Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Now Being Spread Via Animal Feed

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Now Being Spread Via Animal Feed

Antibiotics have resulted in infections causing death dropping from 50 percent to 25 percent which highlights the fact that millions of lives have been spared since its development. But now superbugs (bacteria) are becoming resistant even to colistin the antibiotic of last resort. Why? One of the main reasons is the overuse of antibiotics. Although…

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FILTER BAGS: Possible causes of bag top & bottom failures

1. Restrainer basket length too short. Restrainer basket should be a little shorter than filter bags installed in it. If the basket is longer, the bag will be suspended without proper support which could result in bag top and/or bottom being torn or ruptured. 2. Excessive force used to remove bag from basket. Filter media…

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Gold Nanoparticles for Nasal Drug Delivery into Brain

Gold Nanoparticles for Nasal Drug Delivery into Brain

Passing drugs through the blood-brain barrier remains a major challenge, overcoming which would allow for much more effective treatment of diseases in the brain, including cancer. Researchers from the Washington University in St Louis have developed gold nanoparticles and an aerosol delivery system that may prove effective at safely ferrying drugs to the human brain….

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World’s Largest Spar Platform Starts Its Journey

World’s Largest Spar Platform Starts Its Journey

The journey, aboard Boskalis’ Dockwise Vanguard heavy transport vessel is about 14,500-long long and will take about two months. Once in Norway, the spar hull will be floated off and the 25,000-tonne topsides mated. Following commissioning work, the spar will then be towed into the Norwegian Sea to be moored at the Aasta Hansteen field…

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Nanorobots wade through blood to deliver drugs

Nanorobots wade through blood to deliver drugs

Scientists from ETH Zurich and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology report that they have designed new nanorobots capable of wading through bodily fluids with relative ease. The devices were made by stringing together a piece of polymer together with two magnetic, metal nanowires. This formed a three-piece chain about as long as the width of…

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3-D Printed Ovaries Are Helping Mice to Get Pregnant

3-D Printed Ovaries Are Helping Mice to Get Pregnant

A recent study by Northwestern University showed that mice were able to get pregnant with 3-D printed ovaries — a development that could help lead to advances in restoring fertility and hormone production in women who have survived cancer. Read more here: http://time.com/4782557/3d-printed-ovaries-pregnant-mice-study/

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Nuclear Contamination Reaches Earth’s Deepest Water, Could Affect Billions

Nuclear Contamination Reaches Earth’s Deepest Water, Could Affect Billions

A shocking new study has revealed that groundwater drunk by billions of people may have been contaminated by decades of nuclear weapons testing. Researchers looked at more than 6,000 wells around the globe, some containing water more than 10,000 years old, found more than half had traces of tritium. Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4443140/Water-drunk-BILLIONS-people-contaminated.html#ixzz4fQP8aMqR

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