New study uses big data to analyze the international food trade

A new study looks at international food trade and whether it enhances or erodes equitable access to food across the planet. The researchers analyzed annual United Nations data on international food trade from 1986 to 2010 in nearly 180 countries, and focused on 266 commodities such as rice, wheat, maize, and soybeans as well as … More New study uses big data to analyze the international food trade

Genetic test to detect antimicrobial resistance developed

Researchers have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep throat and other respiratory illnesses. Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene … More Genetic test to detect antimicrobial resistance developed