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Giant Microwave That Recycles Plastic Back into Diesel, Gas

... gets evaporated in the microwave. Take a piece of copper wiring. It is encased in plastic a kind of hydroc...il and gas, it also makes it easier to extract the copper wire for recycling, he said. Similarly, running 9.1 kilograms of ground-up tyres through the Hawk-...

Boffins a Step Closer to Solving Puzzle of Lou Gehrig's Disease

...r, think they know. In ALS patients, the protein's copper and zinc may not be there at all. "If we keep th...cientists can figure out why ALS patients lack the copper and zinc, that would be a major advance that could lead to treatment," she said. Copper-zinc super...

Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India

...ems such as zinc ash, lead acid battery wastes and copper cables coated with the poison plastic PVC, to India. Specifically, Japan exported more than 500 tonnes of DDT and 20 tonnes of capacitor fluid containing polychlorinated biphenyl, a carcinogen and a banned chemical, in the last few years. India...

Risk of Parkinsons Increased by Exposure to Pesticide and Head Trauma

...creational exposure to solvents, pesticides, iron, copper and manganese. Their lifetime exposure was then estimated blind to disease status and the results were adjusted, as appropriate, for age, sex, country of residence, tobacco use, ever having been knocked unconscious and family history of Parkinson's...

25 Pesticides Banned in India, Others Face Partial Curbs

... benzene hexachloride, calcium cyanide, chlordane, copper acetoarsenite, cibromochloropropane, endrin, ethel mercury chloride, ethyl parathion, heptachlor, menzaone, nitrofen, paraquat dimethyl suplhate, pentachlorophenol, phenyl mercury acetate, sodium methane arsonate, tetradifon, toxafen, aldicarb, chlor...

Zinc in Body Could Affect Eyes: Study

... the build-up of proteins and metals like zinc and copper into microscopic clumps," the researchers said. The study could help the development of new treatments for the disease, they said. Source-IANS...

Trial Run of Copper to Combat MRSA

...taps, handles, flush handles, grab rails etc. with copper knobs, copper push plates etc. Even the pens the staffs use will be coated with copper alloy. Says Professor T...

Diet Rich in Copper- Good for Heart

A recent study conducted on mice shows that more copper in everyday diet could be good for the heart. This... Research Center. Their studies show that giving copper supplements to mice eased the stress on their over-worked hearts by preventing heart enlargement. Th...

Cancer Cells Forming Blood Vessels Send Their Copper to the Edge

...d vessels critical to the spread of cancer and the copper in our bodies. // Growing new blood vessels from ...oles in many life processes. Compounds that reduce copper in the body without disrupting the body's normal functions can inhibit the growth of blood vessels —...

Copper Alloys Surfaces Touted As Pathogen Killers

... of alloy surfaces containing at least 90 per cent copper completely eliminate E. coli O157:H7, according to... easier to clean and does not corrode as easily as copper under the frequent chemical cleanings needed to remove harmful pathogens. While FoodProductionDail...

Bacteria Harnessed as Micro-Robot Motors

...To stop the bacteria's motion, the researchers add copper sulphate to the solution. The copper ions bond to the rotor of the flagella motor and prevent it from moving. To restart the motion, anot...

Pure Gold can Cause Allergy

...ten marketed as red gold is an alloy that combines copper with gold, producing a pinkish or ruddy colour. Allergy to jewellery is a phenomenon that has assumed growing importance in recent years, largely because of the introduction of cheap fancy jewellery in which the underlying metal layers consist of n...

A Laboratory Filtration System Kills 100 Percent Of Dangerous Microbes In Water

.... The technique makes use of specialized resins, copper and hydrogen peroxide to purify tainted water. ...ng is simple: a polymer sheet of resins containing copper is immersed in the contaminated flood water. The addition of hydrogen peroxide generates free radica...

People with early AMD not benefited by Laser Treatment

...C and Vitamin E) and appropriate doses of zinc and copper could reduce the relative risk of progression from early to late AMD by 25% and reduce the relative risk of vision loss by 19%. The NEI recently launched AREDS2 to see if a modified combination of vitamins, minerals, and fish oil can further slow the...

High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diets Associated with Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline

...high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper may be associated with an accelerated rate of decl... recent animal study found that the consumption of copper in drinking water could amplify the degenerative effects of a high-fat diet on rabbit brains. Mar...

New Studies On Zebrafish Could Aid in Treating Birth Defects

...disrupts the distribution of the critical nutrient copper within the fish cells and causes defects that are ...ebrafish embryos to a chemical agent that disrupts copper metabolism. She was struck by the similarity between his results and those produced by Calamity, so ...

Unmasking Nutrition's Role in Genes and Birth Defects

...gy at Vanderbilt University, studied the impact of copper metabolism on the development of zebrafish, a vert...ers identified a gene in zebrafish responsible for copper metabolism, called atp7a. They found that variants of the atp7a gene led to the abnormal metabolism ...

Higher-Dose Copper IUDs Provide Better Pregnancy Protection

Intrauterine devices that contain higher doses of copper are more effective in preventing pregnancy than IUDs with lower copper doses, according to a new systematic review// of studies. In addition, increasing the copper conte...

Three-Dimensional Image Of AIDS Virus – BY FSU Researcher

... liquid film stretched across the holes of a small copper grid and then flash-frozen, creating a solid form of ice that is more like clear glass than the typical crystalline form in ice cubes. Once inside the electron microscope, electrons bombarded the samples from myriad angles, magnifying it more than...

Molecular Basis Of ALS Found

... identical parts, each with an amino acid chain, a copper ion, a zinc ion and an intramolecular disulfide linkage -- a bond within an SOD1 molecule that stabilizes the structure. Intermolecular disulfide bonds, or cross-links, are incorrect bonds that form between, not within, SOD1 molecules. "A year ago ...

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