February 2017

Need Safe Drinking Water? There's a Straw for That

Lakes and rivers make excellent breeding ground for bacteria

What started in 1994 as a way to filter a specific type of worm larvae from contaiminated water has grown into a lightweight portable water purification system which allows those without access to safe drinking water to drink directly from streams, lakes, or any container by removing almost all waterbourne bacteria from the source, including E. coli, salmonella, and waterborne protozoa. 

Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Treating TB

Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Treating TB

According to TB Alliance, tuberculosis (TB) kills someone approximately every 20 seconds. Available treatments take can take up to 2 years to work, are expensive and complicated to administer, and can also be toxic and lead to drug resistant strains. However, new research has uncovered a strategy to treat the most deadly strain of the disease known as extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB).