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Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

...evel exposure to a cocktail of chemicals and heavy metals in an animal that has a long pregnancy like humans, researchers compared the ovaries from the foetuses of sheep in control group with treatment group. The control group was grazing fields fertilised with inorganic fertiliser, while the treatment gr...

Novel Light Weight Polymers Made Up of Carbon Nanotubes

...bon nanotubes to unite the virtues of plastics and metals in a new ultra-lightweight , conductive material that may revolutionize electromagnetic shielding and more. The team's innovation will be honored with a Nano50 award from Nanotech Briefs magazine, which recognizes the top 50 technologies, products...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

...n. Preliminary lab tests detected a range of trace metals in pills found in Marcia Ann Bergeron's home on Qu...further tests found "significantly high levels" of metals in Bergeron's liver, including 15 times the normal level of aluminum. "Together, the overall load o...

Now, a Tattoo That can Be Easily Removed

...ated beads filled with dyes that do not have heavy metals and other toxins, making it easy it easy to get it removed. "Microencapsulation is a real science and a real art," Live Science quoted said researcher Edith Mathiowitz, as saying....

Southeast Missouri State Provides High-tech Protection Against Staph Infections

...tection 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....

US FDA may Be Asked to Monitor Toxic Levels of Cigarettes

...obacco, are burned. _Cadmium and lead, two heavy metals that are toxic. Their levels generally depend on the environmental conditions where the tobacco is grown. But Ashley, an expert in the constituents of tobacco and tobacco smoke, cautions that cigarettes are a very complex product and have traditio...

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Gaining Acceptance in Himachal Pradesh

...ther kind of doctor. Natural herbs, minerals and metals combined and prepared according to the patients' taste and potency is the benchmark of Tibetan system of medicine. It is based on the theory of five elements Sa (Earth), Chu (Water), Me (Fire), Rlung (Wind) and Nam-mkha (Space) and is very much con...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...75 cents a dose. On Monday, an experienced heavy metals toxicologist named H. Vasken Aposhian presented a theory of how thimerosal could have damaged the girl's immune system in a way that set her up for autism. But none of Cedillo's other witnesses had much specialized knowledge in mercury or other metal...

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

...nd zinc may not be there at all. "If we keep the metals entirely out of the protein, we can explain the to...rms aggregate at physiological conditions when the metals are gone. It was such a puzzle, but this hypothesis can solve it," Valentine said "If scientists ...

Modern Medicine Originated in Egypt, Not Greece

...n physicians treated wounds with honey, resins and metals known to be antimicrobial. The team also discovered prescriptions for laxatives of castor oil and colocynth and bulk laxatives of figs and bran. Researchers further found evidence of treatment of diseases like colic with hyoscyamus, which is sti...

Deep-sea Mining can Damage Marine Ecosystem

...the coast of Papua New Guinea. 'The demand for metals is growing rapidly, and along with the sharp rise in metal prices, we have seen the depletion of metal-rich terrestrial mines. For mining companies and their investors, undersea mining offers high concentrations of ore at relatively low production co...

Olive Stones to Depollute Industrial Sewage Water

...parently useless olive stones: they eliminate hard metals chrome, to be precise- by biosorption in sewage wa...example, agricultural residues- to retain the hard metals found in industrial sewage water. The main advantage of this research is that olive stones are used....

Researchers Find Ways to Recycle Old Tyres into New

... them in a landfill, a process that releases heavy metals and other pollutants and risks starting dirty, long-burning fires. Now, David Isaac and colleagues at Swansea University, UK, have shown that spinning ground-up tyres, called rubber 'crumb', inside a chamber filled with ionised oxygen gas plasma ma...

New Strains of TB Can Be Used as a Powerful Bioterror Weapon

...quidity into the economy, which will send precious metals skyrocketing. In this kind of environment, rare gold silver and platinum coins will go BERSERK,' said DiGeorgia....

Ecologists Desperate to Save Dal Lake in Kashmir

...that the lake has excessively-high levels of toxic metals due to sewage. It has affected the fish consumed by humans. Many feel that local officials are nonchalant My father tells me that once he used to drink from the Dal Lake . Today, we think twice before dipping our hand into the lake, fearing infect...

Wipro Goes Green With Eco-friendly Desktops, Laptops

...uch as brominated flame retardants, PVCs and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury, which are commonly used in computer manufacturing. "As one of the trusted brands, we ensure our products and processes comply with the environment-friendly norms being adopted worldwide. We have invested substant...

Study Focus on Environmental Hazards Posed by IT Scraps

...s up most of a PC's weight. The recycling rate for metals in the electronic scrap pile amounts to more than 95 percent. Roughly 10 percent of the weight is used energetically, meaning that the material is burned. Many manufacturers are seeking to lure customers with promises of computers produced in more ...

Pigeon Feathers to Judge Pollution Levels

... tested in the laboratory for length and the heavy metals in it. The feathers are chemically tested in nitri...ve a fixed habitat in a particular area. The heavy metals in the environment enter the feather, and remain even after they are shed. The feathers are tested i...

A Sweet Step Toward New Cancer Therapies

... Hakansson's group has been exploring the use of metals such as calcium and iron to carry the necessary po... structures, rather lopping off branches. By using metals as charge carriers, the researchers were able to do just that, yielding valuable structural informat...

Zinc in Body Could Affect Eyes: Study

... in that both involve 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...

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