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 1, 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 29, 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

Pictish coppersmith's 1,000-year-old handprint found in Orkney
Metalworker would have plied his trade from small, half-buried circular stone structure, say archaeologistsThe grimy handprint of a sweaty metalworker and the smeared track of his dirty knees have been uncovered by archaeologists more than 1,000 years after the fires went out in his copper workshop on an island inOrkney.It would have been a hot, uncomfortable workspace: a small circular stone structure, half underground, in a substantial Pictish settlement on the island of Rousay. Archaeologists are racing against the tides, which are gradually eroding the surviving structures, to save as much evidence as possible.Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology Science Scotland UK news Source Type: news

Ground water in Vedanta's Indian smelter contains heavy metals: minister
Ground water in Vedanta Resources' south Indian copper smelter contains heavy metals exceeding limits for drinking water, India's junior minister for water resources, Arjun Ram Meghwal, told lawmakers on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Complementary medicine for cancer can decrease survival
(Yale University) People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers from Yale Cancer Center and the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER) at Yale School of Medicine. The findings were reported today online in JAMA Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is Shellfish Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
With all the talk about the disease-fighting, life-extending superpowers of the Mediterranean diet, a lot of people are trying to cram more seafood into their meals. But while there are endless articles extolling the healthful glories of fatty, omega-3-rich fish like salmon and mackerel, there’s not much talk about shellfish—or whether these sea creatures deserve space on your shopping list. As it turns out, they do. “Shellfish are high-quality protein sources—just like land animals—meaning they have all the essential amino acids,” says Faye Dong, professor emerita of food science and hu...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Copper-reducing molecule could help against Wilson's disease
A compound developed in preclinical experiments is showing promise in treating disorders with high levels of copper, including Wilson's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress toward improved Wilson's disease drug
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Researchers at CSHL, working in collaboration with DepYmed Inc., a CSHL spinout company, today report that they have conducted promising preclinical experiments on a compound that could be used to treat Wilson's disease and possibly other disorders -- including certain types of cancer -- in which levels of copper in the body are elevated, causing or contributing to pathology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Investigate Poisonous Sugar, Human Rights Commission Demands
[CISA] Nairobi -The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has demanded a statement from the government and speedy investigation into the contraband sugar allegedly contaminated with Mercury and copper. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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