Gallery: Researchers Generate Biofuel from Tuberculosis Bacteria

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Dangerous bacteria — is there anything it can’t do? First we learned that scientists at Birmingham University are using E.Coli to clean up nuclear waste, and now comes word that MIT researchers have figured out a way to make biofuels from a bacteria that is related to the strain that produces tuberculosis.

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  1. monaleeb November 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

    What do you mean bio-fuel from Tuberculosis, You better not even think about contaminating people with this virus. In fact whatever it is you are looking for make sure there is no mycobacterium that leads to tuberculosis! Now I even have reason to believe it is possible to check into Cacti-family (aloe vera – heal a burn not put out a flame, and perhaps even ice-plant for longer lasting example for automobiles either as a additive or to replace standard petroleum oil. The object better be for better air & ozone conditions, and not jeopardizing human life in your research! Garden & Cities God Bless!

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