Hoarding rainwater could 'dramatically' expand range of dengue-fever mosquito
...e late 1960s, Ae. aegypti was restricted to the northern half of Queensland (where it currently resides) thanks in part to removal of old galvanised tin
rainwater tanks, installation of piped water, insecticides and new power lawnmowers that helped people keep their back yards tidy.
The study has ma...
New holographic method could be used for lab-on-a-chip technologies
... The experimental device consists of two parallel electrodes made of indium tin
oxide, a transparent and electrically conductive material. The parallel pla...ar."
The students also have designed an experiment containing one indium tin
oxide plate and one gold plate, an important development because gold is of...
BioScience tip sheet, December 2008
Taisen Iguchi and Yoshinao Katsu.
A ubiquitous pollutant, tributyl tin
chloride, could be promoting obesity. The chemical is used in industrial wa... on high-value food crops. It is also found in fish and shellfish. Tributyl tin
affects sensitive receptors in the cells of animals from water fleas to hum...
New and revised limits ensure safety in the workplace
...s, but the MAK value of 20 mg/m protects against this effect. The carcinogenic material cobalt and its compounds, as well as methoxyacetic acid, octyl tin
compounds and pyridine, assessed this year as a suspected carcinogen, were assigned the warning label "H" given to substances which can be absorbed in...
Food for thought: delivering the promise of food processing
...odern food processing technology. Whether you credit the Frenchman Nicholas Appert in 1809, or British born Peter Durand in 1810, the invention of the tin
can has revolutionised the way people eat. The motivation behind its invention was simple make food last long. Two hundred years on, food scientist...
MIT: Prenatal arsenic exposure detected in newborns
The evidence comes from studies of 32 mothers and their children in a province of Thailand that experienced heavy arsenic contamination from tin
mining. Similar levels of arsenic are also found in many other regions, including the US Southwest.
The research was led by Mathuros Ruchirawat, Di...