Promising new study shows path for reducing the environmental impact of making plastics
(Natural News) Manufacturing products like steel, plastics and iron is the world’s top source of energy consumption, and it also releases carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Researchers have long been looking for ways to make these processes more eco-friendly, and now chemical engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a novel approach... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Separating Plasma from Smaller and Smaller Blood Samples
In diagnostics these days, “a lot of people are after plasma,” reports Jim Averso, vice president, sales and marketing, of I.W. Tremont. “There’s a lot of new research being conducted in plasma-based tests, although it is now very common for diagnoses of endocrine and cardiovascular issues. Prior to that, it was whole blood.” Biomarker analytes are easier to access in plasma, Averso added. Averso pointed to new research from Market Research Future predicting 11.3% anticipated growth in t...
Source: MDDI - August 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Milwaukee health officials urge residents to stop smoking e-cigarettes
Amid a nationwide spike in severe lung illnesses, Milwaukee's health department issued an alert telling people to stop using e-cigarettes immediately. There are 16 confirmed cases of chemical pneumonia in Wisconsin, and health officials say all of the patients reported using e-cigarettes or vaping marijuana. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control says it's looking into nearly 200 possible cases, reported in 22 states, of severe lung disease that may be tied to e-cigarette use. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Displacing OH groups catalytically
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Deep magma ocean formation set the oxidation state of Earths mantle
The composition of Earth’s atmosphere depends on the redox state of the mantle, which became more oxidizing at some stage after Earth’s core started to form. Through high-pressure experiments, we found that Fe2+ in a deep magma ocean would disproportionate to Fe3+ plus metallic iron at high pressures. The separation of this metallic iron to the core raised the oxidation state of the upper mantle, changing the chemistry of degassing volatiles that formed the atmosphere to more oxidized species. Additionally, the resulting gradient in redox state of the magma ocean allowed dissolved CO2 from the atmosphere to pre...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Armstrong, K., Frost, D. J., McCammon, C. A., Rubie, D. C., Boffa Ballaran, T. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science reports Source Type: news

Redox-neutral organocatalytic Mitsunobu reactions
Nucleophilic substitution reactions of alcohols are among the most fundamental and strategically important transformations in organic chemistry. For over half a century, these reactions have been achieved by using stoichiometric, and often hazardous, reagents to activate the otherwise unreactive alcohols. Here, we demonstrate that a specially designed phosphine oxide promotes nucleophilic substitution reactions of primary and secondary alcohols in a redox-neutral catalysis manifold that produces water as the sole by-product. The scope of the catalytic coupling process encompasses a range of acidic pronucleophiles that allo...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Beddoe, R. H., Andrews, K. G., Magne, V., Cuthbertson, J. D., Saska, J., Shannon-Little, A. L., Shanahan, S. E., Sneddon, H. F., Denton, R. M. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

More U.S. teens exposed to secondhand e-cigarette vapor
(Reuters Health) - Exposure to secondhand chemicals emitted from e-cigarettes is on the rise among middle- and high-school students, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

SpaceX ’s Starhopper Flight Test Is a Big Step Forward for Elon Musk’s Moon Dreams
You know a spacecraft is cool when you watch it fly and can’t help but think it looks more like a bit of Hollywood CGI than an actual machine. The SpaceX Starhopper spacecraft was very much the real deal — a bright chrome, a 60-ft. tall, three-finned contraption powered by a single engine — when it made an exceedingly brief, 54-second flight on Aug. 27 in Boca Chica, Texas. But it still seemed whimsically imaginary. “It almost looked like a cartoon or something,” Cheryl Stevens, a nearby resident, told Reuters. All the same, the flight represented a tiny but very important step for the develo...
Source: TIME: Science - August 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Space SpaceX Source Type: news

The winged prickly ash, a staple of Ayurvedic medicine, shows potent anti-cancer activity
(Natural News) Researchers from Pakistan and the U.K. recently found that Zanthoxylum armatum, a plant native to East and Southeast Asia, has potent chemical constituents with anti-cancer properties. In their study, which appeared in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the researchers identified the presence of anti-cancer compounds like saponins, flavonoids, sterols, and terpenes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link found between diabetes and cancer risk
High blood glucose causes DNA damage and may promote mutations that increase cancer risk, according to research presented at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting& Exposition.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 28, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Advanced Chemistry Summer School for students from Jilin University in China
The University of Bristol ’ s School of Chemistry has welcomed staff and students from Jilin University (JLU) in China as part of a long-standing relationship between the two institutions. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

New hydrogels show promise in treating bone defects
Bioengineers and dentists from the UCLA School of Dentistry have developed a new hydrogel that is more porous and effective in promoting tissue repair and regeneration compared to hydrogels that are currently available. Once injected in a mouse model, the new hydrogel is shown to induce migration of naturally occurring stem cells to better promote bone healing. Current experimental applications using hydrogels and stem cells introduced into the body or expensive biological agents can come with negative side effects.The findings, published online in the journal Nature Communications, suggest that in the near future the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chemical agents in disaster: care and management in the intensive care unit - Mishra R, Geiling J.
Chemical agents of warfare are divided into lung agents, blood agents, vesicants, and nerve agents. Intensivists must familiarize themselves with the clinical presentation and management principles in the event of a chemical attack. Key principles in manag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rare chemical burns: review of the literature - Akelma H, Karahan ZA.
There are many chemicals that can cause burns. Although they are generally acidic and basic in nature, there are more than one million known chemical compounds, of which 300 have been declared highly hazardous chemical substances by the National Fire Prote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Ningbo Pulisi Daily Chemical Products Co., Ltd - 577795 - 08/13/2019
CGMP/Finished Pharmaceuticals/Adulterated/Misbranded (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Source Type: news

A journey to excellence in process safety management - Halim SZ, Mannan MS.
The benefits of achieving excellence in process safety are multifold: it reduces the probability of chemical incidents, mitigates the consequences of incidents when they occur, and provides effective emergency response. In addition, excellence in process s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Development and analysis of an adverse outcome pathway network for human neurotoxicity - Spinu N, Bal-Price A, Cronin MTD, Enoch SJ, Madden JC, Worth AP.
This study illustrates how an AOP network can be derived and analysed in terms of its topological features to guide research and support chemical risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Optimizing emergency rescue and evacuation planning with intelligent obstacle avoidance in a chemical industrial park - Chen P, Chen G, Wang L, Reniers G.
A major chemical accident has the characteristics of being destructive, and potentially provoking a great loss of lives and property damage in any Chemical Industrial Park (CIP). Emergency rescue and evacuation are essential parts of emergency decision-mak... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Prediction of issuance of emergency evacuation orders for chemical accidents using machine learning algorithm - Phark C, Kim W, Yoon YS, Shin G, Jung S.
An emergency response to chemical accidents proceeds in the order of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. One of the methods of response is emergency evacuation orders. To minimize the loss of life, it is important to issue prompt ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Chocolate in marijuana brownies can throw off potency tests
Chocolate messes with cannabis potency testing, chemists find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Eating too much as a baby may alter DNA and speed up aging, mouse study suggests
A new Baylor College of Medicine study in mice found that overfed infant animals have more DNA methylation, a kind of chemical tagging linked to faster aging and higher type 2 diabetes risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't use a neti pot until you've read what can go wrong
The devices, available from High Street chemists for as little as £5, are usually made from plastic, steel or ceramic, and are recommended for those with a consistently runny or blocked nose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Graphene shield shows promise in blocking mosquito bites
NIH-funded project shows graphene could provide alternative to chemicals in insect repellant and protective clothing. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 26, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Your coffee maker might be making you sick, thanks to BPA
(Natural News) People are now refraining from using plastic that contains bisphenol A (BPA). However, they may still get exposed to the toxic substance by drinking it from a coffee maker with BPA-laced plastic parts. BPA is an industrial chemical found in plastic products like food storage containers and water bottles. Researchers warn that the substance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chocolate Can Throw Off Potency Tests On Marijuana Edibles, Researchers Say
(AP) – How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars — even pretzels. These commercial products are labeled with the amount of high-inducing THC. That helps medical marijuana patients get the desired dose and other consumers attune their buzz. But something about chocolate, chemists say, seems to interfere with potency testing. A chocolate labeled as 10 milligrams of THC could have far more and se...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Marijuana Source Type: news

Is Physical Activity the Same for Traditionally Schooled and Homeschooled Children?
Discussion Homeschooled children are a diverse group of students who are not participating in the traditional model of a children going off to a separate school location 5 days a week for instruction by educational professionals. If homeschooled, children may not be subject to all or some of the regulations for traditionally-schooled children regarding curricular measures, record keeping, reporting, and testing. Children in homeschooled environments also may not have access to other services that are provided through traditional schools such as special education services. Some research data shows positive academic and soci...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 26, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Douglas Adams was right – knowledge without understanding is meaningless | John Naughton
Using supercomputers to explain life, the universe and everything takes us into territory previously only laughed atFans of Douglas Adams ’sHitchhiker ’s Guide to the Galaxy treasure the bit where a group of hyper-dimensional beings demand that a supercomputer tells them the secret tolife, the universe and everything. The machine, which has been constructed specifically for this purpose, takes 7.5m years to compute the answer, which famously comes out as 42. The computer helpfully points out that the answer seems meaningless because the beings who instructed it never knew what the question was. And the name of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: John Naughton Tags: DeepMind Technology Chemistry Biology Science Biochemistry and molecular biology Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Douglas Adams Books UK news Source Type: news

HotSpot Therapeutics Announces Acquisition of Macroceutics, Inc.
HotSpot to gain access to Macroceutics' custom DNA-encoded libraries comprising approximately one billion compounds with full screening and chemistry capabilities Libraries to be integrated into HotSpot's SpotFinder™ platform which predicts, drugs and d... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions HotSpot Therapeutics, Macroceutics, SpotFinder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

White House Asbestos Risk Forces Top Staff Relocation
The offices of some of President Donald Trump’s top aides, including his daughter Ivanka Trump and senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, have been temporarily relocated as the White House undergoes asbestos abatement work. An asbestos removal project is underway at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and is expected to be completed by the end of August. The abatement work will cost about $250,000, according to Pamela Pennington, press secretary for the U.S. General Services Administration. “The building has been, and remains, safe for occupancy as this work is being done as a precautionary measure,” Pennington said. I...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Verification and validation of Phast consequence models for accidental releases of toxic or flammable chemicals to the atmosphere - Witlox HWM, Fern ández M, Harper M, Oke A, Stene J, Xu Y.
Consequence modelling software for accidental releases of flammable or toxic chemicals to the atmosphere includes discharge modelling, atmospheric dispersion modelling and evaluation of flammable and toxic effects. Scenarios which may be modelled includes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Do antibiotics improve wound healing?
From abrasions, lacerations, punctures and more, there are many types of wounds that can damage the skin and keep it from remaining the protective barrier that keeps your body safe from infection, even including radiation exposure and other harmful chemicals. When healing is the only thing on your mind, the road to recovery can seem like a long one. Are antibiotics your ticket to wellness? According to Drugs.com, antibiotics are defined as medicines that stop or prevent bacteria growth and keep it from leading to an infection. Antibiotics are available in various forms, from oral tabs and sprays to creams, ointments and po...
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Infection Source Type: news

Health Tip: Risks of Secondhand Smoke
-- Secondhand smoke (SHS) has the same harmful chemicals that smokers inhale, says the American Cancer Society. Non-smokers who breathe SHS take in nicotine and toxins, and are at risk for cancer. Cancer is not the only illness that SHS can cause.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In latest medical insanity, Planned Parenthood now offering transgender chemical injections on FIRST visit
(Natural News) Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, just so happens to also be the nation’s second largest provider of “gender affirming hormone care,” which it apparently makes available to patients as early as the first visit, according to shocking new reports. Even though transgender chemical injections are very likely to cause permanent sterility... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping Sicknesses Rising: 153 Cases Reported in 16 States
The C.D.C. said serious respiratory problems were reported in the past two months, though it remained unclear whether vaping nicotine or THC, the high-inducing chemical in marijuana, was the cause. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: vaping Cannabis Foods and Products Marijuana E-Cigarettes Nicotine Medicine and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Disasters: Keeping Volunteers, Workers, and Responders Safe
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 8/21/2019. This one-hour webinar from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ’s Emergency Partners Information Connection and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is for volunteers, workers, and responders who clean up, rebuild, or support other response and recovery efforts after a flood, earthquake, storm, fire, or other disaster. It discusse s how to reduce risk from injuries, chemical exposures, environmental hazards, and psychological stressors. It details potential hazards in disaster response, and t...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Victim: Monsanto Is Liable Due To 'Wrongful Conduct' Regarding Glyphosate
MINNEAPOLIS - A cancer victim on Aug. 14 sued Monsanto Co. in Minnesota federal court, contending that exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company's herbicide Roundup, caused his T-cell lymphoma and that Monsanto is liable for "negligent and wrongful conduct" associated with the manufacture and distribution of the chemical (Clifford McCord v. Monsanto Company, No. 19-2252, D. Minn.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 21, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

California Explores Chlorpyrifos Ban In Response To Trump Administration's Move
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Two California agencies on Aug. 14 announced that they have convened a combined working group to "identify, evaluate and recommend safer, sustainable pest management solutions that can replace the pesticide chlorpyrifos," as the state of California looks to ban chlorpyrifos in response to the Trump administration's decision to reverse a ban on the chemical at the federal level. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 21, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Pregnant women may be exposed to MRI contrast agent
(Reuters Health) - Women who don't realize they're pregnant when they undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be exposed to a chemical that might not be safe for the fetus, a new report warns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Darkroom Photography Techniques Inspired a Radical Approach to Cancer Screening
Tom Ramsay, an image processing expert and master photographer, has spent decades sharing his expertise with the world, from working on satellite imaging for the U.S. Navy, fingerprint image processing for the Department of Homeland Security, computer-based photo microscopy analysis of tuberculosis (TB) in Africa, and even restoring Thomas Edison's movies for the Library of Congress. So when his cousin lost both of her daughters to breast cancer, Ramsay had a hard time understanding how such a thing was possible, given all the advanced imaging technology that exists. The problem, of course, is that even with th...
Source: MDDI - August 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Nasa mission to Jupiter moon Europa moves step closer to launch
Mission that could shed light on possibility of life on icy rock is expected to lift off in 2025A Nasa mission to explore the most tantalising of Jupiter ’s 79 moons has been given the green light to proceed to the final stages of development.Europa – which is slightly smaller than our own moon – has long been considered a possible candidate in the hunt for alien life. Evidence suggests there is an ocean below the moon’s thick, icy crust that might be tens of miles deep. Scientists believe this body of water could contain the right chemic al cocktail for life and could even be home to some form of l...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Jupiter Nasa Space Science Source Type: news

Nicotine-free vaping can damage blood vessels
Despite claims that 'heat not burn' devices are safer, University of Pennsylvania researchers found that chemicals in even nicotine-free e-liquids are transformed into toxins that attack blood vessels' lining. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding Sodium Azide
Sodium azide (NaN3), a colorless-to-white crystalline solid that is odorless and moderately soluble in water, is the most prevalent inorganic compound used as an antibacterial and antimicrobial agent in bulk reagents and stock solutions in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry. If you were to review the composition of almost any phosphate-buffered saline formulation or any other stock solution that needs to have a prolonged shelf life used in the industry, there is a very high probability you will find sodium azide in a percentage by volume varying between 0.1%-0.05%. Sodium azide does present significant safety concerns...
Source: MDDI - August 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Aaron Benz Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Feeling the Heat? Blame Concrete
If your city was slammed by record-shattering heat this summer, you can partly blame the stuff the city itself is made of. The scorching temperatures across Europe and the U.S. in July were made worse by one of humanity’s most widely used but least-loved inventions: concrete. To most people, concrete is just the ugly stuff used to pave paradise and put up a parking lot. But concrete is an invention as transformative to humanity as fire or electricity. Since it came into widespread use around the turn of the 20th century, this man-made stone has changed where and how billions of people live, work and move around. Con...
Source: TIME: Science - August 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Vince Beiser Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

Bayer to sell animal health business to Elanco for $7.6bn
Deal set to create second biggest player in sector as German chemicals group looks to reorganise (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bayer agrees $7.6bn sale of animal health business to Elanco
Deal will create second-biggest player in sector as German chemicals group looks to reorganise (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Spontaneous chemistry' may drive Alzheimer's
A new study asks whether subtle changes to the chemistry of proteins might explain why they build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

New hydrogels show promise in treating bone defects
Bioengineers and dentists from the UCLA School of Dentistry have developed a new hydrogel that is more porous and effective in promoting tissue repair and regeneration compared to hydrogels that are currently available. Once injected in a mouse model, the new hydrogel is shown to induce migration of naturally occurring stem cells to better promote bone healing. Current experimental applications using hydrogels and stem cells introduced into the body or expensive biological agents can come with negative side effects.The  findings, published online in the journal Nature Communications, suggest that in the near future th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dopamine and serotonin: Brain chemicals explained
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of balance here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

How to Avoid Vehicle Pollution When You ’re Stuck in Traffic
Most non-electric motor vehicles emit multiple airborne pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide, hydrocarbons, and ultrafine chemical particles. Breathing in these pollutants can cause or contribute to a wide range of health problems, from heart and lung disease to neurological, reproductive and immune system dysfunction. Studies have repeatedly found that people who live near busy roadways are at elevated risks for these health issues. Young children, the elderly, and people with lung disease are especially vulnerable to vehicle-emitted pollution. But anyone who spends a lot of time commuting and sitting in heavy traffic&m...
Source: TIME: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Air Pollution Science Source Type: news

Biochemists discover new insights into what may go awry in brains of people with Alzheimer ’s
In this study, Warmack produced crystals, both the normal and kinked types, in 15 of beta amyloid ’s amino acids. She used a modified type of cryo-electron microscopy to analyze the crystals. Cryo-electron microscopy, whose development won its creators the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry, enables scientists to see large biomolecules in extraordinary detail. Professor Tamir Gonen pioneered the mo dified microscopy, called microcrystal electron diffraction, which enables scientists to study biomolecules of any size.Eisenberg is UCLA ’s Paul D. Boyer Professor of Molecular Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news