Latest Bioactive paper Stories
HAMILTON, ON, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Yesterday, officials wanting to test soil and groundwater for malathion--a widely used organophosphate pesticide that can lead to Alzheimer's, ADHD, reduced
A group of McMaster researchers has solved the problem of cumbersome, expensive and painfully slow water-testing by turning the process upside-down.
Urban beach closures due to coliform outbreaks have become disturbing signs of summer, yet water-testing technology has never been fast enough to keep up with changing conditions, nor accessible enough to check all waters.
McGill researchers develop a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles Disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often result in the spread of diseases like gastroenteritis, giardiasis and even cholera because of an immediate shortage of clean drinking water. Now, chemistry researchers at McGill University have taken a key step towards making a cheap, portable, paper-based filter coated with silver nanoparticles to be used in these emergency settings....
Scientists in Canada are reporting the development of a fast, inexpensive "dipstick" test to identify small amounts of pesticides that may exist in foods and beverages.
Canadian scientists say they've created a technology similar to inkjet printing that can be used in making paper-based biosensors to detect harmful toxins. McMaster University Associate Professor John Brennan and his research team say they've developed a method of printing a toxin-detecting biosensor on paper.
If that office inkjet printer has become just another fixture, it's time to take a fresh look at it. Similar technology may soon be used to develop paper-based biosensors that can detect certain harmful toxins that can cause food poisoning or be used as bioterrorism agents.
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