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Canadian Scientists Develop Eco-Friendly Substitute for Palm Oil That’s Good for Human Health

Providing a potential solution everybody was looking for, two Canadian food scientists have created a replacement for palm oil. Their invention replicates how the body creates triglycerides, and can hold liquid vegetable fats in a solid form at room temperature—the key advantage of palm oil. The researchers’ oil could be used as a replacement for […]

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Airflow studies reveal strategies to reduce indoor transmission of COVID-19

Researchers present a range of studies investigating the aerodynamics of infectious disease. Their results suggest strategies for lowering risk based on a rigorous understanding of how infectious particles mix with air in confined spaces.

Solving a mystery: How the TB bacterium develops rapid resistance to antibiotics

These slow growing bacteria have long puzzled TB researchers with their fairly rapid resistance to antibiotics. Researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree in exploring genetics, because the answer seems to lie in the epigenetic domain.

Does air pollution increase women’s risk of dementia?

Older women who live in locations with higher levels of air pollution may have more brain shrinkage, the kind seen in Alzheimer’s disease, than women who live in locations with lower levels, according to a new study.

Studies focus on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in domestic cats, pigs

Two recently published studies include important findings related to SARS-CoV-2 transmission and the COVID-19 pandemic: Domestic cats can be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2, but pigs are unlikely to be significant carriers of the virus.

Microbial remedies target chemical threats in the environment

Researchers explore new ways to rid the environment of co-occurring toxic chemicals, TCE and perchlorate. To accomplish this, Fe0 in combination with microbial cultures containing an unusual microbe known as Dehalococcoides mccartyi were added to soil and groundwater samples from a contaminated Superfund site in Goodyear, Arizona. The contaminated site had formerly been involved in defense and aerospace manufacturing.