Copper foam as a highly efficient, durable filter for reusable masks and air cleaners
(American Chemical Society) During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have grown accustomed to wearing facemasks, but many coverings are fragile and not easily disinfected. Metal foams are durable, and their small pores and large surface areas suggest they could effectively filter out microbes. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Nano Letters have transformed copper nanowires into metal foams that could be used in facemasks and air filtration systems. The foams filter efficiently, decontaminate easily for reuse and are recyclable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Digital NFT Art Is Booming —But at What Cost?
In central Washington State, electric utilities are watching for homes with oddly high power usage after a recent surge in cryptocurrency prices collided with a boom in NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens”—an emerging technology that uses crypto platforms to authenticate ownership of digital files. In an emerging hype cycle, such digital assets have sold at auction for millions of dollars, giving the buyer claim to an “original” version of a computer file, such as a piece of digital art or a sports highlight video. During the last crypto boom, the region—home to some of the cheapest electricit...
Source: TIME: Science - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

They ’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?
Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it was a joke. “I’m working to protect those insects, not eat them,” the French academic responded tartly. But the emails from Brian Fisher, an ant specialist at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco, kept coming. Fisher had been doing fieldwork in Madagascar when he realized that the forests where both he and Hugel c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen feature Londontime longform overnight Sustainability TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Geometallurgist and NSF CAREER awardee breaks down barriers
(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Mined materials like copper and uranium are more important than ever as the world moves toward sustainable technologies such as solar panels and windmills.Isabel Barton is an assistant professor of mining and geological engineering at the University of Arizona and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award who aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of mining. She's also using a historical framework to educate (and even excite!) non-scientists about the world of mineral resources, which impacts all of our daily lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Radionuclide therapy, immunotherapy can slow prostate cancer
Pairing radionuclide therapy with immunotherapy can successfully slow prostat...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nano-MRI outduels PSMA-PET/CT for prostate cancer Copper radiotracers ID tumors, improve survival Follow-up SPECT/CT scan tracks radionuclide dose IAEA expands SAFRON to support radionuclide therapy SNMMI: Theranostic agent awarded Image of the Year (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Levonorgestrel IUD Effective as Emergency Contraception Levonorgestrel IUD Effective as Emergency Contraception
The hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) was noninferior to a copper IUD. Researchers suggest that it is more effective than oral emergency contraceptive pills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with self-rated health among mineworkers in Zambia: a cross-sectional study - Ohnishi M, Tembo B, Nakao R, Matsuura E, Fujita W.
This study aims to examine miners' working conditions and self-rated health status in copper mines in Zambia and to identify the conditions and factors necessary to improve the safety and health of mineworkers. METHODS: A cross-sectiona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Research identifies more sustainable, cost-effective approach to treating citrus canker
(American Phytopathological Society) Behlau and his colleagues showed that it is possible to control citrus canker by spraying much less water and copper. " By adjusting both copper and water usage based on the volume of the citrus trees without affecting the quality of disease control, we have taken an important step to a more economically and environmentally sustainable citrus industry. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Provider and Women Characteristics as Risk Factors for Postpartum Copper IUD Expulsion and Discontinuation in Nepal
CONCLUSIONThe findings highlight the need for increased training and supervision of providers during their first 10 PPIUD insertions. Counselling on risk of expulsion may especially benefit younger and Dalit women, and should include partners and other family members to avoid any stigma surrounding PPIUD use by women whose partner is away from home for a prolonged period. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Levonorgestrel IUD Noninferior for Emergency Contraception
THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 -- For emergency contraception, a levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD) is noninferior to a copper IUD, according to a study published in the Jan. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. David K. Turok, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormonal IUD effective option for emergency contraception, study finds
Hormonal intrauterine devices are just as effective as their copper and plastic counterparts at providing emergency contraception and preventing unwanted pregnancies, according to a study published Wednesday by NEJM. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency Contraception With a Copper IUD
Can you get a copper IUD put in as emergency contraception? How does it work? What are the pros and cons? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests extending Cu-64 tracer window to 3 hours
For patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms, the imaging time window of copper-64...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Copper radiotracers ID tumors, improve survival SNMMI 2020: PET tracer could image, treat glioblastoma Cu-64 DOTATATE PET could handle neuroendocrine tumors Novel PET agent targets copper in prostate tumors PET imaging shows promise with Parkinson's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

EPA: National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions
Notice of final rule from the Environmental Protection Agency revising the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) to address lead contamination in drinking water. This rule will better identify high levels of lead, improve the reliability of lead tap sampling results, strengthen corrosion control treatment requirements, expand consumer awareness, and improve risk communication. This rule also requires community water systems to conduct lead-in-drinking-water testing and public education in schools and childcare facilities. This rule is effective March 16, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A Final Stand Seeks To Save Holy Apache Land In Arizona’s High Desert
The Trump administration is set to approve a controversial land swap, clearing the way for a giant copper mine to open beneath sacred Oak Flat. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Evolution in a test tube: these bacteria survive on deadly copper surfaces
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) The descendants of regular wild-type bacteria can evolve to survive for a long time on metallic copper surfaces that would usually kill them within a few minutes. An international research team led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology was able to produce these tiny survivalists in the lab and has been able to study them more closely. The team reports on its findings inApplied and Environmental Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Copper-indium oxide: A faster and cooler way to reduce our carbon footprint
(Waseda University) Emergent e-fuel technologies often employ the reverse water-gas shift (RWGS) reaction to convert atmospheric CO2 to CO. While efficient, this reaction requires high temperatures and complex gas separation for high performance. However, for the first time in the world, scientists from Japan have now demonstrated record-high CO2 conversion rates at relatively low temperatures in a modified chemical-looping version of RWGS using a novel copper-indium oxide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea
Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989. The mine operated in the mountains of central Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 1989. The complaint by 156 resident...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanit Source Type: news

Copper radiotracers ID tumors, improve survival
Two copper radionuclides that target the somatostatin receptor overexpressed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New radioisotope works better for certain cancers SPECT agent could help spot DNA damage from radiotherapy FDG-PET leads prediction on neuroendocrine tumor outcomes Cu-64 DOTATATE PET could handle neuroendocrine tumors New class of radiotracers targets many cancer types (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease: regulating copper in the brain stops memory loss among mice
(CNRS) Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the presence of amyloid plaques1 in the patient's brain. These plaques sequester copper, and contain approximately five times as much as a healthy brain. Two CNRS scientists from the Coordination Chemistry Laboratory recently developed, with their colleagues from the Guangdong University of Technology and Shenzhen University (China), a molecule that regulates the circulation of copper in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New theranostic approach reduces tumor volume and increases survival in NET study
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A pair of copper radionuclides that target the somatostatin receptor overexpressed in neuroendocrine tumors has proven successful in identifying tumors and improving survival. According to new research published in the December issue ofThe Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the imaging agent 64Cu-CuSarTate produced high-quality positron emission tomography (PET) images in a mouse model of neuroendocrine tumors, while its therapeutic counterpart, 67Cu-CuSarTate, was highly effective in reducing tumor volume and extending lifespan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA warns face masks with metal could cause burns during MRIs
The unidentified patient had burns 'consistent with the shape of the mask' they were wearing, the FDA said. Some masks may have hidden metal nose pieces or use metallic fibers like copper. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simulation exercises and after action reviews - analysis of outputs during 2016-2019 to strengthen global health emergency preparedness and response - Copper FA, Mayigane LN, Pei Y, Charles D, Nguyen TN, Vente C, Chiu de V ázquez C, Bell A, Njenge HK, Kandel N, Ho ZJM, Omaar A, de la Rocque S, Chungong S.
BACKGROUND: Under the International Health Regulations (2005) [IHR (2005)] Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, after action reviews (AAR) and simulation exercises (SimEx) are two critical components which measure the functionality of a country's health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Team uses copper to image Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A proof-of-concept study conducted in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease offers new evidence that copper isotopes can be used to detect the amyloid-beta protein deposits that form in the brains of people living with -- or at risk of developing -- Alzheimer's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Face mask with copper 'kills 90% of coronavirus' and will be available to doctors by CHRISTMAS
A scientist at Nottingham Trent University designed the mask and his company, a university spin-off called Pharm2Farm, is now manufacturing them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constrained minimal-interface structures in polycrystalline copper with extremely fine grains
Metals usually exist in the form of polycrystalline solids, which are thermodynamically unstable because of the presence of disordered grain boundaries. Grain boundaries tend to be eliminated through coarsening when heated or by transforming into metastable amorphous states when the grains are small enough. Through experiments and molecular dynamics simulations, we discovered a different type of metastable state for extremely fine-grained polycrystalline pure copper. After we reduced grain sizes to a few nanometers with straining, the grain boundaries in the polycrystals evolved into three-dimensional minimal-interface str...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Li, X. Y., Jin, Z. H., Zhou, X., Lu, K. Tags: Materials Science, Physics reports Source Type: news

FDA Issues Recommendations for Certain High-Risk Groups Regarding Mercury-Containing Dental Amalgam
 For Immediate Release:September 24, 2020Statement From:Director - CDRH Offices: Office of the Center DirectorDr. Jeffrey E. Shuren MD, JDPart of our role in protecting patients is to regularly evaluate, monitor and update scientific evidence on the risks from medical devices —including issues related to the materials used in devices, such as metals. In the case of implanted and inserted medical devices, where materials may be in contact with the body for extended periods of time, we evaluate safety issues involved with, among other things, the body’s long-term expos ure to certain materials, taking into a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Infusion of beta vulgaris seeds: protective action in experiment in vivo - Konkabayeva A, Tykezhanova G, Pudov AM, Sirman DY.
This paper shows the positive effect of the infusion of Beta Vulgaris seeds in the experiments in vivo. Due to the significant contamination with the copper compounds of some industrial regions and their accumulation in living systems, methods of health im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Detectnet (copper Cu 64 dotatate)
Title: Detectnet (copper Cu 64 dotatate)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Evidence of first metallurgy furnaces, from 6,500 years ago, found in Beersheba
Scientific study of traces of copper furnaces near Beersheba shows necessity was not the mother of invention, but rather human... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Detectnet (Copper Cu 64 dotatate Injection, for Intravenous Use) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Popular Dental Filling Could Cause Health Problems For Some Patients
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN FDA Source Type: news

A case report of cake frosting as a source of copper toxicity in a pediatric patient - Tsao HS, Allister L, Chiba T, Barkley J, Goldman RH.
We describe the unique presentation of a 12-month-old girl who developed acute onset of vomiting and diarrhea a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

FDA Approves Detectnet (copper Cu 64 dotatate injection) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Agent
Houston, TX and St. Louis, MO, Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RadioMedix Inc. and its commercial partner Curium announced today that Detectnet (copper Cu 64 dotatate injection) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Alaska Pebble Mine opposed by Trump Jr. hit with unexpected setback
The federal government Monday announced that a controversial copper and gold mine in Alaska would cause substantial environment damage,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blocking copper uptake in tumor cells may be clue to boosting immune system
(Children's Cancer Institute Australia) Australian researchers have discovered that removing copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy using models of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Observation of small Fermi pockets protected by clean CuO2 sheets of a high-Tc superconductor
In cuprate superconductors with high critical transition temperature (Tc), light hole-doping to the parent compound, which is an antiferromagnetic Mott insulator, has been predicted to lead to the formation of small Fermi pockets. These pockets, however, have not been observed. Here, we investigate the electronic structure of the five-layered Ba2Ca4Cu5O10(F,O)2, which has inner copper oxide (CuO2) planes with extremely low disorder, and find small Fermi pockets centered at (/2, /2) of the Brillouin zone by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and quantum oscillation measurements. The d-wave superconducting gap opens a...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kunisada, S., Isono, S., Kohama, Y., Sakai, S., Bareille, C., Sakuragi, S., Noguchi, R., Kurokawa, K., Kuroda, K., Ishida, Y., Adachi, S., Sekine, R., Kim, T. K., Cacho, C., Shin, S., Tohyama, T., Tokiwa, K., Kondo, T. Tags: Materials Science, Physics reports Source Type: news

Clarity's breast imaging agent enters clinical trial
Radiopharmaceutical firm Clarity Pharmaceuticals said that its copper-64 SAR-Bombesin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Clarity begins trial for pediatric neuroblastoma therapy Clarity, ImaginAb team to develop theranostic agents NorthStar inks supply deal with Clarity (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Forgotten Fight Against COVID-19: Are You Protecting Your Phone?
(CBS Local)- In the last few months, COVID-19 has drastically changed our norms. While everyone is social distancing, masking up and wiping down every door knob in a three-mile-radius, what about the germ magnets we all keep glued to our finger tips; our cell phones. Cell phones have always been a haven for germs, in fact the average cell phone contains eight to ten times as many germs as a toilet seat. As we face this invisible enemy how can we take steps to keep our phones as sterile as possible while cleaning supplies remain difficult to come across in many areas of the county? Fortunately there are several options avai...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Coronavirus COVID19 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 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Consumer Fireworks Can Release Toxic Metals Into Air, Study Finds
NEW YORK (CBS) – Fireworks get their beautiful, vibrant colors from metals, and now researchers at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine have found that fireworks sold to consumers can release toxic metals into the air. “I was surprised there were such high levels,” said lead study author Dr. Terry Gordon. Dr. Terry Gordon, of New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine. (WBZ-TV) He said his son, Christopher, came up with the idea to study the toxicity of fireworks particles for a high school science project. They collected airborne particles emitted from about a dozen differ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Fireworks Source Type: news

Consumer Fireworks Could Pose Health Risk, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – Fireworks get their beautiful, vibrant colors from metals, and now researchers at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine have found that fireworks sold to consumers can release toxic metals into the air. “I was surprised there were such high levels,” said lead study author Dr. Terry Gordon. Dr. Terry Gordon, of New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine. (WBZ-TV) He said his son, Christopher, came up with the idea to study the toxicity of fireworks particles for a high school science project. They collected airborne particles emitted from about a dozen differen...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Fireworks Source Type: news

The histone H3-H4 tetramer is a copper reductase enzyme
We report that the recombinant Xenopus laevis H3-H4 tetramer is an oxidoreductase enzyme that binds Cu2+ and catalyzes its reduction to Cu1+ in vitro. Loss- and gain-of-function mutations of the putative active site residues correspondingly altered copper binding and the enzymatic activity, as well as intracellular Cu1+ abundance and copper-dependent mitochondrial respiration and Sod1 function in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The histone H3-H4 tetramer, therefore, has a role other than chromatin compaction or epigenetic regulation and generates biousable Cu1+ ions in eukaryotes. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Attar, N., Campos, O. A., Vogelauer, M., Cheng, C., Xue, Y., Schmollinger, S., Salwinski, L., Mallipeddi, N. V., Boone, B. A., Yen, L., Yang, S., Zikovich, S., Dardine, J., Carey, M. F., Merchant, S. S., Kurdistani, S. K. Tags: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology r-articles Source Type: news

Copper Won ’t Save You From Coronavirus
Pandemic fears have created interest in metallic products touting antimicrobial properties. But experts have doubts about the copper craze. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Copper, Brass and Bronze Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Protective Clothing and Gear Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Microbiology Masks your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Peru miners restart pandemic-hit operations with mass testing, isolating workers
Peru's miners are revving up stalled operations with mass testing, isolation periods and revamped shift patterns, setting up the world's No. 2 copper producer to hit 80% of production capacity by the end of June, industry officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bodybuilding supplements leading to copper toxicity, encephalopathy, fulminant hepatic failure and rhabdomyolysis - Richards JR, Scheerlinck PH, Owen KP, Colby DK.
Millions of people worldwide use nutritional and dietary supplements, such as vitamins and minerals. These and other performance-enhancing substances are also used by high school, college, and professional athletes, bodybuilders, and amateur sports enthusi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chilean copper miners labor group alleges 'alarming' rise in coronavirus cases
Chilean copper miners' unions called on Sunday for a re-evaluation of the operational continuity plans of the country's biggest miners during what they said was an "alarming" increase in coronavirus cases among workers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Crab blood to remain big pharma's standard as industry group rejects substitute
Animal rights groups have been pushing a synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood in drug safety testingHorseshoe crabs ’ icy-blue blood will remain the drug industry’s standard for safety tests after a powerful US group ditched a plan to give equal status to a synthetic substitute pushed by Swiss biotech Lonza and animal welfare groups.The crabs ’ copper-rich blood clots in the presence of bacterial endotoxins and haslong been used in tests to detect contamination in shots and infusions.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: Wildlife Pharmaceuticals industry Environment Science Marine life Oceans Conservation Endangered species Source Type: news