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Longitudinal COVID-19 Surveillance and Characterization in the Workplace

As the country trudges forward in the wake of the COVID-19 global health and economic crisis, the Oak Crest Institute of Science (Oak Crest) has taken a hands-on approach to actively curb the spread of the virus in the workplace. To achieve this aim, Oak Crest is conducting a longitudinal clinical study (initiated in March under IRB approval) designed to provide frequent COVID-19 testing (SARS-CoV-2 RNA) for all faculty, employees, students, and their household members in order to characterize the rate of COVID-19 acquisition in the workplace. Such consistent testing consequently empowers Oak Crest to take appropriate precautions to ...

Phosphorus Recovery from Wastewater Using Biomineralization

The Global Importance of Phosphate: Phosphorus, in its oxidized form, as phosphate, is a key ingredient in fertilizers used to sustain high crop yields and has no substitute in food production. The application of phosphate fertilizer is a critical feature in maintaining modern agriculture. Yet, phosphate rock ore, the main source of phosphorus is being mined at an unsustainable rate. Active reserves of phosphate ore are estimated to last 100 to 150 more years. In anticipation of what might be a catastrophic impact on global food production there is an on-going discussion about how phosphorus might be recovered from human ...

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