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Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...ad uncovered industrial oils, acid, cancer-causing chemicals and other dangerous ingredients in thousands of everyday foods sold domestically. Stung by the string of revelations, the Beijing government is working overtime to ensure that the 10,500 athletes and expected 550,000 foreign visitors to the Olympic...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...o paralyze passing fish, but scientists found that chemicals in the poison could also obstruct pain signals in the human brain. About 25 years ago, scientists at the University of Utah, in the US, were able to detach a molecule from the venom that also had painkilling properties in humans. Now researchers ...

Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

...tus to low doses of commonly present environmental chemicals can disturb the development of the ovary. The s... of long-term, low-level exposure to a cocktail of chemicals and heavy metals in an animal that has a long pregnancy like humans, researchers compared the ovarie...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...y Environmental Defense shows that levels of toxic chemicals in the lakes are alarmingly high. The report, Up...Lakes remain so heavily contaminated by industrial chemicals such as dioxins, PCBs, and methyl mercury that they are unfit for human consumption, says the report...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...to diesel and other products, such as paraffin and chemicals for making plastics. "Weve been doing Fischer-Tropsch research for 15 years. In the last five years, interest in general has picked up," particularly by private companies," says Davis, the centers associate director and its chief researcher on clea...

Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

...Sun admitted there was widespread use of dangerous chemicals in China's agricultural and livestock industries and that such problems posed a major threat to China's exports. 'Food safety problems have suffocated agricultural and food exports and harmed the reputation of our exports and our national image,' h...

Foot-and-mouth Disease Outbreak Forces Thiruvananthapuram Zoo to Shut Down

... the premises as a precaution. "We are applying chemicals in the field near the cages. We are also cleaning up the whole campus. We have closed the zoo because it's a highly contagious disease. Even people passing in front of the cages can get it," said Elcey George, the zoo director. Animal rights activ...

Milk Thistle Extract Effective in Cancer Treatment

... clinical application of silymarin, the mixture of chemicals found in milk thistle. The special issue features new research from Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center finding liver-protective effects for silymarin in children receiving cancer chemo...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

... turn can be coated with antibodies that attach to chemicals found only in cancerous cells. When injected into the body, thousands of the particles fix to cancer cells, turning them into miniature magnets. The cells can then be drawn towards magnets encased in the tip of a biopsy needle. A mathematical model...

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

...mining whether nanoscale substances qualify as new chemicals under TSCA on a case-by-case basis. According to former EPA official and Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) senior advisor J. Clarence Davies, The agencys current practice is inadequate to deal with nanotechnology. It is essential that EPA ...

Southeast Missouri State Provides High-tech Protection Against Staph Infections

...f antimicrobial protection that will not leach any chemicals or heavy metals into the environment and will not rub off onto a player's skin. SportCoatings is the first and only to bring this unique antimicrobial to the athletic industry....

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

...water containing bleaching powder, sulphonic dyes, chemicals and other inorganic catalysts. These are dumped into the Noyyal River or in the open wasteland. Kalidass, an environmentalist, says: 'The agricultural lands will slowly become desert because of this sludge. Sludge will kill all the microorganisms i...

Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

...that protects cells from damage by highly reactive chemicals called free radicals. Our findings put a mechanism behind what your mother told when you were growing upeat a good diet and exercise, and it will keep you healthy, said White. Diet, exercise and lower weight keep your peripheral tissues sensiti...

Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

...r and fetus and is expelled after birth is rich in chemicals that can help mitigate fluctuations in hormones believed to cause postpartum depression. "I feel that it is what we as women are meant to do with the placenta," says Jodi Selander, a North Las Vegas natural and herbal healing enthusiast and who off...

Pediatric Use of ADHD Drug may Affect Developing Brain

...main areas. First, we noticed alterations in brain chemicals such as catecholamines and norepinephrine in the rats' prefrontal cortex a part of the mammalian brain responsible for higher executive thinking and decision-making. There were also significant changes in catecholamine function in the hippocampus, a...

Glaucoma can Be Cured by Oven Cleaner!

...side the eye. Existing eye-drop treatments contain chemicals that don't attach to transport proteins very successfully, so only a small amount gets through the cornea. Now Seal and colleague Sanku Mallik have effectively combined nanoceria with a compound that blocks the hCAII enzyme, which is involved in pr...

Special Backpacks Provide Much Needed Relief for Cancer Patients

...e time. "I need hydration all the time because the chemicals they are putting into me for my chemotherapy are so toxic and could damage my kidneys. "So I wear my backpack during the day and when I sleep I put it on the bedside next to me. "In the circumstances, it is the nearest that I can get to a normal li...

New Device Developed to Eliminate Superbugs Within Minutes

...actions between airborne ozone and organic scented chemicals from plants such as pine trees, instantly kill microbes. Now, Macdonald, Elwood and collaborators claim to have recreated this effect using a customised device the size of a flower vase that constantly generates the hydroxyl radicals. The device ...

Insilico Studies on Chlorine Eating Bacteria

... are now in wide use to detoxify such carcinogenic chemicals as perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE). They do this by removing chlorine atoms from molecules and leaving less-toxic compounds behind. But D. ethenogenes strains work well at some sites and not so well at others, and nobody knows f...

Excessive Use of Cosmetics Leads to Adverse Effects on the Body

...use make-up every day are soaking up nearly 5lb of chemicals a year into their bodies. Many use over 20 differ...and toiletries means that a cocktail of 4lb 6oz of chemicals a year is seeping into the body through the skin. Some synthetic compounds involved have been assoc...

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