Bioscience Technology This Week #8: Safe Nuts for Allergy Sufferers

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:43pm
On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week:
Making Nuts Safer for Those with Allergies
For the millions of adults and children in the U.S. who have to shun nuts to avoid an allergic reaction, help could be on the way. Scientists are now developing a method to process cashews— and potentially other nuts— that could make them safer to eat for people who are allergic to them.
Which Genes Drive Antibiotic Resistance?
Researchers have developed a powerful new tool to identify genetic changes in disease-causing bacteria that are responsible for antibiotic resistance. The results from this technique could be used in clinics within the next decade to decide on the most effective treatments for diseases such as pneumonia and meningitis.

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