Economic Equality

Across the globe there are huge disparities in access to basic services such as healthcare, education, and economic resources, with the UN estimating over 98 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. It is vital for microbial research to identify those areas which actively maintain cycles of poverty and disparity. In recognising the interconnected nature of human financial systems and environmental health, microbial research can be a leader in working toward Economic Equality.


Simple test for flu could improve diagnosis and surveillance

A low-cost CRISPR-based paper strip test distinguishes between influenza types and can be reprogrammed to recognize different viruses including the H5N1 bird flu virus.

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Insight into key enzyme paves way towards hydrogen from algae

Researchers investigating algae that can produce hydrogen have identified how a vital cofactor, the so-called hydrogen cluster, is assembled.