January 11, 2013

Breathalyzer Could Detect Tuberculosis

Philippa Warr, Wired UK

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Successfully identifying the chemical fingerprints of specific bacteria in the breath could lead to a breathalyser capable of detecting lung diseases such as tuberculosis.

A team from the University of Vermont was able to successfully identify strains of bacteria in the lungs of mice by analysing volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath.

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TAGGED: Lungs, Tuberculosis, Bacteria, Breathalyzer


October 18, 2013
Sour Beers Are Coming, Thanks to Bacteria
Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR
Move over, bitter IPAs and chocolaty stouts. There's a new kid on the craft brewing block, and it's going to knock your salivary glands into action.It's called "sour beer." When you take a sip, it's like biting into a Granny... more ››