Deal between Korean battery firms is a big lift for US EV makers
Two major makers of lithium batteries used for electric vehicles have reached a deal on an intellectual property dispute that threatened... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advanced low-flammable electrolytes for stable operation of high-voltage lithium-ion batteries - Jia H, Xu Y, Zhang X, Burton SD, Gao P, Matthews BE, Engelhard MH, Han KS, Zhong L, Wang C, Xu W.
Despite being an effective flame retardant, trimethyl phosphate (TMP a ) is generally considered as an unqualified solvent for fabricating electrolytes used in graphite (Gr) based lithium-ion batteries as it readily leads to Gr exfoliation and cell failure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Recharge your batteries
(University of Utah) University of Utah chemical engineering assistant professor Tao Gao has learned more about the nature of lithium-ion batteries that could lead to batteries that recharge much faster than before. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study reveals plunge in lithium-ion battery costs
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The cost of lithium-ion batteries for phones, laptops, and cars has plunged over the years, and an MIT study shows just how dramatic that drop has been. The change is akin to that of solar and wind energy, and further declines may yet be possible, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and clinical response to mood stabilizers in patients with bipolar disorder - Cascino G, D'Agostino G, Monteleone AM, Marciello F, Caivano V, Monteleone P, Maj M.
OBJECTIVE: The association between childhood maltreatment (CM) and clinical response to mood stabilizers has been scarcely investigated in bipolar disorder (BD). Therefore, we assessed whether CM affects the response to lithium or anticonvulsant treatments... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lithium chloride promotes recovery of radiation-induced oral mucositis and dysgeusia
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) Oral mucositis and taste dysfunction (dysgeusia) occurs in nearly all patients receiving head and neck radiotherapy and tremendously affects the quality of life and treatment outcome. The study " LiCl Promotes Recovery of Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis and Dysgeusia " published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), investigated the hypothesis that lithium chloride (LiCl) can promote the restoration of oral mucosa integrity and taste function after radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Finding key to low-cost, fast production of solid-state batteries for EVs
(Georgia Institute of Technology) The electric vehicle market's biggest hurdles today are improving and cost reducing battery technology. A new fabrication technique at Georgia Tech could allow solid-state automotive lithium-ion batteries to adopt nonflammable ceramic electrolytes using the same production processes as in batteries made with conventional liquid electrolytes. These conventional Li-ion manufacturing tools are driving better fabrication options to enable battery makers to produce lighter, safer, and more energy-dense batteries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer's disease
(Natural News) As it turns out, even microdoses of lithium can help stave off Alzheimer’s. A recent study found that concentrations of lithium hundreds of times lower than what doctors usually prescribe for psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder can benefit those in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to Claudio Cuello of the Department... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A fluid solution to dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries
(University of California - Davis) Lithium metal batteries have higher charge density than conventional lithium ion batteries but are prone to problems of tree-like metal dendrites, which can cause short circuits or explosions. A new paper shows that flowing ions near the cathode can prevent this problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 2, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New catalyst material can help spur the rise of lithium-sulfur batteries
(Natural News) Lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs) are some of the most promising batteries available today. They are cheaper, lighter and capable of storing much more energy than conventional lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), which currently power most kinds of electronic devices. But LSBs can only be recharged a few times before degrading. Now, South Korean researchers might have just found the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrolyte-resistant dual materials for the synergistic safety enhancement of lithium-ion batteries - Chou LY, Ye Y, Lee HK, Huang W, Xu R, Gao X, Chen R, Wu F, Tsung CK, Cui Y.
Safety issues associated with lithium-ion batteries are of major concern, especially with the ever-growing demand for higher-energy-density storage devices. Although flame retardants (FRs) added to electrolytes can reduce fire hazards, large amounts of FRs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New catalyst could enable better lithium-sulfur batteries, power next-gen electronics
(GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)) Lithium-sulfur batteries, given their light weight and theoretical high capacities, are a promising alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage systems, drones, electric vehicles, etc. But at present, they suffer from poor battery life, limiting their applicability. Now, scientists from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, have discovered a new catalyst material's ability to significantly improve lithium-sulfur battery life, opening doors to their near-future practical commercial realization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The direct digital workflow in fixed implant prosthodontics: a narrative review
ConclusionsThe vast majority of identified studies were in vitro and this limited their clinical significance. Nevertheless, intraoral scanning exhibited high accuracy both for single and multiple implant restorations. Available literature on single-implant monolithic restorations manufactured through a complete digital workflow shows promising results for a follow-up of 3 –5 years.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Standard Treatment For Bipolar Disorder Doesn ’t Work For Everyone, And Now Scientists Might Know Why
While decades of studies have produced results showing how effective lithium can be in treating bipolar disorder, a large proportion of individuals don't find relief, and psychiatrists can't reliably predict who will and won't respond well. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jackie Rocheleau, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

An anode-free zinc battery that could someday store renewable energy
(American Chemical Society) Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, could help decrease the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But first, power companies need a safe, cost-effective way to store the energy for later use. Massive lithium-ion batteries can do the job, but they suffer from safety issues and limited lithium availability. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Nano Letters have made a prototype of an anode-free, zinc-based battery that uses low-cost, naturally abundant materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 20, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Billions of Years Old, Lithium Still Has a Promising Future Billions of Years Old, Lithium Still Has a Promising Future
The story behind"the most effective medication in psychiatry" is one of both serendipity and dogged persistence, but its utility is far from confined to the history books.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

Lithium Resistance in Bipolar Tied to Deficient Gene Expression Lithium Resistance in Bipolar Tied to Deficient Gene Expression
A decrease in activation of the LEF1 gene may be the reason why many patients with bipolar disorder do not respond to lithium, considered the'gold standard'treatment, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Potassium and lithium on a white dwarf
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Smith, K. T. Tags: Astronomy, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science twis Source Type: news

Lithium pollution of a white dwarf records the accretion of an extrasolar planetesimal
We report the detection of lithium, sodium, potassium, and calcium in the atmosphere of the white dwarf Gaia DR2 4353607450860305024, which we ascribe to the accretion of a planetesimal. Using model atmospheres, we determine abundance ratios of these elements, and, with the exception of lithium, they are consistent with meteoritic values in the Solar System. We compare the measured lithium abundance with measurements in old stars and with expectations from Big Bang nucleosynthesis. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaiser, B. C., Clemens, J. C., Blouin, S., Dufour, P., Hegedus, R. J., Reding, J. S., Bedard, A. Tags: Astronomy, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science reports Source Type: news

New clues why gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder doesn't work for majority of patients
(Salk Institute) Lithium is considered the gold standard for treating bipolar disorder (BD), but nearly 70 percent of people with BD don't respond to it. This leaves them at risk for debilitating, potentially life-threatening mood swings. Researchers at the Salk Institute have found that the culprit may lie in gene activity--or lack of it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promises and challenges of next-generation "beyond Li-ion" batteries for electric vehicles and grid decarbonization - Tian Y, Zeng G, Rutt A, Shi T, Kim H, Wang J, Koettgen J, Sun Y, Ouyang B, Chen T, Lun Z, Rong Z, Persson K, Ceder G.
The tremendous improvement in performance and cost of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have made them the technology of choice for electrical energy storage. While established battery chemistries and cell architectures for Li-ion batteries achieve good powe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Bionic idea boosts lithium-ion extraction
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Chinese researchers from Prof. WEN Liping's team at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry and Prof. ZHANG Qianfan's team from Beihang University have recently made progress in the preparation and application of a bioinspired material that is capable of achieving controlled ion transport and sieving, especially for lithium-ion extraction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Effect of screw access channel on the fracture rate of lithium disilicate cement-retained implant-supported posterior crowns
ConclusionsThe presence of an occlusal screw access channel did not affect the short-term fracture rate of lithium disilicate cement-retained single implant –supported posterior crowns. The amount of axial cantilever, occlusal ceramic thickness, and location of the screw access channel on the occlusal surface of the restoration have no effect on its fracture rate.View full text  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 30, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A textual analysis of dangerous goods incidents on aircraft - Walton RO, Marion JW.
One often hears of the dangers of transporting lithium batteries by air, but there are many other potentially dangerous goods (DG) that are transported on aircraft, both cargo and passenger. If not properly packaged and handled these dangerous goods can be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

An experimental study on preventing thermal runaway propagation in lithium-ion battery module using aerogel and liquid cooling plate together - Yang X, Duan Y, Feng X, Chen T, Xu C, Rui X, Ouyang M, Lu L, Han X, Ren D, Zhang Z, Li C, Gao S.
Preventing thermal runaway propagation is critical to improve the fire safety of electric vehicles. Experiments are conducted on the designed battery modules to study the effects of aerogel, liquid cooling plate, and their combination on the prevention mec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Characterization of thermally induced runaway in pouch cells for propagation - Archibald E, Kennedy R, Marr K, Jeevarajan J, Ezekoye O.
Thermal runaway of lithium-ion batteries is particularly dangerous in systems where runaway can propagate through many cells. To understand thermal runaway propagation in these systems, it is important to understand the differences between failure characte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effect of different arrangement on thermal runaway characteristics of 18650 lithium ion batteries under the typical pressure in civil aviation transportation - Quanyi L, Xiaoying Y, Xu H.
In order to investigate the thermal runaway mechanism of 18650 lithium ion batteries and the related hazards, an experimental platform for lithium ion battery fire and explosion is designed and built. The effects of different arrangements, including vertic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experimental study of self-heating ignition of lithium-ion batteries during storage: effect of the number of cells - He X, Restuccia F, Zhang Y, Hu Z, Huang X, Fang J, Rein G.
Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are widely used as energy storage devices. However, a disadvantage of these batteries is their tendency to ignite and burn, thereby creating a fire hazard. Ignition of LIBs can be triggered by abuse conditions (mechanical, elec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Full-scale experimental study on the combustion behavior of lithium ion battery pack used for electric vehicle - Li H, Peng W, Yang X, Chen H, Sun J, Wang Q.
The fire accidents caused by the thermal runaway of lithium-ion battery has extremely impeded the development of electric vehicles. With the purpose of evaluating the fire hazards of the electric vehicle, a full-scale thermal runaway test of the real lithi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Handling lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles: preventing and recovering from hazardous events - Bisschop R, Willstrand O, Rosengren M.
The demand for lithium-ion battery powered road vehicles continues to increase around the world. As more of these become operational across the globe, their involvement in traffic accidents and incidents is likely to rise. This can damage the lithium-ion b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Numerical study of self-heating ignition of a box of lithium-ion batteries during storage - Hu Z, He X, Restuccia F, Rein G.
Many thermal events have been reported during  storage and transport of large numbers of Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), raising industry concerns and research interests in its mechanisms. Apart from electrochemical failure, self-heating ignition, driven by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Study on the thermal runaway and its propagation of lithium-ion batteries under low pressure - Wang H, Du Z, Liu L, Zhang Z, Hao J, Wang Q, Wang S.
When lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are located at high altitude and low pressure,the characteristics of thermal runaway (TR) and its propagation are different,such as time to  TR, the toxicity of TR gases, TR propagation time, mass loss rate, etc. In this a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Thermal runaway behavior of lithium iron phosphate battery during penetration - Huang Z, Li H, Mei W, Zhao C, Sun J, Wang Q.
The nail penetration experiment has become one of the commonly used methods to study the short circuit in lithium-ion battery safety. A series of penetration tests using the stainless steel nail on 18,650 lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries under di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Thermal-runaway propagation over a linear cylindrical battery module - Niu H, Chen C, Ji D, Li L, Li Z, Liu Y, Huang X.
Thermal-runaway propagation in battery systems can escalate the battery fire hazard and pose a severe threat to global users. In this work, the thermal-runaway propagation over 18650 cylindrical lithium-ion battery was tested in the linear-arranged module ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Long-term future of Priadel must be secured
We and theCollege of Mental Health Pharmacists (CMHP) have written to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as part of a consultation regarding the supply of Priadel, the lithium medication used (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - December 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Reversible planar gliding and microcracking in a single-crystalline Ni-rich cathode
High-energy nickel (Ni)–rich cathode will play a key role in advanced lithium (Li)–ion batteries, but it suffers from moisture sensitivity, side reactions, and gas generation. Single-crystalline Ni-rich cathode has a great potential to address the challenges present in its polycrystalline counterpart by reducing phase boundaries and materials surfaces. However, synthesis of high-performance single-crystalline Ni-rich cathode is very challenging, notwithstanding a fundamental linkage between overpotential, microstructure, and electrochemical behaviors in single-crystalline Ni-rich cathodes. We observe reversible...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Bi, Y., Tao, J., Wu, Y., Li, L., Xu, Y., Hu, E., Wu, B., Hu, J., Wang, C., Zhang, J.-G., Qi, Y., Xiao, J. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Clinical evaluation of the fit of lithium disilicate crowns fabricated with three different CAD-CAM systems
ConclusionsThe lithium disilicate crowns of all groups showed clinically acceptable fit. No significant differences were found among the groups in terms of periodontal conditions after 6 months.Supported by Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program (10062635, New hybrid milling machine with a resolution of less than 10 μm development, using open CAD-CAM S/W integrated platforms for one-day prosthetic treatment of 3D smart medical care system) funded By the Ministry of Trade, Industry& Energy (MOTIE, Korea).J.-J.A and E.-B.B. contributed equally to this work (co-first author). (Sour...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Win as Priadel remains available for patients
A new low price for Priadel, a lithium medication used by bipolar patients, has been agreed between the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the drug’s manufacturer, Essential Pharma (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Analysis of thermal runaway incidents involving lithium batteries in U.S. commercial aviation - Kapp EA, Wroth DS, Chapin JT.
Thermal runaway incidents involving lithium batteries as cargo, in luggage, or as personal property in the cabin have been associated with fatalities, the destruction of cargo, and even the loss of entire aircraft. This research represents the first examin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

CdPS3 nanosheets-based membrane with high proton conductivity enabled by Cd vacancies
We report a class of membranes assembled with two-dimensional transition-metal phosphorus trichalcogenide nanosheets, in which the transition-metal vacancies enable exceptionally high ion conductivity. A Cd0.85PS3Li0.15H0.15 membrane exhibits a proton conduction dominant conductivity of ~0.95 siemens per centimeter at 90° Celsius and 98% relative humidity. This performance mainly originates from the abundant proton donor centers, easy proton desorption, and excellent hydration of the membranes induced by cadmium vacancies. We also observed superhigh lithium ion conductivity in Cd0.85PS3Li0.3 and Mn0.77PS3Li0.46 membran...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Qian, X., Chen, L., Yin, L., Liu, Z., Pei, S., Li, F., Hou, G., Chen, S., Song, L., Thebo, K. H., Cheng, H.-M., Ren, W. Tags: Materials Science, Physics reports Source Type: news

10.9-year survival of pressed acid etched monolithic e.max lithium disilicate glass-ceramic partial coverage restorations: Performance and outcomes as a function of tooth position, age, sex, and the type of partial coverage restoration (inlay or onlay)
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 2 October 2020AbstractStatement of problemLong-term clinical data on the survival of pressed lithium disilicate glass ceramic when used with partial coverage restorations and the effect that different technical and clinical variables have on survival are sparse.PurposeThe purpose of this clinical study was to determine the 10.9-year survival of pressed lithium disilicate glass ceramic partial coverage restorations and associated clinical parameters on outcomes.Material and MethodsIndividuals requiring single unit defect-specific partial coverage restorations in any area o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Duracell Adds Safety Measure To Prevent Accidental Injuries From Lithium Coin Batteries
Large 3-volt lithium disc batteries, which are about the size of a nickel, can be deadly if swallowed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news