A modified thermal radiation model with multiple factors for investigating temperature rise around pool fire - Shi C, Liu W, Hong W, Zhong M, Zhang X.
Hazardous chemical tanks are widely distributed in China, while tank fires occur frequently. Thermal radiation of pool fire plays a critical role in multi-points combustion and accident expansion, resulting in severe thermal damage to the surrounding targe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New probe could help surgeons more accurately remove tumours
(RCSI) A study led by researchers at RCSI's Department of Chemistry has the potential to help surgeons more accurately remove tumours and detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery. The research, led by RCSI Professor of Chemistry Donal O'Shea, has been published in Chemical Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fighting drug resistance with fast, artificial enhancement of natural products
(University of Tokyo) Japanese researchers have identified multiple promising new drug candidates to treat antibiotic-resistant infections, including superbugs. The team developed a new technique to enhance the infection-fighting potential of natural chemicals and test them quickly. In laboratory tests, three of the synthetic molecules that the researchers built are four times more effective at killing bacteria than their natural predecessor, which is itself already an order of magnitude more potent than the current drug used against MRSA, vancomycin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Are Common Presentations for Budd-Chairi in Adolescents?
Discussion Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare liver disease caused by hepatic venous outflow obstruction (HVOTO). The obstruction can be anywhere from the small intrahepatic veins up to the inferior vena cava junction with the right atrium. The liver parenchyma itself is not directly affected but becomes compromised because of the increased hepatic sinusoidal pressure over time. The causes include: prothrombic events (35% of cases such as Protein C or Protein S deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antithrombin deficiency), myeloproliferative conditions, oral contraceptive use, and local factors. BCS can occur in any age but i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 8, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Everyone ’s going back to the moon. But why?
As the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo landing approaches, a host of countries are undertaking lunar missions. What ’s behind the new space race?At 2.51am on Monday 15 July, engineers at India ’s national spaceport at Sriharikota will blast their Chandrayaan-2 probe into orbit around the Earth. It will be the most ambitious space mission the nation has attempted. For several days, the four-tonne spacecraft will be manoeuvred above our planet before a final injection burn of its engines will send it hurtling towards its destination: the moon.Exactly 50 years after the astronauts of Apollo 11 made their hist...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Observer science editor Tags: The moon Apollo 11 Space International Space Station Science Source Type: news

Are Paint Fumes a Health Concern? Here ’s What the Latest Science Says
If you’re one of the many homeowners considering using this summer to repaint your house or apartment, you might have been concerned to hear that, according to a just-published study in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, women exposed to common paint chemicals at work are more likely to have a child with autism spectrum disorder. Further, the greater the exposure, the greater the autism risk, the study found. These risks remained even after the researchers adjusted their data to account for other potential autism factors, such as a woman’s smoking history, alcohol habits, and age at the time...
Source: TIME: Health - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Co-morbidities in the multiple victims of the silent killer in carbon monoxide poisoning - Mure şan CO, Zăvoi RE, Dumache RO, Precup CV, Ciocan V, Bulzan OŞ, Florou C, Enache A.
Carbon monoxide (CO) remains an insidious and silent killer due to its physical and chemical properties; its lethal effects are encountered in cases of household accidents, occupational hazards or suicide. Deaths due to CO poisoning were studied retrospect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Direct mapping of curve-crossing dynamics in IBr by attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy
The electronic character of photoexcited molecules can abruptly change at avoided crossings and conical intersections. Here, we report direct mapping of the coupled interplay between electrons and nuclei in a prototype molecule, iodine monobromide (IBr), by using attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. A few-femtosecond visible pulse resonantly excites the , Y(0+), and Z(0+) states of IBr, and the photodissociation dynamics are tracked with an attosecond extreme-ultraviolet pulse that simultaneously probes the I-4d and Br-3d core-level absorption edges. Direct comparison with quantum mechanical simulations unambiguou...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kobayashi, Y., Chang, K. F., Zeng, T., Neumark, D. M., Leone, S. R. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

A panoramic view of photodissociation
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

The grand story of carbon
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Pohl, N. Tags: Chemistry books Source Type: news

States File Lawsuit Against EPA Over Asbestos Regulation
A coalition of attorneys general from 10 states and the District of Columbia has filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency seeking increased scrutiny on asbestos products. The lawsuit is challenging the EPA’s reluctance to initiate tighter controls or an outright ban of asbestos within the Toxic Substances Control Act, which was revised in 2016. At issue is the EPA’s denial of a petition filed by 15 attorneys general in January that would have required more data collection and tracking of chemicals, including asbestos, coming into the U.S. The lawsuit says the data collection is necess...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Scientists hijack bacteria's homing ability
In a world first, scientists have found a new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue. The findings, led by researchers at the University of Bristol and published in Chemical Science, could radically improve the treatment for cardiovascular disease, which causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK (1). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Tanzania: Anti-Dengue Fever Battle Heightened
[Daily News] IN concerted efforts to fight the mosquito-borne dengue fever, the government has ordered eight fumigation machines which will be used for spraying chemicals to kill mosquitoes and mosquito larvae. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cockroaches could soon be almost impossible to kill with pesticides
Most common household cockroach able to develop ‘cross resistance’ to multiple types of chemicals, US study findsCockroaches have become harder to kill and could soon be “almost impossible” to control using pesticides alone, according to a study funded by the United States housing department.Researchers from Purdue University in Indiana spent six months trying to eradicate German cockroaches (Blattella germanica L.), one of the most common species of household cockroach in the US, Australia and Europe, from three low-rise apartment buildings in Illinois and Indiana.Continue reading... (Source: Guard...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Pesticides Animals Science Environment Australia news Source Type: news

World first: Homing instinct applied to stem cells show cells 'home' to cardiac tissue
(University of Bristol) In a world first, scientists have found a new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue. The findings, led by researchers at the University of Bristol and published in Chemical Science, could radically improve the treatment for cardiovascular disease, which causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK (1). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mechanism behind low cancer occurrence in bats signals potential treatment strategies for humans
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School have uncovered a potential mechanism behind cancer suppression in bats that may lead to future therapies for human cancers. The research shows that bat cells accumulate less toxic chemicals than human cells, where these chemicals are moved out of the system mediated by a cell surface pump protein, known as ABCB1, that is more abundant and widely distributed in bat tissue than in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Imprinted spheres fight breast cancer
(Wiley) A particularly aggressive, metastasizing form of cancer, HER2-positive breast cancer, may be treated with nanoscopic particles " imprinted " with specific binding sites for the receptor molecule HER2. As reported by Chinese researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the selective binding of the nanoparticles to HER2 significantly inhibits multiplication of the tumor cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research on sustainable conversion of lignin into valuable chemical compounds funded
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The Electrosynthesis group at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is further expanding its methods for the production of sustainable chemicals from lignin. The research lab, headed by Professor Siegfried Waldvogel at the JGU Institute of Organic Chemistry, is coordinating a partnership consortium of businesses and institutes of higher education. The SElectiveLI project was set up by the EU and an industrial consortium and is being funded through the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Public-Private Partnership. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Austrian parliament backs EU's first total ban of weedkiller glyphosate
Austria's lower house of parliament passed a bill on Tuesday banning all uses of the weedkiller glyphosate, the first time a European Union country has taken such strong action against the chemical over concerns that it can cause cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Austrian lower house backs bill banning all uses of weedkiller glyphosate
Austria's lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved a bill banning all uses of the weedkiller glyphosate, amid concerns that the chemical can cause cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Facebook Mail Site Evacuated after Possible Sarin Scare
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they conducted additional testing. Four buildings were evacuated and three have been cleared for people to come back in, said Facebook spokesman Anthony Harrison in a statement. The suspicious package was delivered around 11 a.m. to one of the company's mail rooms, he said. "Authorities have not yet identified the substance found," Harrison wrote. There were no reports of injuries, Menlo Park...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Terrorism & Active Shooter AP News Tag Operations Source Type: news

Facebook Mail Site Evacuated after Possible Sarin Scare
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they conducted additional testing. Four buildings were evacuated and three have been cleared for people to come back in, said Facebook spokesman Anthony Harrison in a statement. The suspicious package was delivered around 11 a.m. to one of the company's mail rooms, he said. "Authorities have not yet identified the substance found," Harrison wrote. There were no reports of injuries, Menlo Park...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Terrorism & Active Shooter AP News Tag Operations Source Type: news

Chemist Behind the Combined Oral Contraceptive Dies at 102
George Rosenkranz was part of a team in Mexico City that first synthesized norethindrone in 1951. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 2, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

FEFU scientists teamed up with colleagues to develop ointment for skin cancer prevention
(Far Eastern Federal University) Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, and Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS), assumed the risks of primary skin cancer and its recurrences can be significantly reduced by applying the ointment with antisense oligonucleotides which are short DNA, RNA fragments used in oncology to suppress the synthesis of tumor proteins. A related review was published in Molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Glow reveals dangerous bacteria
(Wiley) Salmonella and listeria are among the most widely distributed and deadliest causes of foodborne infections. Their rapid and reliable detection on food and industrial food processing equipment is very important. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have introduced a new, ultrasensitive, chemiluminescence-based method for the direct detection of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Because of the simplicity and sensitivity, this test is significantly faster than conventional methods and can be carried out in the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UH researcher reports the way sickle cells form may be key to stopping them
(University of Houston) University of Houston chemist Vassiliy Lubchenko is reporting a new finding in Nature Communications on how sickle cells are formed, which may lead not only to stopping their formation, but to new avenues for making uniformly-sized nanoparticles for industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Whitening and damaging: DIY teeth whitening found to weaken tooth enamel, make teeth more sensitive
(Natural News) If you do everything in your power to avoid going to the dentist, welcome to the club. Trips to the dentist can often be rather costly, and then there’s the exposure to chemicals like mercury you need to worry about. However, if you’ve been using DIY teeth whitening kits, you could well find... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indoor e-cigarette use can set off smoke detectors: perceptions of an emerging issue - Seidenberg A, Ribisl KM.
Numerous health organisations and researchers support including e-cigarettes in smokefree legislation due to the potential risks associated with exposing non-users to chemicals in exhaled aerosol and renormalising smoking. Another potential risk of indo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The periodic table turns 150!
NCBI and PubChem are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the periodic table of chemical elements, one of the most recognized tools in science. The scientific community has declared 2019 to be “The International Year of the Periodic Table”. We’re celebrating by … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - July 1, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New pubchem Source Type: news

Sulfuric Acid Leaks from Derailed Train Car Inside Michigan International Tunnel
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — About 13,700 gallons of sulfuric acid has spilled from one of about 40 freight train cars that derailed in an international tunnel connecting Michigan and Canada. Canadian National Railway spokesman Jonathan Abecassis says the chemical has been contained Friday at the site and poses no threat to public safety. Abecassis said the derailment occurred about 4:30 a.m. Friday and is under investigation. No injuries were reported. The tunnel beneath the St. Clair River connects Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario. The train was in Port Huron at the time of the derailment. Port Huron City Manager James Fr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents International News AP News Tag Source Type: news

John L. Anderson Takes Helm at NAE
John L. Anderson begins a six-year term as president of the National Academy of Engineering today. Anderson, president emeritus and distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, has been an NAE member for close to 30 years. In addition to his service on the NAE Council, he has served on numerous NAE and National Academies committees. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Coffee pots, Lego and red cabbage water turn the spotlight on ‘ green chemistry ’
Coffee pots, Lego and red cabbage water turn the spotlight on 'green chemistry' (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Health Tip: Working With Bleach
-- Bleach, while a common household chemical, can burn the skin and cause eye damage. When handling bleach right out of the container, the North Dakota State University says you should take these precautions: Wear eye protection, such as safety... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Environmentally friendly control of common disease infecting fish and amphibians
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Aquatic organisms in marine systems and freshwaters are threatened by fungal and fungal-like diseases globally. These pathogens are especially dreaded in aquaculture. But they also pose a threat to biodiversity of amphibians. There are few approved chemical means for combating these pathogens, and many have unwanted side-effects. Scientists at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) now propose alternative biological concepts to control fungal disease in a more environmentally friendly way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers clock DNA's recovery time after chemotherapy
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A team of researchers led by Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar found that DNA damaged by the widely used chemotherapy drug cisplatin is mostly good as new in noncancerous tissue within two circadian cycles, or two days. The results published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry could inform the development of chronochemotherapies -- strategies aimed at administering chemotherapy drugs at times that maximize tumor damage while minimizing side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Occupational Exposure Banding Process for Chemical Risk Management
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] (CDC NIOSH). Published: 7/2019. This 156-page document provides the background, rationale, and instructions for the occupational exposure banding process, which is a systematic process that uses qualitative and quantitative hazard information on selected health-effect endpoints to identify chemical potential exposure ranges or categories. It is also known as hazard banding or health hazard banding. The document gives guidance for risk managers to identify control levels for chemicals without authoritative occupationa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fundamentals of Military Medicine: 2019
Source: U.S. Army Borden Institute. Published: 7/2019. This book is a first-of-its-kind textbook that compiles and codifies the knowledge required of military health professionals to support their unit commanders, protect the health of the force, and deliver high-quality medical care to those who go into harm ’s way. While anyone with an interest in military medicine can learn from this textbook, it is intended for the new medical officer from any service in any medical, surgical, dental, nursing, administrative, veterinary, or other discipline. Chapter topics include Environmental Extremes: Heat and C old; Mass Cas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chemical Sector Security Summit
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published: 7/2019. This web page provides highlights, presentations, and information about the Chemical Sector Security Summits from several years, which are cosponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC). It is the signature industry event for representatives across the chemical and interconnected sectors —including communications, energy, transportation, and water—to learn, share perspectives, and engage in dialogue. Securing chemicals in a growing and evolving threat environment requires...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parenting tips on avoiding toxics aren't enough - we need real action to protect our kids | Sonya Lunder
The onus of protecting children from chemicals should fall on manufacturers and regulators, not parentsThe other week I got an urgent email from a friend. His wife is newly pregnant and he was concerned that her super fragrant, aerosol “dry shampoo” was toxic. Could I review the ingredients and let him know what to do?This type of request is common for me. As a scientist and anti-toxin advocate, I ’ve delved deeply into the safety of ingredients in body care products. From my research I know that these types of household products still routinely contain dangerous ingredients like lead, mercury, and formal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sonya Lunder Tags: Science Environment US news Source Type: news

Health perspectives among Halabja's civilian survivors of sulfur mustard exposure with respiratory symptoms-a qualitative study - Moradi F, S öderberg M, Moradi F, Daka B, Olin AC, Lärstad M.
BACKGROUND: In 1988, Halabja came under heavy chemical warfare attack using chemicals such as sulfur mustard (SM). Thousands of survivors of SM exposure in the city today live with multiple health complaints, such as severe, long-lasting respiratory sympto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Neuroterrorism preparedness for the neurohospitalist - Ralston MSA, Murray MBP, Vela-Duarte D, Orjuela KD, Pastula DM.
In this review article, we highlight several potential biologic and chemical agents of "neuroterrorism" of which neurohospitalists should be aware: anthrax, botulism toxin, brucella, plague, smallpox, organophosphates and nerve agents, cyanide, and carfent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Reusable Vent Enables Development of New Case for Autoclaving Surgical Instruments
A medical technology company sought to develop a new container for surgical instruments that could be used in autoclave sterilization. Guangdong Xianfeng Medical Technology Co. Ltd had previously been offering containers that utilized single-use paper and textile filters for steam penetration during sterilization and to maintain sterility post sterilization. Because of some material limitations, the Chinese manufacturer reached out to Porex for help with developing a robust, reusable bacterial barrier as a cost-saving alternative, explained Jack Chan, Ph.D, global marketing director for Porex. Guangdong Xianfeng Medical wa...
Source: MDDI - June 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

New shape-shifting polymer hailed as medical breakthrough
Imagine a cardiovascular stent that is one shape when it's inserted surgically, and then another when it expands inside a blood vessel, reacting to a patient's body heat. This type of innovative treatment may be closer to reality than we thought, thanks to pioneering research at Syracuse and Bucknell universities. Surgical and wound healing breakthroughs may be on the horizon thanks to a new polymer material. The material is a new kind of shape memory polymer that could have a major impact on health care. Syracuse University STEM News describes SMPs as "soft, rubbery, smart materials that can chang...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 28, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Source Type: news

Energy Drinks Have Become Wildly Popular With Teens. Here ’s Why it’s a Public Health Concern
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Talpos / Undark Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime syndication Source Type: news

Energy Drinks Have Become Wildly Popular With Teens. Here ’s Why it’s a Public Health Concern
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sara Talpos / Undark Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime syndication Source Type: news

Controlling deadly malaria without chemicals
(University of California - Riverside) Scientists have finally found malaria's Achilles' heel, a neurotoxin that isn't harmful to any living thing except Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative taps Joslin researchers for Human Cell Atlas project
(Joslin Diabetes Center) The Joslin group will focus on the variety of adipose tissue in healthy humans through chemical imaging, and single-cell and single-nucleus RNA sequencing from adipocytes and adipocyte precursors with distinct anatomical origins and metabolic function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women who work with solvents are more likely to have autistic children
Autism's causes are mysterious, but a new US government study suggests that working with solvent chemicals that linger in the body may mean women are more likely to have autistic kids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

George Rosenkranz, the chemist who changed the world with ‘the pill,’ dies at 102
It was 1951 in Mexico City, and George Rosenkranz and two colleagues were hard at work creating a synthetic hormone they hoped would help prevent pregnant women from having a miscarriage.Their work, though, was far more profound than any of them initially realized. The hormone they were tinkering... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Steve Marble Source Type: news

Chemicals found in firefighting foam linked to cancer, thyroid disease, and other health problems
(Natural News) House lawmakers will soon decide on a piece of legislation that will force military bases to stop using firefighting foam that contains the toxic chemical PFAS. The measure, which is included in the House Armed Services Committee’s first draft of the defense authorization bill, also contains a provision for environmental clean-up funding and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news