Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 18, 2016
Ongoing monitoring of Legionella in Flint in the wake of the drinking water crisis
Research presented at the ASM Microbe meeting suggests that microbial water quality issues of Flint drinking water are improving, based on recent testing in March 2016, but that continued vigilance is in order.

A multi-type queuing network analysis method for controlling server number in the outpatient
High outpatient rates in healthcare in China besides a lack of healthcare resources has resulted in long queues, leading to excessive delays in addressing the patients treatment.

Sharing of a bacterium related to tooth decay among children and their families
Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother.
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