Glowing bacteria developed to find land mines and save lives

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 5:57pm

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When you think of E. Coli — it doesn't spark positive associations. The bacteria is usually associated with food poisoning or product recalls. But some researchers in Israel may have found a way to use E. Coli to save lives by using the bacteria to help detect land mines. Host Marco Werman speaks with lead researcher and professor Shimshon Belkin, a microbiologist at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.