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Tips to create water-wise gardens

As drought conditions continue across many parts of Australia, many property owners are contemplating water-wise options for outdoor spaces. “Whether it’s in the garden, pool or areas in between, there are plenty of ways to create beautiful and practical outdoor spaces that are also low on maintenance and water requirements,” landscape designer Matt Leacy, from… Read More »

Roche personalized cancer treatment to cost about $204,560 a year

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) – Roche Holding AG has priced at about $ 204,560 a year its personalized cancer treatment, Rozlytrek, that targets tumors with specific genetic mutations, the Swiss drugmaker said. The treatment will cost about… Read More »

Vaping linked to lung illnesses in US

As many as 50 people in at least six US states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported. Symptoms have included shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain and vomiting. Doctors say the illnesses resemble an inhalation injury. Cases have been reported… Read More »

Probiotic hydrogels heal gut wounds other bandages can’t reach

Joshi’s and other laboratories have previously harnessed commensal strains of E. coli to secrete biofilm-forming nanofibers, and as living foundries for the fabrication of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, or substances that can help with environmental remediation by engineering the CsgA protein that the bacteria secrete, which self-assembles into curli nanofibers in the extracellular environment. In these… Read More »