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

Nearly 100 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping, and the CDC Is Getting Involved
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to be related to vaping. Since late June, according to the CDC, 94 people in 14 states have come down with serious lung illnesses that may be linked to use of e-cigarettes, which heat substances including nicotine and cannabis to create aerosols that users inhale. The case count has grown high enough to prompt the CDC to work with state health departments to learn more about what could be causing the worrisome conditions, which are primarily affecting adolescents. Although “mor...
Source: TIME: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

More Than 150 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to be related to vaping. The CDC first announced on Saturday that it would help state health departments investigate a concerning number of serious lung illnesses apparently linked to use of e-cigarettes, which heat substances including nicotine and cannabis to create aerosols that users inhale. At that time, 94 cases in 14 states had been reported—but as of Wednesday, according to a CDC statement, the number had ballooned to 153...
Source: TIME: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Almost 150 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to be related to vaping. The CDC first announced on Saturday that it would help state health departments investigate a concerning number of serious lung illnesses apparently linked to use of e-cigarettes, which heat substances including nicotine and cannabis to create aerosols that users inhale. At that time, 94 cases in 14 states had been reported—but as of Friday, according to a CDC statement, the number had ballooned to 149 po...
Source: TIME: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Man, 26, faces weeks in hospital after he was chemically burnt by a hair removal cream on his groin
William Bishop, 26, of Cheltenham, decided to remove the hair from his delicate area in case 'anything good happened' on an upcoming first date on July 27. He was in A&E two days later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newark Officials Providing Bottled Water to 15,000 Homes Over Lead Contamination Concerns. Here ’s What You Need to Know About the City’s Water Crisis
It’s now the fifth straight day that residents in around 15,000 Newark, N.J. homes are being given bottled water for drinking and cooking, as city authorities and federal officials grapple with high levels of lead in their water supply. A federal judge is now determining whether or not the city has to expand the distribution of bottled water to more parts of the city. “This is a slap in the face to the residents of the city of Newark,” resident Donna Jackson told ABC7. “We are now in panic mode because the feds had to come in to tell us to stop drinking the water.” Here’s what you need ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josiah Bates Tags: Uncategorized health Newark onetime Source Type: news

Self-healing fabric: Scientists have found many uses for the sharp teeth inside a squid's tentacles
(Natural News) Sewing torn clothes might just become a thing of the past. In a new study published in Frontiers in Chemistry, scientists discovered a way to transform self-healing and self-repairing squid ring teeth (SRT) into a coating that could repair rips and tears in fabrics, and could potentially replace plastic. Coating made from squid... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
The Northwestern University professor developed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, an invaluable technique for detecting and identifying individual molecules. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 16, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

FDA approves pretomanid tablets in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid for treatment of extensively drug resistant, treatment-intolerant or nonresponsive multidrug resistant pulmonary TB
Pretomanid is a new chemical entity and a member of a class of compounds known as nitroimidazooxazines. A successful outcome has been reported in 95 of the first 107 patients in trial after six months of treatment with this regimen and six months of post-treatment follow-up. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal Spray and Inhalation Solution, Suspension, and Spray Drug Products--Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Documentation
Pharmaceutical Quality/CMC (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

USFDA okays new antibiotic for highly drug-resistant tuberculosis
Pretomanid, a new chemical entity, was under development since 2002 by the TB Alliance. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Furniture flame retardants may not stifle deadliest home fires
(Reuters Health) - Targeting the flammability of smoking materials like cigarettes, pipes and cigars, rather than fireproofing all furniture with hazardous chemicals, may be a more effective way of reducing the most deadly residential fires, a U.S. study concludes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Microplastic in the atmosphere is making its way to the pristine Arctic
Tiny shreds of microplastic – which may contain varnish, rubber, or toxic chemicals – cause significant air pollution, both on land and over the seas. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Why Parents Are Turning to a Controversial Treatment for Food Allergies
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esther Landhuis / Undark Tags: Uncategorized allergies health onetime syndication Source Type: news

Drug accelerates blood system's recovery after chemotherapy, radiation
A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem cells after exposure to radiation. If the results can be replicated in humans, the compound could help people recover quicker from chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow transplants. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Drug accelerates blood system ’s recovery after chemotherapy, radiation
A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem cells after exposure to radiation. If the results can be replicated in humans, the compound could help people recover quicker from chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow transplants.The study, published in Nature Communications,also sheds light on the basic biology behind blood stem cell regeneration and the role of a specific molecular process that is blocked by the new drug. Blood stem cells reside in the bone marrow and produce all of the body ’s blood and immune cells.“We’re very excite...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Primordial and recycled helium isotope signatures in the mantle transition zone
Isotope compositions of basalts provide information about the chemical reservoirs in Earth’s interior and play a critical role in defining models of Earth’s structure. However, the helium isotope signature of the mantle below depths of a few hundred kilometers has been difficult to measure directly. This information is a vital baseline for understanding helium isotopes in erupted basalts. We measured He-Sr-Pb isotope ratios in superdeep diamond fluid inclusions from the transition zone (depth of 410 to 660 kilometers) unaffected by degassing and shallow crustal contamination. We found extreme He-C-Pb-Sr isotope...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Timmerman, S., Honda, M., Burnham, A. D., Amelin, Y., Woodland, S., Pearson, D. G., Jaques, A. L., Le Losq, C., Bennett, V. C., Bulanova, G. P., Smith, C. B., Harris, J. W., Tohver, E. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Bright and photostable chemigenetic indicators for extended in vivo voltage imaging
Genetically encoded voltage indicators (GEVIs) enable monitoring of neuronal activity at high spatial and temporal resolution. However, the utility of existing GEVIs has been limited by the brightness and photostability of fluorescent proteins and rhodopsins. We engineered a GEVI, called Voltron, that uses bright and photostable synthetic dyes instead of protein-based fluorophores, thereby extending the number of neurons imaged simultaneously in vivo by a factor of 10 and enabling imaging for significantly longer durations relative to existing GEVIs. We used Voltron for in vivo voltage imaging in mice, zebrafish, and fruit...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Abdelfattah, A. S., Kawashima, T., Singh, A., Novak, O., Liu, H., Shuai, Y., Huang, Y.-C., Campagnola, L., Seeman, S. C., Yu, J., Zheng, J., Grimm, J. B., Patel, R., Friedrich, J., Mensh, B. D., Paninski, L., Macklin, J. J., Murphy, G. J., Podgorski, K., Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Identifying the perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons as part of the fight against impunity? - Sossai M.
In June 2018, the Conference of States Parties of the 1993 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention) decided to create an Investigation and I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: One ‘surprising’ symptom associated with the condition
PARKINSON ’S disease is a neurological condition caused by a lack of the chemical dopamine in the brain. Physical symptoms are commonly associated with the condition - it may come as a surprise that mood changes may also signify the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sodium Hypochlorite: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 8/14/2019. This Web page provides information on the health effects of exposure to sodium hypochlorite, a common bleaching agent; the chemical ’s toxicity; and material for responding to a chemical incident. Sodium hypochlorite is used as a disinfectant for swimming pools, and can be used to disinfect drinking water, in some medical treatments, and in the manufacture of paper and pulp. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Eylea (aflibercept) Injection Prefilled Syringe
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) Prior-Approval Supplement... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 13, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news