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Separating natural and man-made pollutants in the air

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: (a) Dominant land cover types in the study domain (74°E, 27°N–80°E, 30°N) are urban areas, croplands and…

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Molecular changes in white blood cells can help diagnose ‘the bends’ earlier in divers

Fitness & Health: For over a century, researchers have known about “the bends”, a serious condition affecting scuba divers. However,…

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Beyond synthetic biology, synthetic ecology boosts health by engineering the environment

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: In a new Nature Communications study, researchers from BU’s Microbiome Initiative discovered that providing microbial communities with…

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Why scientists want to solve an underground mystery about where microbes live

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Boston University researchers develop first-of-its-kind model to predict which species of soil organisms live in different environments,…

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Global warming already responsible for one in three heat-related deaths

Fitness & Health: Between 1991 and 2018, more than a third of all deaths in which heat played a role…

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Natural gas pipeline density higher overall in more vulnerable US counties

Fitness & Health: An analysis led by North Carolina State University researchers found counties with more socially vulnerable populations had…

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India battles fatal fungal threat as virus deaths near 300K

Fitness & Health: Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients or those who have recovered…

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Water treatment: Removing hormones with sunlight

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: KIT researchers developed a new process that removes micropollutants using a photocatalytic membrane and visible light. (Photo:…

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In utero exposure to tiny air pollution particles is linked to asthma in preschoolers

Fitness & Health: New York, NY (May 21, 2021) –Women who were highly exposed to ultra-fine particles in air pollution…

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Study raises new alarm over long-term exposure to second-hand smoke

Fitness & Health: Chronic exposure to second-hand smoke results in lower body weight and cognitive impairments that more profoundly affects…

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