Biosludge proponents claim toxic stew isn't actually toxic, thanks to "sludge magic"
(Natural News) The reclassification of human waste as “crop fertilizer” has become a booming, multi-million dollar industry here in the United States and elsewhere. And while it’s openly admitted that this so-called “biosludge” is loaded with toxic chemicals and bacteria, its proponents claim that none of this is in any way a threat to human... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British people breathe equivalent of one cigarette a day because of air pollution, doctors warn
Air pollution is as toxic to health as the chemicals in cigarettes, an expert said, as doctors have stated the public's health is in a state of emergency. The UK Government is being urged to act immediately. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’s the Best Way to Get Rid of a Bad Aftertaste?
Ordering a dish loaded with garlic or onions can be a commitment. The flavors can linger on the tongue long after a meal is over, no matter how many breath mints you pop. But what actually causes a bad aftertaste — and is there any way to get rid of it? Cordelia Running, director of the Saliva, Perception, Ingestion and Tongues (SPIT) lab at Purdue University, says that aftertastes are generally caused by “little bits of the actual flavor stimuli that might hang around”: physical remnants of food that get caught in the mouth, for example, or molecules that remain in the saliva or mucus. Potent foods, suc...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Key to treating schizophrenia may be found in BROCCOLI, US study shows
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, found sulforaphane - which is derived from broccoli sprouts - boosted levels of signal-sending brain chemicals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Seeks to Ban Chlorpyrifos-Containing Pesticides
The state's Environmental Protection Agency says that evidence of the chemical ’s link to neurological problems in children is overwhelming. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

CNN admits the Health Ranger has been right all along: Sunscreen chemicals are absorbed into your bloodstream where they can promote cancer
(Natural News) The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), a branch of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has published the results of a pilot study looking at the safety of many common sunscreen products – and what was discovered is that sunscreen chemicals absorb into the bloodstream via the skin in a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Career Paramedics Launch Online Tool to Increase Drug Accountability for First Responders
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Fire departments, ambulance companies and emergency rooms are now able to track their narcotics supply in real time, thanks to northern California-based startup, LogRx. The company’s interactive smartphone app and web-based program aims to prevent loss or theft of narcotics as well as cut down on waste by identifying drugs that are soon to expire. Co-founder Clive Savacool, a 20-year paramedic and fire administrator says, “Surprisingly, a majority of ambulances and fire departments still use pen and paper to keep track of what, how much, and where their available narcotics exist.&rdq...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: LogRx (press release) Tags: Press Releases Operations Source Type: news

Winning projects for the 2019 Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge
(Elsevier) Two new chemistry solutions that use a new green technique to remove toxic metal from wastewater and improve pollination and ecosystem health with the help of butterflies have won the Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What's the chemistry behind the home pregnancy test? (video)
(American Chemical Society) There are many ways to find out if you're pregnant. One is to wait and see. For those of us who are a little less patient, there's the take-home chemistry kit known as a pregnancy test. But how do a little strip of paper and a few drops of urine tell you whether or not you've got a bun in the oven? Find out here: https://youtu.be/jc2_iBZ9r_k. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The right bond in the right place
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Funk, M. A. Tags: Biochemistry, Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Site-selective enzymatic C-H amidation for synthesis of diverse lactams
In this study, we report engineered cytochrome P450 enzymes that perform unprecedented enantioselective C-H amidation reactions and control the site selectivity to divergently construct β-, -, and -lactams, completely overruling the inherent reactivities of the C-H bonds. The enzymes, expressed in Escherichia coli cells, accomplish this abiological carbon-nitrogen bond formation via reactive iron-bound carbonyl nitrenes generated from nature-inspired acyl-protected hydroxamate precursors. This transformation is exceptionally efficient (up to 1,020,000 total turnovers) and selective (up to 25:1 regioselectivity and 97%...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cho, I., Jia, Z.-J., Arnold, F. H. Tags: Biochemistry, Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Comment on "Activation of methane to CH3+: A selective industrial route to methanesulfonic acid"
Díaz-Urrutia and Ott (Reports, 22 March 2019, p. 1326) report a selective conversion of methane to methanesulfonic acid that is proposed to occur by a cationic chain reaction in which CH3+ adds to sulfur trioxide (SO3) to form CH3–S(O)2O+. This mechanism is not plausible because of the solvent reactivity of CH3+, the non-nucleophilicity of the sulfur atom of SO3, and the high energy of CH3–S(O)2O+. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Roytman, V. A., Singleton, D. A. Tags: Chemistry t-comment Source Type: news

Denver Approves Decriminalizing Psilocybin Mushrooms in Unofficial Results, as Public Support for Psychedelic Drug Research Grows
Psychedelic drugs like psilocybin, the psychoactive chemical in “magic mushrooms,” are inching closer to mainstream medical and research use — and unofficial final election results out of Denver suggest at least some Americans are ready to embrace legal measures that could eventually pave the way for that kind of study. A measure on a May 7 Denver ballot appears to have made the Colorado city the first in the nation to effectively decriminalize personal possession and consumption of psilocybin mushrooms, which can cause hallucinations and spiritual or emotional experiences. Though city lawmakers opposed t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Colorado Drugs onetime Source Type: news

California to Outlaw Widely Used Toxic Pesticide Deemed Harmful to Kids
(LOS ANGELES) — The nation’s most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought. State Environmental Secretary Jared Blumenfeld said it’s the first time the state has sought to ban a pesticide and the move was overdue. “This pesticide is a neurotoxin and it was first put on the market in 1965,” Blumenfeld said. “So it’s been on t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BRIAN MELLEY / AP Tags: Uncategorized California onetime Source Type: news

EPA Ignored Advice from Staff Experts When Issuing New Asbestos Rule
More than a dozen senior officials and experts at the Environmental Protection Agency urged the EPA to ban asbestos outright, a new report shows. Two internal memos obtained by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and shared with the New York Times reveal the EPA’s own scientists and lawyers advised the agency to issue a complete ban of asbestos instead of the recent regulations that only restricted its domestic use. In the memos, dated Aug. 10, 2018, EPA staff members wrote that the agency “should seek to ban all new uses of asbestos because the extreme harm from this chemical substance outweighs any ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Levels Of Some Cancer-Causing Chemicals In Nail Salons Higher Than In Auto Garages Says New Study
A new study suggests that nail salon workers are being exposed to high-levels of cancer causing and harmful chemicals. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Israeli researcher claims chemical giant DuPont colluded with Nazi Germany to create eugenics programs
(Natural News) A doctoral candidate at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem says that research he’s been conducting has led him to the conclusion that chemical giant DuPont had a well-established relationship with the Nazis in Germany both before and during World War II, and was working with the Hitler regime to develop eugenics programs against... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Ethiopian Period Equity Champion Freweini Mebrahtu Named a 2019 CNN Hero
[This is Africa] Freweini Mebrahtu is an Ethiopian chemical engineer who designed and patented a reusable menstrual pad and founded the Mariam Seba Sanitary Products factory where these are manufactured. For her work and efforts towards period equity in Ethiopia, she has been named a 2019 CNN Hero. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why some red wines taste 'dry'
(American Chemical Society) Wine connoisseurs can easily discriminate a dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, from a fruitier red, like Pinot Noir. Scientists have long linked the 'dryness' sensation in wine to tannins, but how these molecules create their characteristic mouthfeel over time is not fully understood. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have found that tannin structure, concentration and interactions with saliva and other wine components influence the perception of dryness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mining microbial treasures from toxic sites
(American Chemical Society) Filled with a noxious brew of copper, cadmium and arsenic, with a pH rivaling that of sulfuric acid, Montana's Berkeley Pit seems inhospitable to life. Nonetheless, scientists have discovered microorganisms in this abandoned copper mine and other human-made noxious sites. These extreme environments induce microbes to synthesize potent, never-before-seen molecules that could find uses in human medicine, according to an article in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding the power of honey through its proteins
(American Chemical Society) Honey is a culinary staple that can be found in kitchens around the world. Humans have used honey throughout history, and its long shelf life and medicinal properties make it a unique, multipurpose natural product. Although it seems that a lot is known about the sweet substance, surprisingly little is known about its proteins. Now, researchers report in ACS' Journal of Natural Products new data on honey proteins that could lead to new medicinal applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Soaking up pharmaceuticals and personal care products from water
(American Chemical Society) Medications excreted in the urine or dumped into the toilet can end up in the water supply, just like lotions or cosmetics that wash off the body and go down the sink or shower drain. Unfortunately, conventional wastewater treatment cannot completely remove pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). Now, researchers reporting inACS Applied Materials& Interfaces have developed an adsorbent membrane that they say could be used to purify water contaminated with PPCPs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Companies: Plaintiffs May Not Dismiss Chemical Exposure Case To Avoid Court Order
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two companies filed a joint brief in Kentucky federal court on April 23 contending that the residents who brought a chemical exposure case against them should not be permitted to dismiss their federal case and proceed in a different forum because they are trying to avoid the obligations imposed by the district court's order that requires them to show medical injuries and property damage that can be traced to the defendants' facilities (Modern Holdings, LLC, et al. v. Corning, Inc., et al., No. 5:13-cv-00405, E.D. Ky.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 8, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Justices Decline Review Of Exclusion Of Experts In Chemical Exposure Suit
WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the denial of a petition for a writ of certiorari on April 29, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling upholding the exclusion of a man's causation experts in his case against his former employers alleging that he contracted an autoimmune disease from exposure to toxic substances at work (Timothy J. Rizzo v. Applied Materials, Inc., et al., No. 18-1153, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 8, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Groundwater Claims Against DuPont By Cape Fear Residents Are Valid
WILMINGTON, N.C. - A federal judge in North Carolina on April 19 partially granted and partially denied E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co.'s motion to dismiss a groundwater contamination lawsuit, ruling that residents have plausible allegations for private nuisance, injury and the failure to act "reasonably" related to the company's discharge of chemicals into the environment (Victoria Carey, et al. v. E. I. DuPont de Nemours& Company, et al., No. 17-201, E.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 8, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Fentanyl Facts and Fiction: A Safety Guide for First Responders
Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, was first synthesized in December 1960 by Dr. Paul Jansen in Belgium. It was developed as an IV analgesic and its first clinical use was recorded in 1963. Fentanyl was brought to the United States in 1968 and today, is one of the most frequently used intraoperative analgesics across the world.1 Facts About Fentanyl Fentanyl is available in a variety of forms including transdermal patches, as well as nasal, buccal, sublingual and transmucosal preparations used to treat a variety of acute, chronic, cancerous and palliative pain conditions. In prehospital emergency care, fentanyl is now a ...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Simon Taxel, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Top Story Source Type: news

Drinking water may contain dangerous chemicals linked to cancer and infertility in 43 states
A new report from the Environmental Working Group has found that 610 locations in 43 US states contain unsafe levels of PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to birth defects and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds contaminated drinking water in 43 states
An environmental non-profit and university researchers found PFAS chemical exposure in the water in 43 states (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunscreen facts and fictions: Breaking down the science of sun protection
A study in JAMA analyzed blood samples of 24 people who used sunscreen four times a day, for four days. Researchers found levels of four chemical ingredients that exceed the FDA ’s recommended limits. The authors caution that the health effects, if any, are unknown, and people should continue to apply sunscreen to protect against skin cancer. As we continue our coverage of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to separate sunscreen fact fro m fiction. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream at Potentially Unsafe Levels: Study
Title: Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream at Potentially Unsafe Levels: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 7, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream at Potentially Unsafe Levels: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: We Absorb High Level of Sunscreen Chemicals
Experts are quick to say the known risk from the sun's rays is greater than the potential risk posed by these chemicals. Keep using your sunscreen. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunscreen enters bloodstream after just one day of use, study says
After just one day of use chemicals in sunscreens had entered the bloodstream at significant levels and continued to rise daily, a FDA pilot study finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Sunscreen Chemicals Can Get Into Your Blood
Here is what testing by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists revealed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green?
Anesthesia revolutionized surgery by vanquishing patients' pain. But many of the chemicals are greenhouse gases. One Oregon doctor who has done the math says some are much less damaging to the planet.(Image credit: Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristian Foden-Vencil Source Type: news

Sunscreen Enters Bloodstream After Just One Day Of Use, Study Says
This study is the FDA’s way of showing sunscreen manufacturers they need to do the studies to see if chemical absorption poses health risks.” The need to screen According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. Around the world, melanoma ranks as the 19th most common cancer in both men and women, says the World Cancer Research Fund. In the United States, sunscreens were originally approved as an over-the-counter solution to sunburn. They came in two types: one using chemical combos to filter the sun, the other using minerals to bloc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream at Potentially Unsafe Levels: & nbsp; Study
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Sunscreen is absorbed into our blood at concentrations up to 419 TIMES above what is safe
A study by the US Food and Drug Administration found the chemical oxybenzone, which absorbs UVA and UVB rays, reaches plasma concentrations of up to 209.6ng/mL. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least Three Dead in Illinois Factory Explosion
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days earlier, bringing the death toll to three employees with one more body believed to be in the debris, a fire official said. Photos: Waukegan, IL Factory Explosion Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi told a news conference that the body was found as first responders resumed searching in hazardous conditions in the debris from the AB Specialty Silicones plant in Waukegan, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Chicago. They were sear...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream at Potentially Unsafe Levels: Study
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- For years, you've been urged to slather on sunscreen before venturing outdoors. But new U.S. Food and Drug Administration data reveals chemicals in sunscreens are absorbed into the human body at levels high enough to raise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bacteria causing infections can be detected more rapidly
(Pohang University of Science& Technology (POSTECH)) Prof. Young-Tae Chang, Dr. Nam Young Kang, Dr. Hwa-Young Kwon, and Xiao Liu of POSTECH Department of Chemistry developed a fluorescent probe, BacGo that can detect Gram-positive bacteria precisely and promptly. They published their research on the most renowned journal of the field of chemistry, Angewandte Chemie. The research team used bacterial sludge from wastewater for the demonstration experiment. They successfully monitored the proportion of bacteria in the process of wastewater treatment and confirmed the possible application to clinical diagnosis of keratitis...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 6, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CBD: On a real market high
Cannabidiol, a chemical compound extracted from hemp, is now at the center of a swiftly-growing industry which last year derived about $600 million in U.S. sales (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NC researchers circle on chemicals that disrupt hormones
The North Carolina group gains interest and numbers among researchers studying chemical effects on normal development and health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

What Makes Two Materials “Identical”?
On April 26, FDA released a final guidance on Characterization of Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Used in Orthopedic Devices1. The draft of this guidance was issued on February 12, 2016. The guidance addresses four different types of UHMWPE: conventional, highly crosslinked, highly crosslinked containing antioxidants, and non-conventional. The parameters of characterization include material description, sterility, biocompatibility, mechanical properties, and chemical properties. For the base material, FDA “recommends” the inclusion of information on starting ...
Source: MDDI - May 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Materials Source Type: news

The Scientology Cruise Ship Quarantined for Measles Has Set Sail. Here ’s How the Next Port Plans to Handle It
The Scientology cruise ship that was quarantined in St. Lucia is now sailing for the Dutch Caribbean island Curaçao, and officials say that they’re currently preparing for what’s next. The vessel, Freewinds, is scheduled to arrive at its homeport in Curaçao on Saturday morning, Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth, the national epidemiologist for the island of 160,000 people, tells TIME. Freewinds set sail from St. Lucia on Thursday night, St. Lucia officials say. St. Lucia officials refused to allow the ship’s crew or passengers to disembark when the ship arrived at the island on Tuesday because the count...
Source: TIME: Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Travel Source Type: news

Shrimp From 5 U.K. Rivers Have One Thing in Common: Cocaine
A new study of chemicals in river wildlife found pesticides in many of its samples, and cocaine in all of them. The drug ’ s source remained a mystery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PALKO KARASZ Tags: Water Pollution Hazardous and Toxic Substances Great Britain Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Drug Abuse and Traffic Rivers Pesticides Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Environment International (Journal) Source Type: news

Forensic investigation of incidents involving chemical threat agent: presentation of the operating procedure developed in Belgium for a field-exercise - Kummer N, Augustyns B, Van Rompaey D, De Meulenaere K.
The GIFT CBRN project (Generic Integrated Forensic Toolbox for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents), funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, has been set up to find solutions for investigating incidents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Study reveals amyloid clumps of a truncated p53 structure related to endometrial cancer
(Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Biologia Estrutural e Bioimagem (INBEB)) Brazilian scientists have discovered that a truncated variant of the tumor suppressor protein p53 is present as amyloid aggregates in endometrial cancer cells. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the study points to new perspectives for treating tumors in which p53 variants are important components of these clusters, given that alterations in the p53 protein are associated with more aggressive versions of these tumors, with a high mortality rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Industry-ready process makes plastics chemical from plant sugars
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A team from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison describe an efficient and economically feasible process for producing HMF, a versatile plant-derived chemical considered crucial for building a renewable economy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chemical Warfare: A Primer for First Responders and Receivers
Source: Alabama Department of Public Health. Published: 5/3/2019. The purpose of this one-hour webinar is to raise awareness of the dangers caused by single and dual use chemicals that have been used in warfare, such as arsenicals. It describes important historical and recent examples of chemical agents use in warfare; enumerates clinical components of major chemical toxidromes; and describes challenges in prevention and response for first responders and receivers in caring for victims of chemical exposure. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news