Atmospheric new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines in a Chinese megacity
Atmospheric new particle formation (NPF) is an important global phenomenon that is nevertheless sensitive to ambient conditions. According to both observation and theoretical arguments, NPF usually requires a relatively high sulfuric acid (H2SO4) concentration to promote the formation of new particles and a low preexisting aerosol loading to minimize the sink of new particles. We investigated NPF in Shanghai and were able to observe both precursor vapors (H2SO4) and initial clusters at a molecular level in a megacity. High NPF rates were observed to coincide with several familiar markers suggestive of H2SO4–dimethyla...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yao, L., Garmash, O., Bianchi, F., Zheng, J., Yan, C., Kontkanen, J., Junninen, H., Mazon, S. B., Ehn, M., Paasonen, P., Sipilä, M., Wang, M., Wang, X., Xiao, S., Chen, H., Lu, Y., Zhang, B., Wang, D., Fu, Q., Geng, F., Li, L., Wang, H., Qiao, L., Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news
GMO.news brings you the truth about GMOs, genetic engineering and more
(Natural News) Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, have been a hot button issue for many years now. More and more, consumers are turning to non-GMO, organic options; the entire organic industry has been expanding at a rapid pace for the last decade. As organic options, farmers’ markets and other GMO-free alternatives continue to skyrocket in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk
(CNN) — The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news
How to build efficient organic solar cells
(Link ö ping University) Twenty-five researchers from seven research institutes have put their heads together to draw up rules for designing high-efficiency organic solar cells. The research is led by Feng Gao, associate professor at Linkoping University, Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
A great tip for weed control for the organic farmer: Well-timed cultural management makes crops more competitive
(Natural News) Weed management is one of the primary challenges organic farmers face. Research published in the journal Weed Science suggests that taking advantage of the weather, as well as properly timed cultural management could be effective solutions to the problem. The authors of the study, a team from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers discover natural product that could lead to new class of commercial herbicide
A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant competitors. But the microbe also needs immunity from its own poisons.By looking for that protective shield in microorganisms, specifically the genes that can make it, a team of UCLA engineers and scientists discovered a new and potentially highly effective type of weed killer. This finding could lead to the first new class of commercial herbicides in more than 30 years, an important outcome as weeds continue to develop...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Better for you AND the planet: Organic food found to improve human and environmental health
(Natural News) Organic food is not only better and healthier for human health, but for the environment as well, according to a French study. Reducing the consumption of animal products is important because these products are more harmful to the environment than plant-based ones. This is because livestock farming needs high energy and greatly contributes to greenhouse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Metal-free three-dimensional perovskite ferroelectrics
Inorganic perovskite ferroelectrics are widely used in nonvolatile memory elements, capacitors, and sensors because of their excellent ferroelectric and other properties. Organic ferroelectrics are desirable for their mechanical flexibility, low weight, environmentally friendly processing, and low processing temperatures. Although almost a century has passed since the first ferroelectric, Rochelle salt, was discovered, examples of highly desirable organic perovskite ferroelectrics are lacking. We found a family of metal-free organic perovskite ferroelectrics with the characteristic three-dimensional structure, among which ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ye, H.-Y., Tang, Y.-Y., Li, P.-F., Liao, W.-Q., Gao, J.-X., Hua, X.-N., Cai, H., Shi, P.-P., You, Y.-M., Xiong, R.-G. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news
Late inception of a resiliently oxygenated upper ocean
We present an extensive compilation of iodine-to-calcium ratios (I/Ca) in marine carbonates. Our record supports a major rise in the partial pressure of oxygen in the atmosphere at ~400 million years (Ma) ago and reveals a step change in the oxygenation of the upper ocean to relatively sustainable near-modern conditions at ~200 Ma ago. An Earth system model demonstrates that a shift in organic matter remineralization to greater depths, which may have been due to increasing size and biomineralization of eukaryotic plankton, likely drove the I/Ca signals at ~200 Ma ago. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lu, W., Ridgwell, A., Thomas, E., Hardisty, D. S., Luo, G., Algeo, T. J., Saltzman, M. R., Gill, B. C., Shen, Y., Ling, H.-F., Edwards, C. T., Whalen, M. T., Zhou, X., Gutchess, K. M., Jin, L., Rickaby, R. E. M., Jenkyns, H. C., Lyons, T. W., Lenton, T. M Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news
This is the future of independent media if we do nothing
(Natural News) Alternative and independent media is under attack and needs your help to survive. (Article by Matt Agorist republished from SGTReport.com) The Free Thought Project is going offline. We are doing so for 72 hours to demonstrate the inevitable effect of social media censorship, Google organic traffic throttling, and Facebook’s attack on freedom-minded independent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Increasing evidence that the Organic Trade Association has sold out to Monsanto and Big Business
(Natural News) Its name suggests that it represents the cleaner side of the American food supply – which at one point was true. But the Organic Trade Association (OTA) appears to be systematically selling out to the dark side, prompting a major organic food company to leave its ranks. Nature’s Path Organic, one of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Former P & G executive tapped as CEO of marijuana firm
Former Procter& Gamble Co. executive Brian Athaide has been named CEO of the Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd., a cultivator of medical marijuana that plans to expand into cannabis-infused beverages. Athaide, who rose to be chief financial officer of P&G operations in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asian nations during 25 years with the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods such as Tide detergent (NYSE: PG), said today that the Green Organic Dutchman is committed to building the largest organic … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news
Charcoal: Major missing piece in the global carbon cycle
(University of Zurich) Most of the carbon resulting from wildfires and fossil fuel combustion is rapidly released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now shown that the leftover residue, so-called black carbon, can age for millennia on land and in rivers en route to the ocean, and thus constitutes a major long-term reservoir of organic carbon. The study adds a major missing piece to the puzzle of understanding the global carbon cycle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Organic India may buy stake in NutriHealth
NutriHealth has been promoting the concept of nutrigenetics, a combination of modern medicine techniques and ayurvedic principles, in preparing personalised diet programmes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news
Organic Solvents & #43; Genetics May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- The combination of genetics and exposure to organic solvents in paints and varnishes increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online July 3 in Neurology. Anna Karin Hedstrom, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Common Solvents Strongly Tied to MS Risk Common Solvents Strongly Tied to MS Risk
There is a strong association between exposure to organic solvents and multiple sclerosis risk, especially among those who smoke and carry a genetic risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Single-crystal x-ray diffraction structures of covalent organic frameworks
The crystallization problem is an outstanding challenge in the chemistry of porous covalent organic frameworks (COFs). Their structural characterization has been limited to modeling and solutions based on powder x-ray or electron diffraction data. Single crystals of COFs amenable to x-ray diffraction characterization have not been reported. Here, we developed a general procedure to grow large single crystals of three-dimensional imine-based COFs (COF-300, hydrated form of COF-300, COF-303, LZU-79, and LZU-111). The high quality of the crystals allowed collection of single-crystal x-ray diffraction data of up to 0.83-angstr...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ma, T., Kapustin, E. A., Yin, S. X., Liang, L., Zhou, Z., Niu, J., Li, L.-H., Wang, Y., Su, J., Li, J., Wang, X., Wang, W. D., Wang, W., Sun, J., Yaghi, O. M. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news
Seeded growth of single-crystal two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks
Polymerization of monomers into periodic two-dimensional networks provides structurally precise, layered macromolecular sheets that exhibit desirable mechanical, optoelectronic, and molecular transport properties. Two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks (2D COFs) offer broad monomer scope but are generally isolated as powders comprising aggregated nanometer-scale crystallites. We found that 2D COF formation could be controlled using a two-step procedure in which monomers are added slowly to preformed nanoparticle seeds. The resulting 2D COFs are isolated as single-crystalline, micrometer-sized particles. Transient abso...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Evans, A. M., Parent, L. R., Flanders, N. C., Bisbey, R. P., Vitaku, E., Kirschner, M. S., Schaller, R. D., Chen, L. X., Gianneschi, N. C., Dichtel, W. R. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news
Biological uptake and reversible scavenging of zinc in the global ocean
Zinc (Zn) is a key micronutrient for marine phytoplankton, with a global distribution that is similar to silicic acid. The processes that govern this relationship, despite the very different biological cycling of Zn and silica, remain poorly understood. Here, we use diagnostic and mechanistic models to show that only a combination of Southern Ocean biological uptake and reversible scavenging of Zn onto sinking particles can explain the observations. The distinction between organic and adsorbed Zn can also reconcile the vertical distribution and mass balance of Zn isotopes, which previously appeared at odds. This holistic u...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Weber, T., John, S., Tagliabue, A., DeVries, T. Tags: Oceanography reports Source Type: news
Paints, Solvents Increase MS Risk for Some Smokers
Among those with a genetic predisposition and organic solvent exposure, MS risk rose sevenfold. About 60 percent of all the MS cases seen fell into this category. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Organic Solvents and Genes Compound MS Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Chronic lung irritation may play a role, Swedish study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news
Nature's Path co-CEO resigns from Organic Trade Association in protest of repeated OTA betrayals of consumers
(Natural News) The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is meant to protect and promote organic food and farming, but they’ve been facing a slew of criticism in recent years for siding with conventional agribusiness. Now, one organic food production pioneer has grown so frustrated with the industry lobby group that he has resigned in protest. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
No Plant Oils for Cradle Cap?
Discussion During growth, plants first store their energy as carbohydrates but during ripening switch over to carbon-rich triglycerides. Triglycerides also occur in yeasts, molds and animal fats. A few higher plants store lipids in other forms. One example is the Jojoba which stores its oil as a lipid wax. Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) is a specialty-cultivated plant found mainly in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest. Jojoba seed oil has> 50% of its weight as liquid wax esters that are used in personal care products and lubricants. Jojoba oil is naturally extracted from the seed or synthetically produced. Natu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
With samples taken from the crust of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, researchers have discovered where some of the oceans ’ dissolved organic carbon winds up. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Source Type: news
Postimpact earliest Paleogene warming shown by fish debris oxygen isotopes (El Kef, Tunisia)
We report an ~1 per mil decrease in oxygen isotopic values (~5°C warming) beginning at the boundary and spanning ~300 centimeters of section (~100,000 years). The pattern found matches expectations for impact-initiated greenhouse warming. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: MacLeod, K. G., Quinton, P. C., Sepulveda, J., Negra, M. H. Tags: Paleontology reports Source Type: news
Ocean spray on Saturn moon contains crucial constituents for life
Nasa probe detected complex organic molecules in plumes of water and ice as it flew over EnceladusBlasts of ocean spray that erupt from a moon of Saturn contain complex organic molecules, making it the only place beyond Earth known to harbour crucial constituents for life as we know it.Astronomers detected the compounds in plumes of water and ice that shoot from huge fractures in the south pole of Enceladus, a 300-mile-wide ice ball that orbits Saturn along with 52 other moons. Enceladus stands out among the planet ’s natural satellites because it hosts a global water ocean beneath its frozen crust.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Astronomy Science Alien life Space Saturn Planets Nasa Source Type: news
Meditation, yoga, and prayer reduces your need for health care services by 43%
(Natural News) Health care costs continue to soar in the U.S., and the Affordable Care Act hasn’t really done much to actually make healthcare more affordable. This is part of the reason behind the growing level of health-consciousness in the country, with organic food and other healthy trends gaining popularity as people strive to avoid... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Even low-level exposure to pesticides increases your risk of Parkinson's
(Natural News) We all know that pesticide exposure is bad, whether it comes from the food you eat or you happen to live or work on a farm. You might think you can get away with a few non-organic fruits here and there or that a couple hours working on the farm won’t be enough... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Reducing CO2 with common elements and sunlight
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) An international collaborative research group including Tokyo Institute of Technology, Universite PARIS DIDEROT and CNRS has discovered that CO2 is selectively reducedto CO when a photocatalyst composed of an organic semiconductor material and an iron complex is exposed to visible light. They have made clear that it is possible to convert CO2, the major factor of global warming, into a valuable carbon resource using visible light as the energy source, even with a photocatalyst composed of only commonly occurring elements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Tight space? No problem: 7 secrets to get the most out of your vegetable garden
(Natural News) A small space should not stymie a gardener’s efforts to grow his own food garden. In line with this, an article posted on the Rodales Organic Life website has listed a few important tips to optimize garden growth despite the tight space. These tips include: Using raised beds — According to the article, the first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How Clean is Clean Enough?
ISO 19227 Implants for Surgery--Cleanliness of Orthopedic Implants--General Requirements is a long-awaited guidance document that was finalized and published early 2018. This guidance document is intended to assist orthopedic medical device manufacturers address the cleaning of their devices. One of the requirements of the good laboratory practices (GLPs) mandated by FDA is that medical devices be free from manufacturing residuals. Determination of what is needed to fulfill this requirement has largely been up to manufacturers and has been a topic hotly debated across the industry. Absent of specific guidance on ...
Source: MDDI - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Audrey Turley, Erin Bakes, and Matthew Jorgensen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news
Fertilize your garden inexpensively with household waste such as egg shells, coffee grounds, fireplace ash
(Natural News) Fertilizers come in many forms and are employed to boost the soil’s nutrient content and significantly increase the crop’s yield. Many commercially available synthetic fertilizers in the market are laden with chemicals that are not only harmful to human health but may also pose a threat to the environment. However, using organic fertilizer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Ancient Treponema pallidum from human remains sheds light on its evolutionary history
(PLOS) The evolutionary history and origin of syphilis, and other treponemal diseases, is a hotly debated topic by scholars. Scholars who theorize syphilis originated in the 'New World' and preceded the 15th century have been in fierce debate with scholars who theorize a multiregional origin followed by the 15th century pandemic spread. Both sides are supported by organic evidence found in contemporary genetic and skeletal remains across the globe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Valuing gluten-free foods relates to health behaviors in young adults
(Elsevier) In a new study featured in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers found that among young adults valuing gluten-free foods could be indicative of an overall interest in health or nutrition. These young adults were more likely to engage in healthier behaviors including better dietary intake and also valued food production practices (e.g., organic, non-GMO, locally sourced). Of concern, they were also more likely to engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors and over-concern about weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Insilico to present latest advances in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for drug discovery
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine presents at the Advanced Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery& Development Conference, organized by BIS Group. The presentation will focus on the application of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for generation of novel small organic molecules with the desired set of pharmacological properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
How shifting to organic farming could help rural America rebound from economic disaster
(Natural News) The practice of organic farming is becoming increasingly popular. This industry may very well be the rope that pulls the rural regions of the U.S. out of an economic quagmire, an article in Civil Eats stated. Organic agriculture is currently worth $47 billion and shows no sign of petering out any time soon.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The most likely cradles for life inside our solar system
Scientists still believe it possible that extraterrestrial life could flourish in our own neighbourhoodThis week, Nasa ’s veteran Curiosity roverdiscovered complex organic matter that had been buried and preserved for more than 3bn years in sediments forming a lake bed. This means that if microbial life did land on Mars, it would be nourished.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Georgia Simcox Tags: Alien life Space Saturn Venus Mars Science Technology Source Type: news
Fast-growing Plano company a trailblazer in behavioral health
Oceans Healthcare was founded more than 14 years ago to address a gap in the health care system, a mission that has since made it a leader in behavioral health. First created in Louisiana, Oceans moved to Plano in late 2014 to tap into the region’s talent pool, business culture and accessibility. The company specializes in offering behavioral health care, especially to geriatric adults. Most of the company’s growth has been organic, not just throug h opening new facilities, but also in expanding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Korri Kezar Source Type: news
Fast-growing Plano company a trailblazer in behavioral health
Oceans Healthcare was founded more than 14 years ago to address a gap in the health care system, a mission that has since made it a leader in behavioral health. First created in Louisiana, Oceans moved to Plano in late 2014 to tap into the region’s talent pool, business culture and accessibility. The company specializes in offering behavioral health care, especially to geriatric adults. Most of the company’s growth has been organic, not just throug h opening new facilities, but also in expanding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Korri Kezar Source Type: news
Clean energy from building façades
A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank (EIB) is enabling German firm Heliatek to boost production of an organic solar energy-generating film that can be used on office blocks. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news
Two UCLA chemists selected as 2018 Pew scholars
UCLA chemistry professors Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez have been selected among 22 Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences for 2018. The honor provides funding to outstanding young researchers whose work is relevant to the advancement of human health. The scholars, who were selected from 184 nominations, will receive four-year, $300,000 grants to advance their explorations of biological mechanisms underpinning human h ealth and disease.UCLA and UC San Diego each has two 2018 Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences; no other university has more than one.“These scientists have shown the boldness and creat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Stryker Strikes Out Rumors of Boston Scientific Merger
After two days of speculation based on a Wall Street Journal report published Monday, Stryker disclosed on a regulatory form that it is "not in discussions with Boston Scientific Corporation regarding a potential acquisition." On Monday, in response to questions regarding the WSJ report, a Stryker spokesperson told MD+DI that the company does not comment on potential M&As. The rumored deal boosted Boston Scientific shares by nearly 10% Monday while Stryker's stock dropped about 3%. As of 1 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, Stryker's stock was trending in the green, up nearly 3% ($4.79) to $167.33. Meanwhile,...
Source: MDDI - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news
Don ’t let bacteria-laden humans contaminate Mars | Letter
Some terrestrial bacteria can revive after decades in space, so landing a bacteria-laden human on the planet could erase the potential for one of the greatest discoveries in human historyThe discovery of organic material that could be the remains of, or served as food for, ancient life on Mars is extremely exciting, but bitter-sweet (Mars rover finds signs of life … from 3bn years ago, 8 June). Companies such as SpaceX are hell-bent on putting human beings on the planet. But as reported, due to cyclical methane plumes, it is still unclear whether Mars is indeed a dead world today.Related:Nasa Mars rover finds organi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mars Space Science Alien life Epidemics World news SpaceX Source Type: news
Teleportation: will it ever be a possibility?
Instant travel seems further away than when Captain Kirk first reanimated, but scientists are fighting to make it happenStar Trek has a lot to answer for. Not content to tease us with unreasonable expectations of phasers and warp drive, it also thrust into the popular imagination the idea of teleportation, in which we step into a giant scanner of some sort and instantaneously find ourselves somewhere else, mind, body and soul intact (and hopefully, unlike Jeff Goldblum,untainted).Theoretically, there are really only two ways this can( ’t) be done – physical deconstruction atx and reconstitution aty, or the tran...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dave Hall Tags: Technology Science fiction TV Science fiction and fantasy films Culture Star Trek Gadgets Physics Source Type: news
Mars discovery almost certainly proves life exists on other planets
(Natural News) The age-old mystery, “Are we alone in the galaxy?” is now closer than ever before to being solved. The answer is: Probably not. In the last few days, Fox News reported a “massive” discovery regarding Mars: The Curiosity rover put there by NASA found organic molecules on the ‘red planet.’ “We found organic molecules... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Is Stryker Trying to Strike a Deal with Boston Scientific?
The Wall Street Journal shook things up in the medical device industry Monday morning with a report that Stryker has approached Boston Scientific with a takeover bid. Boston Scientific shares soared nearly 10% after the news broke, but Stryker's shares dropped about 3%. The report cited sources familiar with the deal but it is unclear if Boston Scientific is receptive to the bid. If the deal actually happens, it would easily be the largest M&A the industry has seen so far this year and would create a formidable medical device company with a combined value of more than $110 billion. A spokesperson for Boston Scientific ...
Source: MDDI - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news