Replacing some old pipes can still result in lead-contaminated water

Lead in drinking water is a decades-old problem and still poses serious public health risks today. In response, utilities are replacing segments of old lead pipes that are causing the contamination. Surprisingly, researchers report that although partial line replacements can decrease lead levels in tap water, concentrations spike right after line replacement and can remain […]

Transforming skin cells to insulin

Researches are one step closer to cure diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells. They have transformed skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin producing cells, using stem cell techniques. The researchers’ aim is to transplant these cells under the skin of people with diabetes. Source: Feed4