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Uranium Removal with Protein Nanowires

Executive SummarySoil and groundwater contamination with uranium and radioactively contaminated waste pose serious environmental problems for human and animal consumption. Researchers at MSU have discovered that protein nanowire-expressing microorganisms are highly effective at precipitating and immobilizing heavy metal elements, including uranium,...
Published: 11/9/2016   |   Inventor(s): Gemma Reguera, Dena Cologgi, Robert Worden, Angelines Castro-Forero, Rebecca Steidl
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Environment