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packaged meat

GUT WRENCHING  Pathogen detectors built into food packaging could help curb the spread of foodborne illness.

hospital

STERILE SURFACES  A newly developed coating uses overhead light to trigger bacteria-killing molecules and could be used in hospitals to help stop the spread of some infections.

hazmat suit

HIGH-TECH PROTECTION A newly developed, lightweight material that guards against chemical or biological contaminants could offer more comfortable protection than permanently sealed hazard suits. 

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