Researchers have provided the first insight on the impact of mass vaccination campaigns in India, introduced in 2010 — ScienceDaily

A mass measles vaccination campaign saved tens of thousands of children’s lives in India between 2010 and 2013, according to a report published today in eLife. The findings suggest that eliminating deaths from measles in India could be possible, although it will require continued diligence to ensure high immunization rates among Indian children and direct…

Modern beer yeast emerged from mix of European grape wine, Asian rice wine yeast — ScienceDaily

For thousands of years brewers made beer using specialized strains of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The historical origins of brewer’s yeast are not well understood, however, as brewing predates the discovery of microbes. A new study publishing March 5 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, led by Justin Fay at the University of Rochester,…