NLM Launches New Exhibition-related Resources: Online Adaptation of "Pick Your Poison," Educational Resources for “From DNA to Beer"

The National Library of Medicine launches an online adaptation of Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions, an exhibition with education resources that features items from the National Library of Medicine's historical collection as well as the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
Source: NLM General Announcements - Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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In this study, molecularly imprinted photonic crystal (MIPC) sensor was prepared by combining molecular imprinting with photonic crystal templates and tested towards the detection of α-amanitin. In this process, synthesized moiety of α-amanitin was utilized as template, dispersed SiO2 colloidal photonic crystal as carrier, methacrylic acid (MAA) as functional monomer, and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EDGMA) as crosslinker. The adsorption behavior of MIPC towards α-amanitin in ethanol solution showed shifts in diffraction peaks of MIPC upon binding with α-amanitin molecules. The reflection peak wa...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Journal of Electroanalytical ChemistryAuthor(s): I.A. Fiori, G.B. Melle, E. SittaAbstractThe effect of halide anion adsorption on methanol electro-oxidation reaction in acid media was studied by means of thermal effects on both cyclic voltammograms (CV) and oscillations in galvanostatic time series (GTS). While increasing the chloride concentration we observed a monotonically current decrease followed by an increase of apparent activation energy (Ea) in CV, GTS increases the maximum potential (Emax) and decreases both the oscillation frequency (w) and Ea. Poisoning...
Source: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Arabian Journal of ChemistryAuthor(s): Islam M. Al-Akraa, Ahmad M. MohammadAbstractThe CO poisoning of the platinum anodic catalyst which typically functions the catalytic deterioration of the direct formic acid fuel cells could be minimized with a simple modification for Pt with titanium oxide. The fabrication scheme involved the spin-coating of a Ti precursor onto a Pt thin layer that was physically sputtered onto a Si substrate. The whole assembly was subjected to a post-annealing processing to produce the TiOx layer (60 nm) in a porous structure (mostly Anatase...
Source: Arabian Journal of Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Authors: Reisinger A, Rabensteiner J, Hackl G Abstract Acute intoxications account for a significant proportion of the patient population in intensive care units and sedative medications, ethanol, illicit drugs, inhalable poisons and mixed intoxications are the most common causes. The aim of this article is to describe biomarkers for screening and diagnosis of acute intoxications in critically ill patients. For this purpose, a survey of the relevant literature was conducted, and guidelines, case reports, expert assessments, and scientific publications were reviewed. In critical care it should always be attempted to...
Source: Biomarkers - Category: Research Tags: Biomarkers Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Alcohol may cause death directly by acute poisoning, as well as induce illnesses or accidents that lead to death. Our research question was whether the current decreasing trend in acute fatal alcohol poisonings in Finland is a real phenomenon o...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Alexandrium minutum is a typical marine toxic dinoflagellate responsible for producing paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins. Until now, we know little about the genomic information of A. minutum, so a transcriptome study was conducted to clarify the physiological adaptations related to nutritional deficiency. Here, we performed RNA-Seq analysis to assess the gene expression patterns of A. minutum under N and P deficient conditions for 0 (control), 6, and 72 h. Main differences between the control and experimental groups were observed in hydrolase activity and fatty acid, lipid, protein, and P metabolism. Activities o...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other products containing CBD are being touted as a natural, organic remedy for a wide range of women’s health concerns. Sellers of these products make many claims: CBD has calming effects on sleep, mood, and anxiety; eases hot flashes and improves bone density by balancing hormonal changes of menopause; and has anti-inflammatory properties that clear skin, cure acne, and calm rosacea. It’s promoted for PMS symptoms like bloating and mood swings. And CBD-infused lubricants claim to boost arousal and enjoyment of sex. So, how much of this is true? First, what is CBD? CBD is a major ingr...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Drugs and Supplements Health Marijuana Women's Health Source Type: blogs
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the demographics, clinical characteristics, fatal dose, the efficacy of treatments, and prognosis in paraquat (PQ) poisoning in the Kerman Province of Iran. METHODS: This analytical cross-sect...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Introduction: To estimate cost savings from the Australian Poisons Information Centres (PIC) through reductions in unnecessary health resources following unintentional low toxicity poisonings.Methods: Two telephone surveys were conducted. The...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
We present the use of a novel antidote cocktail of n-acetylcysteine, fomepizole, and hemodialysis to treat a massive acetaminophen ingestion.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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