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Perovskite solar cells with CuSCN hole extraction layers yield stabilized efficiencies greater than 20%
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with efficiencies greater than 20% have been realized only with expensive organic hole-transporting materials. We demonstrate PSCs that achieve stabilized efficiencies exceeding 20% with copper(I) thiocyanate (CuSCN) as the hole extraction layer. A fast solvent removal method enabled the creation of compact, highly conformal CuSCN layers that facilitate rapid carrier extraction and collection. The PSCs showed high thermal stability under long-term heating, although their operational stability was poor. This instability originated from potential-induced degradation of the CuSCN/Au contact. The ...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Arora, N., Dar, M. I., Hinderhofer, A., Pellet, N., Schreiber, F., Zakeeruddin, S. M., Grätzel, M. Tags: Physics, Applied reports Source Type: news

$675M sale of Plan B One-Step complete
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. completed its previously announced $675 million sale of Plan B One-Step and other emergency contraception products to Foundation Consumer Healthcare. Michael McClellan, interim-CFO at Teva, said the deal was part of the company’s ongoing plan to divest “non-core business assets.” Teva (NYSE: TEVA), looking to reduce a heavy debt load, in September sold Paragard, a copper-releasing contraceptive device that is placed in the uterus to prev ent pregnancy for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

$675M sale of Plan B One-Step contraceptive complete
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. completed its previously announced $675 million sale of Plan B One-Step and other emergency contraception products to Foundation Consumer Healthcare. Michael McClellan, interim-CFO at Teva, said the deal was part of the company’s ongoing plan to divest “non-core business assets.” Teva (NYSE: TEVA), looking to reduce a heavy debt load, in September sold Paragard, a copper-releasing contraceptive device that is placed in the uterus to prev ent pregnancy for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

$675M sale of Plan B One-Step contraceptive complete
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. completed its previously announced $675 million sale of Plan B One-Step and other emergency contraception products to Foundation Consumer Healthcare. Michael McClellan, interim-CFO at Teva, said the deal was part of the company’s ongoing plan to divest “non-core business assets.” Teva (NYSE: TEVA), looking to reduce a heavy debt load, in September sold Paragard, a copper-releasing contraceptive device that is placed in the uterus to prev ent pregnancy for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Teva closes Paragard sale to CooperSurgical
Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) said today that it closed the $1.1 billion cash sale of its Paragard intrauterine copper contraceptive device to Cooper Cos.‘ (NYSE:COO) CooperSurgical unit. The deal included Teva’s manufacturing facility in Buffalo, N.Y., the pharma company reported. The move is part of Teva’s efforts to restructure its business, narrowing its focus on CNS and respiratory conditions. The company also plans to divest of its oncology and pain businesses in Europe. In September, Teva inked deals to sell off the rest of its women’s health biz. “With completion of the sa...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Gynecological Wall Street Beat Women's Health CooperSurgical Teva Pharmaceuticals The Cooper Cos. Source Type: news

How harmful are nano-copper and anti-fungal combinations in the waterways?
(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) A recently published article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 'Effects of Micronized and Nano-Copper Azole on Marine Benthic Communities' explores the risks to the smallest creatures in aquatic communities posed by increased use of the anti-fouling wood treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Momentum Builds To Add Skimpier'Copper' Plan To Obamacare Menu
A cheaper " catastrophic coverage " tier of individual plan may be offered along side existing Obamacare policies if a bipartisan group of Senators gets their way. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:MOH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

Novel First-in-class Agent Shows Promise in Wilson's Disease Novel First-in-class Agent Shows Promise in Wilson's Disease
In patients with Wilson ’ s disease, once-daily oral treatment with bis-choline tetrathiomolybdate rapidly lowered free copper levels, which correlated with reduced disability, improved neurological status, and stable liver function in an open-label phase 2 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Are Women Told When Requesting Family Planning Services at Clinics Associated with Catholic Hospitals? A Mystery Caller Study
CONCLUSIONSAdherence to church directives is inconsistent at Catholic-associated clinics. Women visiting such clinics who want highly effective methods may need to rely on less effective methods or delay method uptake while seeking services elsewhere. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Best anti-ageing supplements: Taking THESE three nutrients could ward off grey hair
ANTI-AGEING supplements to add to your cupboard include zinc, copper and vitamin B12 since being deficient in the nutrients could accelerate greying hair. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Simple Cable Modification to Reduce Cost
Ultrasound medical devices typically employ multiple fine wire gauge cables. There are many aspects to a cable design that can impact cost, but one in particular—color—can have a significant effect on the overall budget. To begin an examination of such economic considerations, I share an actual email I recently received below: Hey Mike, At some point it would be helpful to go through the cable design from a cost point of view. If we want to do a round of cost cutting, we'd like to know what constraints that we put in place are the biggest cost contributors. Thanks! The interesting aspect of this request is tha...
Source: MDDI - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Levesque Tags: Materials Source Type: news

This diet advice could kill you
The American Heart Association says sodium in salt raises blood pressure. They say it increases the risk for heart disease and stroke.  But the latest science says otherwise… A British review of 34 clinical trials showed that cutting down on salt reduced blood pressure only slightly for people with hypertension.1  And a new study in The Lancet found that some low-salt diets could put you at GREATER risk of heart disease and death.2 Researchers analyzed data from 133,118 people. They wanted to see if there was a link between high sodium and heart attack, stroke and death The results were startling. People...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Health Heart Health Men's Health Nutrition Women's Health Source Type: news

Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?
Disassembling of electronic waste in Bengaluru, India. Credit: Victorgrigas. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, Sep 27 2017 (IPS)Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies. Of all these tonnes of noxious waste, a staggering 60-90 per cent of e-waste –worth nearly 19 billion dollars– is illegally traded or dumped, often with...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Acute copper sulphate poisoning - Lubica C, Rudolf M, Jiri L.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Busy Philipps Was Mistaken for Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She Was Not Happy.
In conclusion: Sanders was most definitely not a star on Freaks and Greeks. This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Mizoguchi / People Tags: Uncategorized celebrities celebrity Source Type: news

Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes
Conclusion If you already have a tattoo, there's nothing in this study that should alarm you. It doesn't show that people with tattoos are more likely to get cancer, despite the scaremongering headlines. The researchers explain how tattoo pigments are picked up as "foreign bodies" by the body's immune system and are then stored in the skin and lymph nodes. But they can't tell us what effects this process has on our health. The researchers weren't told any medical information about the donor samples, such as any diseases they had (including cancer) or the cause of donors' deaths. The study also has other limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Comment on "The complex effects of ocean acidification on the prominent N2-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium"
We present and discuss results of multiple published studies refuting this toxicity hypothesis. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hutchins, D. A., Fu, F., Walworth, N. G., Lee, M. D., Saito, M. A., Webb, E. A. Tags: Microbiology, Online Only t-comment Source Type: news

Nippon Instruments Corporation Publishes Method for Measurement of...
Nippon Instruments Corporation (NIC) has published a new application report describing the measurement of mercury (Hg) in copper ore(PRWeb September 14, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14695758.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pregnancy in Wilson Disease Safer With Treatment Pregnancy in Wilson Disease Safer With Treatment
Continuing anti-copper therapy in pregnant women with Wilson disease (WD) is safer than stopping it, although they should be closely monitored for hepatic and neurological symptoms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Teva sells Paragard in $1.1 billion deal; Buffalo facility included
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Paragard contraceptive device to CooperSurgical for $1.1 billion. Paragard, a product within Teva's global women’s health business, is a copper-releasing device that is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. It generated revenues of about $168 million during the 12-month period that ended June 30, 2017. The deal with CooperSurgical of T rumbull, Connecticut, includes Teva’s manufacturing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

$1.1B deal: Teva sells Paragard in 'important step' for stakeholders
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Paragard contraceptive device to CooperSurgical for $1.1 billion. Paragard, a product within Teva's global women’s health business, is a copper-releasing device that is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. It generated revenues of about $168 million during the 12-month period that ended June 30, 2017. The deal with CooperSurgical of T rumbull, Conn., includes Teva’s manufacturing facility… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Terminal copper deficiency Menkes film unites families
New York father-of-two Daniel DeFabio created a film about the rare disease his eight-year-old son Lucas (pictured) has, which is called Menkes and affects one in 100,000 children in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie quantum tech has its sights set on human biochemistry
(Centre for Quantum Computation& Communication Technology) Australian scientists have developed a new tool for imaging life at the nanoscale that will provide new insights into the role of transition metal ions such as copper in neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

‘A Kind of Immortality.’ Carl Sagan’s Widow Ann Druyan on Voyager 1’s 40th Anniversary
The greatest conceptual art pieces ever mounted have been on exhibit for nearly 40 years now. The admission is free and the art is first rate, but you’re never going to get a chance to enjoy it — not unless you can figure out a way to travel nearly 13 billion miles from Earth. That’s how far away the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched 40 years ago on Sept. 5, 1977, currently is, but it won’t hold that position for long; it’s speeding outward all the time at about 38,000 mph, according to NASA. Its sister ship, Voyager 2, launched on August 20, 1977, is almost as far away — more than 10 billi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized space space 2017 Source Type: news

A new fire hazard for MR imaging systems: blankets-case report - Bertrand A, Brunel S, Habert MO, Soret M, Jaffre S, Capeau N, Bourseul L, Dufour-Claude I, Kas A, Dormont D.
In this report, a case of fire in a positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging system due to blanket combustion is discussed. Manufacturing companies routinely use copper fibers for blanket fabrication, and these fibers may remain w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

X-ray vision spies copper on the move
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Response to Comment on "Active sites for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu/ZnO catalysts"
In their Comment on the our recent Report, Nakamura et al. argue that our x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis was affected by the presence of formate species on the catalyst surface. This argument is not valid because the reactant gases were evacuated at temperatures from 525 to 575 kelvin, conditions under which formate is not stable on the catalyst surface. An analysis of the XPS results obtained after exposing zinc oxide/copper (111) [ZnO/Cu(111)] surfaces to hydrogen (H2) and mixtures of carbon dioxide (CO2)/H2 show an absence of carbon (C) 1s signal, no asymmetries in the oxygen (O) 1s peak, and a Zn:O int...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kattel, S., Ramirez, P. J., Chen, J. G., Rodriguez, J. A., Liu, P. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only t-comment Source Type: news

Comment on "Active sites for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu/ZnO catalysts"
Kattel et al. (Reports, 24 March 2017, p. 1296) report that a zinc on copper (Zn/Cu) surface undergoes oxidation to zinc oxide/copper (ZnO/Cu) during carbon dioxide (CO2) hydrogenation to methanol and conclude that the Cu-ZnO interface is the active site for methanol synthesis. Similar experiments conducted two decades ago by Fujitani and Nakamura et al. demonstrated that Zn is attached to formate rather than being fully oxidized. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nakamura, J., Fujitani, T., Kuld, S., Helveg, S., Chorkendorff, I., Sehested, J. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only t-comment Source Type: news

Dynamic multinuclear sites formed by mobilized copper ions in NOx selective catalytic reduction
Copper ions exchanged into zeolites are active for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of nitrogen oxides (NOx) with ammonia (NH3), but the low-temperature rate dependence on copper (Cu) volumetric density is inconsistent with reaction at single sites. We combine steady-state and transient kinetic measurements, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, and first-principles calculations to demonstrate that under reaction conditions, mobilized Cu ions can travel through zeolite windows and form transient ion pairs that participate in an oxygen (O2)–mediated CuI->CuII redox step integral to SCR. Electrostatic tethering to f...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Paolucci, C., Khurana, I., Parekh, A. A., Li, S., Shih, A. J., Li, H., Di Iorio, J. R., Albarracin-Caballero, J. D., Yezerets, A., Miller, J. T., Delgass, W. N., Ribeiro, F. H., Schneider, W. F., Gounder, R. Tags: Chemistry r-articles Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim initiates Phase IIa study of compound acquired from Pharmaxis in debilitating liver disease NASH
Boehringer Ingelheim and pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS) announce that Boehringer Ingelheim has initiated a European and North American Phase IIa trial in NASH with BI 1467335 (formerly known as PXS-4728A), acquired from Pharmaxis in May 2015. The compound is an oral inhibitor of amine oxidase, copper containing 3 (AOC3)(1), and works by blocking leucocyte adhesion and tissue infiltration in inflammatory processes underlying NASH. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Boehringer Ingelheim Business and Industry Source Type: news

World's oldest Italian wine just discovered
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Researchers discover Italian wine residue from the Copper Age, debunking current belief wine growing and wine production in Italy developed during the Middle Bronze Age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food poisoning: Using THIS type of pan while cooking can be toxic
COPPER is commonly used in electrical wiring, however the metal may also be present in cups, pots and pans, which - if they come into contact with particular foods - can be toxic to humans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is the First-Ever Photo of a Total Solar Eclipse
Millions of Americans will see a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, and many of them will point their cameras skyward to capture the celestial event. But it wasn’t so long ago that a solar eclipse was an even more fleeting phenomenon, experienced only by those who were lucky enough to witness it in person. That changed on July 28, 1851, when the first photo of a total solar eclipse was taken. Johann Julius Friedrich Berkowski, a Prussian known for his ability as a daguerreotypist, captured the image during a total solar eclipse in Königsberg, which is now Kaliningrad, Russia, according to Space.com. The Royal Prus...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Madeline Farber Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Grain dynamics make perfectly flat copper films impossible
(with video) Misalignments between grain boundaries in nanocrystalline copper films lead to surface roughening in the form of nanoscale ridges and valleys, meaning perfectly flat metal films do not exist. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - August 10, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Daniel Kelly Source Type: news

Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival rate
(Yale University) Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Are Your Copper Mugs Poisoning You?
Iowa officials warn drinkers that popular cocktail can be dangerous if consumed from all-copper mug. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Copper cocktail mugs may cause food poisoning, health officials say
Iowa's Alcoholic Beverages Division says popular Moscow Mule falls below certain threshold for pH balance and may lead to sickness (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The influence of currents on the ignition and correlative smoke productions for PVC-insulated electrical wires - He H, Zhang Q, Wang X, Wang F, Zhao L, Zhang Y.
Ignition of energized polyvinyl chloride insulated copper conductor wires by external heating was investigated for a better understanding of the initiation of electrical wire fires. First, a simplified theoretical analysis was developed to quantitatively e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Ignition and flame propagation of externally heated electrical wires with electric currents - Wang X, He H, Zhao L, Fang J, Wang J, Zhang Y.
This paper describes the results of an experimental and numerical study of the effect of electric current on the ignition and flame propagation propensity of polyethylene-insulated copper conductor electrical wire. Two simplified models were developed to d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

US Lags Far Behind in Banning Dental Health Hazard
Example of mercury use in the healthcare sector. From left to right: Mercury Sphygmomanometer, Dental Amalgam and a Fever Thermometer. Credit: UNDPBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2017 (IPS)The United States is lagging far behind its Western allies – and perhaps most of the key developing countries – in refusing to act decisively to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard: the use of mercury in dentistry. The 28-member European Union (EU), with an estimated population of over 510 million people, recently announced its decision to ban amalgam use in children under age 15, pregnant women, and breas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nanocrystalline copper films are never flat
We used scanning tunneling microscopy to study low-angle grain boundaries at the surface of nearly planar copper nanocrystalline (111) films. The presence of grain boundaries and their emergence at the film surface create valleys composed of dissociated edge dislocations and ridges where partial dislocations have recombined. Geometric analysis and simulations indicated that valleys and ridges were created by an out-of-plane grain rotation driven by reduction of grain boundary energy. These results suggest that in general, it is impossible to form flat two-dimensional nanocrystalline films of copper and other metals exhibit...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, X., Han, J., Plombon, J. J., Sutton, A. P., Srolovitz, D. J., Boland, J. J. Tags: Engineering, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Flat-out failure of copper films
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Engineering, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Imaging technology reveals copper is key to meeting future food and energy needs
(Cornell University) For the first time, Cornell University researchers are using imaging capabilities at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) to explore how copper affects plant fertility. The work could provide key insights into how plants can be bred for better performance in marginal soils. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

RIT wins Department of Energy award to improve wiring for advanced electric equipment
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with corporate and government partners to develop more efficient, durable and cost-effective carbon nanotube technology in electronic components and systems that now use copper wiring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Thomson Reuters Launches Startup Incubator
Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of Thomson Reuters Labs™ – The Incubator.  Located in Switzerland, the Incubator will host early-stage entrepreneurs building next-generation products in big data, advanced analytics, distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other transformational technologies.  As part of the official program, startups will receive access to Thomson Reuters world-class data and content sets, mentoring from experienced executives and networking opportunities for investment and commercialization. The Incubator is the next horizon of the company&r...
Source: News from STM - July 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

Synthesis of internal gem-diborylalkanes by copper-catalyzed double hydroboration
(Bentham Science Publishers) Geminal organometallic reagents have attracted considerable attention due to their unique activity. Among them, gem-diboryl compounds are particularly valuable due to their stability, no-toxicity, and usability for a variety of transformations (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fireworks pollute the atmosphere and disturb birds
When fireworks explode, they release toxic chemicals such as copper and lead, increasing air pollution. This has been associated with negative effects on respiratory and cardiovascular health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: A Scientific Lens on Copper
Copper bracelets and other folk remedies, like magnetic straps, were no more effective against arthritis than a placebo, a study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Copper, Brass and Bronze Public Library of Science (PLoS) Source Type: news

Copper Sinks and Faucets May Stem Hospital Infections
Copper fixtures in hospital rooms had far fewer bacteria than plastic, porcelain or other metal surfaces. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Bacteria Hospitals Copper, Brass and Bronze Infections Source Type: news

Q & A: Copper Doorknobs as Germ Assassins
Copper surfaces are valuable, but not infallible, in killing disease-causing microbes left on them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Hygiene and Cleanliness Copper, Brass and Bronze Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Journal) Hospitals Source Type: news