Notes from a projected sacrifice zone - Reinert H.
The article explores a set of sacrificial logics that cluster around a prospective copper mine, situated on the bank of a fjord in the Norwegian Arctic. Analyzing the project as a "sacrifice zone" in the making, the argument first draws out some of the way... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Baby Teeth May Predict Autism
(MedPage Today) -- Zinc and copper metabolism biomarker may lead to new diagnostic tools (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Arenes get a light boost onto copper
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

A radical approach to the copper oxidative addition problem: Trifluoromethylation of bromoarenes
Transition metal–catalyzed arene functionalization has been widely used for molecular synthesis over the past century. In this arena, copper catalysis has long been considered a privileged platform due to the propensity of high-valent copper to undergo reductive elimination with a wide variety of coupling fragments. However, the sluggish nature of oxidative addition has limited copper’s capacity to broadly facilitate haloarene coupling protocols. Here, we demonstrate that this copper oxidative addition problem can be overcome with an aryl radical–capture mechanism, wherein the aryl radical is generated th...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Le, C., Chen, T. Q., Liang, T., Zhang, P., MacMillan, D. W. C. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Baby Teeth Give Clues to Autism's Origins, Detection
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- A close examination of baby teeth is giving new insight into the roots of autism -- and ways to spot it early. The research suggests that the way infants metabolize two nutrients -- zinc and copper -- may predict who will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CO2 electroreduction to ethylene via hydroxide-mediated copper catalysis at an abrupt interface
Carbon dioxide (CO2) electroreduction could provide a useful source of ethylene, but low conversion efficiency, low production rates, and low catalyst stability limit current systems. Here we report that a copper electrocatalyst at an abrupt reaction interface in an alkaline electrolyte reduces CO2 to ethylene with 70% faradaic efficiency at a potential of –0.55 volts versus a reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE). Hydroxide ions on or near the copper surface lower the CO2 reduction and carbon monoxide (CO)–CO coupling activation energy barriers; as a result, onset of ethylene evolution at –0.165 volts vers...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dinh, C.-T., Burdyny, T., Kibria, M. G., Seifitokaldani, A., Gabardo, C. M., Garcia de Arquer, F. P., Kiani, A., Edwards, J. P., De Luna, P., Bushuyev, O. S., Zou, C., Quintero-Bermudez, R., Pang, Y., Sinton, D., Sargent, E. H. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Tunable intraparticle frameworks for creating complex heterostructured nanoparticle libraries
Complex heterostructured nanoparticles with precisely defined materials and interfaces are important for many applications. However, rationally incorporating such features into nanoparticles with rigorous morphology control remains a synthetic bottleneck. We define a modular divergent synthesis strategy that progressively transforms simple nanoparticle synthons into increasingly sophisticated products. We introduce a series of tunable interfaces into zero-, one-, and two-dimensional copper sulfide nanoparticles using cation exchange reactions. Subsequent manipulation of these intraparticle frameworks yielded a library of 4...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fenton, J. L., Steimle, B. C., Schaak, R. E. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Real-space and real-time observation of a plasmon-induced chemical reaction of a single molecule
Plasmon-induced chemical reactions of molecules adsorbed on metal nanostructures are attracting increased attention for photocatalytic reactions. However, the mechanism remains controversial because of the difficulty of direct observation of the chemical reactions in the plasmonic field, which is strongly localized near the metal surface. We used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to achieve real-space and real-time observation of a plasmon-induced chemical reaction at the single-molecule level. A single dimethyl disulfide molecule on silver and copper surfaces was dissociated by the optically excited plasmon at the STM...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kazuma, E., Jung, J., Ueba, H., Trenary, M., Kim, Y. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Enhanced thermal stability of nanograined metals below a critical grain size
The limitation of nanograined materials is their strong tendency to coarsen at elevated temperatures. As grain size decreases into the nanoscale, grain coarsening occurs at much lower temperatures, as low as ambient temperatures for some metals. We discovered that nanometer-sized grains in pure copper and nickel produced from plastic deformation at low temperatures exhibit notable thermal stability below a critical grain size. The instability temperature rises substantially at smaller grain sizes, and the nanograins remain stable even above the recrystallization temperatures of coarse grains. The inherent thermal stability...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhou, X., Li, X. Y., Lu, K. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Recovering gold, copper, and other metals from e-waste is cheaper than trying to get them through mining, study finds
(Natural News) The problem of electronic waste (e-waste) has become so bad in many parts of the world that scientists are constantly looking for better ways to dispose of it. E-waste, which includes things like old and discarded mobile phones, computers, and television sets, is currently considered as one of the fastest-growing waste categories in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A study links soil metals with cancer mortality
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but they suggest that the influence of metals from the earth's surface on the geographical distribution of tumors should be analyzed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could antibiotics from men's beards be used against superdrugs?
Researchers in the UK are investigating a way to kill bacteria and beat antibiotic resistance. Copper, beard bacteria and even soil from gardens are being looked at as potential cures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could antibiotics from men's beards or soil be weapons in the battle against superdrugs?  
Researchers in the UK are investigating a way to kill bacteria and beat antibiotic resistance. Copper, beard bacteria and even soil from gardens are being looked at as potential cures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET tracer may predict depression treatment success
A new PET tracer designed to target a certain protein in the amygdala is showing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novel PET agent could advance neurological imaging Novel PET tracer may improve NSCLC patient management Novel PET agent targets copper in prostate tumors New PET radiotracer offers insight into multiple sclerosis New therapeutic agent could treat prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pulling valuable metals from e-waste makes financial sense
(American Chemical Society) Electronic waste -- including discarded televisions, computers and mobile phones -- is one of the fastest-growing waste categories worldwide. For years, recyclers have gleaned usable parts, including metals, from this waste stream. That makes sense from a sustainability perspective, but it's been unclear whether it's reasonable from an economic viewpoint. Now researchers report in ACS' journal Environmental Science& Technology that recovering gold, copper and other metals from e-waste is cheaper than obtaining these metals from mines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Terrawatch: scientists turn to drones to find raw materials
In Germany, scientists are using drones equipped with sensors to locate metals needed for wind turbines and solar panelsWe know that renewable energy can help the world to wean itself off fossil fuels, but keeping up with green-energy demand is creating another problem. Countries such as Germany, which has committed itself to a low-carbon future, are finding themselves short of the raw materials required to manufacture wind turbines and solar panels. In particular, metals such as copper, cobalt, platinum-group metals and rare-earth elements such as indium and germanium are in short supply.Continue reading... (Source: Guard...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Renewable energy Energy research Wind power Solar power Geology Environment Physics Science Technology Fossil fuels Drones (non-military) Source Type: news

Novel PET agent could advance neurological imaging
Swiss and German researchers have obtained promising results with a novel PET...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novel PET tracer may improve NSCLC patient management Novel PET agent targets copper in prostate tumors New PET radiotracer offers insight into multiple sclerosis PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study New therapeutic agent could treat prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ship That Washed Up on Florida Beach Could Be From 1700s, Researchers Say
(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.) — A 48-foot section of an old sailing ship has washed ashore on a Florida beach, thrilling researchers who are rushing to study it before it’s reclaimed by the sea. The Florida Times-Union reports the well-preserved section of a wooden ship’s hull washed ashore overnight Tuesday on Florida’s northeastern coast. Researchers with the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum have been documenting the artifact and say it could date back as far as the 1700s. Museum historian Brendan Burke told the newspaper that evidence suggests the vessel was once sheeted in copper, and th...
Source: TIME: Science - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Florida Oceans onetime Source Type: news

AIUM: Contrast US finds prostate cancer that MRI misses
NEW YORK CITY - A new technique for imaging microbubble ultrasound contrast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novel PET agent targets copper in prostate tumors MRI-based risk model improves prostate cancer detection PSMA-PET/CT helps spot early prostate cancer recurrence Biomarker test could direct MRI use for prostate cancer New PET tracer could work well for prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Using iron to generate a copper ligand
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Source: ScienceNOW - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vinson, V. Tags: Biochemistry twis Source Type: news

The biosynthesis of methanobactin
We describe the core biosynthetic machinery responsible for the characteristic posttranslational modifications that grant methanobactin its specificity and affinity for copper. A heterodimer comprising MbnB, a DUF692 family iron enzyme, and MbnC, a protein from a previously unknown family, performs a dioxygen-dependent four-electron oxidation of the precursor peptide (MbnA) to install an oxazolone and an adjacent thioamide, the characteristic methanobactin bidentate copper ligands. MbnB and MbnC homologs are encoded together and separately in many bacterial genomes, suggesting functions beyond their roles in methanobactin ...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kenney, G. E., Dassama, L. M. K., Pandelia, M.-E., Gizzi, A. S., Martinie, R. J., Gao, P., DeHart, C. J., Schachner, L. F., Skinner, O. S., Ro, S. Y., Zhu, X., Sadek, M., Thomas, P. M., Almo, S. C., Bollinger, J. M., Krebs, C., Kelleher, N. L., Rosenzweig Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news

Copper-infused hospital clothing could reduce risk of infection outbreaks, research finds
(Natural News) It is likely that you come across many different sources of bacteria as you go about your life every single day. Fortunately, your immune system is working hard in the background to prevent you from catching most diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals face the exact same... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel PET agent targets copper in prostate tumors
Italian researchers are reporting progress with a novel PET imaging agent that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PSMA-PET/CT helps spot early prostate cancer recurrence SNMMI: PET/CT with prostate agent changes therapy plans SNMMI: PET/CT may help guide prostate biopsies New PET tracer aids in metastatic prostate cancer PET tracer boosts detection of recurrent prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New PET scan imaging agent detects prostate cancer recurrence earlier
A new imaging agent that targets copper accumulation in tumors can detect prostate cancer recurrence early in patients, according to a study in Italy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel PET imaging agent targets copper in tumors, detects prostate cancer recurrence early
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) An Italian study featured in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine demonstrates that a novel nuclear medicine imaging agent targeting copper accumulation in tumors can detect prostate cancer recurrence early in patients with biochemical relapse (rising prostate-specific antigen [PSA] level). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ParaGard (Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Copper (Cupric Chloride Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

EPA Chief Questioned by Democrats at Senate Oversight Hearing
On January 30, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt testified for the first time since his confirmation hearing last year before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee for the first time since his confirmation hearing last year. He faced tough questions and criticisms from the Democrats on the panel. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) urged Pruitt to come before the committee and meet with lawmakers more often and criticized some of his actions as the EPA chief, such as delaying environmental rules, removing science advisers, and taking down web pages pertaining to climate scienc...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

ParaGard (Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Copper Run Acreage Assembled for $2.6M (Real Deals)
Layman Lane LLC, led by Graham Smith and Russell James, bought the more than 85 acres at 10601 Layman Road from Glenda C. Pehrson Family Ltd. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nursing staff could soon be wearing ‘copper-coated uniforms’
Hospital nurses and health professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniforms
(University of Manchester) Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A second life for old treated wood
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Every year, several thousand tons of treated wood waste is buried, incinerated, or mixed with untreated wood waste. The management of this waste is problematic because treated wood contains preservatives such as arsenic, chromium, and copper to slow its deterioration. To remedy this, INRS researchers have found a simple, effective, and environmentally friendly solution. They have developed a process that successfully removed more than 90 percent of the contaminants present in treated wood waste in experiments conducted on a small scale in the laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists fill in a piece of the copper transport puzzle
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers have identified the protein that carries copper into mitochondria, where copper is required for the functioning of the cell's energy conversion machinery. The discovery, published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, fills in a piece of the puzzle of how copper is distributed and used in the cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Green leafy vegetables irrigated with wastewater may contain high levels of toxic heavy metals
(Natural News) A study published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology showed that irrigating agricultural fields and green leafy vegetables  with wastewater may result in potentially hazardous buildup of heavy metals including copper (Cu), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn), as well as nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr) and cadmium (Cd). “On the survey... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light and copper catalysis improves amine synthesis
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL chemists have developed a novel and efficient method to make amines, which are among the most important structural compounds in pharmaceuticals and organic materials. The study is published in Nature Catalysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EPA Chief Questioned by Democrats at Senate Oversight Hearing
On January 30, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt testified for the first time since his confirmation hearing last year before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee for the first time since his confirmation hearing last year. He faced tough questions and criticisms from the Democrats on the panel. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) urged Pruitt to come before the committee and meet with lawmakers more often and criticized some of his actions as the EPA chief, such as delaying environmental rules, removing science advisers, and taking down web pages pertaining to climate scienc...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Developing a Diagnostic for Home Use? Assemble the Right Team and Consider These Issues
Diagnostics is becoming the “darling of the medical industry because of potential growth,” says Josh Blackmore, global healthcare manager at thermoplastics resin supplier M. Holland Co. “Patients have been using simple but accurate devices at home for years—think of the pregnancy test. We are used to seeing high-quality testing devices in laboratory settings, but it wasn’t until the Fitbit proved to the world that patients would spend a significant amount of non-deductible money to monitor vital health markers.” Start-ups are now looking to take sophisticated tests from the laboratory an...
Source: MDDI - February 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Materials Source Type: news

These bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) High concentrations of heavy metals, like copper and gold, are toxic for most living creatures. This is not the case for the bacterium C. metallidurans, which has found a way to extract valuable trace elements from a compound of heavy metals without poisoning itself. One interesting side-effect: the formation of tiny gold nuggets. A team of researchers led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has discovered the molecular processes that take place inside the bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What the End of Net Neutrality Might Mean for Medtech
The recent vote by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to roll back mandated "net neutrality" has caused much concern by those who fear a "pay-to-play" business model will marginalize all but a handful of favored applications and platforms. Those concerns have extended to telemedicine advocates—but it is probably way too soon to predict how or if device-enabled care specifically might be affected. Net neutrality, mandated by a 2015 FCC order, ensured that Internet service providers (ISPs) could not prioritize one set of bits over another traversing their networks. The new order, dubbed Rest...
Source: MDDI - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Copper hydroxychloride in diets fed to weanling pigs improves performance and health
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Results of recent research at the University of Illinois indicate that including copper hydroxychloride in diets fed to weanling pigs improves growth performance and reduces diarrhea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The nutrient mix that could boost women's energy levels
The supplement, yet to be given a name by researchers at Ohio State University, contains zinc, copper, iron, carnitine and phosphatidylserine. It will cost around $35 ( £25) for a month's supply. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds vineyards are still at risk 12 years after measuring high levels of copper in the soil
(Natural News) A 12-year study on copper soil concentrations found that vineyards are at risk as they contain high copper levels. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia. For the study, the team examined the upper soil layers of eight agricultural production areas in Slovenia for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D-printed underwater vortex sensor mimics whiskers of sea animal
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that a fully 3D-printed whisker sensor made of polyurethane, graphene, and copper tape can detect underwater vortexes with very high sensitivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

EPA Seeks Input On Revisions To Drinking Water Rule Regarding Lead And Copper
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 14 sent a letter to local and state officials seeking input as the agency looks to make revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR)m which applies to all community public water systems. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - December 20, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Copper excess in diabetes hinders our ability to make healthy blood vessels
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Scientists have evidence that in diabetes, copper can pile up inside our cells, wreaking havoc on our ability to make new blood vessels, called angiogenesis. This impaired ability occurs even as the disease makes existing blood vessel walls less flexible, more leaky and more prone to accumulate plaque deposits and scars that impede good blood flow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

U.S. EPA Seeks Input to Rework Rule on Lead in Drinking Water U.S. EPA Seeks Input to Rework Rule on Lead in Drinking Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will seek input from state and local officials as it considers how to rework a 1991 rule meant to protect people from lead and copper contamination in drinking water.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Copper Springs plans $14M behavioral health hospital, facing naysayers
This mental health provider is having a tough time opening a $14M facility in Gilbert (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Copper Springs plans $14M behavioral health hospital, facing naysayers
This mental health provider is having a tough time opening a $14M facility in Gilbert (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Synthesis of ultrasmall, homogeneously alloyed, bimetallic nanoparticles on silica supports
Supported nanoparticles containing more than one metal have a variety of applications in sensing, catalysis, and biomedicine. Common synthesis techniques for this type of material often result in large, unalloyed nanoparticles that lack the interactions between the two metals that give the particles their desired characteristics. We demonstrate a relatively simple, effective, generalizable method to produce highly dispersed, well-alloyed bimetallic nanoparticles. Ten permutations of noble and base metals (platinum, palladium, copper, nickel, and cobalt) were synthesized with average particle sizes from 0.9 to 1.4 nanometer...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wong, A., Liu, Q., Griffin, S., Nicholls, A., Regalbuto, J. R. Tags: Chemistry, Physics reports Source Type: news