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

C(sp3)-H functionalizations of light hydrocarbons using decatungstate photocatalysis in flow
Direct activation of gaseous hydrocarbons remains a major challenge for the chemistry community. Because of the intrinsic inertness of these compounds, harsh reaction conditions are typically required to enable C(sp3)–H bond cleavage, barring potential applications in synthetic organic chemistry. Here, we report a general and mild strategy to activate C(sp3)–H bonds in methane, ethane, propane, and isobutane through hydrogen atom transfer using inexpensive decatungstate as photocatalyst at room temperature. The corresponding carbon-centered radicals can be effectively trapped by a variety of Michael acceptors, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laudadio, G., Deng, Y., van der Wal, K., Ravelli, D., Nuno, M., Fagnoni, M., Guthrie, D., Sun, Y., Noël, T. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Using hydrocarbons as reagents
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Stronger bonds bring bigger challenges
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oksdath-Mansilla, G. Tags: Chemistry perspective Source Type: news

Psychiatric effects of cannabis use -
A systematic review points to THC as the triggering chemical in cannabis. Some 188 million people worldwide use cannabis, a number likely to rise as governments move to legalize its recreational use. Eleven U.S. states have already done so, along with C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alarming long-term effects of insecticides weaken ant colonies
This study highlights the need to overthink current deployment and management of chemical pest control for more sustainable agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nobel Prize-winning chemist named to " Great Immigrants, Great Americans " list
(Binghamton University) M. Stanley Whittingham, a 2019 Nobel Laureate and distinguished professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has been named to the Carnegie Corporation of New York's 2020 list of " Great Immigrants, Great Americans. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr Reddy ’s partners Fujifilm to launch Avigan for Covid-19 treatment
The agreement provides for Fujifilm Toyama Chemical, a unit of the Japanese company to grant Dr. Reddy's and Dubai-based Global Response Aid the right to develop, make and sell Avigan overseas and get a lump-sum license fee and royalties on sales. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Should We Chemically Castrate Sex Offenders to Prevent More Abuse? Should We Chemically Castrate Sex Offenders to Prevent More Abuse?
Bioethicist Art Caplan explains why laws requiring such treatments for those convicted of abusing minors are probably ineffective.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Risk analysis of chemical plant explosion accidents based on Bayesian network - Zhu R, Li X, Hu X, Hu D.
Many chemical plant explosion accidents occur along with the development of the chemical industry. Meanwhile, the interaction and influence of various factors significantly increase the uncertainty of the evolution process of such accidents. This paper pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Clinical evaluation of a novel chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay of Aspergillus galactomannan in diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Scientists urge business and government to treat PFAS chemicals as a class
(Green Science Policy Institute) All per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) should be treated as one class and avoided for nonessential uses, according to a peer-reviewed article published today in Environmental Science& Technology Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain receptor pulls open electrical gate like a puppet master
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) NMDA receptors convert chemical messages into electrical signals within a neuron. The key to transmitting information is opening the receptor's built-in ion channel, a hollow pore that allows electrically-charged ions to flow. Hiro Furokawa's lab discovered that unlocking the receptor's ion channel is like working a stringed puppet - rock one part of the receptor and filaments pull open the channel's gate. Rock it a little differently, the filaments loosen, and the gate snaps shut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A new view of microscopic interactions
(University of Missouri-Columbia) When two cars collide at an intersection -- from opposite directions -- the impact is much different than when two cars -- traveling in the same direction -- 'bump' into each other. In the laboratory, similar types of collisions can be made to occur between molecules to study chemistry at very low temperatures, or 'cold collisions.' A team of scientists led by Arthur Suits at the University of Missouri has developed a new experimental approach to study chemistry using these cold 'same direction' molecular collisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA warns about toxic hand sanitizers for coronavirus that could kill you
(Natural News) If the hand sanitizer you are slathering all over your body to protect against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) comes from Mexico, then there is a good chance it contains a toxic chemical additive that could lead to your death. This is according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which issued... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON sets out to recruit more safety reps amid COVID crisis
UNISON is launching a new campaign, Be on the safe side, to recruit more safety reps in workplaces across the UK – as the need for them becomes greater than ever. The union has campaigned tirelessly on health and safety issues to protect its members at work during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also supported its safety reps in carrying out their difficult role, whether ensuring that members have access to correct PPE, conducting workplace risk assessments or addressing the particular risks to Black and vulnerable workers. COVID-19: Your rights at work “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fact that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 29, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News coronavirus Covid-19 health and safety health and safety reps Source Type: news

Pandemic-Infused Demand Puts Enviro Tech In 24-7 Mode
Making hand sanitizer is nothing new for Enviro Tech Chemical Services Inc. of Modesto, California. But three months ago, the product was swept up in an unexpected surge in popularity thanks to COVID-19. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 29, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists could help government achieve UK's net zero carbon target in groundbreaking £ 7.25 million project
Chemists, biochemists and physicists at Bristol, Exeter and Sheffield have teamed up in a £ 7.25 million five-year project that could drive down the cost of energy production and help in the government ’ s net zero carbon ambitions (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research, International; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

New compounds from starfish of Kuril basin show efficacy against cancer cells.
(Far Eastern Federal University) Russian scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), G. B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (PIBOC FEB RAS), and A.V. Zhirmunsky National Scientific Center for Marine Biology (NSCMB FEB RAS) have discovered four new steroid substances which target cells of human breast cancer, and colorectal carcinoma. They were extracted from the starfish Ceramaster patagonicus, a Kuril basin seabed dweller. A related article appears in Marine Drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Designer peptides show potential for blocking viruses, encourage future study
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Chemically engineered peptides, designed and developed by a team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, could prove valuable in the battle against some of the most persistent human health challenges.The team's findings, recently published in Nature Scientific Reports, demonstrate how researchers can engineer peptides capable of selectively and specifically binding to polysialic acid (PSA) -- a carbohydrate that is present in many human cells and plays a key role in various physiological and pathological processes, including neurological development and disease progression. (S...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Process for 'two-faced' nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used a simple process to implant atoms precisely into the top layers of ultra-thin crystals, yielding two-sided structures with different chemical compositions. The resulting materials, known as Janus structures after the two-faced Roman god, may prove useful in developing energy and information technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hawaii Department of Health to receive $5.6M from the CDC for emergency preparedness
The Hawaii Department of Health will receive more than $5.6 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness, or PHEP, program, officials announced Thursday. Funding under PHEP allows state health departments, along with local and territorial agencies, to strengthen their response to public health threats like infectious diseases and natural disasters, as well as biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In the past, DOH has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Hawaii Department of Health to receive $5.6M from the CDC for emergency preparedness
The Hawaii Department of Health will receive more than $5.6 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness, or PHEP, program, officials announced Thursday. Funding under PHEP allows state health departments, along with local and territorial agencies, to strengthen their response to public health threats like infectious diseases and natural disasters, as well as biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In the past, DOH has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

India turns to cardboard beds in coronavirus battle
The low-cost beds are chemically coated to make them waterproof and can hold a 300-kilogramme (660-pound) load, said Vikram Dhawan, who along with his brother came up with the design while they were stuck at home during the country's months-long lockdown. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Things I know to be true 1 – We are all walking miracles
Back when I was child I genuinely believed that when my mother kissed my knee to make it better, she did actually do that. And as I grew older although that belief faded away in the light of the obvious ‘fact’ of the medical model, it never truly disappeared. Time and again I would reflect on what it meant to be healthy and when my own health challenges began in my mid-teens, some part of me always knew that my mother’s kiss held meaning. I remember being 16 years old and just about to sit ‘O’ levels, as they were then. I had been having a period for what must have been weeks and I was tired a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health life miracle Source Type: news

Things I know to be true – We are all walking miracles
Back when I was child I genuinely believed that when my mother kissed my knee to make it better, she did actually do that. And as I grew older although that belief faded away in the light of the obvious ‘fact’ of the medical model, it never truly disappeared. Time and again I would reflect on what it meant to be healthy and when my own health challenges began in my mid-teens, some part of me always knew that my mother’s kiss held meaning. I remember being 16 years old and just about to sit ‘O’ levels, as they were then. I had been having a period for what must have been weeks and I was tired a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health life miracle Source Type: news

New approach drives bacteria to produce potential antibiotic, antiparasitic compounds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Researchers have developed a method to spur the production of new antibiotic or antiparasitic compounds hiding in the genomes of actinobacteria, which are the source of the drugs actinomycin and streptomycin and are known to harbor other untapped chemical riches. The scientists report their findings in the journal eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

You're using disinfectants wrong. Here's what you actually need to do (video)
(American Chemical Society) Sure, you've got a product that says " kills germs " under your sink, but will it really destroy the new coronavirus on surfaces? Turns out that if you're using a disinfectant the same way as a regular cleaner, you might not actually be disinfecting at all. To make sure you're destroying 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, doing these three things is critical: https://youtu.be/kbScdUwo7K4. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A mechanism to obtain metal " nanoscrews " unveiled at CIC biomaGUNE is published in Science
(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Gold atoms are deposited by means of chemical reduction onto previously formed gold nanorods to produce a quiral structure. These " nanoscrews " interact with circularly polarized light much more efficiently than what is achieved with any other known object. These properties could lead to the detecting of biomolecules in a very selective and very sensitive way. It is a versatile, reproducible mechanism that is scalable for the fabrication of nanoparticles with strong chiral optical activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bioactive natural compounds for the fight against cancer
(Technische Universit ä t Dresden) Phytoalexins are bioactive phytochemicals that have attracted much attention in recent years due to their health-promoting effects in humans and their vital role in plant health. TUD-Chemists have now developed a new and very efficient synthesis for these substances. With the new method, they are paving the way for a simpler production of phytoalexins and thus for large-scale investigations into their effects, especially with regard to their positive influence in the fight against cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Airborne chemicals could become less hazardous, thanks to a missing math formula
(Purdue University) Purdue researchers have figured out a way to calculate surface viscosity just by looking at a stretched droplet as it starts to break. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits
Bayer faced tens of thousands of claims linking the weedkiller to cases of non-Hodgkin ’s lymphoma. Some of the money is set aside for future cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patricia Cohen Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Defoliants and Herbicides Suits and Litigation (Civil) Chemicals Agriculture and Farming Biotechnology and Bioengineering Bayer AG Monsanto Company Feinberg, Kenneth R Cancer Source Type: news

Action spectra of chiral secondary structure
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Barran, P. Tags: Chemistry perspective Source Type: news

Groovy chiral gold particles
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Chemistry, Physics twis Source Type: news

DNA circular dichroism in gas phase
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Mass-resolved electronic circular dichroism ion spectroscopy
DNA and proteins are chiral: Their three-dimensional structures cannot be superimposed with their mirror images. Circular dichroism spectroscopy is widely used to characterize chiral compounds, but data interpretation is difficult in the case of mixtures. We recorded the electronic circular dichroism spectra of DNA helices separated in a mass spectrometer. We studied guanine-rich strands having various secondary structures, electrosprayed them as negative ions, irradiated them with an ultraviolet nanosecond optical parametric oscillator laser, and measured the difference in electron photodetachment efficiency between left ...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Daly, S., Rosu, F., Gabelica, V. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Micelle-directed chiral seeded growth on anisotropic gold nanocrystals
Surfactant-assisted seeded growth of metal nanoparticles (NPs) can be engineered to produce anisotropic gold nanocrystals with high chiroptical activity through the templating effect of chiral micelles formed in the presence of dissymmetric cosurfactants. Mixed micelles adsorb on gold nanorods, forming quasihelical patterns that direct seeded growth into NPs with pronounced morphological and optical handedness. Sharp chiral wrinkles lead to chiral plasmon modes with high dissymmetry factors (~0.20). Through variation of the dimensions of chiral wrinkles, the chiroptical properties can be tuned within the visible and near-i...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gonzalez-Rubio, G., Mosquera, J., Kumar, V., Pedrazo-Tardajos, A., Llombart, P., Solis, D. M., Lobato, I., Noya, E. G., Guerrero-Martinez, A., Taboada, J. M., Obelleiro, F., MacDowell, L. G., Bals, S., Liz-Marzan, L. M. Tags: Chemistry, Physics reports Source Type: news

Air pollutants and population density increase childhood obesity risk – study
Researchers found that air pollution, smoking and a person ’s built environment may play role in obesity in childrenAir pollutants and population density are increasing the chances of childhood obesity, and scientists are just starting to understand which chemicals and urban factors are the riskiest, according to a new US study.Researchersreviewed 77 factors during pregnancy and 96 during childhood and found that air pollution, smoking and a person ’s built environment may play a role in obesity in children from birth to age 11.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Valerie Yurk in Washington Tags: Children Obesity Science Source Type: news

Royal Society of Chemistry recognises three Bristol academics
Three members of the School of Chemistry have received awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry Source Type: news

6 Essential oils for boosting the immune system
(Natural News) The body encounters countless pollutants and harmful substances on a daily basis that can really put a strain on its immune function. From the harmful chemicals found in household cleaners to the carcinogens found in processed meat, toxins can come in all shapes and sizes. Besides eating healthier foods and getting enough sleep,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgenic rice lowers blood pressure of hypertensive rats
(American Chemical Society) In the future, taking your blood pressure medication could be as simple as eating a spoonful of rice. This 'treatment' could also have fewer side effects than current blood pressure medicines. As a first step, researchers reporting in ACS'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have made transgenic rice that contains several anti-hypertensive peptides. When given to hypertensive rats, the rice lowered their blood pressure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Molecular simulations show how drugs block key receptors
(Uppsala University) Many pharmaceuticals work by targeting what are known as " G-protein-coupled receptors " . In a new study, scientists from Uppsala University describe how they have been able to predict how special molecules that can be used in new immunotherapy against cancer bind to these receptors. The researchers' calculation methods, presented in the journal Angewandte Chemie are a vital contribution to future structure-based drug design. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news