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There is no fast, easy way to detect tuberculosis, so the deadly infection can spread quickly through communities. But now, a team reports in ACS Sensors the development of a rapid, sensitive and low-cost method for detecting the disease in resource-limited areas...
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Tiny plastic bits, collectively known as called microplastics, are in bodies of water around the world and are accumulating in aquatic creatures. Now scientists have reported that they also could be contaminating something else from the sea: its salt...
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