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    21-May-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694655

1 in 10 Parents Say Their Child Has Gotten Sick From Spoiled or Contaminated Food

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Few parents are using some simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning outside the home, such as at a potluck or restaurant, according to a new report from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

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16-May-2018 12:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694738

Buyer Beware: Some Water-Filter Pitchers Much Better at Toxin Removal

Ohio State University

Scientists from The Ohio State University compared three popular pitcher brands’ ability to clear dangerous microcystins from tap water. They found that while one did an excellent job, other pitchers allowed the toxins – which appear during harmful algal blooms (HABs) – to escape the filter and drop into the drinking water.

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17-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694469

Texas A&M AgriLife Research to Lead Project to Enhance Spinach Production, Safety

Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M AgriLife research will collaborate with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of California at Davis on a project to help agricultural producers and consumers through improving nitrogen use efficiency and food safety in spinach

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15-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694064

Engineered Polymer Membranes Could Be New Option for Water Treatment

University of Notre Dame

According to Notre Dame researchers, global applications are significant when considering those populations without suitable drinking water and limited resources.

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4-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694032

CWD Prions Discovered in Soil Near Wisconsin Mineral Licks for the First Time

University of Wisconsin-Madison

New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison has, for the first time, detected prions responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in samples taken from sites where deer congregate.

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3-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693867

Flaw Found in Water Treatment Methods

Johns Hopkins University

Some potentially toxic chemicals in water may be created, ironically, during the water treatment process itself.

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2-May-2018 10:15 AM EDT
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    27-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 693552

Proof of Water Wires Motivated by a Biological Water Channel

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Aquaporins are proteins that serve as water channels to regulate the flow of water across biological cell membranes. They also remove excess salt and impurities in the body, and it is this aspect that has led to much interest in recent years in how to mimic the biochemical processes of aquaporins potentially for water desalination systems.

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Article ID: 693542

Engineering Team Wins Grand Prize for Water-Saving, Impactful Tech

Penn State College of Engineering

Through their research in the Penn State Department of Mechanical and Engineering, the team has created a liquid-entrenched smooth surface (LESS) coating, an innovative spray-able, anti-fouling coating that dramatically decreases the amount of water needed when flushing a toilet.

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26-Apr-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693503

Microbiome Food for Thought

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

How can dietary changes shape a person’s gut bacteria, and then how do those bacteria shape health and diseases, like obesity, diabetes, and susceptibility to infection diseases?

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25-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693496

Investing in Clean Water: Can Private Capital Create Healthy Waterways and Earn a Return?

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

During a University of Virginia Global Water Initiative event held at the Darden School of Business, participants at different stages of the water investing ecosystem spoke before a capacity crowd on the opportunities for cultivating both meaningful environmental and humanitarian impact as well as return on investment in the still nascent space.

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25-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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