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  1. May 23, 2019Table scraps can be used to reduce reliance on fossil fuels

    Wasted food can be affordably turned into a clean substitute for fossil fuels.

    New technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo engineers natural fermentation to produce a biodegradable chemical that can be refined as a source of energy.

     The chemical could also be used to replace petroleum-based chemicals in a host of products including drugs and plastic packaging.

  2. May 22, 2019The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

    A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems.

    Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory tests are used similarly around the world, even though the institutions they studied differed in terms of poverty levels, health systems and prevalence of disease.

  3. May 22, 2019Table scraps can be used to reduce reliance on fossil fuels

    Wasted food can be affordably turned into a clean substitute for fossil fuels.

    New technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo engineers natural fermentation to produce a biodegradable chemical that can be refined as a source of energy.

    The chemical could also be used to replace petroleum-based chemicals in a host of products including drugs and plastic packaging.

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