VOCs in Breath as a Biomarker for Adenomas, Colorectal Cancer VOCs in Breath as a Biomarker for Adenomas, Colorectal Cancer
Might exhaled volatile organic compounds potentially serve as non-invasive biomarkers for the detection of colorectal cancer and its precursor lesions?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Major role of particle fragmentation in regulating biological sequestration of CO2 by the oceans
A critical driver of the ocean carbon cycle is the downward flux of sinking organic particles, which acts to lower the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. This downward flux is reduced by more than 70% in the mesopelagic zone (100 to 1000 meters of depth), but this loss cannot be fully accounted for by current measurements. For decades, it has been hypothesized that the missing loss could be explained by the fragmentation of large aggregates into small particles, although data to test this hypothesis have been lacking. In this work, using robotic observations, we quantified total mesopelagic fragmentation during 34 h...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Briggs, N., DallOlmo, G., Claustre, H. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

New synthesis methods enhance 3D chemical space for drug discovery
(Emory Health Sciences) After helping develop a new approach for organic synthesis -- carbon-hydrogen functionalization -- scientists at Emory University are now showing how this approach may apply to drug discovery. Nature Catalysis published their most recent work -- a streamlined process for making a three-dimensional scaffold of keen interest to the pharmaceutical industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of bio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study examines the impact of oil contaminated water on tubeworms and brittlestars
(Dauphin Island Sea Lab) A new study published by Dauphin Island Sea Lab researchers adds a new layer to understanding how an oil spill could impact marine life. A diverse community of worms and other marine organisms on the seafloor plays a large role in nutrient cycling, organic matter burial, and remineralization. The burrowing and feeding activities of these organisms or bioturbation helps in the oxygenation of the sediment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers brighten path for creating new type of MRI contrast agent
(University of Texas at Dallas) University of Texas at Dallas researchers are breathing new life into an old MRI contrast agent by attaching it to a plant virus and wrapping it in a protective chemical cage. The novel strategy is aimed at developing a completely organic and biodegradable compound that would eliminate the need to use heavy metals such as gadolinium in contrast agents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Depth of Solid Tumor Portfolio at ASCO GU
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Raised visual contrast thresholds with intact attention and metacognition in functional motor disorder - Matthews J, Nagao K, Ding C, Newby R, Kempster P, Hohwy J.
Functional motor disorders (FMDs) are distinguished by signs that lack congruence with recognised patterns of organic disease and show inconsistency over time. Their pathophysiology is poorly understood, but there is evidence that irregularities in percept... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

What Do You Do For Breast Milk Jaundice?
Discussion Almost all infants in the first few days of life have some elevation of their bilirubin because of the various physiologic changes they undergo in the transition to extra-uterine life. This is a common problem managed by many different inpatient and outpatient healthcare providers. This hyperbilirubinemia is usually unconjugated and resolves in the first 1-2 weeks of life. However, when it does not resolve, health care providers have 3 general paths to follow when considering a cause: inadequate breast milk intake, an underlying organic cause or breast milk jaundice. Inadequate breastfeeding is not uncommon and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lost in translation: Organic matter cuts plant-microbe links
(Cornell University) Soil scientists from Cornell and Rice Universities have dug around and found that although adding carbon organic matter to agricultural fields is usually advantageous, it may muddle the beneficial underground communication between legume plants and microorganisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Catalyst-controlled doubly enantioconvergent coupling of racemic alkyl nucleophiles and electrophiles
Stereochemical control in the construction of carbon-carbon bonds between an alkyl electrophile and an alkyl nucleophile is a persistent challenge in organic synthesis. Classical substitution reactions via SN1 and SN2 pathways are limited in their ability to generate carbon-carbon bonds (inadequate scope, due to side reactions such as rearrangements and eliminations) and to control stereochemistry when beginning with readily available racemic starting materials (racemic products). Here, we report a chiral nickel catalyst that couples racemic electrophiles (propargylic halides) with racemic nucleophiles (β-zincated ami...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Huo, H., Gorsline, B. J., Fu, G. C. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Drug lord's hippos make their mark on foreign ecosystem
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego scientists and their colleagues have published the first scientific assessment of the impact that an invasive hippo population, imported by infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, is having on Colombian aquatic ecosystems. The study revealed that the hippos are changing the area's water quality by importing large amounts of nutrients and organic material from the surrounding landscape. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emerging organic contaminant levels greatly influenced by stream flows, seasons
(Penn State) Flow rates and time of year must be taken into account to better understand the potential risks posed by emerging organic contaminants in rivers and streams, according to Penn State researchers who studied contaminant concentrations and flow characteristics at six locations near drinking water intakes in the Susquehanna River basin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fresh, organic food at your fingertips: 7 Tips for shopping at a farmers market
(Natural News) A farmers market is a place where farmers sell their produce directly to consumers. Today, farmers markets have expanded to incorporate not only fruits and vegetables, but also a variety of other items like artisan crafts and original art. Some even have local musicians and even theater troupes – making these farmers markets into a grand... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott Reports Fourth-Quarter 2019 Results; Announces Strong Forecast for 2020
- Fourth-quarter sales growth of 7.1 percent; organic sales growth of 8.5 percent (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study verifies a missing piece to urban air quality puzzle
(College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) Air quality models have long failed to accurately predict atmospheric levels of secondary organic aerosol, which comprises a substantial fraction of the fine particulate matter in cities. But CMU researchers have found a missing source of emissions that may explain roughly half of that SOA, closing much of the model-measurement gap. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fresh, organic food at your fingertips: 7 Tips for shopping at a farmers market
(Natural News) A farmers market is a place where farmers sell their produce directly to consumers. Today, farmers markets have expanded to incorporate not only fruits and vegetables, but also a variety of other items like artisan crafts and original art. Some even have local musicians and even theater troupes – making these farmers markets... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Continued pesticide use ENDANGERS farm workers and children... why are the risks still being ignored?
(Natural News) Most of us can choose to buy organic produce to avoid the dangers of pesticides to some degree, but the same can’t be said of farm workers and children living in the vicinity of conventional farms. Study after study has alerted us to the havoc that exposure can wreak on health. Why are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers develop tool to identify molecular receptors in worms
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have developed a laboratory tool that could speed up basic research for scientists working with the nematode C. elegans by tagging molecular receptors that are involved in sensing pheromones. The process was published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Organic& Biomolecular Chemistry journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Determination of thermal properties and fire retardant ability of Philippine bamboo as natural thermal insulation - Amatosa TA, Loretero ME, Manilhig MG, Laksono AD, Yen Y.
This study investigated the thermal characteristics for organic thermal insulation materials developed from single-layer particleboard from bamboo-waste and analyzed concerning fire retardant ability. The Differential Scanning Calorimetry conducted the pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New study shows 'organic' wounds improve produce
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists found benefits of insect leaf-wounding in fruit and vegetable production. Stress responses created in the fruits and vegetables initiated an increase in antioxidant compounds prior to harvest, making them healthier for human consumption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toward a smarter way of recharging the aquifer
(Washington University in St. Louis) Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have solved a mystery: how did arsenic show up in aquifer water that had been triple purified? Dissolved organic compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Benefits of integrating cover crop with broiler litter in no-till dryland cotton systems
(American Phytopathological Society) Although most cotton is grown in floodplain soils in the Mississippi Delta region, a large amount of cotton is also grown under no-till systems on upland soils that are vulnerable to erosion and have reduced organic matter. There are much lower levels of cotton residue in these systems, which limits the effectiveness of the no-till approach to improve soil health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A patient from Mexico with vaping-associated lung injury, seizures and renal failure - Macias AE, Garcia FJ, Saldana SG.
For vaping, a liquid is heated to create an inhalable aerosol. ‘E-liquids’ may contain nicotine, glycerol, nitrosamines, aldehydes, metals, organic compounds, phenolic compounds, polycyclic hydrocarbons, flavorings, alkaloids, and drugs; some of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Brassica crops best for crop rotation and soil health in potato production systems
(American Phytopathological Society) Crop rotation is vital to any crop production system. Rotating crops maintains crop productivity and soil health by replenishing organic matter, nutrients, soil structure, and other properties while also improving water management and reducing erosion. Rotating crops also reduces the buildup of soilborne pathogens and diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Maternal Exposure to Organic Pollutants May Cut Fetal Growth
TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 -- For pregnant women, exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is associated with reductions in fetal growth measures, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA Pediatrics. Marion Ouidir, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study links environmental pollution exposure to reduced fetal size
Research based on ultrasound scans suggests that pregnant women who were exposed to higher levels of persistent organic pollutants, or POPs, had slightly smaller fetuses than women not exposed to the chemicals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Banned for Decades, DDT and Dioxins Are Still Harming U.S. Babies
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 -- Decades-banned pesticides apparently continue to interfere with fetal growth during U.S. pregnancies, a new study reports. DDT was banned in 1972 in the United States, but low levels of it and other organic chemical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Persistent organic pollutants in maternal blood linked to smaller fetal size, NIH study suggests
Latest findings suggest that the chemicals, which are no longer produced in the United States but persist in the environment, may have lasting health effects even at low levels. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Persistent organic pollutants in mother's blood linked to smaller fetal size
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Pregnant women exposed to persistent organic pollutants, or POPs, had slightly smaller fetuses than women who haven't been exposed to these chemicals, according to an analysis of ultrasound scans by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science made astonishing progress. It was also hijacked by those with an axe to grind | Laura Spinney
Attacks and scepticism are on the rise, even as leaps are made in fields from gene editing and AI to interplanetary explorationThe 2010s were the decade in which we were reminded that science is just a method, like the rhythm method. And just like the rhythm method, it can be more or less rigorously applied, sabotaged, overrated, underrated and ignored. If you don ’t treat it with respect, you may not get the optimal result, but that’s not the method’s fault.That may be where the similarities end, because when it ’s done well, science is very effective, and this decade furnished its fair share of br...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Science Artificial intelligence (AI) Gene editing Nasa Exoplanets Mars Ebola Genetics Source Type: news

IKBFU Scientists study molecular elements effective in countering malaria
(Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University) The scientists research a building block of organic molecules needed for medical chemistry development. Spirocycles in nature is an element, that chemists are crazy about. This element presents in artemisinin, the most effective group of drugs against malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Piezoelectricity drives organic synthesis
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Source: ScienceNOW - December 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Xia, H., Wang, Z. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

Redox reactions of small organic molecules using ball milling and piezoelectric materials
Over the past decade, photoredox catalysis has harnessed light energy to accelerate bond-forming reactions. We postulated that a complementary method for the redox-activation of small organic molecules in response to applied mechanical energy could be developed through the piezoelectric effect. Here, we report that agitation of piezoelectric materials via ball milling reduces aryl diazonium salts. This mechanoredox system can be applied to arylation and borylation reactions under mechanochemical conditions. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kubota, K., Pang, Y., Miura, A., Ito, H. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Foldamer-templated catalysis of macrocycle formation
Macrocycles, compounds containing a ring of 12 or more atoms, find use in human medicine, fragrances, and biological ion sensing. The efficient preparation of macrocycles is a fundamental challenge in synthetic organic chemistry because the high entropic cost of large-ring closure allows undesired intermolecular reactions to compete. Here, we present a bioinspired strategy for macrocycle formation through carbon–carbon bond formation. The process relies on a catalytic oligomer containing α- and β-amino acid residues to template the ring-closing process. The α/β-peptide foldamer adopts a helical ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Girvin, Z. C., Andrews, M. K., Liu, X., Gellman, S. H. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Billionaires ’ Existential Threats to Humanity?
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Dec 17 2019 (IPS) The social utility of billionaires’ existence has come under increased scrutiny, especially during the Democratic Party primaries for the 2020 US Presidential election. Leading newspapers, such as The New York Times, published opinion pieces arguing to abolish billionaires and reflecting on why billionaires engage in illegal insider trading. The arguments for abolishing billionaires range from moral grounds to dubious, or outright illegal/criminal sources of their wealth. The billionaires own more than what is needed even for a most lavish life style, and far more than what...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Wafer-scale synthesis of monolayer two-dimensional porphyrin polymers for hybrid superlattices
We report the synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) porphyrin polymer films with wafer-scale homogeneity in the ultimate limit of monolayer thickness by growing films at a sharp pentane/water interface, which allows the fabrication of their hybrid superlattices. Laminar assembly polymerization of porphyrin monomers could form monolayers of metal-organic frameworks with Cu2+ linkers or covalent organic frameworks with terephthalaldehyde linkers. Both the lattice structures and optical properties of these 2D films were directly controlled by the molecular monomers and polymerization chemistries. The 2D polymers were used to fabr...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zhong, Y., Cheng, B., Park, C., Ray, A., Brown, S., Mujid, F., Lee, J.-U., Zhou, H., Suh, J., Lee, K.-H., Mannix, A. J., Kang, K., Sibener, S. J., Muller, D. A., Park, J. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Are your children safe from toxic aluminum exposure?
(Natural News) You’ve childproofed your home, switched to organic food and personal care products, and generally do all you can to ensure your little ones are safe from harm. However, one danger you might have overlooked is aluminum. That might sound like a ridiculous statement on the surface; after all, you’ve probably been wrapping your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How light a foldable and long-lasting battery can be?
(Pohang University of Science& Technology (POSTECH)) The research team led by Professor Soojin Park developed a three-dimensional monolithic organic battery electrode. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A research team develop biotransistors able to hear small beats of live
(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) Experts at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), in collaboration with the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), have achieved a new milestone. By developing a bio-platform that integrates in its core an organic electronic device called Electrolyte Gated Organic Field Effect Transistor (EGOFETs), researchers have been able to monitor the electrical signal of cells and micro-tissues during long periods of time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers create accurate model of organ scarring using stem cells in a lab
Every organ in the body is capable, to some extent, of repairing itself after an injury. As part of this process, scar tissue forms and then recedes to make room for normal tissue when healing is complete.However, when healing is disrupted — whether by chronic injury or disease — the cells that make up scar tissue can go rogue, continuously dividing and spreading until the scar eventually strangles the organ it was intended to help heal, which can lead to organ failure.That progressive, out-of-control scarring is called fibrosis, and it can occur in any organ in the body. Fibrosis plays a major role in many dis...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New function for plant enzyme could lead to green chemistry
(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could inspire the design of new chemical catalysts. The enzyme catalyzes, or initiates, one of the cornerstone chemical reactions needed to synthesize a wide array of organic molecules, including those found in lubricants, cosmetics, and those used as raw materials for making plastics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Using a molecular motor to switch the preference of anion-binding catalysts
(University of Groningen) Many organic molecules are chiral, which means that they are non-superimposable on their mirror image. These enantiomers can have different properties when interacting with other chiral entities, for example, biomolecules. Selectively producing the right enantiomer is therefore important in for example the pharmaceutical. University of Groningen chemists Ruth Dorel and Ben Feringa have now devised a method that not only achieves this but that also controls which version is being produced using light. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As a way to fight climate change, not all soils are created equal
(Colorado State University) A set of studies led by CSU soil scientist Francesca Cotrufo offers a newly nuanced understanding of different soil organic matter components that can be increased through varied management strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists reveal the structure of viral rhodopsins
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) The structure of an Organic Lake Phycodnavirus rhodopsin II (OLPVRII), which is a unique protein found in the genome of giant viruses, has been determined thanks to the work of MIPT graduates and PhD students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Discover these five NEW products - now on special - at the Health Ranger Store: Matcha Green Tea, Biostructured Silver First Aid Gel, Organic MCT Oil Powder and Blue Light Blocking Amber Glasses
(Natural News) Probably the biggest reason why people keep asking us to add new products to our online store is because they know we carry out exhaustive laboratory testing on all our products. Unfortunately, that also means we often experience tremendous difficulties and setbacks trying to source clean materials that we can transform into finished... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify protein that governs human blood stem cell self-renewal
UCLA scientists have discovered a link between a protein and the ability of human blood stem cells to self-renew. In astudy published today in the journal Nature, the team reports that activating the protein causes blood stem cells to self-renew at least twelvefold in laboratory conditions.Multiplying blood stem cells in conditions outside the human body could greatly improve treatment options for blood cancers like leukemia and for many inherited blood diseases.Dr. Hanna Mikkola, a member of the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA and senior author of the study, h...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New material captures and converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by the University of Manchester has developed a metal-organic framework material providing a selective, reversible and repeatable capability to capture a toxic air pollutant, nitrogen dioxide, which is produced by combusting fossil fuels. The material then requires only water and air to convert the captured gas into nitric acid for industrial use. The gas uptake mechanism was characterized by researchers using neutron scattering at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Who's ready for organic cannabis (and its hefty price tag)?
(Natural News) After being the poster boy for drug abuse and dysfunction for decades, cannabis has recently hit an approval high among consumers, as one state after another has legalized it for recreational or medicinal use (or both). More and more studies are coming out every day proving the health benefits of marijuana, and of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Composting" dead humans creates bio-goo that gets flushed down sewage pipes, turned into biosludge, then deposited on crops
(Natural News) Washington state is on the verge of legalizing the “composting” of human remains, which advocates say will create a new source of “organic fertilizer” for food crops. But this so-called “organic fertilizer” is actually a toxic and just plain disgusting bio-goo that will easily make its way into sewage systems, only to be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news