• Bacteria in Your Gut That Can Cause Diarrhea Can Also Generate Electricity

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    Diarrhea-causing bacteria found in the human gastrointestinal tract is capable of generating an electric current, a new study found.
    A bio-electrochemical process known as extracellular electron transfer, or EET, in Listeria monocytogenes generates the bacterial electricity, researchers from the University of California at Berkeley said in a study published in Nature. That bacteria is a common a food-borne pathogen that causes listeria, an infection that can lead to severe illnesses such as sepsis and encephalitis in people with compromised immune systems.
    Other bacteria can generate...
    Read more ...