Traditionally, immigrants from many countries arrive in the U.S. and enter the restaurant business in hopes that the next generation will get a higher education. One immigrant from China took a more unconventional course, starting in cancer research, and later finding success as a restaurateur. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has her story from Houston on why she left the lab to work with spicy ingredients.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose one of the biggest threats to global health, according to the World Health Organization. Some researchers say they may have discovered a way to fight this type of bacteria without the microorganisms ever becoming resistant to treatment. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has more from Rice University in Houston.
The survival of wild animals such as elephants and tigers are at risk, and one of the main reasons is poaching. These animals are being hunted, even in protected wildlife parks, for their body parts such as elephants’ tusks and tigers’ skins. Park rangers may soon have a powerful tool to help fight poachers thanks to artificial intelligence. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee explains.
Whether you live in a city of somewhere more rural, there are always things in the air that could make you sneeze or cause major illness. A lab at the University of California, Los Angeles is trying to solve that problem by developing a handheld allergen detector.