Pfizer buys stake in French gene company in deal worth up to $636M
Pfizer Inc. said it's buying a stake in a French gene company in a deal that could be worth up to $636 million. The New York drug company (NYSE: PFE) said it's paying $51 million upfront to acquire a 15 percent stake in Vivet Therapeutics of Paris. Vivet is working on a drug — VTX-801 — to treat Wilson disease, which is a rare and possibly fatal condition in which excess copper collects in the body's l iver and other organs, perhaps to life-threatening levels. “VTX-801 could provide a potentially… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Scientists Threw a Smartphone in a Blender to Reveal the Contents
The latest results in scientific research have come from an unlikely machine: the blender. Scientists at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom wanted to investigate what materials were used to create an iPhone, so they turned to the friendly kitchen tool to blend a phone to dust. Then, the researchers added sodium peroxide, an oxidizer, and mixed the combination at nearly 500 degrees celsius — that’s more than 900 degrees fahrenheit. The brainchild of two geologists at the university, the project sought “to demonstrate why we should all take a keener interest in what is contained within everyda...
Source: TIME: Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rachel E. Greenspan Tags: Uncategorized Bizarre onetime Science viral Source Type: news

Former Teacher's Complaint About Lead Did Not Result In Retaliation, Panel Says
CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 21 dismissed a whistleblower's lawsuit against the Detroit Public Schools Community District, ruling that a former teacher did not show that she had been retaliated against after she complained to school officials that the water in the school was contaminated with lead and copper (Katrina Brown v. Detroit Public Schools Community District, et al., No. 18-1098, 6th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 5006). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 6, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Cocoa might help curb MS-related fatigue
People drinking high-flavonoid cocoa were less tired on six-minute walk test than those on low-flavonoid drink Related items fromOnMedica Quarter million people taking benzodiazepines for more than a year Give pharmacists more prescribing rights to ease GP burden Experts call on regulators to revisit nalmefene decision BMJ questions trial evidence for rivaroxaban GPs lack awareness of zinc induced copper deficiency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A metal fume fever accident caused by inhalation of copper oxide smoke - Qian YL, Ran Z, Li F.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

How to cultivate watercress at home
(Natural News) Watercress is easily one of the most nutritious greens in the plant kingdom. This green, leafy salad staple is an excellent source of carotenoids, manganese, and vitamins B1, B2, and B6 as well as vitamins C and E. Watercress is also packed with fiber, iron, copper, and iron. The vegetable is known to have anticancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover genes that help harmful bacteria thwart treatment
(Rutgers University) A Rutgers-led team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent. The discovery shows that Staphyloccocus aureus can acquire additional genes that promote infections and antibacterial resistance and may open new paths for the development of antibacterial drugs, according to a study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

USC scientists find a cheaper way to light up OLED screens
(University of Southern California) USC Dornsife chemists appear to have finished the quest for a cheaper, efficient alternative to the iridium compounds while also solving the decades-long problem with the color blue. Surprisingly, copper does it all. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Helping copper glow
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Eliminating nonradiative decay in Cu(I) emitters: >99% quantum efficiency and microsecond lifetime
Luminescent complexes of heavy metals such as iridium, platinum, and ruthenium play an important role in photocatalysis and energy conversion applications as well as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Achieving comparable performance from more–earth-abundant copper requires overcoming the weak spin-orbit coupling of the light metal as well as limiting the high reorganization energies typical in copper(I) [Cu(I)] complexes. Here we report that two-coordinate Cu(I) complexes with redox active ligands in coplanar conformation manifest suppressed nonradiative decay, reduced structural reorganization, and sufficient o...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hamze, R., Peltier, J. L., Sylvinson, D., Jung, M., Cardenas, J., Haiges, R., Soleilhavoup, M., Jazzar, R., Djurovich, P. I., Bertrand, G., Thompson, M. E. Tags: Chemistry r-articles Source Type: news

Vitamin or Mineral Supplements Don ’ t Prevent Dementia
B vitamins; beta carotene; vitamins C, D or E; zinc, copper or selenium — none proved effective in preventing cognitive decline. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Antioxidants Selenium (Element) Dementia Source Type: news

Herbs vs. pharmaceuticals: Understanding the effectiveness of natural medicine
(Natural News) Few would argue over the importance of trace elements when it comes to human nutrition. Though only a small amount of these essential nutrients is required, they are nonetheless integral to your well-being. Trace elements include nutrients such as copper, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc. But when it comes to natural cures, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCSI researchers develop new treatment for bone infection using copper-rich glass implant
(RCSI) A team of researchers led by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), have developed a new treatment for the particularly difficult-to-treat bone infection, osteomyelitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Purina Animal Nutrition Voluntarily Recalling Purina ® Honor® Show Chow® Showlamb Grower Due to Elevated Copper Level
) – Purina Animal Nutrition is voluntarily recalling two lots of Purina® Honor® Show Chow® Showlamb Grower due to elevated copper levels. The feed is packaged in purple branded Purina Honor Show Chow bags. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 29, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Purina Animal Nutrition Voluntarily Recalling Purina ® Honor ® Show Chow ® Showlamb Grower Due to Elevated Copper Level
) – Purina Animal Nutrition is voluntarily recalling two lots of Purina ® Honor ® Show Chow ® Showlamb Grower due to elevated copper levels. The feed is packaged in purple branded Purina Honor Show Chow bags. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 29, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

8 factors that affect wound healing
  While antibiotics, dressings and antibiotics do their part, several factors affecting wound healing can make the treatment process different for each patient. Some of these factors are unavoidable, while others can be controlled or evaded with conscious effort. Here are some of the important factors that can promote or inhibit wound healing: The rate of wound healing depends on several factors. 1. Type of wound The severity of a wound, along with its shape, depth, size and cause, can significantly affect the rate of healing. Wound Source noted that linear wounds often heal faster than rectangular ones do...
Source: Advanced Tissue - January 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound healing Source Type: news

Marine bacterium sheds light on control of toxic metals
(University of East Anglia) An ocean-dwelling bacterium has provided fresh insights into how cells protect themselves from the toxic effects of metal ions such as iron and copper.Although essential to life, metal ions can also generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) -- highly reactive molecules that damage cells as they try to form bonds with other molecules. In humans, reactive oxygen species are linked to ageing and also to diseases such as cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pineapples offer you enormous health benefits and can even help the body fight off chronic disease
(Natural News) On hot summer days, a lot of people look forward to eating sweet and juicy pineapples. However, even if it’s not yet summer, there are still plenty of reasons why you should enjoy this tropical fruit. Pineapples are packed with vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, copper, thiamine, folate, potassium, and magnesium. Aside... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The world's first polluted river is over 7,000 years old, researchers find
(Natural News) Researchers from the Liverpool John Moores University may have found the world’s first polluted river, reports Sci-News.com. Located in the Wadi Feynan region of southern Jordan, the now-barren riverbed was found to contain traces of anthropogenic copper pollution and was contaminated well over 7,000 years ago. The study, published in the journal Science... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing dementia: do vitamin and mineral supplements have a role?
In thisEvidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing dementia or at least slowing cognitive decline. Can they really help?" I have a clear memory of watching a tv drama with my mum, when I was about fifteen. As we watched a vivid portrayal of a middle-aged woman struggling to cope with her mother, declining with dementia, Mum voiced a fervent hope that she would never be like that. With her own mother enjoying good health in her nineties, the possibility must have seemed as remote to her as middle age did to me. But now I am there, and so is my mu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Relieve diarrhea with this natural medicine
(Natural News) Protozoa-related gastrointestinal diseases afflict one out of every eight people in the world. To help combat gut illnesses such as diarrhea and dysentery, Mexican researchers drew upon local folk medicine for natural substances with anti-protozoal qualities. They found a possible solution in a desert plant called the copper globemallow (Sphaeralca angustifolia). Native to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Room-temperature cycling of metal fluoride electrodes: Liquid electrolytes for high-energy fluoride ion cells
We report a liquid fluoride ion–conducting electrolyte with high ionic conductivity, wide operating voltage, and robust chemical stability based on dry tetraalkylammonium fluoride salts in ether solvents. Pairing this liquid electrolyte with a copper–lanthanum trifluoride (Cu@LaF3) core-shell cathode, we demonstrate reversible fluorination and defluorination reactions in a fluoride ion electrochemical cell cycled at room temperature. Fluoride ion–mediated electrochemistry offers a pathway toward developing capacities beyond that of lithium ion technology. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Davis, V. K., Bates, C. M., Omichi, K., Savoie, B. M., Momcilovic, N., Xu, Q., Wolf, W. J., Webb, M. A., Billings, K. J., Chou, N. H., Alayoglu, S., McKenney, R. K., Darolles, I. M., Nair, N. G., Hightower, A., Rosenberg, D., Ahmed, M., Brooks, C. J., Mil Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Here are 9 amazing benefits of regularly drinking lemongrass tea
(Natural News) Lemongrass is a tropical herb that has a citrus smell and taste. This tall, stalky plant is also known for its medicinal properties. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, folate, iron, zinc, potassium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, and traces of B vitamins. While it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you COPPER poisoned? This trace mineral, often used in water pipes, becomes TOXIC at very low exposures
(Natural News) Copper is without a doubt one of the most useful metals. However, like any other metal, copper exposure may lead to toxicity. In turn, this toxicity may usher in the onset of various diseases. A large number of research and literature have identified four of the most common causes of copper poisoning, including: Environmental... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A fatal and deceiving case of copper sulphate poisoning - Gupta D, Kerai S, Budoo MS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

UTA researchers find cheaper, less energy-intensive way to purify ethylene
(University of Texas at Arlington) Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have filed a provisional patent application on a new copper compound that can be used to purify ethylene for use as a raw material in the production of plastics such as polyethylene or PVC, as well as other industrial compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ambitious Agenda, Ambitious Financing? UNGA Shows a Long Way Still to Go for SDGs
Discussions around the strategy’s launch revealed plenty of evidence recognising the urgency of transforming economic and financial systems to advance sustainable development. Research by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), launched on the morning of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Meeting, points to alarming trends in several of the SDGs.Four hundred million people are likely to be living in extreme poverty in 2030; there is slow progress in reducing inequalities in wealth, income or gender; world hunger is on the rise; and access to safe water and sanitation is actually in decline in some countries.T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: John Garett and Kathryn Tobin Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

LivaNova updates on 3T Heater-Cooler infection prevention corrections
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) this week updated customers on efforts to correct issues with its 3T Heater-Cooler related to patient infections, providing instructions to monitor hydrogen peroxide concentration and information on a design upgrade. In a medical device correction letter dated October 18, the company sent instructions for monitoring hydrogen peroxide concentration to limit microbial growth, enhancing previous instructions, and informing users of a new vacuum canister and internal sealing design intended to “further mitigate” the risk of airborne transmission on non-tuberculosis mycobacterium. Last Sept...
Source: Mass Device - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Surgical LivaNova Source Type: news

The 5 Most Germ-Filled Places In Your Office —And How to Protect Yourself
Just getting to work can be a bacteria-ridden experience. The subway is full of it, as are stair railings and revolving doors. But once you finally sit down at your desk for the day, you’re still exposed. The germiest places tend to be high-traffic areas where a lot of different people touch the same surface, and your office is no exception. But by taking one main precaution—washing your hands regularly—you’ll reduce your risk for getting sick. Here are five of the most bacteria-filled spots in your workplace. Elevator buttons and escalator railings Pretty much everyone who goes above the second fl...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers seeds, according to dietitians. Are sunflower seeds healthy? Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which is about 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons (one to two thumb-sized portions.) They’re particularly high in healthy fat: A serving delivers 14 grams of fat with a mix of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. “The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in sunflower seed...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In studies of mouse cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how cells process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rapid change of superconductivity and electron-phonon coupling through critical doping in Bi-2212
In this study, we used angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy to find a pronounced correlation between the superconducting gap and the bosonic coupling strength near the Brillouin zone boundary in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+. The bosonic coupling strength rapidly increases from the overdoped Fermi liquid regime to the optimally doped strange metal, concomitant with the quadrupled superconducting gap and the doubled gap-to-Tc ratio across the pseudogap boundary. This synchronized lattice and electronic response suggests that the effects of electronic interaction and the electron-phonon coupling (EPC) reinforce each other in a positiv...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: He, Y., Hashimoto, M., Song, D., Chen, S.- D., He, J., Vishik, I. M., Moritz, B., Lee, D.- H., Nagaosa, N., Zaanen, J., Devereaux, T. P., Yoshida, Y., Eisaki, H., Lu, D. H., Shen, Z.- X. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

A copper bullet for tuberculosis
(University of Connecticut) Tuberculosis is a sneaky disease, and the number one cause of death from infectious disease worldwide. The bacteria shelter from antibiotics inside the very immune cells that are supposed to kill them, making treatment long and difficult. But in the November issue of ACS Infectious Diseases, UConn chemists report a new antibiotic that can find and kill tuberculosis bacteria where they hide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From mussel gel to turmeric pills and copper bangles: What REALLY works for creaky joints? 
Around ten million Britons suffer from joint soreness. The most common cause is osteoarthritis, wear and tear of the cartilage, the tissue that lines bones. Here, we review and rate the best products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alloys: A decisive touch more attractive at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2019
#idscologneMore materials - a wider range for precious metals, precious metal-free& co. - specific alloys for selected indications - a main focus of IDSThe selection of materials for prosthetics has increased considerably over the past twenty years. Alloys still play an important role here. Their composition as well as the production and processing methods are further developed at a high scientific and technical level - which is of course a main focus of the International Dental Show (IDS).Alloys free of precious metals are used in the prosthetics, orthodontics and implantology and have thus adopted a strong market pos...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

57 Detroit schools have high levels of lead and copper in drinking water
At least 57 Detroit public schools have tested positive so far for high levels of copper, lead or both in drinking water. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to Toxic Metals May Up Cardiovascular Disease Risk
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- Exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and copper is associated with elevated risk of clinical cardiovascular disease outcomes, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Aug. 29 in The BMJ. Rajiv Chowdhury,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Toxic metals tied to increased heart disease risk
(Reuters Health) - People with heavy exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium or copper may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, a review of existing studies suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drinking Water Turned Off in All Detroit's Public Schools
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- Due to elevated levels of lead or copper in drinking water at some schools, drinking water is being turned off in all of Detroit's public schools. Students will use bottled water and water coolers when they return to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Detroit schools shut off drinking water over lead and copper concerns
Drinking water is being shut off at all of Detroit's public schools because elevated levels of lead or copper were found in some of the buildings, the district's superintendent said ahead of the new school year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Detroit public schools shut off water due to high lead, copper levels
Drinking water is being shut off in all of Detroit's public schools after testing revealed harmful levels of copper and lead in multiple buildings. Water quality issues have now been detected in 34 schools, nearly a third of the district. DeMarco Morgan reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even at Low Levels, Toxic Metals Put Heart at Serious Risk: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- Exposure to toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and heart disease, researchers report. Their analysis of 37 studies that included nearly 350,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drinking water shut off in Detroit public schools
Bottled water is being provided at all 106 Detroit public schools because of high levels of copper and lead found in the drinking water. More than 50,000 students are affected. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous, toxic, potentially catastrophic: Tailing ponds for copper mine quietly being planned upstream from the St. Louis River, Lake Superior
(Natural News) A Global Research article drew attention to the quiet plans of a foreign corporation to set up insufficiently secure toxic tailing ponds for its copper mine sited upstream of the vital St. Louis River in Minnesota. According to the article, PolyMet Mining is planning to set up an “enormously dangerous [and] potentially catastrophic” lagoon that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can an App Prevent Pregnancy?
By the time Jackie Blume was in her early 20s, like many women her age, she’d been taking the Pill every day for nearly a decade. When she was 23, Blume — now 28 and living in Wilmington, North Carolina — started embracing a more “natural” lifestyle, which for her meant paying attention to what she ate, and avoiding cleaning products, cosmetics, and shampoos that contained certain ingredients. “I wanted to cut things out of my life that were putting unnecessary chemicals in my body,” says Blume. “It led me to question whether my birth control pills were harming me.” Whi...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Discovery of copper band shows Native Americans engaged in trade more extensively than thought
(Binghamton University) A research team including Matthew Sanger, assistant professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, State University at New York, has found a copper band that indicates ancient Native Americans engaged in extensive trade networks spanning far greater distances than what has been previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rediscovering the sources of Egyptian metals
(Elsevier) Two new studies, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, offer the first comprehensive analytical datasets of Protodynastic to Old Kingdom Egyptian copper-based artifacts (c. 3rd millennium BC), analyzing the provenance of Egyptian copper. As elaborated in a methodological comment, the studies constitute an important step forward in current knowledge on copper provenance and the subsequent economic, social and cultural insights into ancient Egypt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover potential therapy for human copper metabolism disorders
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Individuals with defects in copper metabolism may soon have more targeted treatment options thanks to a discovery by a research team led by Dr. Vishal Gohil of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station.A paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences at http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/17/1806296115 reports that an investigational anticancer-drug, elesclomol, can restore the production of cytochrome oxidase protein complex, a critical copper-dependent enzyme required for mitochondrial energy production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Acute copper sulfate poisoning resulting from dermal absorption - Park KS, Kwon JH, Park SH, Ha W, Lee J, An HC, Kim Y.
We report a Korean worker who experienced dermal exposure to a hot copper sulfate solution at his workplace and developed severe acute copper sulfate poisoning. A 53-year-old male worker, who was employed in a lead smelter for 5 years, slipped, and his rig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Young women are lacking vital nutrients such as potassium and copper because of trendy diets  
Increasing numbers of young women in Britain are becoming deficient in vital nutrients like potassium and magnesium thanks to trendy diets popularised by social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news