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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Are drinking straws an environmental menace?

A waste disposal company has called on plastic drinking straws to be taxed as a disincentive, claiming discarded straws to be a considerable contributor to environmental waste.

Faster and accurate test for sepsis invented

Tongde - Medical technologists have constructed a test designed to rapidly and reliably diagnose sepsis. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication arising from bacterial infections.

Unnecessary antibiotics still prescribed for colds

Toronto - There has been plenty of publicity about prescribing antibiotics for viral infections, yet the problem continues within the medical community, according to a study of U.S. health sector practices. The problem connects with the antibiotic resistance issue.

Dealing with toxic algal blooms involves reducing bird poop

Algal blooms are a big problem in many parts of the world. Algae can deplete oxygen levels in lakes and produce toxins which threatened aquatic life. One influencing factor on algal levels is bird feces.

Review: The Philanthropist revived for the London Stage Special

London - The Philanthropist, a play popular in 1970s, has been revived for a new London run being performed at the Trafalgar Theater in London. Digital Journal paid a visit and assesses the unfolding drama.

Palm-sized medical gamma-ray camera launched

Scientists have invented a Compton camera weighing just 580 grams. The camera visualizes gamma rays of different energies. in tests the camera has produced high-resolution, multicolor 3D molecular images of a live mouse.

Essential Science: Tiny bubbles help heal broken bones

Scientists have come up with an alternative to bone grafts, based on bubble technology. The development may help alleviate long-term hospitalization and help to address fractures that do not readily heal.

Circadian clocks influence body’s response to diet

Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine have found that alterations to the circadian clock affect how the body responds to diet. In turn this influences microbes residing in the digestive tract.

Is tricolsan the answer to surgical site infections?

The use of triclosan-coated sutures could be effective for the prevention of surgical site infections, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This takes the form of a new guideline.

Science of bread making reveals the secrets of taste and aroma

Paris - The art of bread making may be well established but there remains a lot to learn in terms of reproducing artisanal bread on a mass scale. This is where science comes in and new research reveals more about taste and aroma.

Flame retardant material from bacteria-on-sponge

San Diego - Bacteria found on a marine sponge can produce toxic flame retardant-like compounds, according to a new study. Researchers are investigating the human health implications of the discovery.

Plant disease patterns offer clues about climate change

General atmospheric models provide an indicator of climate change. More sensitive models are needed to understand what is happening on ground level, however. One way to do this, new research highlights, is by tacking the spread of plant pathogens.

Progress made on developing HIV vaccine

Scientists are edging closer towards the creation of a vaccine for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This has required a different approach to be taken towards vaccine design and development.

Most contaminated places in the home identified

Philadelphia - There's been a lot of coverage about contamination in the environment and microbial risks in hospitals, but how about your home? Two new studies highlight the dirtiest places in the typical house.

Babies with engaged fathers learn faster

London - Babies with involved fathers during the first few months of life learn faster, a new study into the psychology of early learning has found.

European Union commissions bioterrorism assay

Madrid - There are many terrorist threats facing the world. Perhaps the most terrifying is a biological weapon given the extent of its potential spread, such as though air or waterways. Researchers are developing a new assay to detect such threats.

3D printed ovaries produce mice pups

Many biologists see 3D printing as a suitable technology for producing human tissues and organs, creating life-saving and health-enhancing biological constructs. In a breakthrough, a science groups have produced fully-working mice ovaries.

Has flammable ice been found?

Beijing - Is there such a thing as extractable flammable ice? The answer, according to Chines officials, is yes and a claim has been made that the country has made a scientific breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'.

Most dangerous social media app for mental health revealed

London - Social media platforms are rated in different ways, covering the spectrum from marketability to user experience. How about mental health? Instagram is rated, from a new survey, as the worst social media platform for young people's mental health.

Solar power is key to extended drone flights

As with many things battery powered drones have a finite time to function after which the power runs out. One means to make longer flights possible is with the application of solar power. This has been looked at by the Naval Research Laboratory.
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