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Mining for silver in your laundry wastewater

Silver nanoparticles are being used in clothing for their anti-odor abilities but some of this silver comes off when the clothes are laundered. The wastewater from this process could end up in the environment, having a detrimental effect.

Study finds cannibalistic bacteria can wipe out superbugs

Scientists have discovered an unusual way to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Called a predatory or cannibal bacteria, Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus may be the answer to treating patients with superbugs.

Ebola-proof Android tablet helps aid workers in West Africa

Google has developed an Ebola-proof tablet for use by health workers in Sierra Leone. It can resist the storms and high humidity of West Africa and can be dipped into antibacterial chlorine after use.

New generation of biocides

A new generation of antibacterial materials have been developed. These are synthetic materials covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings. The material is an effective killer of microorganisms.

Anti-bacterial pillow wins product innovation prize

Dublin - A specially designed pillow, designed for use in hospitals, has won a prestigious innovation prize. The pillow has special properties which protect the patient from bacteria and other hospital acquired infections.

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