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This Spinning Disk Can Detect Salmonella In 30 Minutes

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Analytical Chemistry Researchers have created a spinning disk that can quickly tell--within 30 minutes--if food samples contain Salmonella. The most widely-used method to test for the pathogen involves growing out samples on petri dishes and can take days so this has potential to be much quicker and cheaper, according to Chemical and Engineering News. Salmonella enteritidis, as its known, causes an estimated 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the U.S. each year.

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