Improved biosensors help detect harmful bacteria

Nanoflower is able to recognize bacteria and amplify its signal so that it can be seen with a simple handheld pH meter.

Washington State University researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria.

The research team, led by Yuehe Lin, professor in the School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, recently published the work in the journal Small (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201600273/full).

As in the case of several recent food recalls, ha

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