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Candida auris information about this superbug

Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that a type of yeast called Candida auris has been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients. In some patients, this yeast can enter the...

Drinking water in the EU: better quality and access

MEPs have backed new rules to further improve the quality and access to drinking water for everyone and ensure plastic waste from water bottles is reduced. Most people in the EU have good access to high...

Guide to laboratory filtration

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Paper filtration: considerations for quantitative analysis

In Part 5 of our Paper filtration 101 series, I discuss some practical considerations for successful paper filtration, especially for quantitative analysis. The filter paper: practical considerations If you’ve...

Whatman paper filtration 101 – Part 4: Funnels

Part 4 of this series looks at different types of funnels for vacuum filtration – e.g. Buchner and Hartley funnels. Read on to see how to choose the right funnel and achieve the perfect seal. Funnels for...

Whatman paper filtration 101 – Part 3: Folding continue

Part 3 of this series describes various filter paper cone folding techniques. Read on to see the options for getting a good seal over your conical funnel. Folding method Comments Quadrant folded Fold the paper...

Candida auris drug-resistant fungus

Candida auris Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. CDC is concerned about C. auris for three main reasons: It is often multidrug-resistant, meaning that it is...

Safe and clean drinking water: EU updates quality standards

The EU is ensuring that tap water across the EU is safe to drink. The Council on March adopted its position on the proposal to revise the drinking water directive. The proposed new rules update the quality...

2.1 billion people lack access to safe water

According to the new WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, 2.1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 4.4 billion lack safely managed sanitation. Learn...

Identifying Spacecraft Contaminants with Portable Raman Spectroscopy

The assembly, integration and test phase of spacecraft engineering holds the highest risk for contamination in the project lifecycle. In a recent study published by the SPIE. Digital Library, contamination...

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