Cheap body glitter sold on eBay is recalled as it contains dangerous chemical that inflames lungs
Pallets of silver glitter, sold under the brand name Saffron and imported from China, were found to contain dangerously high levels of the substance antimony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Alfred Mutua Shuts Clinics, Chemists and Labs Near County Hospitals
[Nation] Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has ordered the closure of all private medical facilities operating in a radius of 300 meters from all level four and level five facilities across the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: CBD Oil Fast Facts
-- Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD oil, is a chemical in marijuana. It's increasingly popular among people looking for muscle relaxation and anxiety reduction. But researchers still have a lot to learn about the substance. MedlinePlus reminds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Nanoscience Days 2019 in Finland
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) The Nanoscience Days 2019 (#NSDays2019) will be held on 8th-9th of October, 2019 at University of Jyv ä skyl ä . This year the conference serves as a platform to discuss the latest findings in biology, chemistry and physics, including DNA origami, non-covalent interactions, and quantum technology, as well as a Senior Editor story about publishing process in Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Uncovering hidden protein structures
(University of Konstanz) Combining research-oriented teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration pays off: Researchers at the University of Konstanz develop a novel spectroscopic approach to investigate hitherto difficult-to-observe protein structures. On 'campus.kn', the online magazine of the University of Konstanz, we report on the new approach and its origin at the interface between chemistry and biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reversible superglue proves strong enough to hold average man
Snail slime-like substance appears to solve problem of weak and reversible or strong and irreversible adhesiveA reversible superglue that mimics the under-appreciated properties of dried snail mucus has proved strong enough to bear the weight of an average man.Scientists who tested the slime-inspired product found that two sticky squares the size of postage stamps were sufficient to hold an 87kg (192lb) weight in the form of a volunteer engineering student.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Materials science Physics Biology Chemistry World news Engineering Technology US news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about epinephrine and norepinephrine
Epinephrine and norepinephrine are chemical messengers that play an important role in the body ’s fight or flight response. Although these two chemicals are similar, they act on different parts of the body. Doctors also use synthetic versions of these substances to treat a variety of conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What you need to know about the chemicals in your sunscreen
Amid concerns about oxybenzone and other ingredients, the FDA calls for more research on their safety and effectiveness. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

From surfer shorts to surgical drapes
(Stockholm University) Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning of society. That's the conclusion of a study published today in Environmental Science: Processes& Impacts, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harvard chemists' breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent
(Harvard University) Chemists at Harvard University and Eisai have achieved what a new paper calls a 'landmark in drug discovery' with the total synthesis of 11.5g of halichondrin. Known to be a potent anti-cancer agent in mouse studies, and found naturally in sea sponges -- though only ever in minuscule quantities -- the halichondrin class of molecule is so fiendishly complex that it had never been synthesized on a meaningful scale in the lab. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Innovative technique uses sensory nanoparticles to detect disease
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Like dipping a donut hole in powdered sugar, nanoparticles collect a unique coating of proteins from the blood. In a new study published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's peer-reviewed journal Nanoscale Horizons, researchers present a nanoparticle sensor array that they are developing as an early detection test for cancer and other diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer-sniffing dogs 97% accurate in identifying lung cancer, according to study in JAOA
(American Osteopathic Association) The next step will be to further fractionate the samples based on chemical and physical properties, presenting them back to the dogs until the specific biomarkers for each cancer are identified. The goal is to develop an over-the-counter screening product, similar to a pregnancy test, in terms of cost, simplicity and availability. Dr. Quinn envisions a device that someone can breathe into and see a color change to indicate a positive or negative finding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Morbidity Rate for Smoke Inhalation?
Discussion A recent systematic review of house fires in high-income countries found that the risk factors for unintentional house fire incidents included: more children under 5 years of age, more people in the home, more males in the home, adults who are not working, low-income, household smokers, non-privately owned housing, poor condition housing. Other risk factors are not having smoke detectors, but more importantly not having a working smoke detector. Risk factors for injuries or fatalities is similar to the the risk factors for incidents but also includes people who are vulnerable such as a disabled resident, someon...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 17, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Firefighters battle a fearsome occupational hazard: Cancer
Since 2002, almost two out of every three firefighters who died on the job died of cancer, as smoke from today's fires produces an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals. But many first responders diagnosed with cancer are being denied workers' comp benefits. Tony Dokoupil talks with firefighters who are battling more than just flames. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firefighters battle occupational cancer
Since 2002, almost 2 out of 3 firefighters who died in the line of duty died of cancer, as today's fires produce an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals, yet many sickened first responders are being denied workers' comp benefits (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father's Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids Father's Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids
Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they're in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study of chemical changes to DNA.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Harmful Chemicals in Children's Products Harmful Chemicals in Children's Products
The chemicals children come in contact with each day can injure them, yet little is known about the ingredients in consumer products. Investigators have started tracking some common irritants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

One Dead, Nine Hospitalized after California HazMat Spill
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — One person has died after a hazardous material spill in central California, and nine others were taken to a hospital for treatment. Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Daryl Allen says the spill happened around noon Thursday in a rural area near Los Banos, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of San Jose. He says sheriff's deputies responded to the scene and found the person who had died, along with another person who was being treated for exposure. Two ambulance staff and six deputies were also being treated for possible exposure. Officials could not immediately say what the chemical was or how t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

One Dead, Nine Hospitalized after California HazMat Spill
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — One person has died after a hazardous material spill in central California, and nine others were taken to a hospital for treatment. Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Daryl Allen says the spill happened around noon Thursday in a rural area near Los Banos, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of San Jose. He says sheriff's deputies responded to the scene and found the person who had died, along with another person who was being treated for exposure. Two ambulance staff and six deputies were also being treated for possible exposure. Officials could not immediately say what the chemical was or how t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

One Dead, Nine Hospitalized after California HazMat Spill
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — One person has died after a hazardous material spill in central California, and nine others were taken to a hospital for treatment. Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Daryl Allen says the spill happened around noon Thursday in a rural area near Los Banos, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of San Jose. He says sheriff's deputies responded to the scene and found the person who had died, along with another person who was being treated for exposure. Two ambulance staff and six deputies were also being treated for possible exposure. Officials could not immediately say what the chemical was or how t...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Semiautonomous robots for decontamination
(Karlsruher Institut f ü r Technologie (KIT)) Cleaning up chemically contaminated land, sorting hazardous waste and demolishing nuclear plants are dangerous tasks for life and limb for humans. The answer could be autonomous machines which eliminate the presence of humans in danger zones. The " ROBDEKON - robots for the decontamination in environments that are hazardous to humans " Competence Center aims at driving research, necessary technologies and putting their practical application to the test. The media are cordially invited to the official opening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making European chemicals more competitive
In recent years, competition from Asia has cut into the European chemical industry's global market share. An EU-funded project is developing a new production process using ultrasound and microwaves that will produce better chemicals while sharpening Europe's competitive edge in this industry. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 14, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Father's smoking during pregnancy tied to asthma in kids
(Reuters Health) - Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they're in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study of chemical changes to DNA. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What to know about the cancer-linked chemical found in Cheerios
Dr. David Agus says "we just don't know" how glyphosate will impact the human body in the long run (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groundbreaking astronomer Kepler 'may have practised alchemy'
Analysis of Kepler ’s manuscripts finds high levels of metals used in a pseudoscience still practised in the 16th and 17th centuriesThe pioneering astronomer Johannes Kepler may have had his eyes on the heavens, but chemical analysis of his manuscripts suggests he was “willing to get his hands dirty” and may have dabbled in alchemy.A team led by biotechnologist Gleb Zilberstein and chemist Pier Giorgio Righetti has found very significant amounts of metals associated with the practice including gold, silver, mercury and lead on the pages of Kepler ’s manuscript about the moon, catalogued as “Hi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alison Flood Tags: Manuscripts Books Culture Astronomy Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scorpion venom compounds can kill dangerous bacteria
Researchers have found two chemicals that are effective against dangerous bacteria. The source of these healing compounds? The venom of a Mexican scorpion. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

China pharma/Hansoh IPO: class act
Generic drug company founded by chemistry teacher is set for straight-A success (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What you need to know about glyphosate, the cancer-linked chemical found in Cheerios
New tests reveal popular cereals and snacks could have potentially dangerous levels of the same chemical found in weed killer called glyphosate and some reports say it may cause cancer. Of the 21 General Mills products examined by the Environmental Working Group, the highest levels of glyphosate were found in Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch, which had more than five times what the advocacy group considers a safe level. Original Cheerios had more than four-and-a-half times what the group believes is a safe level. The products are considered safe under EPA standards. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to disc...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘They’re Chipping Away.’ Inside the Grassroots Effort to Fight Mandatory Vaccines
Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger/Sacramento Tags: Uncategorized vaccines Source Type: news

Bacterial chemical 'signatures' a sign of damaged gut microbiome in critical illness
(University of Cambridge) Chemicals produced by healthy bacteria could be used to assess the health of the gut microbiome and help identify critically-ill children at greatest risk of organ failure, a study published in Critical Care Medicine has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the chemistry behind ringworm? (video)
(American Chemical Society) Did you know that ringworm is not actually a worm? This week on Reactions, find out what ringworm is; how the culprit feeds on your skin, hair and nails; and how to not be its next meal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mutant bacterial receptor could point to new therapies against opportunistic pathogen
(PLOS) Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according to a study published June 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Bonnie Bassler of Princeton University, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

At least 21 cereals contain cancer-linked weed-killing chemical, study reveals
A new Environmental Working Group study found up to five times the permitted levels of glysophate in popular cereal products, including Honey Nut Cheerios and Nature Valley bars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient drug paraphernalia reveals that people smoked pot in China 2,500 years ago
High in the Pamir Mountains of western China, scientists exploring an ancient cemetery have uncovered 2,500-year old vessels containing the chemical remains of burned cannabis plants. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Ancient drug paraphernalia reveals that people smoked pot in China 2,500 years ago
High in the Pamir Mountains of western China, scientists exploring an ancient cemetery have uncovered 2,500-year old vessels containing the chemical remains of burned cannabis plants.The discovery, described Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, marks the earliest solid chemical evidence... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

A marine chemical defense partnership
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mascuch, S., Kubanek, J. Tags: Microbiology perspective Source Type: news

A microbial factory for defensive kahalalides in a tripartite marine symbiosis
Chemical defense against predators is widespread in natural ecosystems. Occasionally, taxonomically distant organisms share the same defense chemical. Here, we describe an unusual tripartite marine symbiosis, in which an intracellular bacterial symbiont ("Candidatus Endobryopsis kahalalidefaciens") uses a diverse array of biosynthetic enzymes to convert simple substrates into a library of complex molecules (the kahalalides) for chemical defense of the host, the alga Bryopsis sp., against predation. The kahalalides are subsequently hijacked by a third partner, the herbivorous mollusk Elysia rufescens, and employed...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zan, J., Li, Z., Tianero, M. D., Davis, J., Hill, R. T., Donia, M. S. Tags: Ecology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Scaling up nanoporous graphene membranes
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mi, B. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science perspective Source Type: news

Supported graphene-based membranes
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lavine, M. S. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Three's a charm for iron and CO2
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

The dope on L-dopa metabolism
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: Chemistry, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

Large-area graphene-nanomesh/carbon-nanotube hybrid membranes for ionic and molecular nanofiltration
We report a large-area graphene-nanomesh/single-walled carbon nanotube (GNM/SWNT) hybrid membrane with excellent mechanical strength while fully capturing the merit of atomically thin membranes. The monolayer GNM features high-density, subnanometer pores for efficient transport of water molecules while blocking solute ions or molecules to enable size-selective separation. The SWNT network physically separates the GNM into microsized islands and acts as the microscopic framework to support the GNM, thus ensuring the structural integrity of the atomically thin GNM. The resulting GNM/SWNT membranes show high water permeance a...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Yang, Y., Yang, X., Liang, L., Gao, Y., Cheng, H., Li, X., Zou, M., Ma, R., Yuan, Q., Duan, X. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news

Atomically dispersed Fe3+ sites catalyze efficient CO2 electroreduction to CO
Currently, the most active electrocatalysts for the conversion of CO2 to CO are gold-based nanomaterials, whereas non–precious metal catalysts have shown low to modest activity. Here, we report a catalyst of dispersed single-atom iron sites that produces CO at an overpotential as low as 80 millivolts. Partial current density reaches 94 milliamperes per square centimeter at an overpotential of 340 millivolts. Operando x-ray absorption spectroscopy revealed the active sites to be discrete Fe3+ ions, coordinated to pyrrolic nitrogen (N) atoms of the N-doped carbon support, that maintain their +3 oxidation state during e...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gu, J., Hsu, C.-S., Bai, L., Chen, H. M., Hu, X. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Discovery and inhibition of an interspecies gut bacterial pathway for Levodopa metabolism
The human gut microbiota metabolizes the Parkinson’s disease medication Levodopa (l-dopa), potentially reducing drug availability and causing side effects. However, the organisms, genes, and enzymes responsible for this activity in patients and their susceptibility to inhibition by host-targeted drugs are unknown. Here, we describe an interspecies pathway for gut bacterial l-dopa metabolism. Conversion of l-dopa to dopamine by a pyridoxal phosphate-dependent tyrosine decarboxylase from Enterococcus faecalis is followed by transformation of dopamine to m-tyramine by a molybdenum-dependent dehydroxylase from Eggerthell...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Maini Rekdal, V., Bess, E. N., Bisanz, J. E., Turnbaugh, P. J., Balskus, E. P. Tags: Chemistry, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

SHOCK as Trump signs executive order that will end most regulations and oversight on genetically engineered food
(Natural News) GMOs and their related chemical pesticides have long been pushed heavily by establishment Republicans. That’s another important reminder why it’s good to never be swept into a political party. Rather, evaluate each candidate based on their principles and actions. Even though Trump is far from an “establishment” Republican, to the frustration of health-conscious... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Homing beacon' guides chemotherapy drugs straight to the tumour
A study by the University of Notre Dame in Indiana found injecting a chemical via a gel nearby to tumours in mice allowed more of a chemotherapy drug to target the cancerous cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Cheerios, Nature Valley Products Among Breakfast Foods Still Contaminated By Weed Killer
(CNN) — Several popular breakfast foods, including Cheerios and Nature Valley products, continue to test positive for trace amounts of a controversial herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer, according to a report released Wednesday by an environmental advocacy group. The Environmental Working Group, which has links to the organics industry, found that all 21 of the products it tested had levels of glyphosate that were “higher than what EWG scientists consider protective for children’s health.” Manufacturers maintain that their foods are safe, and the findings aren’t unprecedented: The ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

RPS England talks to MPs about the NHS Long-Term Plan
English Pharmacy Board Chair Sandra Gidley spoke alongside pharmacy colleagues from the National Pharmacy Association and the Company Chemists’ Association during a Pharmacy APPG session yesterd (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UK accused of 'silently eroding' EU pesticide rules in Brexit laws
Analysis finds changes such as removal of blanket ban on hormone-disrupting chemicalsThe UK has been accused of “silently eroding” key environmental and human health protections in the Brexit-inspired rush to convert thousands of pages of European Union pesticide policy into British law.Despite government claims the process would be little more than a technical exercise,analysis by the University of Sussex ’s UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) has uncovered significant departures from EU regulations, including the removal of a blanket ban onhormone-disrupting chemicals, which are known to cause adverse h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kate Hodal Tags: Pesticides Brexit Farming Agriculture European Union Environment Politics Pharmaceuticals industry UK news Science World news Source Type: news