Peeing in the Shower Could Save Millions of Gallons of Water (and Dollars)

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A new campaign by students at a British University encourages students to take their first pee of the day in their morning shower. And before we all lapse into a collective ewwww , the ‘ Go With the Flow ‘ campaign makes some mighty convincing arguments. The University of East Anglia (UEA) students found that if everyone in the UK changed their early morning bathroom habits, it would save a staggering 190 million gallons of water , and £430 million ($692 million) each year. Read the rest of Peeing in the Shower Could Save Millions of Gallons of Water (and Dollars) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: campus , Drought , go with the flow , Norfolk , pee in shower , shower , showering , toilet flush , toilet flushing , uea , university of east anglia , water issues , water shortage , water usage

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Researchers Discover How Nature Makes Powerful Antibiotics That Defy Resistance

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A team of researchers from the University of Illinois have made a breakthrough in understanding how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature. By solving the decades-old mystery of how the naturally occurring antibiotic nisin is given its structure by the action of enzymes, the team have opened the way to the discovery, production and study of dozens of similar compounds. This type of compound could be useful in fighting food-borne diseases or dangerous microbial infections, and as an added bonus, the compounds also have properties that make it difficult for pathogens to develop resistance to them. Read the rest of Researchers Discover How Nature Makes Powerful Antibiotics That Defy Resistance Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotic resistance , antibiotics , biochemistry , chemistry , dehydratase , nisin , peptides , Satish K. Nair , superbugs , university of illinois , Wilfred van der Donk

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