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How DDT metabolite disrupts breast cancer cells

Research has shown that the main metabolite of the insecticide DDT could be associated with aggressive breast cancer tumours, but there has been no explanation for this observation to date. Now a report published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research shows how DDT could act to disrupt ...

World Bank Head Praises DDT Use Against Malaria

World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz has praised South Africa's malaria control programme,// saying the country's use of indoor residual spraying has reduced malaria episodes. Wolfowitz visited the village of Mamitwa in South Africa's northern Limpopo province ˉ a region of high malaria inci...

Developmental Delays in Infants Linked to DDT

Recent research in California has revealed that DDT can cause developmental delays in infants whose mothers were exposed to the pesticide//. While DDT is currently banned in the United States, officials in Africa plan to expand its use to combat mosquitoes that spread malaria. According to st...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 21, 2008

...IMMEDIATE RELEASE Melting glaciers may release ddt and contaminate Antarctic environment Environmen...d colleagues estimate that up to 2.0-8.8 pounds of ddt are released into coastal waters annually along th... glacial meltwater. The researchers point out that ddt reaches Antarctica by long-range atmospheric trans...

Other highlights in the April 29 JNCI

... and metabolites tested. For example, men in the highest quartile for DDE (p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene)--which is a persistent metabolite of ddt (p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)--were 1.7 times more likely to develop testicular germ cell tumors than those with the lowest concentration. ...

DDT Compound Speeds Breast Cancer Growth

...nds THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study may finally explain how a key compound found in the U.S.-banned insecticide ddt accelerates the growth of breast cancer tumors. The new report, published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research , suggests that DDT's ...

Statement of the American Diabetes Association on the Administration's Proposal to Undermine Funds for Research, Prevention and Treatment in FY09

... Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) would be reduced to $62.45 million. ddt works in federal, state and local partnerships to conduct surveillance, pre...DDK funding by $112.5 million (6.6 percent), and CDC diabetes prevention at ddt by $20.8 million which equates to $1 for every American with diabetes. ...

Environmental pollution and diabetes may be linked

...d develop a method of treatment for those people who might be affected. POPs came into prominence as effective pesticides with the introduction of ddt in the 1940s. However, many of these chemicals, including DDT, fell out of favour after they were blamed for the declining number of wild birds and ot...

Herons persist in Chicago wetlands despite exposure to banned chemicals

...e of their toxicity in the environment. DDE is a metabolic by-product of ddt (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), a pesticide banned in 1972 because it wa...served to kill or disrupt the reproduction of birds and other wildlife. The ddt ban is believed to have reversed the dramatic decline in the American bald ...

ADA Urges President Bush Not to Veto Critical Appropriations Bill

... Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institute of Health (NIH). The bill represents a 5 percent increase for ddt and 2.7 percent for NIDDK; this is the first increase in two years for either program. The number of people living with diabetes in this country gre...
DDT in Biological News

Penguins exposed to DDT from melting glaciers

Decades after most countries stopped using the insecticide DDT, frozen stores of the chemical are now dripping out of melting Antarctic glaciers - and into penguins. A marine biologist in the US, who sampled DDT levels in Adlie penguins, is worried that the chemical could be an indication that oth...

Exposure to insecticide may play role in obesity epidemic among some women

...found for the first time is exposure to certain toxins by eating fish from polluted waters may contribute to the obesity epidemic in women." Though ddt was banned in 1973 after three decades of widespread use, the chemical and its byproducts remain toxic in marine life and fatty fish. The study was fu...

'Buckyballs' have high potential to accumulate in living tissue

... such as fish. Findings indicated buckyballs have a greater chance of partitioning into fatty tissues than the banned pesticide DDT. However, while ddt is toxic to wildlife, buckyballs currently have no documented toxic effects, Jafvert said. "This work points out the need for a better understandin...

The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium

...s were significantly higher in Mali. DDE (a breakdown product of DDT) was also identified in Mali, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Trinidad samples. To date, ddt and carcinogenic dioxins and furans have been detected only in samples from Mali. Many of the identified contaminants are thought to be toxic to coral...

NOAA reports coastal waters show decline in contaminants

...ther to produce positive results." Significant findings from this report include the following: Decreasing trends nationally of the pesticide ddt are documented with a majority of the sites monitored along the Southern California coast. Decreasing trends also were found for the industrial ch...

100 percent of people carry at least 1 type of pesticide

...fe. Analysis of 6 POCs The researchers analyzed the samples and measured 6 different POC concentration levels: DDE, a principal metabolite in ddt (a pesticide used in Spain until the 80s); hexachlorobenzene, a compound used as fungicide and currently released by industrial processes; PCBs: compo...

Further development of Water Framework Directive necessary

...substances that have been measured for a long time, but which, in some cases, are playing an increasingly limited role. "For instance, the insecticide ddt is on the list even though it was banned in most Western industrialised nations as far back as the 1970s and is therefore no longer used. From our poi...

Bird brains shrink from exposure to contaminants

... suggests that exposure to environmental levels of ddt causes significant changes in the brains of songbi... Previous studies have suggested that exposure to ddt residues affect the brain, but none have actually ...merican robins are often exposed to high levels of ddt and other chemicals because they rely heavily on e...

Vegetables inhibit growth of prostate cancer in mice with human tumors

... areas of the North Pacific. Researchers also found that levels of PCBs and ddt have increased in both species over the past ten years. The differences i...sses. Many countries do not regulate the manufacture and use of PCBs and ddt as strictly as the United States does now, and these compounds continue to ...

Albatross study shows regional differences in ocean contamination

... areas of the North Pacific. Researchers also found that levels of PCBs and ddt have increased in both species over the past ten years. The differences i...sses. Many countries do not regulate the manufacture and use of PCBs and ddt as strictly as the United States does now, and these compounds continue to ...
DDT in Biological Technology

BioSpace and IBC Life Sciences Announce Career Fair Alliance For Drug Discovery & Development of Innovative Therapeutics World Congress

... as part of the 2008 Drug Discovery & Development of Innovative Therapeutics (DDT) World Congress," said Wes Crews, CEO of BioSpace. "The BioSpace and ddt audiences dovetail nicely and present exhibitors of each event the opportunity to leverage the co-marketing efforts and foot traffic that we each pres...
DDT in Biological Definition

Extinction

...levels by affecting life span, reproductive capacity, or competitiveness. ddt played such a role in killing off bald eagles and other birds by thinnin...lowering the survivability of offspring. Since this effect was discovered, ddt has been banned in many parts of the world and affected bird populations ar...

Malaria

...ion 2.1 Prospects of disease control 2.2 ddt controversy 3 Sickle cell anemia and other...twentieth century, and the use of the pesticide ddt during the 1950s eliminated it from the South. ...tive. This public health use of small amounts of ddt is allowed for in the Stockholm Convention on pe...
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