Navigation Links
Researchers simplify process to purify water using seed extracts
Date:7/21/2014

Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90% to 99%. The hardy trees that are drought resistant are cultivated widely throughout many countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

The protocol, which is outlined in a Current Protocols in Microbiology review, is low-cost and efficient, making it especially useful for people living in extreme poverty in developing countries who are presently drinking highly turbid and contaminated water. Of these, some 2 million are reckoned to die from waterborne diseases every year, with the majority of deaths occurring in young children.

"The use of these techniques will not be a panacea against waterborne disease; however, increasing the use of the Moringa tree would bring benefits in the shape of nutrition and income, as well as purer water," said author Michael Lea.


'/>"/>

Contact: Nicole Weingartner
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-5808
Wiley
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. BIOTEC researcher is one of the Highly Cited Researchers 2014
2. Yale researchers identify targets for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancer
3. CNIO researchers discover a gene that links stem cells, aging and cancer
4. Duck migration study reveals importance of conserving wetlands, MU researchers find
5. Researchers advance understanding in immune response to infectious disease
6. Researchers find organic pollutants not factor in turtle tumor disease
7. Largest International Meeting for the Study of Reproductive Biology Attracts Researchers from 36 Countries in Grand Rapids, Michigan
8. Little too late: Researchers identify disease that may have plagued 700-year-old skeleton
9. Researchers declassify dinosaurs as being the great-great-grandparents of birds
10. IPCC must consider alternate policy views, researchers say
11. Science and cookies: Researchers tap into citizen science to shed light on ant diversity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/4/2014)... about the way our bodies are assembled during early ... they are supposed to become a nerve or a ... correct place and alignment? Researchers at the University of ... a new study, UM researchers describe the signaling systems ... at the head-trunk region. Their discovery may have important ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... --   3D scanner developer ... Fuel3D , a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today ... million (£4 million). This funding builds on the company,s initial ... paves the way for the commercial launch of the company,s ... was led by Chimera Partners and will be used to ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... Lithuania , Nov. 4, 2014   ... technologies, today announced that the latest version of ... in the Ongoing MINEX evaluation organized ... of fingerprint algorithms using the INCITS 378 fingerprint ... mandatory requirement in public tenders in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The inside story: How the brain and skull stay together 2Fuel3D Secures $6.4 Million in Expansion Funding 2Fuel3D Secures $6.4 Million in Expansion Funding 3Neurotechnology Places Second in Ongoing MINEX Ranking for Fingerprint Matching Algorithms 2Neurotechnology Places Second in Ongoing MINEX Ranking for Fingerprint Matching Algorithms 3
... South American rainforest and you may well see a ... fooled into thinking that they are all the same ... catfish, (reported in Nature 6.1.11), reveals that ... fish, could actually contain three or more different species. ...
... the kind of small-scale, often non-industrialized fisheries that millions ... community-based co-management. This is the conclusion of a study ... Nature . "The majority of the world,s fisheries ... with top-down rules and the means to enforce them," ...
... of environmental DNA (eDNA) by scientists from the University ... invasive Asian carp in the Chicago-area waterway has been ... peer-reviewed journal published by the Society for Conservation Biology. ... eDNA, a very important part of the process is ...
Cached Biology News:Catfish study reveals multiplicity of species 2Globally sustainable fisheries possible with co-management 2Globally sustainable fisheries possible with co-management 3Prestigious journal validates Asian carp research 2
(Date:11/24/2014)... Calif. , Nov. 24, 2014   Veracyte, Inc. ... Bonnie H. Anderson , president and chief executive officer, will ... 26 th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, December 2, ... . The live audio webcast and subsequent ... http://investor.veracyte.com . Please connect to the website at least 15 ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... 24, 2014 The new video, ... METTLER TOLEDO demonstrates how to reduce the number ... and sample panel design can be complicated, requiring ... protect against corrosion and deposition. Dedicated single and ... amount of panel space. Additionally, installing and maintaining ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... and London (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 Two ... will explore what comes next for ALS research and how ... , After the Ice Bucket Challenge: Where Does the ... Date: Tuesday, 2 December 2014, Time: 1:30pm ET, ... , Join expert speaker Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, Julianne Dorn Professor ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, ... Limfinity® version 5.1.4. , RURO’s deployment teams have ... ever in RURO’s 8 year history. Many deployments ... Limfinity® version 5.1.4 is the perfect example – ... fixes! , Limfinity® 5.1.4 release highlights – more ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Veracyte to Present at the Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 2New Video Shows How to Simplify Cycle Chemistry Sample Panels to Save Time and Costs 2DrugDev Webinars in December to Explore What Comes Next for ALS Research and How We Can Make Life Easier for Clinical Sites 2RURO Announces Limfinity® version 5.1.4 2
... major cause of death among men. Based on the ... will be the No. 1 cause of death for ... Universiteit Leuven, in collaboration with the Flemish biotech company ... This substance appears not only to be successful in ...
... the carbon nanotube, a team of researchers has crafted ... material. , Fixed between two electrodes, the vibrating tube ... tunable filter, amplifier and demodulator--to tune in a radio ... through an attached speaker. , Functional across a bandwidth ...
... Anadys Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS ), a ... novel medicines in the areas of hepatitis C ... third quarter ended,September 30, 2007 and operational highlights. ... important transition for Anadys,",said Steve Worland, Ph.D., President ...
Cached Biology Technology:On the road to a new cancer therapy -- starving the tumor 2On the road to a new cancer therapy -- starving the tumor 3World's smallest radio fits in the palm of the hand...of an ant 2World's smallest radio fits in the palm of the hand...of an ant 3Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Operational Highlights 2Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Operational Highlights 3Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Operational Highlights 4Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Operational Highlights 5Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Operational Highlights 6Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Operational Highlights 7Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Operational Highlights 8Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Operational Highlights 9
Blank Calibration Particles, 3.0-3.4 mu m 5 ml...
Goat polyclonal to SIAH Interacting Protein ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Rabbit polyclonal to Phosphothreonine-X-Phosphotyrosine (HRP) ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Rat integrin a6b1, mainly associated with epithelial cells. Does not react with rat fibroblasts....
Biology Products: