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Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...by industrial chemicals such as dioxins, PCBs, and methyl mercury that they are unfit for human consumption, says the report. Health effects of these chemicals include damage to the nervous, respiratory and immune system, as well as cancer. While there have been reductions in contaminants in parts of th...

American Sports Star Teenager Dies Due To Overdose Of Muscle Cream

...ined after death and a surprisingly high amount of methyl salicylate, the active ingredient found in such cr... Center, said Newman had a very abnormal amount of methyl salicylate in her body."She either lathered herself with it, or used way too much, or she used a nor...

Teenagers Untimely Death Draws Attention To Safety Of Over The- Counter Drugs

...cream BenGay, which contains the active ingredient methyl salicylate. Such muscle creams are used very commo...or kids. Kearney adds that topical application of methyl salicylate can be hazardous, if it is smeared over 40 percent of the body, if someone has a skin con...

Bhopal Gas Victims Demand Treatment of Children With Birth Defects

...of December 2, 1984, when over 40 tonnes of lethal methyl iso-cyanate (MIC) spewed out of the pesticide plant, in one of worst industrial accident in the country, killing more than 3,000 people and maiming thousands for life. More than 15,000 people affected by exposure to the toxic gas have died since then...

Fish Intake Linked to Higher IQ in Offspring

...s to trace amounts of pollutants in the fish, like methyl mercury, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenols (P... the UK, was likely to result in higher intakes of methyl mercury than would be consumed in the US. The results may require a rethinking of current recommen...

Funds Increased for Treating Bhopal Gas Victims

...e night of Dec 2/3, 1984, that 40 tonnes of lethal methyl isocyanate gas spewed out of the Union Carbide pesticide plant, killing over 3,000 people instantly and maiming several thousand others for life. More than 15,000 people have since died from the after-effects of the poisonous gases and over 200,00...

Nothing Fishy About This

...the bloodstream. The trace elements of mercury, or methyl mercury, the commonly found form of mercury in fish, pass through the placenta and then to the fetus. Elevated mercury levels have been linked to learning disabilities and developmental delays in children. There is also the danger of damage to the ...

Profiling of Cancer Genes May Lead to Earlier Detection Human Cancers

...cess called methylation, where a chemical called a methyl group is attached to a DNA region near the gene and prevents it from being activated, essentially “silencing” the gene. “These results show the power of studying tumors on a genome-wide basis, looking at many genes at the same time,” said Dr. John ...

Regulatory Mechanism for Tumor Suppressor Protein Identified

...ists identified an enzyme called Smyd2 that adds a methyl group to the p53 protein at a specific site, with ...or methylation in regulating p53. In that study, a methyl group added to a specific site on p53 called K372 was shown to activate the tumor-suppressor molecul...

Environmental Toxin Causes Heritable Adult-Onset Diseases

...he information stems from small chemicals, such as methyl groups, that become attached to the DNA. In epigen... in the affected rats that had altered patterns of methyl groups compared to control rats. Their results suggest the genes controlling susceptibility to the o...

Alternative therapies for ADHD

...ction. The effects of both Omega 3 fatty acids and methyl B-12 on kids with ADHD is being studied by Richard Deth, a professor of pharmacology at Northeastern University. "What we're recognizing is that some of the treatments recommended like this really normalize the biochemistry of the affected organs, ...

Human Embryonic Stem Cells Could Be Later Used In Therapeutic Cloning

...lular activity, including the chemical addition of methyl groups to specific DNA sequences in a process known as DNA methylation. The methylation and demethylation of particular DNA sequences in the genome are known to have profound effects on cellular behavior and differentiation. For example, DNA methyl...

Researchers Purify Protein That Could Regulate Male Hormones

...urnal Nature in December 2005, is able to remove a methyl group from histone H3, one of four histone protein.... Depending on their precise location and how many methyl groups are added, the presence of alterations can either turn on or turn off a gene. In the study,...

Indulge in sea food: no need to worry as benefits heavier than risks!

...d States , and those fish contained high levels of methyl mercury. Yet cognitive tests on the children, taken multiple times over the years, found no cognitive defects or other maladies normally attributed to mercury absorption. "But young children and pregnant women should still eat 12 ounces a week of a...

Eating Seafood Results In Brighter Babies

...osing their foetuses to dioxins and brain-damaging methyl mercury. Dr Hibbeln, whose research is reported in the Economist, says that his work shows that the benefits of eating such foods vastly outweigh the risks. The researchers found that at 3? years of age, those children with the best measures of mo...

Methyl-DNA binding Proteins To Fight Cancer

...lates genetic activity is DNA methylation, where a methyl group is joined to a section of a molecule. Special methyl-DNA binding proteins spring into action, bond with a section of the methylated DNA and suppress gene activity. One such protein that the researchers are interested in is Kaiso. They assume th...

Aspartame, Artificial Sweetener, A Safe Bet!

...ino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, as the methyl ester. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Aspartic acid and phenylalanine are found naturally in protein containing foods, including meats, grains and dairy products. Methyl esters are also found naturally in many foods such as fruits an...

Acute Toxicity Of Nano-Scale Zinc Powder: Severe Renal Damage And Anemia

..., while one group mice treated with sodium carboxy methyl cellulose was used as the control. The symptoms and mortality after zinc powder treatment were recorded. The effects of particles on the blood-element, the serum biochemical level and the blood coagulation were studied after 2 weeks of administrati...

Gene linked to colorectal cancer identified

...d, which means that the gene's promoter region has methyl chemical groups added to it, resulting in an unhealthy inactivation of the gene. "Given the high lifetime risk of colorectal tumor development in the U.S. population, it is reasonable to propose testing, to determine whether healthy persons with MGM...

Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax

...orrisome threats, common pest control agent called methyl bromide is more effective and cheaper// than curre...ation. The tests killed the spores and proved that methyl bromide is more effective than chlorine dioxide gas as a building fumigant for anthrax. Methyl brom...

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