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Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles
...e prion to bind to two other common soil minerals: quartz
and kaolinite, another common clay mineral. "We found binding of the abnormal protein to all three," says Aiken, "but the binding to montmorillonite was very avid, very tight. We found it very difficult to remove the prions from the montmorillonite...
Large Fluid Intake Won’t Help to Keep Cool for Marathon Runner
...ature sensors, which contain temperature-sensitive quartz
crystal oscillators that vibrate at a frequency relative to its surrounding temperature and communicate the temperature by radio wave to a recording device worn by the runner. For previous studies, body temperatures have been taken after races, but t...
New Quartz References for Workplace Safety
...through more accurate measurement of the amount of quartz
dust in the air. Crystalline silica or quartz
is one of the most common minerals on Earth. When finely powdered silica gets in the air it becomes ...
Terahertz Imaging Promises To Revolutionize Breast Cancer Treatments
...cing a slice of excised breast tissue on a special quartz
plate and exposing it to terahertz light, the light waves reflected from the tissue contained unique information about its state. The researchers were able to distinguish both invasive and noninvasive breast carcinomas from healthy tissue. Twenty-tw...
Occupational exposurer aises respiratory symptoms
...ry symptoms and asthma. In particular, exposure to quartz
causes cough symptoms and asbestos exposure is linked with high risk of severe breathlessness and asthma. Slightly over 30 per cent of the participants were exposed to dust and fumes in the workplace; between six and 19 per cent of all respiratory sy...