Ascorbic acid-mediated reactions in organic synthesis
(Bentham Science Publishers) In this review, we report ascorbic acid-catalyzed reactions in organic synthesis. Several examples are included in this review to demonstrate that ascorbic acid is a versatile catalyst for the synthesis of diverse organic compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Secondary variant of Photorhabdus luminescens interacts with plant roots
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) One of the basic approaches in organic farming is to use organisms beneficial to the system to combat pests. The bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens is one such beneficial organism. Yet, it seems this is not the only ability of Photorhabdus that can be exploited for organic plant cultivation. A German research team has discovered additional properties that could significantly extend its range of uses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reactions and applications of Perhalopyridines
(Bentham Science Publishers) This book is a quick reference on perhalopyridines for students of applied chemistry, organic chemistry and chemical engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rapid on-site identification of hazardous organic compounds at fire scenes using person-portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)-part 1: air sampling and analysis - Lam R, Lennard C, Kingsland G, Johnstone P, Symons A, Wythes L, Fewtrell J, O'Brien D, Spikmans V.
Recent advancements in person-portable instrumentation have resulted in the potential to provide contemporaneous results through rapid in-field analyses. These technologies can be utilised in emergency response scenarios to aid first responders in appropri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rapid on-site identification of hazardous organic compounds at fire scenes using person-portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)-part 2: water sampling and analysis - Lam R, Lennard C, Kingsland G, Johnstone P, Symons A, Wythes L, Fewtrell J, O'Brien D, Spikmans V.
Building and factory fires pose a great risk to human and environmental health, due to the release of hazardous by-products of combustion. These hazardous compounds can dissipate into the environment through fire water run-off, and the impact can be immedi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New study to examine organic production of grains
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has been awarded a $500,000 grant from USDA to address a common problem faced in Tennessee agriculture: how to effectively transition grain cropping systems to organic systems while decreasing the dependence on intensive tillage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Derivatization and rapid GC-MS screening of chlorides relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention in organic liquid samples - Kuitunen ML, Altamirano JC, Siegenthaler P, Taure TH, H äkkinen VA, Vanninen PS.
A simple derivatization technique was developed for the analysis of seven Schedule 3 chemicals and one Schedule 2 chemical listed in the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Phosgene, phosphorus oxychloride, phosphorus trichloride, phosphorus pentachloride, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Device could help detect signs of extraterrestrial life
(American Chemical Society) Although Earth is uniquely situated in the solar system to support creatures that call it home, different forms of life could have once existed, or might still exist, on other planets. But finding traces of past or current lifeforms on other worlds is challenging. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Analytical Chemistry have developed a fully automated microchip electrophoresis analyzer that, when incorporated into a planetary rover, could someday detect organic biosignatures in extraterrestrial soil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nanomaterials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) can give plants "super" abilities, reveals study
(Natural News) While much has been written about nanomaterials and the benefits they will give humans, not as much thought has been given to how they can benefit plants. A recent study looks to change that, exploring how nanomaterials may be able to give plants “super” abilities. The researchers, who presented their study at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study
(Natural News) Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 organic compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Previous studies on CBD have focused on its medicinal uses for pain relief, epileptic seizures, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that CBD could also benefit children... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He turned his concrete patio into an edible garden with fruit trees
Ken Sparks transformed the East L.A. hardscape into a fertile landscape, with chickens, a butterfly garden and organic vegetables (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Boone Source Type: news

Global warming threatens soil phosphorus, says a soil scientist from RUDN University
(RUDN University) A soil scientist from RUDN University found out that the resources of organic phosphorus in the soils of the Tibetan Plateau could be depleted because of global warming. To do so, he compared phosphorus content in the soils from the Tibetan Plateau that has a cold climate and from the warmer Loess Plateau. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fire-preventing LiPF6 and ethylene carbonate-based organic liquid electrolyte system for safer and outperforming lithium-ion batteries - Chung GJ, Han J, Song SW.
Battery safety is an ever-increasing significance to guarantee consumer's safety. Reducing or preventing the risk of battery fire and explosion is a must for battery manufacturers. Major reason for the occurrence of fire in commercial lithium-ion batteries... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A case of chemical pneumonia caused by white electric oil poisoning - He J, Chen Y, Luo ZH, Jiang WZ, Wei HC.
The main component of white electric oil is "n-hexane" and other low-carbon alkanes organic components. Poisoning is more common in the nervous system damage caused by long-term inhalation, and acute lung damage caused by mistaken ingestion is rare. This a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Chemotherapy drug more effective when combined with microbubbles
(American Institute of Physics) Hepatocellular carcinoma is usually treated by blocking the flow of blood to the tumor to induce cancer cell death, but the common treatment, transarterial chemoembolization, is invasive and too imprecise to be a local drug delivery method. Aiming to increase the precision, researchers at Tulane University created a treatment that involves vaporizing tiny droplets of perfluorocarbon, a common organic material composed of carbon and fluorine. The method of gas embolization is published in APL Bioengineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study pinpoints process that might have led to first organic molecules
(American Museum of Natural History) New research led by the American Museum of Natural History and funded by NASA identifies a process that might have been key in producing the first organic molecules on Earth about 4 billion years ago, before the origin of life. The process, which is similar to what might have occurred in some ancient underwater hydrothermal vents, may also have relevance to the search for life elsewhere in the universe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The acetylcholinesterase as indicative of intoxication for pesticide in farmers of conventional and organic cultivation - Alves HHF, Silva AT, Pav ão JMSJ, Matos-Rocha TJ, Souza MA, Costa JG, Fonseca SA, Pires LLS, Faé J, Santos AF.
In this sense the objective of assessing the levels of pesticide poisoning in rural farmers of San Sebastian and take AL, using acetylcholinesterase enzymes Erythrocyte and plasma as biological indicator of intoxication. This is a prospective, transversal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

A chiral surprise in the rainforest
(Max Planck Institute for Chemistry) Reversed ratio of chiral volatile organic compounds over the Amazon rainforest reveal insects as unexplored important source of forest emissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A nitrogenase-like enzyme system catalyzes methionine, ethylene, and methane biogenesis
Bacterial production of gaseous hydrocarbons such as ethylene and methane affects soil environments and atmospheric climate. We demonstrate that biogenic methane and ethylene from terrestrial and freshwater bacteria are directly produced by a previously unknown methionine biosynthesis pathway. This pathway, present in numerous species, uses a nitrogenase-like reductase that is distinct from known nitrogenases and nitrogenase-like reductases and specifically functions in C–S bond breakage to reduce ubiquitous and appreciable volatile organic sulfur compounds such as dimethyl sulfide and (2-methylthio)ethanol. Liberate...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: North, J. A., Narrowe, A. B., Xiong, W., Byerly, K. M., Zhao, G., Young, S. J., Murali, S., Wildenthal, J. A., Cannon, W. R., Wrighton, K. C., Hettich, R. L., Tabita, F. R. Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Not so natural: Natural Prairie accused of animal cruelty and illegally filling federally regulated ditches and farmed wetlands
(Natural News) Purchasing organic foods means you’re supporting more environmentally and animal-friendly means of manufacturing food products. But not all companies are forthcoming about their practices. One such company, Natural Prairie, one of the largest producers of certified “organic” milk in America, has been accused of mistreating and neglecting their animals. The concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) operator... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Growing Food Can Change Your Life, According to Gardener Ron Finley
Gardening has blossomed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as Americans planted “victory” gardens during wars and depressions before, now many are planting seeds to grow their own food. Doing so comes with real benefits, like stress relief, exercise and risk reductions for many diseases as a result of eating more vegetables. In a recent episode of TIME for Health Talks, Ron Finley, a Los Angeles–based urban gardener known as the “Gangsta Gardener,” and Questlove, a musician and food entrepreneur, talked about how gardening and the healthy foods it yields can also build community. A decade ago,...
Source: TIME: Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized TIME for Health Talks TIME for Health Talks - E5 Source Type: news

COVID-19: Scientists develop prototype coronavirus breathalyser test for patients
The device is made of an array of gold nanoparticles linked to molecules that are sensitive to various volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which the researchers said are emitted by viruses and the cells they infect. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He turned his concrete patio in East L.A. into an edible garden with fruit trees
His East L.A. backyard is mostly concrete, but Ken Sparks has transformed the hardscape into something alive, with chickens, a butterfly garden and organic vegetables. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Boone Source Type: news

Maison Terre Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Organic Goldenseal Root Powder Due to Microbial Contamination
North Little Rock, AR, Maison Terre is voluntarily recalling all lots of its Goldenseal Root Powder, purchased from Starwest Botanicals, Sacramento, CA, and repackaged to the consumer level due to microbial contamination. FDA laboratory analysis of product samples found these products to be contami (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

The future of medical congresses
Remember when pharma invested an enormous amount of time, effort and money into attending medical congresses around the world?    In the pandemic-blighted present, where all such global physical events have been put on hold, it seems an age away.    Many organisations – Reuters Events Pharma and ASCO to name but two - took immediate action and successfully transitioned their events to a digital format in record time; others were more risk-averse and chose to postpone events pending more certainty.  So whither medical congresses now? Christoph Schmidt, former global head of commercial ...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Osborne Source Type: news

The future of medical congresses
Remember when pharma invested an enormous amount of time, effort and money into attending medical congresses around the world?    In the pandemic-blighted present, where all such global physical events have been put on hold, it seems an age away.    Many organisations – Reuters Events Pharma and ASCO to name but two - took immediate action and successfully transitioned their events to a digital format in record time; others were more risk-averse and chose to postpone events pending more certainty.  So what's going to happen to medical congresses now? Christoph Schmidt, former Global H...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Osborne Source Type: news

The future of medical congresses
Remember when pharma invested an enormous amount of time, effort and money into attending medical congresses around the world?    In the pandemic-blighted present, where all such global physical events have been put on hold, it seems an age away.    Many organisations – Reuters Events Pharma and ASCO to name but two - took immediate action and successfully transitioned their events to a digital format in record time; others were more risk-averse and chose to postpone events pending more certainty.  So what's going to happen to medical congresses now? Christoph Schmidt, former Global H...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Osborne Source Type: news

NC State researchers create ultrasound prototype at fraction of conventional costs
Research coming out of N.C. State University could redefine ultrasound technology at just a fraction of the conventional costs, and the researchers are looking for industry partners to move it along. This month, researchers at the university published a new paper, “Direct Acoustic Imaging using a Piezoelectric Organic Light-Emitting Diode," in the journal ACS Applied Materials& Interfaces. The paper details proof-of-concept testing of a new technique for creating ultrasound technology the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Forensic epidemiologic analysis of the cause of an unexpected teen suicide following ingestion of mis-dispensed isosorbide mononitrate - Freeman MD.
A 17 year-old previously healthy male committed suicide approximately 1 day after ingesting isosorbide mononitrate, an organic nitrate drug used to treat symptoms of coronary artery disease. The drug had been mis-dispensed by a pharmacy in place of a presc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: the historical evolution of concept from "irritable heart syndrome" to "psycho-organic disorder". Biological aspect - Sukiasyan SG, Soldatkin VA, Snedkov EV, Tadevosyan MY, Kryuchkova MN.
OBJECTIVE: To study a role of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in ex combatants. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-seven ex combatants were studied. The duration of follow-up was 15-18 years. The diagno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Grassroots interventions for alcohol use disorders in the Mexican immigrant community: a narrative literature review - Garc ía V, Lambert E, Fox K, Heckert D, Pinchi NH.
This narrative literature review addresses grassroots interventions for alcohol use disorders as practiced in Mexican immigrant communities. These organic efforts are 24-hour AA groups, or anexos, fourth and fifth step AA groups, juramentos, and curanderis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Analysis of death in burn cases with special reference to age, sex and complications - Sharma Y, Garg AK.
Introduction Fire can be considered as double edged sword. Aburn is an injury to the skin or other organic tissue primarily caused by heat or due to radiation, radioactivity, electricity, friction or contact with chemicals. Globally, burns are a serious... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Analyzing the factors that enable fish to reproduce in the Gulf of Cadiz
(University of Seville) The Guadalquivir estuary showed the highest density of early stages fish and also of macro-zooplankton (fish prey). A higher concentration of organic matter (preferential food of the macrozooplanton in the Guadalquivir), provided by a greater flow of fresh water and correlated with total suspended solids, inorganic matter and turbidity, were the most typical characteristics of the Guadalquivir. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sequencing of metals in multivariate metal-organic frameworks
We mapped the metal sequences within crystals of metal-oxide rods in multivariate metal-organic framework–74 containing mixed combinations of cobalt (Co), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), and manganese (Mn). Atom probe tomography of these crystals revealed the presence of heterogeneous spatial sequences of metal ions that we describe, depending on the metal and synthesis temperature used, as random (Co, Cd, 120°C), short duplicates (Co, Cd, 85°C), long duplicates (Co, Pb, 85°C), and insertions (Co, Mn, 85°C). Three crystals were examined for each sequence type, and the molar fraction of Co among all 12 sample...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ji, Z., Li, T., Yaghi, O. M. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Alcoholism treatment is potentially effective against COVID-19
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) A team of chemists from HSE University and the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry used molecular modelling to find out that two medications that have been known for a long time can be used to fight SARS-CoV-2. These are disulfiram, which is used to treat alcoholism, and neratinib, an experimental drug being used to treat breast cancer. The paper about the discovery has been available online since August 4, 2020, in the 4th issue of Mendeleev Communications journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hawaiian Choice Launches CBD Oil for Pets Using Premium Organic...
Luxury CBD brand expands line with broad spectrum tincture to aid cats’ and dogs’ mental and physical health.(PRWeb August 04, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/hawaiian_choice_launches_cbd_oil_for_pets_using_premium_organic_hawaiian_hemp/prweb17287167.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Determinants of good work ability among organic and conventional farmers in Finland - Mattila TEA, Rautiainen RH, Hirvonen M, V äre M, Perkiö-Mäkelä M.
Based on earlier studies, farmers have poorer work ability compared to workers in most other occupations. The aim of this study was to explore if organic production has a positive effect on producers' work ability while controlling for demographic and prod... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Plastic Pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide, including Nepal. Credit: BIKRAM RAIBy Sonia Awale and Ramesh KumarKATHMANDU, Aug 3 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus pandemic was a respite for nature everywhere. The air was cleaner, trekking trails were pristine, the summit of Mt Everest was deserted, and worldwide carbon emission dipped by -26%. However, there are dark clouds in that silver lining. The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale and Ramesh Kumar Tags: Asia-Pacific Environment Headlines Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

Light shines on chemical production method
(Yokohama National University) A team of researchers from Japan has demonstrated a light-based reaction that yields high numbers of the base chemical component required to produce bioactive compounds used in common industry products.They published their results on June 11, 2020 in Organic Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NASA ’s Perseverance Rover Embarks on the Agency’s Most Ambitious Mars Mission Yet
If there were any intelligent beings on Mars, they’d likely be confused by a little plaque recently added to the side of the SUV-sized Perseverance Mars rover, which lifted off at 7:50 AM local time on Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida and is set to reach Mars in February. Nobody had planned any late additions to the rover—but no one had planned on a lot of things this year, least of all the COVID-19 pandemic which continues to burn across the world. As it did with pretty much everyone else in the United States, the pandemic forced the Perseverance team to work from home if they could, social dist...
Source: TIME: Science - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Researchers describe structure of SARS-CoV-2 proteins suitable for design of new drugs
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Group of researchers at IOCB Prague determined and analyzed the precise structure of the Nsp16 and Nsp10 protein complex of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. They identified several fundamental characteristics, which can be targeted by inhibitors that suppress the activity of the Nsp16 and Nsp10 protein complex and may, in the future, serve as drugs to combat many coronaviruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Direct reversible decarboxylation from stable organic acids in dimethylformamide solution
We report that chemically stable C(sp3) carboxylates, such as arylacetic acids and malonate half-esters, undergo uncatalyzed reversible decarboxylation in dimethylformamide solution. Decarboxylation-carboxylation occurs with substrates resistant to protodecarboxylation by Brønsted acids under otherwise identical conditions. Isotopically labeled carboxylic acids can be prepared in high chemical and isotopic yield by simply supplying an atmosphere of 13CO2 to carboxylate salts in polar aprotic solvents. An understanding of carboxylate reactivity in solution enables conditions for the trapping of aldehydes, ketones, an...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kong, D., Moon, P. J., Lui, E. K. J., Bsharat, O., Lundgren, R. J. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Boosted molecular mobility during common chemical reactions
Mobility of reactants and nearby solvent is more rapid than Brownian diffusion during several common chemical reactions when the energy release rate exceeds a threshold. Screening a family of 15 organic chemical reactions, we demonstrate the largest boost for catalyzed bimolecular reactions, click chemistry, ring-opening metathesis polymerization, and Sonogashira coupling. Boosted diffusion is also observed but to lesser extent for the uncatalyzed Diels-Alder reaction, but not for substitution reactions SN1 and SN2 within instrumental resolution. Diffusion coefficient increases as measured by pulsed-field gradient nuclear ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wang, H., Park, M., Dong, R., Kim, J., Cho, Y.-K., Tlusty, T., Granick, S. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Summitt Labs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of KORE ORGANIC Watermelon CBD Oil Due to High Lead Results
Summitt Labs is voluntarily recalling Lot #730 Batch #K018 of KORE ORGANIC Watermelon CBD Oil Tincture, 30 ml bottle, 15mg 450x to the consumer level. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tested a random sample and found the product to contain lead levels at 4.7 ppm. When inf (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

The solar cell you can print
(Swansea University) A £ 6 million award will drive next-generation solar technology into new applications - from low-carbon vehicles and buildings to 5G and the Internet of Things.The grant brings together three world-renowned research groups from Swansea University, Imperial College London and Oxford University to advance organic and perovskite solar cells into applications that current solar technologies are not suitable for. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cooperative carbon capture and steam regeneration with tetraamine-appended metal-organic frameworks
Natural gas has become the dominant source of electricity in the United States, and technologies capable of efficiently removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the flue emissions of natural gas–fired power plants could reduce their carbon intensity. However, given the low partial pressure of CO2 in the flue stream, separation of CO2 is particularly challenging. Taking inspiration from the crystal structures of diamine-appended metal–organic frameworks exhibiting two-step cooperative CO2 adsorption, we report a family of robust tetraamine-functionalized frameworks that retain cooperativity, leading to the potential f...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kim, E. J., Siegelman, R. L., Jiang, H. Z. H., Forse, A. C., Lee, J.-H., Martell, J. D., Milner, P. J., Falkowski, J. M., Neaton, J. B., Reimer, J. A., Weston, S. C., Long, J. R. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news

Nutrients, antioxidants and more: 4 Reasons to eat more organic corn
(Natural News) Corn is one of the most widely known edible crops in the world. It grows on every continent except Antarctica and is used as an ingredient in more than 4,000 everyday grocery items. It is a healthy source of carbohydrates as it comes from the whole grain family. In its organic form, corn is gluten-free and a good alternative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Native bushland's fertility secret
(Flinders University) In hotter, dryer conditions with climate change, a secret agent for more sustainable agricultural production could lie in harvesting the diverse beneficial soil microbiome in native bushland settings, scientists say.New research from CSIRO, Flinders University and La Trobe University highlights the importance of soil biological health and further potential to use organic rather than chemical farm inputs for crop production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Love-hate relationship of solvent and water leads to better biomass breakup
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron scattering and supercomputing to better understand how an organic solvent and water work together to break down plant biomass, creating a pathway to significantly improve the production of renewable biofuels and bioproducts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Non-organic cow's milk found to contain TOXIC chemicals like pesticides and growth hormones
(Natural News) Lots of people are waking up to the dangers of conventional produce and sticking to organic varieties, but a recent study serves as a reminder of why it’s also important to go organic when it comes to cow’s milk too. The study, which was published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news