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Article ID: 721206

Antiquated dams hold key to water quality

University of Delaware

Small, centuries-old dams are of no use to humans. But researchers will use NSF grants to examine whether removing them will harm water quality. Blocking the water makes soil upstream richer in carbon, which acts as an important filter of nitrogen, a key pollutant in our nation's waterways.

22-Oct-2019 4:35 PM EDT

Article ID: 720951

Parasite kryptonite: A new way to fight schistosomiasis?

Morgridge Institute for Research

A team at the Morgridge Institute for Research has characterized a natural chemical that paralyzes the parasite that causes schistosomiasis, offering a new pathway to fight the catastrophic neglected disease.

17-Oct-2019 1:50 PM EDT
Newswise: UIC researchers awarded $1.7M from HUD

Article ID: 720895

UIC researchers awarded $1.7M from HUD

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago received $1.7 million in research funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to study lead and other household health hazards. The funds will support two different projects in Illinois communities.

16-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Searching for Water

Article ID: 720721

Searching for Water

University of Delaware

What does the presence of 1,000 year old water mean for the future of water supplies under the desert regions of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates? New research has sought to identify how much good water is available in the Arabian Peninsula, where water is stored in what are known as "fossil aquifers."

14-Oct-2019 2:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 718230

Airline Water Study 2019

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

A 2019 Airline Water Study released by DietDetective.com and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center reveals that the quality of drinking water varies by airline, and many airlines have possibly provided passengers with unhealthy water.

10-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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