Nepal: After the Natural Disaster, the Microbial Enemy

So far, more than 5,000 have been declared dead and almost twice as many injured in the Nepal earthquake. Those numbers will rise. But the toll may not even end with the conclusion of rescue efforts. According to Clarkson Professor Shane Rogers, given the example of other such disasters, cholera and similar diseases could soon become a relief priority.

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Toledo, Jim Bonner and the Case for Real-Time Monitoring

What keeps Beacon Institute’s chief research officer Dr. James Bonner up at night? Toxic microbes. Most water consumers would be alarmed to understand the lag between sample collection and actual analysis results for some of our more dangerous pollutants. As the shut down of Toledo’s water supply demonstrated, real-time monitoring is the solution.

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