How targeting a key SARS-CoV-2 enzyme could lead to an antiviral drug
The chemical fragments could bind to and disable an enzyme that helps the virus replicate. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A study on characteristics of burn patients who were admitted to a tertiary care hospital in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka - Chithrani WA, Ruwanpura PR.
INTRODUCTION: A burn is a type of injury to the skin, or other tissues, caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, friction or radiation. It is a significant health hazard worldwide. According to the annual health bulletin 2015 in Sri Lanka, burn injuri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New COVID-19 study could help performers back on the stage
The performing arts have been hit hard by the restrictions enforced during the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, singing has been identified as a potentially “ dangerous ” activity following the occurrence of clusters of COVID-19 cases, in several choirs around the world. Despite there being no clear evidence that these cases are linked to the activities themselves, singing and playing of woodwind and brass instruments has effectively been banned in many countries. A new collaborative study will explore whether singing and the playing of woodwind and brass instruments produces more respiratory particles than...
Source: University of Bristol news - July 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Discovery of a novel drug candidate to develop effective treatments for brain disorders
(Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT) Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia discovered a novel chemical compound, which has the potential to became a new drug for the treatment of core symptoms of brain disorders like Down syndrome and autism. Results are obtained in preclinical models where the new compound ameliorated difficulties in cognitive tasks, social interactions and repetitive behaviors. Researchers aim to create a start-up company in order to further develop this compound and make it a treatment for patients (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Montana State research on plant chemistry published in Global Change Biology
(Montana State University) Jack Brookshire's work examines the climate and ecological causes of increased plant productivity in the Northern Great Plains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hazardous materials emergency incidents: public health considerations and implications - Gaskin S, Mehta S, Pisaniello D, Turczynowicz L, Bruschi S, Mitchell K.
OBJECTIVE: Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents, including the deliberate release of toxic chemicals, can cause a significant drain on resources as well as heightened anxiety in the community. Recent high-profile incidents, including the 2018 illegal was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Gall fly outmaneuvers host plant in game of " Spy vs. Spy "
(Penn State) Over time goldenrod plants and the gall flies that feed on them have been one-upping each other in an ongoing competition for survival. Now, a team of researchers has discovered that by detecting the plants' chemical defenses, the insects may have taken the lead. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Feds charge Florida man, sons with selling fake virus cure
Federal prosecutors say a Florida man and his three sons are facing federal charges that they illegally sold a bleachlike chemical mixture as a miracle cure for the coronavirus and other diseases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PolyU discovers the effect of chemical compound PTU on autophagy in...
The zebrafish has been utilised as a model organism for biomedical research globally for half a century, mainly due to the high genetic similarity (over 70%) between zebrafish and human genes, with...(PRWeb July 09, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/polyu_discovers_the_effect_of_chemical_compound_ptu_on_autophagy_in_zebrafish_embryos_sheds_light_on_cancer_medication_research/prweb17247058.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists pinpoint surprising new function for histones
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have identified a new function for histones, the spool-shaped proteins that regulate gene expression and help pack long strands of DNA into cells. The resulting matrix, called chromatin, provides the structural foundation for chromosomes.In a surprising finding thatreceived more than 1,400 “likes” and more than 600 shares on Twitter within the first several days after the study was published, the researchers discovered that histones also function asenzymes that convertcopper into a form that can be used by the body ’s cells.Scientists had assumed that copper spontaneously converted...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Reining in dissolved transition-metal ions
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Asl, H. Y., Manthiram, A. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science perspective Source Type: news

A metallic route for protons
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Proton transport enabled by a field-induced metallic state in a semiconductor heterostructure
Tuning a semiconductor to function as a fast proton conductor is an emerging strategy in the rapidly developing field of proton ceramic fuel cells (PCFCs). The key challenge for PCFC researchers is to formulate the proton-conducting electrolyte with conductivity above 0.1 siemens per centimeter at low temperatures (300 to 600°C). Here we present a methodology to design an enhanced proton conductor by means of a NaxCoO2/CeO2 semiconductor heterostructure, in which a field-induced metallic state at the interface accelerates proton transport. We developed a PCFC with an ionic conductivity of 0.30 siemens per centimeter an...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wu, Y., Zhu, B., Huang, M., Liu, L., Shi, Q., Akbar, M., Chen, C., Wei, J., Li, J. F., Zheng, L. R., Kim, J. S., Song, H. B. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

UN Chief Warns of Deadly Germs as Potential Bioterrorist Weapons
Credit: United NationsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December. Providing a grim economic scenario of the devastation caused by the pandemic– including rising poverty, hunger and unemployment– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of the possibility of an even worse disaster: the risks of bioterrorist attacks deploying deadly germs. He said it has already shown some of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Biobased chemicals take center stage
(American Chemical Society) Usually, when oil prices fall, biobased chemical firms struggle. But these days, alternatives to petroleum-based products are undergoing a renaissance. Consumers are increasingly eco-conscious, leading companies to partner with chemical manufacturers to develop products that are both sustainable and high performing. A new article inChemical& Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, details how manufacturers are making this pivot toward nature-based products.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mirror image tumor treatment
(Wiley) Our immune system ought to be able to recognize and kill tumor cells. However, many tumors deceive the immune system. For example, they induce the so-called immune checkpoints of T-cells to shut down immune responses. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced a new approach for immunological tumor treatment. Their method is based on the specific blockade of an immune checkpoint by a stable " mirror-image " peptide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fluorescent peptide nanoparticles, in every color of the rainbow
(American Chemical Society) The discovery of green fluorescent protein (GFP), which is made by a jellyfish, transformed cell biology. It allowed scientists to stitch the GFP sequence to proteins from other organisms to trace their movements and interactions in living cells. Now, researchers reporting inACS Applied Materials& Interfaces have designed peptide nanoparticles that can each glow in a variety of colors, opening the door for many new biomedical applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Technique fishes valuable nutrients out of shrimp processing water
(American Chemical Society) The seafood industry requires large amounts of water for food processing. Before used water is discharged, some organic matter, including protein, is typically removed. This sludge is usually landfilled or converted into biogas, which results in the valuable nutrients it contains being lost from the food chain. Now researchers report inACS Sustainable Chemistry& Engineering a method to recover these nutrients from shrimp processing water so they can be incorporated in food or feed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Milking algae mechanically: Progress to succeed petroleum derived chemicals
(Shinshu University) A method to extract carbohydrates and phycobiliproteins from algae was developed that does not kill the algae during harvest or rely on solvents for extraction and purification. This novel method uses mechanical shearing to 'milk' the desired compounds, greatly reducing the production cost of algae-derived compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

China running a chemically-induced depopulation agenda against Muslims, whites
(Natural News) Many leftists now claim that communism is preferable to America’s constitutional republic because it supposedly fosters “equality” and the preservation of “human rights.” But this is certainly not the case in communist China, where the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is forcibly sterilizing minorities as part of a massive ethnic cleansing operation. In order... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA Approves 2 Lysol Products As First To Effectively Kill Coronavirus On Surfaces
(CNN) — The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved two Lysol products as effective against the novel coronavirus when used on hard, non-porous surfaces. Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist meet the EPA’s criteria for use against the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the ongoing pandemic, based on laboratory testing that found both products kill the virus two minutes after contact, the agency announced in a statement Monday. While there are more than 420 products on the list of disinfectants that the EPA says are strong enough to ward off “harder-to-kill” virus...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Lysol Source Type: news

Africa: Poisons Used to Beautify Food in Africa
[SciDev.Net] Toxic chemicals are being used by food sellers across Sub-Saharan Africa to improve the look of meat and fish, scientists and food inspectors say, putting the health of millions at risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked to Heightened COVID-19 Risk
A popular form of heartburn medication may increase a person’s risk of developing COVID-19, according to a new study, lengthening the already long list of risk factors for the virus. In the study, published Tuesday in pre-print form in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, scientists led by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Dr. Brennan Spiegel conducted an online survey involving more than 86,000 people. Among them, more than 53,000 reported abdominal pain or discomfort, acid reflux, heartburn or regurgitation, and answered questions about the medications they took to relieve those symptoms. Of those, more than...
Source: TIME: Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

FDA Warns Of 5 More Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers
BOSTON (CBS) – Five more brands of hand sanitizer have tested positive for a toxic chemical. The FDA says they all contain methanol, which can be dangerous when ingested or absorbed through the skin. “The agency is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death,” the FDA said in a statement. Last month, the agency listed nine brands to avoid because they contain methanol. Here are the five brands added to the FDA list: Grupo Insoma’s Hand Sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcoh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local FDA Hand Sanitizer Source Type: news

Women's egg quality dependent on metabolic factors
(University of Queensland) Increasing the levels of a chemical found in all human cells could boost a woman's fertility and help select the best eggs for IVF, according to University of Queensland research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boron nitride destroys PFAS 'forever' chemicals PFOA, GenX
(Rice University) Rice University chemical engineers have discovered a photocatalyst that can destroy 99% of the 'forever' chemical PFOA in laboratory tests on polluted water. Researchers showed the boron nitride catalyst also destroys GenX, a PFOA replacement that's also an environmental problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Short Takes
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting public input on best practices and innovative ideas for education in the principles of rigorous research as well as promotion of rigorous research practices. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) can be submitted online via this webform or via an email to RigorChampions@nih.gov by August 1, 2020. If submitting by email, please include the Notice number (NOT-NS-20-062) in the subject line. More information can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-20-062.html. ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 7, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Fake News NBC’s gopher and shill, Brandy Zadrozny, lies and falsely claims Natural News Editor Mike Adams said wearing a Covid mask “increases risk”
(Natural News) When a news outfit publishes a video of a whistle-blower, that doesn’t make that news outfit fake news. Especially when the whistle-blowing comes from an insider, who worked high up in the vaccine industry, understands the mechanics and science behind it all, and speaks in great detail about the atrocities of today’s chemical medicine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Linking exposures to later-life disease — webinars draw hundreds
NIEHS grant recipients and staff make connections between chemical exposures and latent disease risk. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 6, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

National Academies asks experts to explore aging, environment interplay
As one ages, the body responds differently to chemicals in the environment; in turn, exposures — even in early life — affect aging processes. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 6, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Canine companions shed light on chemicals and disease
NIEHS grantees study pet dogs to better understand how human exposure to everyday chemicals may lead to cancer and other conditions. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 6, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Characteristics of hazardous chemical accidents during hot season in China from 1989 to 2019: a statistical investigation - Wang B, Li D, Wu C.
Because high temperature is one of the main causes of hazardous chemical accidents, these accidents frequently occur in China during hot season (from June to September). Understanding the historical accidents is important for accident prevention and risk m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

People may be exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals through medical care
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals can be found in some medical supplies and medications.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Compounds halt SARS-CoV-2 replication by targeting key viral enzyme
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine scientists recently worked with colleagues at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to identify several existing compounds that block replication of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) within human cells grown in the laboratory. The inhibitors all demonstrated potent chemical and structural interactions with a viral protein critical to the virus's ability to proliferate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spinach on the ceiling
(World Scientific) In his autobiography, Karplus describes how his optimistic outlook and belief in himself helped him overcome setbacks in his research and to continue on a path that other scientists considered futile, to eventually develop a methodology that is now at the heart of chemistry and structural biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Can You Use A Fingerprint to Identify Someone?
Discussion Biometrics uses “biological characteristics or behavioral features to recognize an individual.” Using biometric data requires acquisition of data of sufficient quantity and quality for recognition and comparison, and the biometric data needs to remain stable over time (i.e. – the person should be able to be recognized in the future using the data. Data acquisition and storage cost and size are also important variables. Privacy and security are also paramount considerations. Biometrics use in pediatric patients has several applications including: Newborn tracking -using biometrics for iden...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 6, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Consumers' perceptions of chemical household products and the associated risks - Buchm üller K, Bearth A, Siegrist M.
Accidents with chemical household products are prevalent worldwide and often involve young children. Previous research has shown that consumers use both analytical factors (e.g., warning symbols) and potentially misleading heuristics to evaluate the riskin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Make your fake protest sign for July 4th so the Dopey Democrats can’t make attending fireworks gatherings ILLEGAL
(Natural News) According to every Democrat in America, you should not step outside your house without your mask on, for safety and unity reasons, unless of course, you are protesting something anti-police or anti-Trump. That is the only time you are not susceptible to catching Covid-19, by the way. The entire mainstream (chemical) medicine community supports... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new data repository for pharmacokinetic natural product-drug interactions: from chemical characterization to clinical studies - Birer-Williams C, Gufford BT, Chou E, Alilio M, VanAlstine S, Morley RE, McCune JS, Paine MF, Boyce RD.
There are many gaps in scientific knowledge about the clinical significance of pharmacokinetic natural product-drug interactions (NPDIs) in which the NP is the precipitant and a conventional drug is the object. The National Center for Complimentary and Int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Impact of pesticide exposure in childhood - Pascale A, Laborde A.
Pesticides represent a wide variety of chemicals presented as different formulations and concentrations and used in different settings: agriculture, animal sanitary bath, domestic use, and vector control. Lack of awareness, poor agricultural practices, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

WormBase updates in WS277 – new protein schematic images!
We have released the 277th version of WormBase! As always, for a detailed report please look at the WS277 release notes. New features: We’ve updated the protein schematic image in the homology widget on protein pages (see, for example, the UNC-2, isoform a page.) This image displays protein domains and exons mapped to amino acid coordinates, making it easy to see which regions of a transcript correspond to specific features. Driven by JBrowse — the genome browser at WormBase — users can click through the image to an interactive view in amino acid coordinates. From that familiar interface, on...
Source: WormBase - July 3, 2020 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication new datasets new features news release notes data release new release WS277 Source Type: news

Construction of pioneering quantitative structure activity relationship screening models for abuse potential of designer drugs using index of ideality of correlation in Monte Carlo optimization - Kumar A, Kumar P.
Drug abuse is a worldwide wide problem affecting individual, society and the environment in general and it is nothing less than the attempted ecocide. Designer drugs are the chemical substances used for recreational purposes and have addictive properties. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Scientists discover chemical compound that can help fight pancreatic cancer
(Natural News) Scientists have found a chemical compound that can help the immune system fight pancreatic cancer. A recent study by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis and Rush University in Chicago promises new hope for people who are fighting this deadly disease. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most challenging cancers to treat. Traditional treatments such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: A chemical which promotes and stimulates hair growth could be key
HAIR loss treatment: Hair loss could drive a person to insanity so much so that anything and everything will be used in the hopes of halting this annoying condition. According to researchers, rubbing this safe chemical onto your scalp will stimulate hair follicles and could be the answer to your hair loss woes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Definition of'Dog Years' Not as Simple as Multiplying by 7
THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Mapping changes in the genome over time, researchers have developed a new formula to compare dog age with human age -- and it's not as clear-cut as every dog year equals seven human years. The formula is based on chemical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rethink Food Security and Nutrition Following Covid-19 Pandemic
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 2 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns. Earlier understandings of food security in terms of production self-sufficiency have given way to importing supplies since late 20th century promotion of trade liberalization. Jomo Kwame SundaramTransnational food business Disruption of transnational food supply chains and the devastation of many vulnerable livelihoods by policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have revived interest in earlier understandings of food self-sufficien...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Marine alga from the Kiel Fjord discovered as a remedy against infections and skin cancer
(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) Using state-of-the-art approaches coupled with bio- and cheminformatics and machine learning, researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have succeeded in discovering new, bioactive components of the Baltic Sea Baltic Sea seaweed Fucus vesiculosus and its fungal symbiont against infectious bacteria or skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A scientific measure of dog years
(Cell Press) How old is your tail-wagging bundle of joy in human years? According to the well-known " rule of paw, " one dog year is the equivalent of 7 years. Now, in a study published July 2, in the journal Cell Systems, scientists say it's wrong. Dogs are much older than we think, and researchers devised a more accurate formula to calculate a dog's age based on the chemical changes in the DNA as organisms grow old. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sniffing out smell
(Harvard Medical School) Neuroscientists describe for the first time how relationships between different odors are encoded in the brain. The findings suggest a mechanism that may explain why individuals have common but highly personalized experiences with smell, and inform efforts better understand how the brain transforms information about odor chemistry into the perception of smell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news