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Cincinnati Bioscience Research Creates Superbugs to Eat Waste, Produce Energy

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Jun 27, 2012

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine molecular geneticist Daniel Hassett (right) has made a name for himself as a determined researcher in the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF). He is also on the front line of bioscience research into creating "superbugs" that eat waste and generate energy, improving dramatically on the efficiency of traditional waste water treatment systems. In a radio interview on WVXU Cincinnati's Focus on Technology, commentator Ann Thompson describes the problem: the largest user of energy is wastewater treatment; the second largest user of water is energy production. If you can find a way to both clean water and generate electricity, you're in business.

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Tags: Bioscience research, Midwest, Ohio, biomedical research, University of Cincinnati, genetic engineering, molecular ecology research, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Cincinnati, BRPF, research scientist

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