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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...dy, all patients receive this standard approach to cleaning the blood. But two-thirds of the study participants take the additional step of having the liquid portion of their filtered blood, called an ultrafiltrate ?which would contain remaining toxins, electrolytes, mediators of inflammation and such ?remov...

Anti-bacterial additive widespread in U.S. waterways

...een widely used fordecades in hand soaps and other cleaning products, but rarely wasmonitored for or detected in the environment. The new findings suggestthat triclocarban contamination is greatly underreported. The study ispublished in the current online edition of Environmental Science &Technology, a pe...

Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem

...n-toxic components. Cost is the primary hurdle to cleaning up TCE-polluted groundwater. CBEN's team hopes to drive down costs by using every ounce of palladium to maximum efficiency, and by eliminating drilling costs for new wells, construction costs for surface treatment facilities and energy costs of lifti...

Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show

...t the plants might become a viable alternative for cleaning up polluted soil. The new research findings, publ...formed up to three times as well as wild plants in cleaning up selenium-polluted soil. "Field conditions involve a million different variables, from weather to...

Edible bivalves as a source of human pathogens: signals between vibrios and the bivalve host.

...bivalve tissues, where they can persist even after cleaning procedures, thus representing a potential risk for human health. Although different environmental factors are well known to affect the persistence of vibrios in these organisms, the key role of the interactions between vibrios and the immune system o...

Study uncovers bacteria's worst enemy

...terial bioremediation a more widespread method for cleaning up sites contaminated with actinides and other rad...erial bioremediation can be a preferred method for cleaning up actinide contamination, we've never really known whether or not radioactivity or chemical toxicit...

Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists

...able solution for restoration. "We're advocating a cleaning up of the debris in the majority of cases, so as to allow natural recovery processes to take place. Coral reefs have been subject to natural disasters for millions of years, and they have survived and adapted over a long time." Poorly planned recons...

Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel

...oduces more ash than wood -- meaning more frequent cleaning -- of stoves. Currently, he is testing the burning of pellets made from grasses, such as timothy and orchard grass, as well as weeds, such as goldenrod, in pellet stoves at Cornell's Mt. Pleasant Research Farm. This demonstration project is funded by...

Environmental chemical cocktail may sabotage sperm

...roducts such as paints, herbicides and pesticides, cleaning products and in the production of pulp paper and textiles. They investigated the effect the chemicals had on capacitation, the stage when a sperm acquires the ability to fertilise an egg. "We found that combinations of small quantities of these thre...

New Scripps Oceanography project to study sediments and ecosystem restoration in Venice lagoon

...ing at Venice in the early '70s, to nondestructive cleaning of statuary with lasers and (Scripps Research Geodesist) Yehuda Bock's use of global positioning system technology to measure the actual rate of sinking, to today's understanding of the implications of sediment removal and transplantation. This is a ...

Bleach found to neutralize mold allergens

...ter), some with Tilex?Mold & Mildew Remover, a cleaning product containing both bleach and detergent, and others only with distilled water as a control. They then compared the viability and the allergenicity of the treated and untreated mold. The researchers found that the use of the dilute bleach sol...

A radical solution for environmental pollution

...teria such as T. aromatica hold promise for use in cleaning up environmental pollutants because they not only can break down hazardous chemicals, but they can also do it underground, in oxygen-scarce environments---just the sort of places where toluene could be causing problems. Marsh would like to transfer ...

Scientists discover new way to look at how molecules twist and turn on water

...ected to yield benefits such as better methods for cleaning up environmental hazards. The findings of a team led by University of Oregon chemist Geri Richmond are featured on the cover of the Sept. 8 issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry B . "We have developed a method to determine the tilt and twis...

Russian 'surrogate' alcohols are a killer

... and other spirits (mainly aftershave products and cleaning fluids). Commercially produced vodkas were used for content comparison. The results indicate that a significant proportion of Russian men are drinking products that have either very high concentrations of ethanol, or contaminants known to be toxic....

Technique makes it easier to see mouse embryo in all its glory

...rtificial sweeteners, pain relievers and household cleaning chemicals are safe for pregnant mothers," he said. "The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) mandate that chemical and drug companies perform tests of reproductive safety, but how complete are these s...

Learning to love bacteria: Stanford scientist highlights bugs' benefits

...a are bad. Mothers and doctors, not to mention the cleaning product industry, repeatedly warn of their dangers. But a Stanford University School of Medicine microbiologist is raising the intriguing idea that persistent bacterial and viral infections have benefits. Stanley Falkow, PhD, the Robert W. and Vivia...

Scientists look to the Bahamas as a model for coral reef conservation

...a are bad. Mothers and doctors, not to mention the cleaning product industry, repeatedly warn of their dangers. But a Stanford University School of Medicine microbiologist is raising the intriguing idea that persistent bacterial and viral infections have benefits. Stanley Falkow, PhD, the Robert W. and Vivia...

Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health

...is tough," says Conrad. "I own four cats. I hate cleaning cat boxes, but I know it's in the best interest of the cats, wildlife, and human health." Not Just Shellfish Poisoning: The Unseen Effects of Red TidesManatee die-offs are revealing new health impacts of algal blooms - for both manatees and humans....

Newly discovered protein kills anthrax bacteria by exploding their cell walls

... based on the protein would be a powerful tool for cleaning up after an anthrax attack. All bacteria, anthrax included, have natural predators called bacteriophage. Just as viruses infect people, bacteriophage infect bacteria, reproduce, and then kill their host cell by bursting out to find their next target...

Research could lead to better drugs and whiter whites

...sses, including brewing, food processing, domestic cleaning and paper manufacturing. "Improving our fundament... processes in a number of commercial sectors. "In cleaning products, for instance, enzymes help speed up the chemical reactions that break down protein and sta...

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