Golden Rice: Triumph for Science
By Paul TengSINGAPORE, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval of the bioengineered Bt eggplant represents a landmark victory of science over misinformation; it will provide consumers with improved nutrition (Golden Rice) and safer food (Bt eggplant). Paul TengBIOTECHNOLOGY CROPS have been controversial in spite of overwhelming support for their safety by the scientific community. This is specially so for the class of biotechnology crops commonly called ‘GMO’ or genetically modified organism. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Teng Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

GE posts strong revenue growth in Q3
Sales growth for its imaging and ultrasound products contributed to a stron...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE integrates AI software for radiotherapy planning GE Healthcare collaborates with Sophia Genetics Lucida joins GE Healthcare's Edison Accelerator GE Healthcare names new CEO GE Healthcare shows organic growth in sales, profit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Do You Treat Immersion Foot Injury?
Discussion All occupations have some type of potential health consequences. Some are obvious because of the environment such as kitchen workers, first responders, helicopter pilots, etc. Others are may be less obvious or not considered such as slip and falls, cleaning supply chemical exposure, animal bites for postal and utility workers, etc. Noise and lifting objects are often overlooked problems in some settings but obvious in others such as construction. Protective measures, especially appropriate education and training and protective clothing and safety gear are obviously important for performing the work as safely as ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Observation of fire characteristics of selected covering materials used in upholstered seats - Mitrenga P, Osvaldov á LM, Marková I.
The article deals with the evaluation of the initial ignition temperature and the temperature of surfaces of organic upholstery materials using selected initiation sources. The effect of the selected properties of the materials, the size of the contact sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How to Remove Impurities from Lab Water
Measuring volatile organic compounds requires pure water. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Abbott Reports Second-Quarter 2021 Results
- Sales growth of 39.5 percent; organic sales growth of 35.0 percent (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - July 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Learning to Love G.M.O.s
Overblown fears have turned the public against genetically modified food. But the potential benefits have never been greater. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Kahn Tags: Genetically Modified Food (GMOs) Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Fruit Biotechnology and Bioengineering Organic Foods and Products Agriculture and Farming Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

New study investigates formation of dangerous compounds by e-cigarettes
(Desert Research Institute) Scientists with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Organic Analytical Laboratory in Reno, Nev., led by Andrey Khlystov, Ph.D., have been awarded a $1.5M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the formation of dangerous compounds by electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Top 6 organic fertilizers for your garden
(Natural News) The use of fertilizers dates back 8,000 years, when early farmers used manure to fertilize their crops. However, modern, commercial agriculture has now become heavily dependent on toxic synthetic fertilizers. These man-made chemicals allow farmers to temporarily increase the yield of their crops, but they also destroy beneficial soil microorganisms, cause air and water... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Resistance Crisis: An Update on Antagonistic Interactions between Probiotics and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) havoc is a global multifaceted crisis endowing a significant challenge for the successful eradication of devastating pathogens. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an enduring superbug involved in causing devastating infections. Although MRSA is a frequent colonizer of human skin, wound, and anterior nares, the intestinal colonization of MRSA has greatly increased the risk of inducing MRSA-associated colitis besides creating a conducive environment for horizontal transfer of resistant genes to commensal microbes. On the other hand, staphylococcal resistance to last-resort an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VOC Analysis to Improve FIT in the Detection of CRC VOC Analysis to Improve FIT in the Detection of CRC
Might the addition of a volatile organic compound test improve the accuracy of fecal immunochemical testing for the detection of colorectal cancer?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Organic Farm-to-Hospital Program Eyes Menu Expansion
The St. Luke’s-Rodale Institute Organic Farm supplies fresh produce to hospital employees and patients, creating an environment focused on healthy eating and sustainability. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Great Lakes Dental Partners Expands into Indiana Market with Valparaiso Family Dentistry
CHICAGO, June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Dental Partners ( " GLDP " ) is excited to announce the addition of Valparaiso Family Dentistry ( " VFD " ) to its network of affiliated practices, and its first partnership in Indiana.GLDP, a portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners, provides practice management services to 26 partner locations. GLDP provides best-in-class support in operations, recruiting, technology, marketing, and collaboration among clinicians. These services empower providers to focus on delivering the highest quality care and patient experience." This is our first af...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 10, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Q & A: UN Food Systems Summit Opportunity for the World to Unite on Healthy, Fair & Sustainable Food Systems
Food systems, from farm to fork to disposal, account for 21-37% of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Fresh produce at a supermarket. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jul 9 2021 (IPS) Before the COVID-19 pandemic upended every sphere of life, the world was lagging on a goal to end hunger by 2030. According to the United Nations, more than 820 million people had already been categorised as food insecure, meaning they lacked access to reliable and sufficient amounts of affordable, healthy food. The impact of measures to contain the virus, land degradation, climate change and the global extreme poverty rat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Source Type: news

Turn off the blue light!
(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from University of Tsukuba have found that exposure to specific types of light before sleep can have variable effects on energy metabolism during sleep. Specifically, participants who went to sleep after exposure to organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), which emit polychromatic white light that contains less blue light than light-emitting diodes (LEDs), exhibited significantly decreased energy expenditure, core body temperature, and increased fat oxidation, indicating fewer negative health consequences compared with after nighttime exposure to LEDs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What to do with food waste? Well, that depends
(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The expected decline in the number of landfills across the United States coupled with bans on disposing large amounts of organic waste in landfills that have been enacted in multiple states has prompted researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to examine other ways to grapple with the issue of food waste disposal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study associates organic food intake in childhood with better cognitive development
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A study analyzing the association between a wide variety of prenatal and childhood exposures and neuropsychological development in school-age children has found that organic food intake is associated with better scores on tests of fluid intelligence (ability to solve novel reasoning problems) and working memory (ability of the brain to retain new information while it is needed in the short term). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Synthetic origin of illicit methylamphetamine in Australia: 2011-2020 - Salouros H.
The National Measurement Institute's Methylamphetamine Profiling Program has evolved over the last 15 years to address analytical challenges faced with changes in illicit methylamphetamine production. The program involves organic and inorganic analysis of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What vitamins should I take daily? The 3 vitamins to consider taking
VITAMINS are organic substances found in food, but people often take them in supplement form if they can't get enough naturally. What vitamins should I take daily? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A major addition to chemists' toolkit for building new molecules
(Scripps Research Institute) Chemists at Scripps Research have solved a long-standing problem in their field by developing a method for making a highly useful and previously very challenging type of modification to organic molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Dies at 85
His work in creating a method to build complex organic molecules applied to everything from pharmaceutical manufacturing to electronics. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kenneth Chang Tags: Negishi, Ei-ichi Deaths (Obituaries) Chemistry Nobel Prizes Purdue University Changchun (China) Japan Source Type: news

Breathing new life into existing tech: FT-IR spectrometer shows molecular orientation
(Osaka Prefecture University) Researchers have established an approach to identify the orientation of molecules and chemical bonds in crystalline organic-inorganic hybrid thin films deposited on substrates using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and polarized infrared light with a 3D-printed attenuated total reflectance (ATR) unit. This inexpensive method with laboratory-grade equipment quickly reaches the crystal-structure model of even extremely thin films of less than 10 nm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Altered microstructure improves organic-based, solid state lithium EV battery
(University of Houston) Researchers at the University of Houston, in collaboration with Rice University, published a paper detailing how to improve energy density in a novel electric vehicle battery - a step toward a more cost-effective, easily recycled battery that would allow EVs to travel farther and charge faster at a low cost. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of 'Fenton-like' reactions of ferric oxalate on atmospheric oxidation processes and radiative forcing
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) A new study evaluates the contribution of the Fenton-like reaction to atmospheric oxidation, and improves the consistency of model-simulated and field-observed secondary organic aerosol budgets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Molecular coating enhances organic solar cells
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) A single-molecule layer that helps to channel electrical charge into an electrode can outperform the best conventional material. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 10, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Engineers apply physics-informed machine learning to solar cell production
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Organic photovoltaics max out at 15%-20% efficiency. Lehigh University researchers are using physics-informed machine learning to improve this efficiency. Their findings suggest a machine learning model, trained on coarse grained molecular models, can identify the optimal parameters for manufacturing in much less time than traditional methods. The researchers are currently exploring alternative materials for solar cells and will use their machine learning framework to optimize the production of such materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CSHL professor wins Horizon Prize in chemistry
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) The Royal Society of Chemistry has awarded an international team of scientists the first-ever Organic Division Horizon Prize: the Robert Robinson Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. The prize was awarded to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry John E. Moses as a part of a collaborative effort with prestigious institutions around the world, including Nobel laureate K.B. Sharpless of Scripps Research Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Farmers now eyeing chicken eggs produced in a sustainable manner
(Natural News) Organic eggs have been a longtime staple in a number of supermarkets, being purportedly raised in better conditions than their conventional counterparts. But a new kind of egg – good for both consumers and the Earth itself – is slowly gaining ground. Thus, a number of chicken farmers across the country are now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find toxic "forever chemicals" in home fertilizers made from sewage sludge
(Natural News) Many home gardeners buy compost or fertilizers to improve the quality of their soil. Unfortunately, some home fertilizers made from biosolids – nutrient-rich, organic materials derived from sewage sludge – contain alarmingly high levels of “forever chemicals,” or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Those are the findings of a recent report by scientists with Ecology Center, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GE Healthcare signs cardiac AI deal with ACC
GE Healthcare is teaming up with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) t...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE Healthcare gets FDA nod for 7T MRI image reconstruction GE Healthcare acquires Zionexa GE Healthcare shows organic growth in sales, profit Philips joins with ACC, MedAxiom on cardiac care Butterfly Network to collaborate with the ACC ACC recommends CCTA as first evaluation for CAD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning - Chenoweth JA, Albertson TE, Greer MR.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, highly toxic gas primarily produced through the incomplete combustion of organic material. Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin and other heme molecules, causing tissue hypoxia and oxidative stress. Symptoms of carb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Agroecology Under Threat
Credit: World Food Programme WFPBy Lauren BakerTORONTO, Canada, Jun 3 2021 (IPS) This week*, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is expected to endorse recommendations on agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable food systems, after an intense period of negotiation involving governments, UN agencies and institutions, Indigenous People’s organizations, civil society, and the private sector. As they do so, they must also take a stance against the creeping co-option and “greenwashing” of agroecology and uphold the social and political foundations of agroecology. It is these inher...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lauren Baker Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Beer byproduct mixed with manure proves an excellent pesticide
(Frontiers) A new study published by the open access publisher Frontiers has demonstrated that beer bagasse and rapeseed cake can be used as effective biodisinfestation treatments to reduce populations of soil parasites and increase crop yields. Researchers demonstrated that using these organic treatments in soils significantly reduced root-knot nematodes and boosted beneficial soil populations, as well as reducing waste from the agricultural industry by incorporating organic by-products as a treatment instead of harmful chemical fumigants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 31, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Long-Term ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Patient-Reported Outcomes Data in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Demonstrate Maintenance of Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients
May 26, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data from the pre-specified final analysis of the Phase 3 TITAN study in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). The TITAN study previously demonstrated statistically significant improvement in overall survival (OS) after a median follow-up of 44 months in patients receiving ERLEADA® plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).1 The new PRO data showed that the addition of ERLEADA® to ADT maintained patients’ health-related quality of lif...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

See-through solar cells can generate power while helping plants grow
(Natural News) New research out of North Carolina State University showed that it is possible to grow lettuce in greenhouses that filter out wavelengths of light used to generate solar power. Published in the journal Cell Reports Physical Science, the study demonstrates the feasibility of installing see-through organic solar cells on the roofs of greenhouses to generate electricity without stunting plant growth. Moreover,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skoltech researchers proposed an attractive cheap organic material for batteries
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Skoltech scientists and their colleagues have published an article describing organic material for a new generation of energy storage systems. The resulted material showed attractive properties: the ability to quickly charge (in less than 1 minute), had high specific capacities (up to ~140 mAh/g), relatively high redox potentials, as well as decent cycling stability (up to 1000 cycles). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Using waste heat to power an environmentally sustainable future
(City University London) City, University of London's Dr Martin White, explores a novel organic Rankine system for converting waste heat into electricity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SHOCKER: Most products labeled "Non-GMO" can still be grown with sewage sludge, antibiotics, growth hormones, hospital bio-waste, synthetic pesticides and Roundup
(Natural News) Millions of consumers around the world have been hoodwinked by the “Non-GMO” product label, and to this day, have no clue that the quality of the majority of those products is nothing even close to organic. The whole goal of eating healthy is to avoid foods that are contaminated, and that way you also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: GAC Audit Report Reveals How U.S.$71K Was Spent for Madagascar Covid-19 Herb
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- When the controversial COVID Organic herbal oil arrived in a small box on a charter flight last May, President George Weah who himself along with a host of government officials, were present to receive the package, told reporters that the Malagasy herb was a gesture from his "friend" the President of Guinea Bissau, Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embal ó, had called him two days earlier to inform him he was sending coronavirus preventive and cure medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Novel method of labeling DNA bases for sequencing
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) A research team headed by Michal Hocek of IOCB Prague (Czech Republic) and Ciara K. O'Sullivan of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) have developed a novel method for labeling DNA, which in the future can be used for sequencing DNA by means of electrochemical detection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

BEYOND STUPID: Some people who obsess over organics, avoiding GMOs, pesticides and glyphosate, are now taking the experimental covid vaccine and think it's awesome
(Natural News) In the latest example of mind-numbing stupidity, some people who obsess over eating organic foods, avoiding pesticides and meticulously reading ingredient labels on foods are gleefully signing up to be injected with billions of spike proteins found in the experimental covid vaccines now authorized by the FDA for “emergency use” only. In other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GE Healthcare gets FDA nod for 7T MRI image reconstruction
GE Healthcare announced that its AIR Recon DL deep-learning image reconstructio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE Healthcare acquires Zionexa GE Healthcare shows organic growth in sales, profit GE unveils awards for x-ray technologists GE adds new compact POCUS system, AI software FDA clears GE's new orthopedic surgical C-arm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists find molecular patterns that may help identify extraterrestrial life
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists have begun the search for extraterrestrial life in the Solar System in earnest, but such life may be subtly or profoundly different from Earth-life, and methods based on detecting particular molecules as biosignatures may not work with life with a different evolutionary history. A new study by a joint Japan/US-based team has developed a machine learning technique that assesses complex organic mixtures using mass spectrometry to reliably classify them as biological or abiological. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Organic, printable device could restore sight to the blind
(University of Sydney) A Sydney engineer is developing a low-cost, 3-D printed electrical device that uses absorbed light to fire the neurons that transmit signals from the eyes to the brain, acting as an artificial retina for those who have lost this capacity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK scientists warn that household aerosols are worse pollutants than vehicles
(Natural News) A new British study has found that household aerosols release more harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than all vehicles in the U.K. VOCs are a large group of chemicals which are released into the atmosphere by cooking, burning fuel and using cleaning and beauty products. Thus, experts have called for a shift away... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists design new drug compound to stop malaria in its tracks
(The Francis Crick Institute) Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis have designed a drug-like compound which effectively blocks a critical step in the malaria parasite life cycle and are working to develop this compound into a potential first of its kind malaria treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Earthworms could help reduce antibiotic resistance genes in soil
(American Chemical Society) Earthworms improve the soil by aerating it, breaking down organic matter and mineralizing nutrients. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Environmental Science& Technology have dug up another possible role: reducing the number and relative abundance of antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs) in soils from diverse ecosystems. These results imply that earthworms could be a natural, sustainable solution to addressing the global issue of antibiotic resistance, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stabilizer residue in inks found to inhibit conductivity in 3D printed electronic
(University of Nottingham) Very thin layers of organic stabiliser residue in metal nanoparticle (MNP) inks are behind a loss of conductivity in 3D printed materials and electronic devices, according to the findings of a new study by the University of Nottingham and NPL (National Physical Laboratory). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Emissions from human activity modify biogenic secondary organic aerosol formation
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists make recommendations for a more accurate assessment of controllable biogenic secondary organic aerosols (SOA) formation and its contribution to the total SOA budget. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news