Nanotech Nervousness

US - Researchers are studying whether nano-sized material could purge bacteria from the digestive tracts of poultry.
calendar icon 18 June 2007
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The bacteria doesn't harm chickens and turkeys, but it can make people sick. The hope is that using nanoparticles could reduce the use of antibiotics in poultry.

Nanotechnology is the science of the very, very small. Scientists are finding ways to shrink materials down to the scale of atoms. These tiny particles show a lot of promise for better medicines, faster computers and safer food.

Source: TheEnvironmentReport

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