Архив рубрики ‘Inonews’

Ongoing recovery efforts take toll on hurricane survivors

According to a major report on NJ residents living in Superstorm Sandy’s path, over 100,000 experienced significant structural damage to their primary homes. Research finds that tens of thousands still live with unfinished repairs, disputed claims and recurrent mold, all associated with increased odds of mental health distress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression.

Management strategies to reduce catfacing in peaches

Researchers studied six under-tree vegetation-free strip widths and supplemental irrigation in years 4-8 of a young peach orchard to determine effects on peach tree growth and fruit yield, harvest maturity, and fruit size. Immature fruit samples were c…

Simulated seawater flooding decreases growth of vegetable seedlings

Scientists evaluated plant growth responses of 10 vegetables to simulated seawater flooding. The plants were flooded with SSW or tap water for 24 hours and grown subsequently for 2 weeks in a greenhouse. Spinach, eggplant, and tomato were the most tole…

Socially integrated women have lower suicide risk

Women who were socially well integrated had a lower risk for suicide in a new analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health Study, according to an article. Suicide is among the top 10 leading causes of death among middle-age women in the United States.

First smartphone DNA test for chlamydia

Researchers have developed a smartphone test for chlamydia that can detect the disease with high accuracy, which could reduce the prevalence of this sexually transmitted disease (STD) by making chlamydia screening easier and cheaper.

First lab-on-cartridge device that can perform all common medical tests

Clinical laboratory tests play a crucial role in making sure patients get appropriate care, yet many small labs and clinics in low resource settings cannot afford the instruments needed to provide these tests. Research on a novel fingerprick test that …