Exercising more significantly reduces the odds of depression
Scientists at Harvard University in Boston found four hours of weekly exercise can cut the risk of depression - past research has found working out releases 'feel-good chemicals'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Companies: Motion To Dismiss Chemical Case Wrongly Denied; Jurisdiction Lacking
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two companies on Oct. 28 moved in Ohio federal court for reconsideration of that court's denial of their motion to dismiss a complaint alleging injuries from exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), contending that the district court "misapplied" Sixth Circuit law governing such procedures (Kevin Hardwick v. 3M Company, et al., No. 18-1185, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groups: Federal Agency Wrongly Allows Perchlorate Use In Food Packaging
NEW YORK - Environmental advocacy groups on Oct. 29 sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in New York federal court, seeking a declaration that the agency's decision to allow the use of the chemical compound perchlorate in food packaging is not in accordance with federal law known as the Food Act (The Natural Resources Defense Council, et al. v. U.S. Food& Drug Administration, et al., No. 19-10005, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Consolidates Securities Fraud Cases Related To 3M's Chemical Liability
TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Oct. 21 consolidated two securities fraud lawsuits against the 3M Co. and appointed a group of investors as the lead plaintiffs against the company for allegedly issuing false and misleading statements to conceal the truth about the company's exposure to liability associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (Heavy& General Laborers' Locals 472& 172 Welfare Fund v. 3M Company, et al., No. 19-15982, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Plaintiffs: EPA's Rule On Methylene Chloride Exposure Should Be Reversed
NEW YORK - Environmental groups and individuals who are challenging a rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that allows for the continued commercial use of methylene chloride filed a brief in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 16, contending that the chemical is lethal and should be banned (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 19-1042, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

University of Bristol wins significant funding for three new National Nuclear User Facilities
The University of Bristol has been awarded around £ 10 million funding for three National Nuclear User Facility bids covering robotics, microscopy and materials research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Interface Analysis Centre, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Feast or famine: Scientists find key bio 'switch' that helps cells adapt
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Scientists, in a study published in Molecular Cell, found that a chemical mark on histones - a key protein involved in the function of our DNA - occurs naturally under nutrient-limited conditions as cells change the way they make energy, and serves to repress genes that would otherwise drive cell growth. The chemical mark is called crotonylation, and until now its function has not been well understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AI blood test can spot signs of brain tumor to speed up diagnosis
(National Cancer Research Institute) Chemical analysis of blood samples, combined with an artificial intelligence program, could speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Fractal Formation
A mixture of chemicals induces reactions reminiscent of life on pyrite. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 4, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Trump Now Has an Opening to Pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Pact
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election. In the Paris agreement, nearly 200 countries set their own national targets for reducing or controlling pollution of heat-trapping gases. It was negotiated in 2015 with lots of prodding by the United States and China and went into effect Nov. 4, 2016. The terms of ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Our drug Ranitidine is safe: Strides Pharma
Ranitidine is a commonly prescribed medicine for countering acidity and is on the WHO ’s Model List of Essential Medicines. In India, a host of companies including GalxoSmithKline, JB Chemicals, Cadila Pharma, Zydus Cadila, Dr Reddy’s and Sun Pharmaceuticals sell over 180 versions of the drug. Strides Pharma is likely to resume drug sale, following the report. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alzheimer's treatments: What's on the horizon?
Current treatments for Alzheimer's disease temporarily improve symptoms of memory loss and problems with thinking and reasoning.? These Alzheimer's treatments boost performance of chemicals in the brain that carry information from one brain cell to another. However, these treatments don't stop the underlying decline and death of brain cells. As more cells die, Alzheimer's disease [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Breast cancer may be detected by blood test five years before clinical signs show
Study by Nottingham researchers shows immune response to tumour cells can reveal diseaseBreast cancer could be detected five years before clinical signs appear in patients thanks to a blood test that could identify the body ’s immune responses to tumour cells. That is the claim that has been made about research to be presented at a national cancer conference in Glasgow on Sunday. However, other cancer experts have warned these claims should be treated with caution.The study is the work of researchers at Nottingham University ’s School of Medicine who focused on chemicals known as antigens. These are produced by...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Breast cancer Health Society Medical research Science Cancer research Source Type: news

Environmental, chemical, and social stressors can be a dangerous mix
The annual meeting of the North Carolina Society of Toxicology focused on how the interplay of those factors can affect humans. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Endocrine disruptors and male vulnerability to behavioral disorders
Marissa Sobolewski, Ph.D., says some chemicals can raise early-life testosterone levels in males, increasing risk of disorders such as ADHD. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Chemicals alter fat cells, disrupt healthy metabolism
Stephanie Kim, winner of the 2018 Wetterhahn Award, spoke about her research into how chemicals influence the development of fat cells. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Perfluoroalkyl substances and metabolic syndrome in firefighters: a pilot study - Leary DB, Takazawa M, Kannan K, Khalil N.
[SafetyLit note: PFAS are a large, complex, and ever-expanding group of manufactured chemicals that are widely used to make various types of everyday products. These chemicals are widely used in common home and consumer products. PFAS are used in industrie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Bringing joy to a psychiatric ward
The work of a north Wales mental health unit, including members of UNISON, was recognised this week when they were awarded the prestigious Nursing Times Team of the Year Award. The award came in recognition of  “incredible” changes they are making in in the eight-bed Tryweryn psychiatric intensive care ward, part of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales. “By using a new human rights approach in our psychiatric unit, we’ve managed to halve the amount of restraints we’ve had to perform in the past five months,” says service manager Denise Charles. “Restraint...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article awards health care NHS nursing Source Type: news

Poet of the Sea, 1940s –1950s
Most know Rachel Carson for her work on the dangers of chemical pollutants, but the writer ’s earlier prose took readers on a tour of a mysterious underwater world. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Foundations Source Type: news

Exchange Newsletter: Volume 1, Issue 9: Preparing for and Responding to Chemical Incidents
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 11/2019. This 26-page newsletter provides several articles that highlight lessons learned (from the responder and practitioner perspectives), recent experiences abroad, and updates to federal initiatives that align with the four focus areas listed under Objective 2 of ASPR ’s National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) Implementation Plan to protect the nation from the health effects of emerging and pandemic infectious diseases, and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Missing Links: Understanding Sex- and Gender-Related Impacts of Chemical and Biological Weapons
Source: United Nations (UN). Published: 11/2019. This 30-page publication offers an overview of existing literature relevant to understanding the linkages between gender and biological and chemical weapons, focusing on analyzing possible sex- and gender-specific effects of these weapons. It argues that sex- and gender-disaggregated data, as well as knowledge of gender perspectives, can contribute to states ’ preparedness, and enhance the effectiveness of assistance under the Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gallbladder and Biliary Disease | Medscape Gallbladder and Biliary Disease | Medscape
Biliary disease encompasses a wide spectrum of disorders caused by abnormalities in bile composition, biliary anatomy, or function. The liver determines the chemical composition of bile, and this may be subsequently modified by the gallbladder and biliary epithelium. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

National Cancer Institute awards UCLA prostate cancer program an $8.7 million grant
The prostate cancer program at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Health has been awarded an $8.7 million Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE, grant from the National Cancer Institute. The grant will support the development of new and innovative approaches for improving the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of prostate cancer.The  2019 designation recognizes UCLA’s prostate cancer program as one of the best in the country and marks the fourth time it will be receiving the five-year cycle of funding. The program is one of only eight current such programs and the only one ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How You Should Spend That Extra Hour As Daylight Saving Time Ends
(CNN) — It’s Sunday morning, and you open your eyes to discover it’s still incredibly early because — huzzah! — we’ve reached the end of the seasonal practice known as Daylight Saving Time. Do you: A) Immediately roll over and go back to sleep? or B) Tell yourself that you shouldn’t be lazy, and get up to make the most of this “extra” hour? It’s a trick question, because there isn’t a perfectly right answer that would be the same for everyone. But in general, experts say, most should use the fall time change to squeeze in more sleep — and with zero gu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Daylight saving time Source Type: news

Health pioneers celebrated at awards for life-changing chemistry innovations
University of Bristol spin-out, Rosa Biotech, was named as one of the most exciting health chemistry innovators in Europe after winning a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Emerging Technologies 2019 award for its biosensing platform that mimics the mammalian olfactory (smelling) system. Rosa was one of two innovations to win the award and a share of £ 80,000 prize. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards, Health, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Puberty blockers are QUACK medicine backed by nothing… chemical child abuse is now demanded by LGBT pushers conspiring with evil doctors
(Natural News) Transgender totalitarianism dictates that all children who express gender dysphoria or a “trans” identity should be immediately put on puberty blockers. Parents who fail to allow their children to pollute their developing bodies with these questionable drugs are scorned and labeled as abusive “transphobic” trash. In some cases, parents may even end up... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FINALLY: Researchers identify processed foods to be a CULPRIT when it comes to weight gain in "world-first" study
(Natural News) We know that eating processed food isn’t good for you, but much of the criticism has been tied to the clear links between the chemicals these foods contain and illnesses like cancer and diabetes. However, a new study in Cell Metabolism has finally concluded that an ultra-processed diet leads to weight gain as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Nicotine Withdrawal
-- Nicotine typically is as addictive as heroin, says the University of California San Francisco. Within minutes of smoking, the brain releases chemicals that give users a rush. Smokers then get hooked on this pleasant feeling. And when people stop... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

University of Bristol spin-out raises £ 760,000 to commercialise biosensing technology
Rosa Biotech, a new University of Bristol spin-out which developed a sensing platform capable of detecting the faint chemical signature given off by chronic diseases has raised £ 760,000 to commercialise its ground-breaking innovation. The artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven biosensing technology, which mimics mammals ’ sense of smell, has significant potential to transform the medical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals industries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Health, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

A unified mechanism for unconfined deflagration-to-detonation transition in terrestrial chemical systems and type Ia supernovae
We present a unified theory of turbulence-induced DDT that describes the mechanism and conditions for initiating detonation both in unconfined chemical and thermonuclear explosions. The model is validated by using experiments with chemical flames and numerical simulations of thermonuclear flames. We use the developed theory to determine criteria for detonation initiation in the single-degenerate Chandrasekhar-mass SNIa model and show that DDT is almost inevitable at densities of 107 to 108 grams per cubic centimeter. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Poludnenko, A. Y., Chambers, J., Ahmed, K., Gamezo, V. N., Taylor, B. D. Tags: Physics, Applied, Astronomy, Chemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Atomic-scale spin sensing with a single molecule at the apex of a scanning tunneling microscope
Recent advances in scanning probe techniques rely on the chemical functionalization of the probe-tip termination by a single molecule. The success of this approach opens the prospect of introducing spin sensitivity through functionalization by a magnetic molecule. We used a nickelocene-terminated tip (Nc-tip), which offered the possibility of producing spin excitations on the tip apex of a scanning tunneling microscope (STM). When the Nc-tip was 100 picometers away from point contact with a surface-supported object, magnetic effects could be probed through changes in the spin excitation spectrum of nickelocene. We used thi...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Verlhac, B., Bachellier, N., Garnier, L., Ormaza, M., Abufager, P., Robles, R., Bocquet, M.- L., Ternes, M., Lorente, N., Limot, L. Tags: Materials Science, Physics reports Source Type: news

Reversible epitaxial electrodeposition of metals in battery anodes
We report an epitaxial mechanism to regulate nucleation, growth, and reversibility of metal anodes. The crystallographic, surface texturing, and electrochemical criteria for reversible epitaxial electrodeposition of metals are defined and their effectiveness demonstrated by using zinc (Zn), a safe, low-cost, and energy-dense battery anode material. Graphene, with a low lattice mismatch for Zn, is shown to be effective in driving deposition of Zn with a locked crystallographic orientation relation. The resultant epitaxial Zn anodes achieve exceptional reversibility over thousands of cycles at moderate and high rates. Revers...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zheng, J., Zhao, Q., Tang, T., Yin, J., Quilty, C. D., Renderos, G. D., Liu, X., Deng, Y., Wang, L., Bock, D. C., Jaye, C., Zhang, D., Takeuchi, E. S., Takeuchi, K. J., Marschilok, A. C., Archer, L. A. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Barely porous organic cages for hydrogen isotope separation
In this study, we use organic synthesis to modify the internal cavities of cage molecules to produce hybrid materials that are excellent quantum sieves. By combining small-pore and large-pore cages together in a single solid, we produce a material with optimal separation performance that combines an excellent deuterium/hydrogen selectivity (8.0) with a high deuterium uptake (4.7 millimoles per gram). (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Liu, M., Zhang, L., Little, M. A., Kapil, V., Ceriotti, M., Yang, S., Ding, L., Holden, D. L., Balderas-Xicohtencatl, R., He, D., Clowes, R., Chong, S. Y., Schütz, G., Chen, L., Hirscher, M., Cooper, A. I. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news

Achieving unconfined supersonic explosions
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Smith, K. T. Tags: Physics, Applied, Astronomy, Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Quantum sieves for hydrogen isotopes
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Controlling electrode growth
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lavine, M. S. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Power Players 2019: Dr. Anthony Atala
Atala leads a regenerative medicine program that recently was selected for a five-year, $24 million federal grant to investigate treatments for chemical injuries to the lungs from a chlorine gas attack. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

What could go wrong? NASA funds research on an all-electric airliner in a virtue-signaling move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
(Natural News) The world’s very first electric-powered airliner is currently in development. The futuristic jet would emit zero greenhouse gas emissions directly. Instead of burning up fuel, the jet would convert the chemical energy stored inside liquid hydrogen cells into electric power. The electric power generated by the liquid hydrogen would be depended upon to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electric cars could be charged in 10 minutes in future, finds research
Scientists are developing rapid-charging batteries that could be in use in a couple of yearsNew battery technology could give electric cars more than 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes, according to new research.Lithium ion batteries have had a dramatic impact because of their ability to store a large amount of energy in a small, compact battery and be recharged again and again. A trio of scientists wereawarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for their contributions to the development of the batteries earlier this month.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars Environment Ethical and green living Motoring Travel and transport Technology Science Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline announces start of phase III trial of gepotidacin in treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) and urogenital gonorrhoea
Gepotidacin is first in new chemical class of antibiotics called triazaacenaphthylene bacterial topoisomerase inhibitors. Development programme comprises two separate studies, EAGLE-1 (vs. ceftriaxone + azithromycin in gonorrhoea) and EAGLE-2 (vs. nitrofurantoin for UTI). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer risks mount as US pesticide lawsuits double
German chemicals group faces surge in plaintiffs alleging cancer link to Roundup (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Impact Story: Transitioning a Powerful Analytical Tool into Manufacturing to Improve the Quality of Complex Therapeutics
Mass spectrometry (MS) is a powerful analytical tool used in nearly all protein-based biologics license applications as a characterization method to assess a wide variety of protein attributes, including molecular mass, amino acid sequence, and critical chemical modifications (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Announcedncil of Advisors on Science and Technology Announced
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on October 22, 2019, establishing the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) after more than two-and-a-half years into his administration. The PCAST, first established in 2001, is a presidential advisory council comprised of science and technology leaders from the private sector and academic communities who advise the President on science, technology, and innovation topics critical to the country’s security and economy, as well as public health and welfare. The council is tasked with providing “policy recommendations on strength...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 28, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Bipartisan Climate Caucus Launched in Senate
On October 23, 2019, Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Mike Braun (R-IN) launched the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus that will focus on energy innovation and business-friendly solutions to climate change. In an Op-Ed for The Hill, Senators Coons and Braun wrote: “Today, we are launching the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group of senators who, like the Americans we serve, believe Congress should play a central role in guiding America’s 21st century energy economy and addressing the challenge of a changing climate. Our caucus seeks to take the politics out of this important issue. Inst...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 28, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Can you balance your brain chemistry with nutrition? Compounds in broccoli sprouts found to help people with schizophrenia
(Natural News) Research regarding the mechanisms involved in schizophrenia has come a long way. Scientists have now discovered a set of chemical imbalances present in the brains of schizophrenic patients that are linked to the neurotransmitter glutamate. They have also identified a compound that can potentially correct these imbalances and aid in the treatment of schizophrenia. The isothiocyanate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methodologies for assessing risks of accidents in chemical process industries - Basheer A, Tauseef SM, Abbasi T, Abbasi SA.
Chemical process industries often handle, store and transport chemicals which are flammable and/or toxic. Also, often, processes are employed which are carried out at high temperatures of pressures. These happenings constitute major hazards which carry the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Conotoxins: chemistry and biology - Jin AH, Muttenthaler M, Dutertre S, Himaya SWA, Kaas Q, Craik DJ, Lewis RJ, Alewood PF.
The venom of the marine predatory cone snails (genus Conus) has evolved for prey capture and defense, providing the basis for survival and rapid diversification of the now estimated 750+ species. A typical Conus venom contains hundreds to tho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

How to conduct a dust hazards analysis - Murphy MR, Borene MJ.
Dust hazards analyses (DHAs) are required to be completed for all existing facilities, per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 652. This paper compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between chemical process hazard analysis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Integrated assessment of safety distances for rescue work in chemical plant fires involving domino effects - Tsai SF, Huang AC, Shu CM.
This study employed the Suite for the Assessment of Flammable, Explosive, and Toxic Impacts to synergize the environmental data, risk frequency, and physical and chemical properties of chemical-induced fires and explosions at accident sites and thereby est... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Procedural management of safety regulations and rules for the chemical industry - Gao Y, Fan Y, Wang J, Pei J.
In recent years, the chemical companies in different countries have realized the significance of managing within safety regulations and rules. In China, investigation reports of major accidents showed that Chinese chemical companies often failed to comply ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news