March 11, 2014

Scientists have created antimicrobial ceramics from yttrium silicate that can perform photon upconversion to kill bacteria on the ceramic’s surfaces.

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