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Article ID: 713051

Gates Foundation funds UIC solar-powered water treatment project in Kenya

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will enable the expansion and testing of a clean drinking water system in two informal urban settlements located in Kisumu, a city of 500,000 people in Kenya.

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16-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712982

Algal blooms in Lake Erie’s central basin could produce neurotoxins

Ohio State University

Harmful algal blooms pose a unique toxic threat in Lake Erie’s central basin, new research has found. Not only do blooms routinely occur in this area, they can also produce types of cyanobacterial toxins that aren’t typically detected through routine water-safety monitoring, according to a study published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research.

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16-May-2019 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712659

Predicting Disease Transmission from Bushmeat

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS 3-Sentence Science: Trade of bushmeat and other wildlife for human consumption presents a unique set of challenges to policymakers who are confronted with multiple trade-offs between conservation, food security, food safety, culture, and tradition.

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9-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712479

New ‘Jumping’ Superbug Gene Discovered, Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic

Cornell University

While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell University food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world’s few last-resort antibiotics.

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7-May-2019 11:55 AM EDT
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    17-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711231

Parboiling Method Reduces Inorganic Arsenic in Rice

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.

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12-Apr-2019 10:15 AM EDT
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    16-Apr-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711367

New Research Identifies Microbes That May Reduce Allergy-Like Reactions to Some Ripened Cheeses

Iowa State University

A small percentage of humans can suffer allergy-like reactions to certain varieties of ripened cheese due to histamine, a byproduct of the prolonged fermentation process. An ISU researcher is studying bacterial strains that could reduce histamine, allowing susceptible diners to enjoy the cheese without unpleasant side effects.

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15-Apr-2019 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711165

Clarkson University, ESF to Partner in New Center of Excellence in Healthy Water Solutions

Clarkson University

Clarkson University and SUNY ESF will launch New York State's new Center of Excellence in Healthy Water Solutions.

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11-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710993

Specialist Enzymes Make E. coli Antibiotic Resistant at Low pH

Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that many "redundant" enzymes are actually specialists that ensure maximal growth across different environments. Further, these enzymes were found to increase E. coli’s resistance to antibiotics at low pH conditions, such as those found in the GI tract or urinary tract — raising concerns that current antibiotic susceptibility tests are inadequate.

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9-Apr-2019 10:30 AM EDT
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    3-Apr-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709020

Making Lead Pipes Safe (Video)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Lead leaching from pipes into the water supply is a serious public health concern. If water sources or treatments are changed, the new chemistry can cause previously safe water distribution systems to begin releasing lead, as the crisis in Flint, Michigan, demonstrated.

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19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710232

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone: Avoid Wasting Food

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers tips to help reduce food waste by planning your meals with the food you already have and storing leftovers safely.

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26-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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