Decomposition of the simulant 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide blister agent under ambient conditions using metal-organic frameworks - Kim HH, Seo JY, Kim H, Jeong S, Baek KY, Kim J, Min S, Kim SH, Jeong K.
Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) have been suggested as promising materials for application in the degradation of chemical warfare agents, with the majority of studies to date focusing on nerve agents. One of the most prominent MOFs used in the detoxificati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Preserving stem cells and tissue without the freezer burn
(University of Ottawa) Dr. Robert Ben, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Ottawa, is one half of the brainchild behind the development of ice recrystallization inhibitors, which are small organic molecules that halt ice growth in order to better preserve biological material used in the fields of cell therapy and regenerative medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Ravaging Local Newspapers, Making it Easier for Misinformation to Spread
Keeping up with the torrent of news over the last year has been overwhelming for all Americans. But it’s an especially difficult challenge for local newspaper editors like Reed Anfinson, who not only owns and publishes Swift County, Minn.’s Monitor-News, but writes nearly every news story it publishes, too. Anfinson, who also owns two other papers in nearby counties, has worked virtually seven days a week since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, including through a battle with the virus himself. For all his hustle, he still wishes he had time to write more about the people whose lives have been disrupted by CO...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Toxins In Marijuana Smoke May Be Harmful To Health, Dana-Farber Study Finds
(CNN) — Smoking weed may expose you to the same type of toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke, a new study finds. People who only smoked marijuana had higher blood and urine levels of several smoke-related toxins such as naphthalene, acrylamide and acrylonitrile than nonsmokers, according to the study published Monday in the journal EClinicalMedicine. Naphthalene is associated with anemia, liver and neurological damage, while acrylamide and acrylonitrile have been associated with cancer and other health issues. “Marijuana use is on the rise in the United States with a growing number of states legalizing it for...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Dana Farber Cancer Institute Marijuana Source Type: news

Microbial sulfate reduction and organic sulfur formation in sinking marine particles
Climate change is driving an expansion of marine oxygen-deficient zones, which may alter the global cycles of carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, and trace metals. Currently, however, we lack a full mechanistic understanding of how oxygen deficiency affects organic carbon cycling and burial. Here, we show that cryptic microbial sulfate reduction occurs in sinking particles from the eastern tropical North Pacific oxygen-deficient zone and that some microbially produced sulfide reacts rapidly to form organic sulfur that is resistant to acid hydrolysis. Particle-hosted sulfurization could enhance carbon preservation in sediments underl...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raven, M. R., Keil, R. G., Webb, S. M. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

In changing oceans, sea stars may be 'drowning'
(Cornell University) New Cornell University-led research suggests that starfish, victims of sea star wasting disease (SSWD), may actually be in respiratory distress - literally 'drowning' in their own environment - as elevated microbial activity derived from nearby organic matter and warm ocean temperatures rob the creatures of their ability to breathe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Impurities boost performance of organic solar cells
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) An electrochemical method for stabilizing a reactive molecule can help the development of higher efficiency solar cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

East Africa: Toxic Pollutants From Burnt Plastic Taint Eggs in Kenya and Tanzania
[East African] Eggs from chickens that forage around waste yards and plastic burning sites are a risk as they have been found to contain high levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Key building block for organic molecules discovered in meteorites
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists from Japan and NASA have confirmed the presence in meteorites of a key organic molecule which may have been used to build other organic molecules, including some used by life. The discovery validates theories of the formation of organic compounds in extraterrestrial environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tailored quinones support high-turnover Pd catalysts for oxidative C-H arylation with O2
Palladium(II)-catalyzed carbon-hydrogen (C–H) oxidation reactions could streamline the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and other complex organic molecules. Existing methods, however, commonly exhibit poor catalyst performance with high palladium (Pd) loading (e.g., 10 mole %) and a need for (super)stoichiometric quantities of undesirable oxidants, such as benzoquinone and silver(I) salts. The present study probes the mechanism of a representative Pd-catalyzed oxidative C–H arylation reaction and elucidates mechanistic features that undermine catalyst performance, including substrate-consuming side ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Salazar, C. A., Flesch, K. N., Haines, B. E., Zhou, P. S., Musaev, D. G., Stahl, S. S. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Abbott Develops New Pedialyte(R) Hydration Solution to Help Support Immune Health
New product contains zinc, prebiotics and vitamins B12, C and E Abbott expands its Pedialyte product portfolio with four new product introductions: Pedialyte with Immune Support, Pedialyte Sport, Pedialyte Organic and Pedialyte Electrolyte Water with Ze... Biopharmaceuticals, Product Launch Abbott, Pedialyte, Immune Health (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chemists from RUDN University used crab shells to improve palladium catalysts
(RUDN University) ?hemists from RUDN University synthesized soluble biopolymers based on chitin from crab shells. Together with palladium, they form effective catalysts for organic reactions, and their nanoparticles can be re-used over ten times. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Applying compost to landfills could have environmental benefits
(North Carolina State University) Many people think of composting organic matter as a way of keeping solid waste out of landfills, but a new study finds there can be significant environmental benefits associated with using compost at landfills. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lower your blood sugar and prevent nerve damage linked to diabetes with alpha-lipoic acid
(Natural News) Alpha-lipoic acid, or ALA, is an organic compound that acts as a powerful antioxidant. It’s both water- and fat-soluble, which means it can work in every cell or tissue in the body. The antioxidant properties of ALA are linked to several health benefits, including lower blood sugar levels, reduced inflammation and improved nerve function. For these reasons,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria release climate-damaging carbon from thawing permafrost
A new study based on scientific sampling of a rusty carbon sink at a permafrost peatland at Sweden has revealed that iron minerals fail to trap organic carbon, a vast source of CO2 and methane not included in global warming forecasts. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Elsa Reichmanis elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
(Lehigh University) Lehigh University chemical engineering professor Elsa Reichmanis has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), in recognition of her accomplishments as an academic inventor. An expert in microlithography, Reichmanis has made wide-ranging contributions in the design/development of polymer/organic materials and processes for advanced electronics and photonics. Her current research focuses on improving methods of forming polymer films. She is also exploring battery electrode materials technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

BIOS-SCOPE funding renewed
(Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences) The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences -- Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (BIOS-SCOPE) program received five years of additional funding from the Simons Foundation International to continue its study of the microbial oceanography of the Sargasso Sea. This collaborative research effort, founded in 2015, leverages expertise from scientists in systems biology, genomics, and marine chemistry to understand the sources, sinks, and transformations of organic matter in this unique region of the North Atlantic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gut microbiome snapshot could reveal chemical exposures in children
(Duke University) Researchers have completed the most comprehensive study to date on how a class of persistent pollutants called semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are associated with the gut microbiome in human children. The results provide a potential mechanism for measuring exposure to a wide variety of these substances and suggests exposure to toxic halogenated compounds may create a niche for bacteria not usually found in the human gut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Protein molecules in cells function as miniature antennas
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Researchers led by Josef Lazar from IOCB Prague have demonstrated that molecules of fluorescent proteins act as antennas with optical properties (i.e. the ability to absorb and emit light) dependent on their spatial orientation. First discovered in jellyfish, fluorescent proteins are nowadays widely used in studies of molecular processes in living cells and organisms. The newly described properties of these molecules will find applications in basic biological research as well as in novel drug discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biochemical findings in an atypical case of kala pathar (paraphenylenediamine) poisoning - Hanif W, Khan MA, Younas M.
Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is an organic compound with chemical formula C6H4 (NH2)2. It is an aromatic amine, solid and white in color, which turns black on oxidation and is a main ingredient of many locally produced hair dyes. PPD is highly toxic compound... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Five UC San Diego experts elected AAAS Fellows in 2020
(University of California - San Diego) American Association for the Advancement of Science honors the contributions of UC San Diego leaders in astrophysics, research advocacy, organic chemistry, psychiatry and geophysics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Important developments in the field of organic synthesis
(Bentham Science Publishers) The thirteenth volume of the book 'Advances in Organic Synthesis' inform readers about the updates on the synthesis and application of essential organic compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Panic disorder induced by the coronavirus disease pandemic in a patient with organic mood disorder successfully treated with vortioxetine - Yoshimura R, Okamoto N, Konishi Y, Ikenouchi A.
We present a case of panic disorder induced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in a patient with an organic mood disorder. The patient was a 62-year-old woman with mild mood swings and reduced motivation and volition caused by a traumatic brain... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New findings speed progress towards affordable gene therapy
(RMIT University) In a promising advance for affordable, personalised medicine, researchers have used metal-organic frameworks to successfully deliver the genetic snipping tool CRISPR/Cas9 into human cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Killing cancer naturally: New process to produce compounds with anti-cancer properties
(Tokyo University of Science) Scientists from the Tokyo University of Science have made a breakthrough in the development of potential drugs that can kill cancer cells. They have discovered a method of synthesizing organic compounds that are four times more fatal to cancer cells and leave non-cancerous cells unharmed. Published in the American Chemical Society Omega, their research can assist in the creation of new anticancer drugs with minimal side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Laser to fight fire? - Moustafa K.
Wildfires spread as long as burnable organic matters fuel them, such as grasses and trees. When there is nothing more to burn, fires will put out naturally. Here, I would propose to fight "fire by fire" or by Laser using specific Laser devices to immediate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of fuel characteristics on horizontal spread rate and ground surface temperatures of smouldering duff - Cowan DA, Page WG, Butler BW, Blunck DL.
The slow-moving flameless burning of wildland fuels (i.e. smouldering) can be difficult to detect and challenging to extinguish. Although previous research involving the smouldering of organic fuels (e.g. cotton, cellulose, peat) has investigated the influ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Quantifying surface severity of the 2014 and 2015 fires in the Great Slave Lake area of Canada - French NHF, Graham J, Whitman E, Bourgeau-Chavez LL.
The focus of this paper was the development of surface organic layer severity maps for the 2014 and 2015 fires in the Great Slave Lake area of the Northwest Territories and Alberta, Canada, using multiple linear regression models generated from pairing fie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Researchers find connection between household chemicals and gut microbiome
(Washington State University) A team of researchers for the first time has found a correlation between the levels of bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract of children and the amount of common chemicals found in their home environment. The work, published this month in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, could lead to better understanding of how these semi-volatile organic compounds may affect human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Terminator salvation? New machine learning program to accelerate clean energy generation
(ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science) A new type of machine learning model will predict the efficiency of materials that can be used in next-generation organic solar panels, including 'virtual' compounds that don't exist yet. The program is free and easy to use for scientists and engineers creating prototype devices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

$2M grant supports more sustainable path for organic farmers
(Cornell University) Organic crop farmers in the Northeast and Upper Midwest are facing an increasing number of challenges related to climate change and invasive pests, but a $2 million grant from the USDA will help them find sustainable solutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Low-noise organic photodetectors
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Physics, Applied, Physics twis Source Type: news

Large-area low-noise flexible organic photodiodes for detecting faint visible light
Silicon photodiodes are the foundation of light-detection technology; yet their rigid structure and limited area scaling at low cost hamper their use in several emerging applications. A detailed methodology for the characterization of organic photodiodes based on polymeric bulk heterojunctions reveals the influence that charge-collecting electrodes have on the electronic noise at low frequency. The performance of optimized organic photodiodes is found to rival that of low-noise silicon photodiodes in all metrics within the visible spectral range, except response time, which is still video-rate compatible. Solution-processe...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Fuentes-Hernandez, C., Chou, W.-F., Khan, T. M., Diniz, L., Lukens, J., Larrain, F. A., Rodriguez-Toro, V. A., Kippelen, B. Tags: Physics, Applied, Physics reports Source Type: news

Widespread carbon-bearing materials on near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu
Asteroid (101955) Bennu is a dark asteroid on an Earth-crossing orbit that is thought to have assembled from the fragments of an ancient collision. We use spatially resolved visible and near-infrared spectra of Bennu to investigate its surface properties and composition. In addition to a hydrated phyllosilicate band, we detect a ubiquitous 3.4-micrometer absorption feature, which we attribute to a mix of organic and carbonate materials. The shape and depth of this absorption feature vary across Bennu’s surface, spanning the range seen among similar main-belt asteroids. The distribution of the absorption feature does ...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon, A. A., Kaplan, H. H., Hamilton, V. E., Lauretta, D. S., Campins, H., Emery, J. P., Barucci, M. A., DellaGiustina, D. N., Reuter, D. C., Sandford, S. A., Golish, D. R., Lim, L. F., Ryan, A., Rozitis, B., Bennett, C. A. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Online Only, Planetary Science special/r-articles Source Type: news

Encouraging more people to follow healthier diets can help minimize the environmental impact of food production
(Natural News) When the topic of helping the environment comes up, we often hear the same advice over and over: Don’t litter. Don’t drive to places that are within walking distance. Use natural products. Eat organic food. But one thing we don’t often hear mentioned is the impact that following a healthier diet can have.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model for acid-tolerant yeast helps guide industrial organic acid production
(Penn State) Microbes and other microscopic organisms could serve as sustainable " factories " to create many types of industrial materials because they naturally convert nutrients such as sugars into byproducts. However, creating industrial amounts of organic acids from renewable resources poses a challenge, because not many organisms can grow in highly acidic environments. With the help of gene editing and computational modeling tools, a team of researchers explored one type of yeast that could survive in the harsh environment created by acidic products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Are Common Presentations for Factitious Disorder?
Discussion Factitious disorder (FD) is when patients fabricate illness in themselves or another person without obvious gain. FD has had other terminology and in the past has been called Munchausen Syndrome (if FD in themselves) or Munchausen Syndrome by proxy or FD by proxy (if FD being perpetuated in another person). The current DSM-V terminology is FD imposed on self or FD imposed on another. Malingering (sometimes referred to as simulation) is similar but those that fabricate illness or medical need have an obvious external reward such as gaining access to public social service benefits, free hospital room and board, or...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 2, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

US Congress hopeful Nancy Goroff: 'We need more scientists in public office'
The research scientist and Democratic candidate on the Green New Deal, the importance of facts and why Trump ’s stance on masks is ‘unconscionable’Nancy Goroff will be the first female research scientist to serve in theUS Congress if she is elected this November. The Democratic candidate is running for one ofLong Island’s seats in theHouse of Representatives against incumbent Republican,Lee Zeldin, an ardent President Trump supporterwhohas described her as a “radical professor”.Facing a tight race with issuessuch as the coronavirus pandemic and climate change looming large, Goroff, a pro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Science Coronavirus US elections 2020 Democrats US politics Source Type: news

How An Indonesian Healthcare Clinic Is Fighting Climate Change
By providing affordable healthcare and training in organic farming, the intervention allowed communities to stop logging and protect their forest. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jackie Rocheleau, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Metal-organic magnets with large coercivity and ordering temperatures up to 242{degrees}C
Magnets derived from inorganic materials (e.g., oxides, rare-earth–based, and intermetallic compounds) are key components of modern technological applications. Despite considerable success in a broad range of applications, these inorganic magnets suffer several drawbacks, including energetically expensive fabrication, limited availability of certain constituent elements, high density, and poor scope for chemical tunability. A promising design strategy for next-generation magnets relies on the versatile coordination chemistry of abundant metal ions and inexpensive organic ligands. Following this approach, we report th...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Perlepe, P., Oyarzabal, I., Mailman, A., Yquel, M., Platunov, M., Dovgaliuk, I., Rouzieres, M., Negrier, P., Mondieig, D., Suturina, E. A., Dourges, M.-A., Bonhommeau, S., Musgrave, R. A., Pedersen, K. S., Chernyshov, D., Wilhelm, F., Rogalev, A., Mathoni Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Atomic-scale microstructure of metal halide perovskite
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have high potential as materials for solar energy applications, but their microscopic properties are still not well understood. Atomic-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy has provided invaluable insights for many crystalline solar cell materials, and we used this method to successfully image formamidinium lead triiodide [CH(NH2)2PbI3] thin films with a low dose of electron irradiation. Such images reveal a highly ordered atomic arrangement of sharp grain boundaries and coherent perovskite/PbI2 interfaces, with a striking absence of long-range disorder in the crystal. We...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rothmann, M. U., Kim, J. S., Borchert, J., Lohmann, K. B., OLeary, C. M., Sheader, A. A., Clark, L., Snaith, H. J., Johnston, M. B., Nellist, P. D., Herz, L. M. Tags: Materials Science, Online Only, Physics r-articles Source Type: news

Novel approach in organic chemistry enables boron to be added to molecules with high precision
A major goal in organic synthesis is to develop efficient reactions to convert feedstock chemicals (otherwise known as raw or natural materials) into valuable reagents that can be used to create pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry Source Type: news

Current state of drug analysis in Japanese emergency departments: a nationwide survey - Otani N, Hifumi T, Kitamoto T, Kobayashi K, Nakaya N, Tomioka J.
AIM: In 1999, the Japanese Society for Clinical Toxicology proposed 15 toxicants that would be useful for analysis: methanol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, bromovalerylurea, tricyclic acid, acetaminophen, salicylic acid, theophylline, organic phosphorus p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can Agroecology Feed the World?
Credit: KMP in the Philippines, supported by the Agroecology FundBy Elena L. PasquiniROME, Oct 23 2020 (IPS) Producing food and ensuring nutrition security, protecting the environment and restoring biodiversity, building sustainable and fair food systems: That’s the promise of agroecology. It is a dream? Or an economically feasible model that can feed a growing world population, expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, reaching 9.7 billion in 2050? “Some people have been saying: Maybe it is more sustainable or it’s more resilient, but it’s not as productive and not as econom...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coca-Cola earnings top estimates, despite 9% decline in revenue
Coca-Cola reported a 6% decline in organic sales for its third quarter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NUS spin-off company develops one-minute breath test to detect COVID-19
Breathonix ’s breath analysis technology works by detecting Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) present in a person’s exhaled breath. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study reveals people using toxic personal care products are the "greatest pollutants" of office air
(Natural News) A recent study presented by a team of researchers from Purdue University has revealed that humans are the biggest sources of air pollutants in an indoor setting because of the toxins in the personal care products they use. According to the researchers, this is mainly because humans emit substances known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs).... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Design of higher valency in covalent organic frameworks
We report a strategy for making COFs with valency 8 (cubes) and "infinity" (rods). The linker 1,4-boronophenylphosphonic acid—designed to have boron and phosphorus as an isoelectronic combination of carbon-group elements—was condensed into a porous, polycubane structure (BP-COF-1) formulated as (–B4P4O12–)(–C6H4–)4. It was characterized by x-ray powder diffraction techniques, which revealed cubes linked with phenyls. The isoreticular forms (BP-COF-2 to 5) were similarly prepared and characterized. Large single crystals of a constitutionally isomeric COF (BP-COF-6), composed of ...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gropp, C., Ma, T., Hanikel, N., Yaghi, O. M. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Metasurface-driven OLED displays beyond 10,000 pixels per inch
In this study, we show that the architecture of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays can be completely reenvisioned through the introduction of nanopatterned metasurface mirrors. In the resulting meta-OLED displays, different metasurface patterns define red, green, and blue pixels and ensure optimized extraction of these colors from organic, white light emitters. This new architecture facilitates the creation of devices at the ultrahigh pixel densities (>10,000 pixels per inch) required in emerging display applications (for instance, augmented reality) that use scalable nanoimprint lithography. The fabricated pi...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Joo, W.-J., Kyoung, J., Esfandyarpour, M., Lee, S.-H., Koo, H., Song, S., Kwon, Y.-N., Song, S. H., Bae, J. C., Jo, A., Kwon, M.-J., Han, S. H., Kim, S.-H., Hwang, S., Brongersma, M. L. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

Abbott Reports Third-Quarter 2020 Results; Achieves Strong Double-Digit Earnings Growth and Raises Guidance
- Third-quarter sales growth of 9.6 percent; organic sales growth of 10.6 percent (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - October 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news