Cancer microbiome reveals which bacteria live in tumors

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised an algorithm to remove contaminated microbial genetic information from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). With a clearer picture of the microbiota living in various organs ...

The use of wild mammals in traditional medicine

In an analysis of published research, investigators identified 565 mammalian species that have been used to source products used in traditional medicine around the world, especially in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The ...

Steering new mobility in the right direction

Advances in transportation technology—e-scooters and bike share, Lyft & Uber, and autonomous vehicles—are beginning to have profound impacts on cities. New mobility is changing not only how we travel, but also urban form ...

Tool developed to calculate household 'plastics footprint'

How much plastic do we really use, and can we live without it? These are among the questions addressed by a tool that calculates the scale and extent of household plastic use, developed by the University of Exeter Business ...

COVID-19 provides lessons on climate adaptation for cities

It is an extremely challenging time for cities. With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 infiltrating cities across the U.S., leaders and staff are working around the clock to develop and implement policies aimed at slowing the ...

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