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Drugs in the water? Don't blame the students

With nearly sixty percent of American adults now taking prescription medications—from antidepressants to cholesterol treatments—there is growing concern about how many drugs are flowing through wastewater treatment facilities ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in Environment
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Why pneumococci affect primarily humans

A special variant of a sugar molecule in the human nose might explain why pneumococcal infections are more common in humans than in other animals, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a study published ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bringing the human element to ship design

On a technological behemoth like a ship, in many cases the crew, or "human element" get little attention when planning the design and operations – a mistake, as statistics show: most accidents at sea can be traced back ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in Engineering
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