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Newswise: UTEP and EPCC Study Focuses on Antibiotic Resistance in Rio Grande
Released: 26-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST
UTEP and EPCC Study Focuses on Antibiotic Resistance in Rio Grande
University of Texas at El Paso

Researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College discovered that the Rio Grande is a “hotspot” for multidrug-resistant bacteria, antibiotic residues and antimicrobial resistant genes.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST
Study finds key mechanism for how typhoid bacteria infects
Cornell University

A new study has uncovered key details for how the Salmonella bacteria that causes typhoid fever identifies a host’s immune cells and delivers toxins that disrupt the immune system and allow the pathogen to spread.

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Released: 19-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
Think all BPA-free products are safe? Not so fast, scientists warn
University of Missouri, Columbia

Using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain -- as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Missouri and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Newswise: Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry
Released: 18-Feb-2020 11:40 AM EST
Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry
Iowa State University

A 1905 story not only prompted massive reforms in U.S. food and public health policy and inspired Upton Sinclair’s widely popular novel “The Jungle.” It was also one of the first examples of the power of photojournalism, as uncovered in a recent Iowa State University study.

Newswise: Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child’s water supply is safe at both home and school
Released: 12-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child’s water supply is safe at both home and school
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Parents from lower-income families are less likely to describe their home tap water as safe, say their water has been tested or feel confident in the quality of drinking fountain water at their child’s school compared with higher income peers, a new national poll suggests.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 10:35 AM EST
Harnessing the sun to bring fresh water to remote or disaster-struck communities
University of Bath

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a revolutionary desalination process that has the potential to be operated in mobile, solar-powered units.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
New mouse model for celiac disease to speed research on treatments
University of Chicago Medical Center

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed the first truly accurate mouse model of celiac disease. The animals have the same genetic and immune system characteristics as humans who develop celiac after eating gluten. This provides a vital research tool for developing and testing new treatments for the disease.

Newswise: Citizen scientists may be an untapped resource for water quality improvement
Released: 11-Feb-2020 8:50 AM EST
Citizen scientists may be an untapped resource for water quality improvement
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Raising awareness and offering technological tools to the thousands of citizens groups in the U.S. that monitor water quality might help community leaders tap these volunteers as a way to improve access to plentiful, clean water and possibly avoid water-related crises, according to a team of researchers.



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