Crowdsourcing could lead to better water in rural India
A research team from three continents is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique for monitoring water quality in India. The technique relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.
One-minute point-of-care anemia test shows promise in new study
A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease.
Platelet-Like Particles Augment Natural Blood Clotting for Treating Trauma
A new class of synthetic platelet-like particles could augment natural blood clotting for the emergency treatment of traumatic injuries – and potentially offer doctors a new option for curbing surgical bleeding and addressing certain blood clotting disorders without the need for transfusions of natural platelets.
Sequencing of five African fishes reveals diverse molecular mechanisms underlying evolution
Researchers have sequenced the genomes and transcriptomes of five species of African cichlid fishes and uncovered a variety of features that enabled the fishes to thrive in new habitats and ecological niches within the Great Lakes of East Africa.
Study Shows Cellular RNA Can Template DNA Repair in Yeast
Scientists have shown that RNA produced within cells of a common budding yeast can serve as a template for repairing the most devastating DNA damage – a break in both strands of a DNA helix.