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Arsenic Being Considered as a Cancer Fighting Tool

Posted by David Larsen on Sat, Dec 06, 2014


The Environmental Protection Agency limits the amount of arsenic in U.S. public drinking water to 10 parts per billion (ppb). Water that comes from privately owned wells may contain higher levels of arsenic, especially in areas where the groundwater flows over arsenic-rich bedrock. In a recent study done by UC Berkeley, arsenic was found to potentially show benefits as a cancer fighting agent.

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Tags: CA, water, cancer research, Southwest, 2015, Berkeley, BioResearch Product Faire Event, UC Berkeley, UCBerk

MSU Researchers Save Water with Membranes

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Feb 14, 2013

With the North American drought  ended last year according to the USDA, it still affects parts of the United States and dries out plant life in its wake. The drought reached 80 percent of the country’s agricultural land, and many of the impacts of the stunted food production will be felt this year at supermarkets and restaurants. It’s no surprise, then, that a large question in agricultural biotechnology is how to more effectively combat drought for the present and future. This is where Michigan State University shines, presenting a way for plants to make even better use of the water they receive.

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Tags: Michigan State University, 2014, Midwest, 2013, agriculture, water, membranes, Michigan, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MI, Front Line event, East Lansing, MSU

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