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

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

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

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

Observation of small Fermi pockets protected by clean CuO2 sheets of a high-Tc superconductor
In cuprate superconductors with high critical transition temperature (Tc), light hole-doping to the parent compound, which is an antiferromagnetic Mott insulator, has been predicted to lead to the formation of small Fermi pockets. These pockets, however, have not been observed. Here, we investigate the electronic structure of the five-layered Ba2Ca4Cu5O10(F,O)2, which has inner copper oxide (CuO2) planes with extremely low disorder, and find small Fermi pockets centered at (/2, /2) of the Brillouin zone by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and quantum oscillation measurements. The d-wave superconducting gap opens a...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kunisada, S., Isono, S., Kohama, Y., Sakai, S., Bareille, C., Sakuragi, S., Noguchi, R., Kurokawa, K., Kuroda, K., Ishida, Y., Adachi, S., Sekine, R., Kim, T. K., Cacho, C., Shin, S., Tohyama, T., Tokiwa, K., Kondo, T. Tags: Materials Science, Physics reports Source Type: news

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

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

Scientists pinpoint surprising new function for histones
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have identified a new function for histones, the spool-shaped proteins that regulate gene expression and help pack long strands of DNA into cells. The resulting matrix, called chromatin, provides the structural foundation for chromosomes.In a surprising finding thatreceived more than 1,400 “likes” and more than 600 shares on Twitter within the first several days after the study was published, the researchers discovered that histones also function asenzymes that convertcopper into a form that can be used by the body ’s cells.Scientists had assumed that copper spontaneously converted...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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

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

The histone H3-H4 tetramer is a copper reductase enzyme
We report that the recombinant Xenopus laevis H3-H4 tetramer is an oxidoreductase enzyme that binds Cu2+ and catalyzes its reduction to Cu1+ in vitro. Loss- and gain-of-function mutations of the putative active site residues correspondingly altered copper binding and the enzymatic activity, as well as intracellular Cu1+ abundance and copper-dependent mitochondrial respiration and Sod1 function in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The histone H3-H4 tetramer, therefore, has a role other than chromatin compaction or epigenetic regulation and generates biousable Cu1+ ions in eukaryotes. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Attar, N., Campos, O. A., Vogelauer, M., Cheng, C., Xue, Y., Schmollinger, S., Salwinski, L., Mallipeddi, N. V., Boone, B. A., Yen, L., Yang, S., Zikovich, S., Dardine, J., Carey, M. F., Merchant, S. S., Kurdistani, S. K. Tags: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology r-articles Source Type: news

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

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

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

Chilean copper miners labor group alleges 'alarming' rise in coronavirus cases
Chilean copper miners' unions called on Sunday for a re-evaluation of the operational continuity plans of the country's biggest miners during what they said was an "alarming" increase in coronavirus cases among workers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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

Doorknobs, handrails and shopping trolleys should be coated in copper to prevent spread of Covid-19
Covid-19 can survive and remain contagious on steel and plastic for up to three days. Professor William Keevil, from Southampton University, said copper's antibacterial properties help it kill the virus rapidly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

StayWell Copper Products - 607773 - 05/28/2020
Unapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Source Type: news

' Clear Signature' of ALS Found in Children's Teeth'Clear Signature' of ALS Found in Children's Teeth
Altered metabolism of zinc, copper, lead, and other metals evident in teeth during childhood and early adolescence are linked with the onset of ALS decades later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

This is how 5,000 workers move Copper River salmon in the age of coronavirus
Copper River salmon is selling today at Whole Foods for $33 a pound for the king variety and $30 for sockeye. Getting it from Alaska to Washington is challenging during Covid-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

This is how 5,000 workers move Copper River salmon in the age of coronavirus
Copper River salmon is selling today at Whole Foods for $33 a pound for the king variety and $30 for sockeye. Getting it from Alaska to Washington is challenging during Covid-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

Freeport Indonesia ramps up coronavirus testing as cases near mine rise
PT Freeport Indonesia, operator of the world's second-biggest copper mine, is to conduct "extensive testing" among its employees after coronavirus cases in the area where the mine operates topped 100. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Copper takes aim at COVID-19 with virus-killer coatings
At an outer suburban manufacturing plant, engineer Byron Kennedy is resetting a machine to spray-print a layer of copper on to a door handle, aiming to use the metal's antiviral properties to counter the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Promising study by Texas A & M scientists offers hope for Menkes disease patients
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) A Texas A&M AgriLife Research team has good news for patients with copper-deficiency disorders, especially young children diagnosed with Menkes disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anti-Coronavirus Surface Coating Could Be Effective for Months
SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has a nasty habit of lingering on surfaces for extended periods of time. For example, active virus particles were found on the Diamond Princess cruise ship 17 days after it had been evacuated. Disinfectants in current use temporarily remove the virus from surfaces such as doorknobs and handrails but don’t protect them from being contaminated anew. Scientists in Israel are engineering novel surface coatings that will have a long-term effect neutralizing the virus, according to a news report. The coatings contain nanoparticles of safe metal ions and polymers...
Source: MDDI - May 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Sending copper where it is needed most
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lutsenko, S. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

Elesclomol alleviates Menkes pathology and mortality by escorting Cu to cuproenzymes in mice
Loss-of-function mutations in the copper (Cu) transporter ATP7A cause Menkes disease. Menkes is an infantile, fatal, hereditary copper-deficiency disorder that is characterized by progressive neurological injury culminating in death, typically by 3 years of age. Severe copper deficiency leads to multiple pathologies, including impaired energy generation caused by cytochrome c oxidase dysfunction in the mitochondria. Here we report that the small molecule elesclomol escorted copper to the mitochondria and increased cytochrome c oxidase levels in the brain. Through this mechanism, elesclomol prevented detrimental neurodegene...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guthrie, L. M., Soma, S., Yuan, S., Silva, A., Zulkifli, M., Snavely, T. C., Greene, H. F., Nunez, E., Lynch, B., De Ville, C., Shanbhag, V., Lopez, F. R., Acharya, A., Petris, M. J., Kim, B.-E., Gohil, V. M., Sacchettini, J. C. Tags: Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

Coronavirus Precautions: Experts Say No Need To Wipe Down Groceries, But Wash Hands
(CNN) — Has wiping down your groceries and take-out food become part of your coronavirus survival kit? It might be time to reconsider, experts say, especially if that extra effort is adding to your daily stress. Even the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-emphasizing there’s no real risk of getting the virus that causes Covid-19 that way. ICYMI: FDA has heard your concerns about shopping for #food safely. We want to assure you there is currently NO evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the #COVID19 . More food shopping info here: https://t.co/D0g6HSCN...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in Peru top 15,000, second highest in Latin America
Peru reported over 15,000 cases of coronavirus on Sunday, the second-highest tally in Latin America, as the disease continues to ravage the economy of the world's No. 2 copper producer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

All Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
One of the worst symptoms of any plague is uncertainty—who it will strike, when it will end, why it began. Merely understanding a pandemic does not stop it, but an informed public can help curb its impact and slow its spread. It can also provide a certain ease of mind in a decidedly uneasy time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from TIME’s readers, along with the best and most current answers science can provide. A note about our sourcing: While there are many, many studies underway investigating COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, the novel coronavirus that causes the illn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

Your Pets Are Not Likely To Get or Transmit Coronavirus. Here ’s What The Experts Say
This weekend a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. But it’s a leap to worry if your household feline can get or transmit the coronavirus, says Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine, which assisted in diagnosing the tiger. “A tiger is not a domestic cat, they are a completely different species of cats,” she says. “To date we have no evidence of the virus being transmitted from a pet to their owners. It’s much, much more likely that an owner could pote...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer News Desk Source Type: news

Your Pets Are Not Likely to Get or Transmit Coronavirus. Here ’s What the Experts Say
This weekend a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. But it’s a leap to worry if your household feline can get or transmit the coronavirus, says Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine, which assisted in diagnosing the tiger. “A tiger is not a domestic cat, they are a completely different species of cats,” she says. “To date we have no evidence of the virus being transmitted from a pet to their owners. It’s much, much more likely that an owner could pote...
Source: TIME: Science - April 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer News Desk Source Type: news

Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Spanish conquerors depended on indigenous expertise to keep up their munitions supplies, archaeologists have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Can You Safely Grocery Shop in the Time of Coronavirus? Here ’s What Experts Suggest
As coronavirus spreads globally, grocery shopping has become one of the most anxiety-producing but necessary activities for millions of people around the world. With many governments enforcing shelter-in-place orders in an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, heading to the store for food and essential supplies has become one of the only times many people leave their homes. Prepping for the trip can feel overwhelming: Should you wear gloves or a mask? Should you wipe down that tomato? What’s the safest way to pay? To answer these questions and more, TIME reached out to ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk Source Type: news

Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. Existing research from the University of Illinois shows copper doesn't change fat and energy absorption from the diet. Instead, according to new research, the element seems to enhance pigs' ability to utilize fat after absorption, resulting in increased energy utilization of the entire diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals how long COVID-19 remains infectious on cardboard, metal and plastic
The virus that causes COVID-19 remains for several hours to days on surfaces and in aerosols,a new study published in  the New England Journal of Medicine found.The study suggests that people may acquire the coronavirus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. Scientists discovered the virus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.“This virus is quite transmissible through relatively casual contact, making this pathogen very hard to contain,” said James Lloyd-Smith, a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Copper IUD Users May Have Lower Risk of High-Grade Cervical Neoplasms
Copper intrauterine device users were found to have a lower risk of high-grade cervical neoplasms compared with levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system users. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Bone analyzes tell about kitchen utensils in the Middle Ages
(University of Southern Denmark) Who in the Middle Ages cooked their dinner in copper pots? And where did they do it? Such information can be revealed by chemical analyzes of human bones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bone analyses tell about kitchen utensils in the Middle Ages
(University of Southern Denmark) Who in the Middle Ages cooked their dinner in copper pots? And where did they do it? Such information can be revealed by chemical analyses of human bones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy While COVID-19 Has You Stuck at Home
Most health advice can be boiled down to simple behaviors, like eating a balanced diet, exercising and getting good sleep. During a pandemic like COVID-19, these actions are especially crucial for maintaining you physical and mental well-being. But social distancing complicates things. How are you supposed to eat right when you’re living on non-perishables? How can you work out when you’re cooped up at home? How can you sleep when you’re anxious about, well, everything? This expert-backed guide is a good place to start. Here’s how to stay healthy (and calm) while social distancing during the COVID-1...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Copper Intrauterine Devices Tied to Lower Risk for Cervical Cancer
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 -- Use of copper intrauterine devices (Cu IUDs) is associated with a lower risk for cervical cancer versus use of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), according to a study published in the February... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in NEJM. They found that (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How will COVID-19 Affect Economies of Latin America & the Caribbean?
Credit: UNDPBy Luis Felipe López-CalvaUNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 2020 (IPS) History shows that in Latin America and the Caribbean, volatility is the norm and not the exception and that the development trajectories of their countries are not linear. The region has significant links to China, economic relations have skyrocketed in recent decades, particularly through trade, foreign direct investment, and loans. The COVID-19 outbreak is a new potential source of volatility and a threat to the macroeconomic stability of Latin America and the Caribbean. While it is still too early to fully understand its impact on China&rs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus Can Live on Some Surfaces for Up to 3 Days, New Tests Show
The new coronavirus can live in the air for several hours and on some surfaces for as long as two to three days, tests by U.S. government and other scientists have found. Their work, published Wednesday, suggests that the virus can spread through the air as well as from touching things that were contaminated by others who have it, in addition to direct person-to-person contact. Since emerging in China late last year, the new virus has infected more than 120,000 people worldwide and caused more than 4,300 deaths — far more than the 2003 SARS outbreak caused by a genetically similar virus. For this study, researchers ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Cancer cells spread using a copper-binding protein
(Chalmers University of Technology) Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have shown that the Atox1 protein, found in breast cancer cells, participates in the process by which cancer cells metastasise. The protein could therefore be a potential biomarker for assessing the aggressiveness of the disease, as well as a possible target for new drugs. The research was recently published in the journal PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Columbia study evaluates cervical cancer risks of IUDs
(Data Science Institute at Columbia) Patients who used copper intrauterine devices were found to have a lower risk of cervical cancer compared to users of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PVC-based copper electric wires under various fire conditions: toxicity of fire effluents - Kaczorek-Chrobak K, Fangrat J.
Ventilation-controlled fires tend to be the worst for toxicity, because they produce large amounts of fire effluent containing high yields of toxic products. In order to examine the dependence of the amount of chosen few main combustion gases under ventila... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Korean researchers create isotope for cancer
The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has developed the technology to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NorthStar inks supply deal with Clarity Int'l Isotopes teams with Idaho State for copper-67 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Investigation of the molecular mechanisms of copper homeostasis in Aspergillus fumigatus
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jackie Salisbury Source Type: news