Software tool can show when a city’s wastewater treatment will fail

Urban populations and mega-cities are on the rise and so is the amount of wastewater pouring into treatment facilities that cannot adequately handle the load. What if you had a tool that could tell whether a large wastewater treatment plant was capable of reliably meeting the demand? “It could avert a public health disaster caused […]

UWM physicist’s experiment reveals how TB bacteria become antibiotic-resistant

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are particularly difficult to treat because they are often antibiotic resistant. In fact, the lung disease, which spreads through coughs or sneezes, now kills more people worldwide than any other infectious agent, according to the World Health Organization. But in order to design drugs that foil resistance, scientists first have […]