If great white sharks can't escape heavy metals poisoning, where does that leave the rest of us?

(Natural News) The great white sharks in South African waters have been found to contain high levels of arsenic, lead, and mercury in their blood. While the sharks might shrug off the deadly effects of the heavy metals, the presence of the toxins suggest that their prey were badly contaminated – and humans also rely on...
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Publication date: September 2019Source: Harmful Algae, Volume 88Author(s): Suzanna Clark, Katherine A. Hubbard, Donald M. Anderson, Dennis J. McGillicuddy, David K. Ralston, David W. TownsendAbstractThe toxic diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia is a growing presence in the Gulf of Maine (GOM), where regionally unprecedented levels of domoic acid (DA) in 2016 led to the first Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning closures in the region. However, factors driving GOM Pseudo-nitzschia dynamics, DA concentrations, and the 2016 event are unclear. Water samples were collected at the surface and at depth in offshore transects in summer 2012, 2014...
Source: Harmful Algae - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
A 67 year-old without relevant pre-existing conditions prepared a large portion of self-collected maize mushrooms (Calocybe gambosa). About ten minutes after lightly cooking then eating the mushrooms she experienced nausea, dizziness, profuse sweating a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
Flaxseed contains a naturally occurring compound that can produce cyanide gas as it degrades. Adults could end up ill if they consume just three teaspoons of it in one sitting.
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Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, causes about 37,000 deaths a year in England. The technology will keep a virtual eye on key indicators of a patient's condition such as pulse.
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Source: Clinical Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, our data show how oncogenic and tumor-suppressive drivers of cellular senescence act to regulate surveillance processes that can be circumvented to enable SnCs to elude immune recognition but can be reversed by cell surface-targeted interventions to purge the SnCs that persist in vitro and in patients. Since eliminating SnCs can prevent tumor progression, delay the onset of degenerative diseases, and restore fitness; since NKG2D-Ls are not widely expressed in healthy human tissues and NKG2D-L shedding is an evasion mechanism also employed by tumor cells; and since increasing numbers of B cells express NKG2D ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Publication date: January 2020Source: Food Control, Volume 107Author(s): Angelo Colagiorgi, Rossella Festa, Pierluigi A. Di Ciccio, Marta Gogliettino, Marco Balestrieri, Gianna Palmieri, Aniello Anastasio, Adriana IanieriAbstractStaphylococcal food poisoning – caused by certain enterotoxigenic staphylococci – is one of the most common worldwide foodborne diseases. In this context, bacterial biofilms on food processing plan surfaces can represent critical sources of contamination, being more resistant to cleaning and disinfection procedures. Therefore, it is important to prevent and control biofilm formation in ...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study suggests there is a strong association between AD and suicidal behaviours. Given the paucity of research in the area, there is a need to build the evidence base for effective treatment strategies.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Molecular and Cellular ProbesAuthor(s): Ping Zhou, Guoyang Xie, Taobo Liang, Bei Yu, Zoraida Aguilar, Hengyi XuAbstractEmetic Bacillus cereus is one of the causative agents of foodborne diseases which can cause vomiting-type food poisoning after ingestion of contaminated food. To minimize B. cereus food poisoning, propidium monoazide (PMA) combined with quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) called PMA-qPCR was applied for detecting viable emetic B. cereus in milk. The cereulide synthetase gene of emetic B. cereus (cesB) was chosen for the primer, and PMA trea...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Probes - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Abstract Driven by a bright prospect for rapid, portable and cost-effective point-of-care testing, an assembled Pasteur pipette device to integrate nucleic acid extraction, amplification and detection was developed to detect B. cereus in a sample-to-answer format. Denaturation Bubble-mediated Strand Exchange Amplification (SEA) was chosen to perform isothermal amplification because it requires only a pair of primers and one Bst DNA polymerase. The established SEA can detect as low as 1.0 × 10-13 M genomic DNA of B. cereus, which was comparable with the previously reported method for B. cereus detection...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
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