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New Approach To Toxic Algae Detection Mimics The Zebra Mussel

In the fight to protect drinking water from the effects of blue-green algae, one water utility in Ohio is attempting to learn from the zebra mussel.

The utility is sponsoring a University of Akron biomimicry fellow to study how Continue reading New Approach To Toxic Algae Detection Mimics The Zebra Mussel

Intricate algae produce low-cost biosensors

(Phys.org) —Oregon State University researchers are combining diatoms, a type of single-celled photosynthetic algae, with nanoparticles to create a sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein or other biomarkers.

This is a new and innovative approach to optical biosensors, which are important in health care for such applications as… Continue reading Intricate algae produce low-cost biosensors