Strange Bacteria Yield Secret To Tiny Batteries, Big Medical Advances (image) University of Virginia Health System Share Print E-Mail Caption An atomic model for the microbial nanowires that conduct electricity is in the foreground, while two bacteria are seen in the electron micrograph in the background, surrounded by the nanowires. Credit Edward H. Egelman Usage Restrictions May be used to accompany news coverage of the nanowire discovery. All other uses require express written permission from UVA Health System. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.