Electricity-Conducting Bacteria Yield Secret To Tiny Batteries, Big Medical Advances (image) University of Virginia Health System Share Print E-Mail Caption UVA's Edward H. Egelman, PhD, and his collaborators at Yale and the University of California, Irvine,Y have revealed a structure never before seen in nature, one scientists can co-opt to miniaturize electronics, create powerful-yet-tiny batteries, build pacemakers without wires and develop a host of other medical advances. Credit Dan Addison | University of Virginia Communications 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.