Most of the techniques for the detection of toxic metals require expensive equipment and skilled personnel. Lately, however, the use of various nanoparticles which can work with less environmental and monetary costs has begun to be explored. An example of this is a new system to detect and remove lead from contaminated waters.
Two decades ago, the Human Development Index began measuring the level of welfare of a country based on its GDP, life expectancy, literacy and education. A study in Latin America highlights the close relationship of education with other dimensions of development.
The publication of four articles dealing with archaeomagnetic studies in Catalonia and Tunisia consolidates this research line within the UAB Department of Geology. This popular science article describes what archaeomagnetism is and its applications, and details are given on the research undertaken at Punic and Roman sites.
Because of the similarity between certain human and pathogenic fungi proteins, current antifungal drugs are often directed against features that are only present in pathogenic fungi. A study has identified a molecule that only affects fungal proteins, thus opening the possibility of developing new drugs.
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