Web Date: June 9, 2011
A Simple Test Spots Bacteria
In the developing world, drinking water contaminated with bacteria kills millions of people each year. Most methods to test drinking water for pathogens require expensive lab equipment and expert training, two resources many communities lack. To offer a cheap, simple alternative, researchers now demonstrate a test strip that changes color in the presence of bacteria (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja2021729).
“There’s basically no easy . . .
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