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Tracking the virus: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in human stools

Working out where the coronavirus has occurred and where it is currently most prevalent is an area of important healthcare epidemiology and necessary to drive public policy. Human waste represents one area of assessment.

Stability of coronavirus in human excreta

One of the less widely explored areas in relation to the novel coronavirus is with the survival of viral RNA in human urine and feces. A new study shows that the virus is recoverable several days later.

Urine traces provide insight into ancient animal domestication

Washington - Studying the traces of urine of sheep and goats is giving archeologists a glimpse into the domestication of the animals in a Turkish village 10,000 years ago.

New technology makes electricity from urine

Bristol - An emerging biotechnology process that allows electricity to be generated from urine is closer to realization, following a new study produced by the University of the West of England.

Typical urine level in swimming pools revealed

Toronto - Many professional swimmers say they do it, but what about the rest of us? A new survey reveals the typical levels of urine in swimming pools, arising from swimmers going to lavatorial excesses.

Urine samples can be used for early cancer screening

Detecting cancer early increases the chance of survival. Many laboratories are undertaking research to help detect cancer early. One breakthrough is with screening urine from patients to look for indicator biological markers.

Woman selling her positive pregnancy tests for cash

A woman in Florida is trying to get money to pay her way through college, so she's selling her positive pregnancy tests and urine.

World's tallest church at risk from urinating men

Ulm - The Ulm Minster, the world's tallest church tower, is seeking to stop men from urinating over the church structure. The years of people peeing on the church is causing damage from erosion.

Zika detected in urine, saliva: top Brazilian researchers

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's top research institute said Friday that Zika has been detected in urine and saliva, but added that there is no proof the virus can be transmitted through those fluids.

Energy crisis solution could be to use human waste

Toronto - Researchers in Canada are considering the feasibility of using biogas, derived from human waste, to produce energy. They argue that each year people produce waste that could be converted to energy worth $9.5 billion, at current prices.

Conservative quits race after video of him peeing in cup surfaces

A Conservative candidate running in a Toronto-area riding in the upcoming Canadian federal election has dropped out of the race. Why? Because of something being referred to on social media as "#peegate."

Cats and mice, it's all down to chemicals

Moscow - Cats chase mice, mice hide from cats. This is the game played out throughout the places where cats and mice co-exist. New research suggests that mice can be chemically programmed to be controlled by cats.

Luminescent bacteria help diagnose cancer

Scientists have come up with a novel way to detect liver cancer. The approach makes use of beneficial bacteria. Through genetic engineering, these bacteria emit a luminescent pulse when cancer is present.

Human waste on Everest is becoming a major problem

Officials in Nepal have warned that human waste building up on Mount Everest is becoming a major problem that could begin to spread disease on top of the world's highest mountain.

British man sold fake liquor that contained urine

Blackpool - Nicholas Stewart, 35, from Blackpool, has been branded a danger to public health, after he sold colored urine as alcohol.

Rats with spinal injuries learn to urinate freely

Baltimore - Rats, in a new study, regained bladder control following a new treatment that coaxed severed nerves to grow back. It is hoped that the research can be applied to humans.

Officials trying to find out why city smells like cat urine

New Castle - Residents of New Castle, Pennsylvania, hope that some air sample tests will reveal why their city smells like cat urine.

How pelvic muscles help delay urination

Needing to pee is an uncomfortable experience. There is a reason why we are (mostly) able to control urination. Scientists have revealed neural underpinnings of the involuntary flexing of the pelvic floor, which help us delay urination.

Human urine can be used for fuel cells

The world produces billions of gallons of urine each day, which is enough to fill 4,200 Olympic swimming pools. Most of us will label it as waste, but scientists are hoping to use urine to generate power for our society.

Pedophile sting finds dwarf in van, urine

Longwood - Christopher Lanning embarked on an 18-hour cross-country journey to Florida with the intent of sleeping with an underage girl.

Dell will fix laptops that smell like cat urine

On Wednesday Dell issued a statement to their customers last week, saying that it will replace a part in their laptops that smell like cat urine.

What's in urine? The contents revealed

The first comprehensive analysis of human urine has been undertaken and identifies more than 3,000 metabolites. Each component can be viewed via an online database.

Unlikely source of new teeth from human urine

Replacing our teeth might come from an unlikely source in the future. Chinese researchers have found a way to grow new teeth from urine.

New discovery now enables us to use urine to power cellphones

Bristol - A group of researchers from the University of the West of England has discovered a way to charge cellphone devices by using urine.

Weed killer glyphosate found in human urine across Europe

Friends of the Earth Europe (FoE) commissioned a series of urine tests on people in 18 countries across Europe. The results were released on Thursday and FoE is asking, "Why is there weed killer in our bodies?"

Smartphone app can test urine samples

A new smartphone app that can use the in-built smartphone camera to analyze urine, and then to check for a range of medical conditions, has been launched.

Can urine be turned into brain cells?

Scientists have carried out a study whereby cells from human urine have been manipulated into cells that resemble the types of neurons found in the brain.

Baboon urine, Zimbabwe's best love potion Special

Bulawayo - Ever thought of baboon urine being a very useful ingredient in the making of love potions? Yes, it’s Bulawayo’s best love portion so far?

Video: Browns fan dunks head in urine bucket, wins $450

Cleveland - People will do some pretty crazy things for money, but dunking your head into a 5 gallon bucket of urine has to rank pretty high on the list of one of the craziest.

Ryan Lochte admits peeing in Olympic pool

America's latest golden boy in the pool candidly admitted to urinating in the Olympic pool while warming up for his impressive swimming feats.
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(a) Schematic drawing; (b) image of the developed wearable generator.
(a) Schematic drawing; (b) image of the developed wearable generator.
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(a) Schematic drawing; (b) image of the developed wearable generator.
(a) Schematic drawing; (b) image of the developed wearable generator.
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