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New nanotech approach could enable fast anthrax detection

(Click thumbnails for video) In each of these video clips, live bacteria are directed down a narrow channel to a pair of electrodes where they are trapped by mild electric currents. Courtesy of the Hamers Group.

Full article >>> have the ability not only to detect dangerous agents (anthrax spores, for example) but they then could sound the alarm and call for help.

The ability to routinely and easily capture and analyze individual microbes will have implications for conventional biotechnology as well. For example, chemical modifications to the electrode traps might make it easier for scientists to retrieve specifi......

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'"/> By Terry Devitt 03/21/05

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