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Cornell Scientists Put Their 'Stamp' On A New Device To Seek Out Deadly Bacteria In Food Or The Environment

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April 8, 1998
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Cornell University researchers have merged the fields of nanofabrication and biology to produce a simple but effective means to detect harmful bacteria. New biosensors can detect minute quantities of bacteria, from the slaughterhouse to the restaurant, and send up a red flag when there's a problem.

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Detecting potentially deadly bacteria in food, the water supply or on the battlefield before it does damage has never been reliable or fast enough to prevent death, illness or economic loss. As just one example, last year a Columbus, Neb., beef-processing plant was forced to recall 25 million pounds of hamburger when less than a speck of bacteria was detected.


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Cornell University. (1998, April 8). Cornell Scientists Put Their 'Stamp' On A New Device To Seek Out Deadly Bacteria In Food Or The Environment. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980408081821.htm
Cornell University. "Cornell Scientists Put Their 'Stamp' On A New Device To Seek Out Deadly Bacteria In Food Or The Environment." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980408081821.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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