UC Davis Researchers Develop Microscope That Uses Ultraviolet Light for Diagnosis, Eliminates Need for Traditional Histology Slide Preparation
MUSE microscope speeds up some anatomic pathology laboratory processes and removes exposure to toxic fixative chemicals Because they handle tissue specimens, histotechnologists, anatomic pathologists, and hospital nurses are exposed to deadly chemicals such as formaldehyde, formalin, Xylene, and Toluene. The risks associated with these chemicals has been covered regularly by Dark Daily as recently as […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 18, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Lateral gene transfer enables chemical protection of beetles against antagonistic fungi
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) An international team of researchers has discovered that bacteria associated to Lagria villosa beetles can produce an antifungal substance very similar to one found in tunicates living in the marine environment. The researchers revealed that this commonality is likely explained by the transfer of genes between unrelated microorganisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Nowcasting' beach water quality
(American Chemical Society) Arriving at your favorite beach only to discover it's closed because of bacterial contamination can be a bummer. But even worse would be unknowingly swimming in waters polluted with fecal material -- a very real possibility, given that current detection methods can require up to 24 hours to obtain results. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science& Technology have identified computer models that provide accurate short-term forecasts, or 'nowcasts,' of beach water quality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Traditional Tibetan medicine exposes people and environment to high mercury levels
(American Chemical Society) Many people view the Tibetan Plateau, or 'Roof of the World,' as a pristine alpine environment, largely untouched by pollution. But researchers, reporting in ACS' journal Environmental Science& Technology, have now shown that traditional Tibetan medicine exposes people and the environment to high levels of mercury and methylmercury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Greener' ways to color clothes
(American Chemical Society) When buying a new outfit, most people don't consider the process that went into tinting that vivid red shirt or colorfully patterned dress. But dyeing clothes requires massive amounts of water, energy and chemicals. So companies are working on new ways to color textiles that are both environmentally friendly and cost-effective, reports an article in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A safe and effective way to whiten teeth
(American Chemical Society) In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, everyone wants to have perfect pearly whites. To get a brighter smile, consumers can opt for over the counter teeth-whitening treatments or a trip to the dentist to have their teeth bleached professionally. But both types of treatments can harm teeth. According to an article published in ACS Biomaterials Science& Engineering, researchers have now developed a new, less destructive method. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Water may be key to understanding sweetness
(American Chemical Society) A cranberry, honey or a candy bar - which tastes the sweetest? These foods contain sugars that humans can perceive differently. A cranberry seems tart, whereas a candy bar can be excessively sweet, and honey is somewhere in the middle. Now, in a study in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers have shown that the perception of sweetness depends on molecular interactions between specific sugars and water in the saliva. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates--chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks--may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New York Times now spreading GMO propaganda about "golden" rice, frost-tolerant spinach and climate change
(Natural News) Attention all humans living in a mind fog from consuming too many chemical pesticides, that all-too-familiar New York news rag “NYT” is still serving up brain-washing bunk about GMOs showing “no evidence of harm” to those who consume them. Monsanto “presstitute” Jane Brody keeps regurgitating the already-debunked lie that traditional crossbreeding of produce... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toy slime could make children ill thanks to chemical that can cause vomiting
Consumer watchdog Which? has found some slime products contain potentially unsafe levels of the chemical boron, which in excessive levels causes bouts of diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reminder: Invitation to Roche Analyst Event on Diagnostics Division at AACC 2018
We are pleased to invite you to an analyst event on Tuesday, 31st July 2018 to discuss Roche's Diagnostics Division, in conjunction with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Exposition in Chicago, Illinois (July 30-August 2, 2018). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sap-sucking bugs manipulate their host plants' metabolism for their own benefit
(eLife) Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany, have shown for the first time that free-living, sap-sucking bugs can manipulate the metabolism of their host plants to create stable, nutritious feeding sites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers identify brain area linked to motivational disruptions in binge eating
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) Scientists at Rutgers Brain Health Institute have discovered that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus called 'orexin' neurons could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity. These neurons, named for the chemical messenger they use to communicate with other brain cells, have previously been shown to be important for addiction to several drugs, including cocaine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cost prohibitive AND completely ineffective: Weeds can no longer be controlled by herbicides, demanding new management strategies
(Natural News) The continued use of herbicides has given rise to weeds resistant to these chemicals, calling for the utilization of new weed management strategies. This was the conclusion that a multi-institutional team of researchers came to in their study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. The study, a cooperative work among scientists from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic lethality of TNK2 inhibition in PTPN11-mutant leukemia
The protein tyrosine phosphatase PTPN11 is implicated in the pathogenesis of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and other malignancies. Activating mutations in PTPN11 increase downstream proliferative signaling and cell survival. We investigated the signaling upstream of PTPN11 in JMML and AML cells and found that PTPN11 was activated by the nonreceptor tyrosine/serine/threonine kinase TNK2 and that PTPN11-mutant JMML and AML cells were sensitive to TNK2 inhibition. In cultured human cell–based assays, PTPN11 and TNK2 interacted directly, enabling TNK2 to phosphorylate PTPN11, whic...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jenkins, C., Luty, S. B., Maxson, J. E., Eide, C. A., Abel, M. L., Togiai, C., Nemecek, E. R., Bottomly, D., McWeeney, S. K., Wilmot, B., Loriaux, M., Chang, B. H., Tyner, J. W. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get rid of diaper rash
Diaper rash is a red, painful rash that thrives in warm, moist environments. The rash may also be scaly, bumpy, or raw in appearance. In this article, learn about ten home remedies for diaper rash, including taking oatmeal baths, replacing chemical baby wipes, and removing acidic foods from the child ’s diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Can AI stop ALS, Parkinson's? This startup has 32 million new reasons to try
DFJ, a WuXi AppTech venture fund and others are sold on the San Francisco startup's work at the intersection of biology, chemistry and computer science. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Q&A: Dr. Whitney Bowe answers all of your questions about bug spray
Are the chemicals safe? Can I apply it to my face? Can I apply it to a wound? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

A 40-year history of deceit and collusion: How the EPA has been lying to you about the health hazards of pesticides
(Natural News) For the first time ever, the world has access to thousands of pages of formerly concealed documents that reveal the true extent of chemical industry corruption in our country. It’s all part of a project known as the “Poison Papers,” which covers more than four decades’ worth of collusion between chemical companies and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robert Kennedy Jr. launches first lawsuit of thousands against Monsanto alleging herbicide Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
(Natural News) Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed the first of what he termed “several thousand”  lawsuits against agri-giant Monsanto, alleging that its widely-used herbicide Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Jurors in San Francisco heard hours of scientific data about the chemical’s link to the disease, which has a high survival rate after five... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk
(CNN) — The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

FDA joins 22 countries' recall of common heart drug
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism
Though the disease was eradicated decades ago, national security experts fear that stocks of the virus in labs could be released as a bioweapon. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Biological and Chemical Warfare Viruses Terrorism Food and Drug Administration Smallpox Source Type: news

Researchers discover natural product that could lead to new class of commercial herbicide
A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant competitors. But the microbe also needs immunity from its own poisons.By looking for that protective shield in microorganisms, specifically the genes that can make it, a team of UCLA engineers and scientists discovered a new and potentially highly effective type of weed killer. This finding could lead to the first new class of commercial herbicides in more than 30 years, an important outcome as weeds continue to develop...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Software-Based Chemical Screen Could Minimize Animal Testing
Researchers develop a machine-learning tool for toxicity analyses that is more consistent in predicting chemical hazards than assays on animals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Monsanto bullies "fought science" to hide cancer risks, lawyer charges
(Natural News) California resident Dewayne Johnson’s landmark court case against Monsanto has begun, and his attorney Brett Wisner is on the prowl. Johnson, father of three, is the first individual to bring the biotech behemoth to trial over the allegations that Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, Roundup, contains cancer-causing chemicals. Thousands of people in the U.S. have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto bullies "fought science" to hide cancer risks, laywer charges
(Natural News) California resident Dewayne Johnson’s landmark court case against Monsanto has begun, and his attorney Brett Wisner is on the prowl. Johnson, father of three, is the first individual to bring the biotech behemoth to trial over the allegations that Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, Roundup, contains cancer-causing chemicals. Thousands of people in the U.S. have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novichok agents: a historical, current, and toxicological perspective - Chai PR, Hayes BD, Erickson TB, Boyer EW.
The Novichok, or "newcomer" class of nerve agents are lesser characterized, weaponized organophosphate agents. The use of known Novichok agents in warfare is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997. Novichok agents are considered more potent t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

More bad news for e-cigarette users: The flavors are just more toxic chemicals, warn scientists
(Natural News) Just because it’s sweet, doesn’t mean it’s better for you. A recently published study discovered that chemicals and liquids used in flavoring e-cigarettes could result in a “significant inflammation” of monocytes, a type of white blood cell in the body. Additionally, the study pointed out that a lot of these compounds are toxic – with cinnamon, vanilla,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find that beef peptides block bitter taste receptors; now they plan to use them to make foods and medicines taste better
(Natural News) Beef is a popular protein because it’s delicious no matter what form it takes, whether it’s burger patties or a well-cooked steak. However, according to a team of researchers from the American Chemical Society (ACS), beef can be more than just an appetizing part of our diet. According to a report, beef protein can be broken... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DAMNING EVIDENCE: Revealed documents prove that Monsanto deliberately sold banned chemicals for years despite knowing their health risks
(Natural News) Monsanto’s atrocious acts were bound to catch up with them some time — and it is beginning to look like that time has finally come. Recently revealed documents prove that Monsanto knowingly sold banned toxic chemicals for years after confirming their catastrophic risks to the environment and human health. Bill Sherman, the assistant attorney general for Washington... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global chemical giants knew about the health dangers of dioxins DECADES before Vietnam
(Natural News) Among the many horrors of the Vietnam War was the United States military’s spraying of Agent Orange, a highly toxic defoliant, throughout the rainforests of the South Pacific. This egregious military action resulted in countless injuries and deaths – its lingering effects still rearing their ugly head today in veterans who were exposed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bioengineers create pathway to personalized medicine
Engineering cellular biology, minus the actual cell, is a growing area of interest in biotechnology and synthetic biology. It's known as cell-free protein synthesis, or CFPS, and it has potential to provide sustainable ways to make chemicals, medicines and biomaterials. Unfortunately, a long-standing gap in cell-free systems is the ability to manufacture glycosylated proteins - proteins with a carbohydrate attachment. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Trendy superfood ‘red dates’ from Asia KILL cancer cells in the lab, study finds
EXCLUSIVE Researchers from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, found that compounds in jujube fruits programme lung, breast and prostate cancer cells to kill themselves in the lab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bioengineers create pathway to personalized medicine
(Cornell University) Matthew DeLisa, the William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University, and Michael Jewett, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University, have teamed up on work that could provide sustainable ways to make chemicals, medicines and biomaterials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chemicals associated with oxidative stress may be essential to development
(Purdue University) Some level of molecules linked to oxidative stress may be essential to health and development, according to new animal studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why stinky cheeses stink (video)
(American Chemical Society) Some cheeses are infamously smelly, giving off odors akin to fetid gym socks. With help from St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans, LA, Reactions explains why stinky cheeses stink, and why that only makes people love them more: https://youtu.be/Vk2V2bpxfAc. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deconstructive fluorination of cyclic amines by carbon-carbon cleavage
Deconstructive functionalizations involving scission of carbon-carbon double bonds are well established. In contrast, unstrained C(sp3)–C(sp3) bond cleavage and functionalization have less precedent. Here we report the use of deconstructive fluorination to access mono- and difluorinated amine derivatives by C(sp3)–C(sp3) bond cleavage in saturated nitrogen heterocycles such as piperidines and pyrrolidines. Silver-mediated ring-opening fluorination using Selectfluor highlights a strategy for cyclic amine functionalization and late-stage skeletal diversification, establishing cyclic amines as synthons for amino a...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Roque, J. B., Kuroda, Y., Göttemann, L. T., Sarpong, R. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Metal-free three-dimensional perovskite ferroelectrics
Inorganic perovskite ferroelectrics are widely used in nonvolatile memory elements, capacitors, and sensors because of their excellent ferroelectric and other properties. Organic ferroelectrics are desirable for their mechanical flexibility, low weight, environmentally friendly processing, and low processing temperatures. Although almost a century has passed since the first ferroelectric, Rochelle salt, was discovered, examples of highly desirable organic perovskite ferroelectrics are lacking. We found a family of metal-free organic perovskite ferroelectrics with the characteristic three-dimensional structure, among which ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ye, H.-Y., Tang, Y.-Y., Li, P.-F., Liao, W.-Q., Gao, J.-X., Hua, X.-N., Cai, H., Shi, P.-P., You, Y.-M., Xiong, R.-G. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news

A silver cleaver splits cyclic amines
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Perovskites go organic
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Grocholski, B. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Femtosecond structural photobiology
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Moffat, K. Tags: Chemistry perspective Source Type: news

Liquid sunshine
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Service, R. F. Tags: Chemistry, Energy, Engineering Feature Source Type: news

Digital chemical test impresses
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zainzinger, V. Tags: Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Russian Company Brands Asbestos with Trump ’ s Face
The world’s largest producer of chrysotile asbestos is now marketing its signature product with President Donald Trump’s image, according to a recent Facebook post from the Russian mining company Uralasbest. On June 25, the company, which operates a giant asbestos mine in the Ural Mountains in Western Russia, posted photos of its asbestos on palettes wrapped in plastic and stamped with a seal of Trump’s face in red ink. A message of support for Trump and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt accompanied the photos. In an English translation provided by the Environmental...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 11, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Your fish may contain toxic chemicals, study reveals
The University of Pittsburgh study found that farmers are using feed that contains a type of synthetic flame retardant imported from countries 'without advanced food safety regulations'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising Numbers of Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs, Including Carfentanil, and Increased Usage and Mixing with Non-opioids
This Health Alert Network (HAN) Update is to alert public health departments, health care professionals, first responders, and medical examiners and coroners to important new developments in the evolving opioid overdose epidemic, which increasingly involves illicitly manufactured fentanyl and an array of potent fentanyl analogs (i.e., compounds that are chemically related to fentanyl). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SICK: Renowned academic brags about suppressing information on the deadly effects of PFAS in 3M chemicals
(Natural News) Professor John P. Giesy may be considered one of the top academic authorities on toxic chemicals, but it turns out that position of power has been abused. Despite being credited as the first scientist to sound the alarm on the presence of toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl [PFAS] chemicals in the environment, new evidence has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news