Acquiring sepsis competencies through simulation-based learning bundle during intermediate care unit internship, Medicine
The objective of this study was to analyze whether a simulation-based learning bundle is useful for residents while acquiring competencies in the management of sepsis during their internship in an ImCU.A prospective study, set in a tertiary-care academic medical center was performed enrolling residents who performed their internship in an ImCU from 2014 to 2017. The pillars of the simulation-based learning bundle were sepsis scenario in the simulation center, instructional material, and sepsis lecture, and management of septic patients admitted in the ImCU. Each resident was evaluated in the beginning and at the end of the...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Working? We ’re Not Sure Yet
After four months and 171 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered across the U.S., more than a few of us are eager to know: are the shots working? Thus far, available evidence can half-answer that question: The vaccines are working well for those who can get them. As soon as the rollout kicked off, a variety of researchers began conducting what might be considered an unofficial phase 4 clinical trial, monitoring early vaccine recipients among the general public. Several of their studies have found a significant reduction in both the rates of infection and severity of symptoms among vaccinated populations compared t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Corals carefully organize proteins to form rock-hard skeletons
(Rutgers University) Rutgers scientists have shown that coral structures consist of a biomineral containing a highly organized organic mix of proteins that resembles what is in our bones. Their study, published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, shows for the first time that several proteins are organized spatially - a process that's critical to forming a rock-hard coral skeleton. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Heavy water tastes sweet
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Ordinary pure water has no distinct taste, but how about heavy water? Does it taste sweet, as anecdotal evidence going back to 1930s may have indicated? And if yes - why, when D2O is chemically practically identical to H2O? Researchers led by Pavel Jungwirth from IOCB Prague and Masha Niv from the Hebrew University show that, unlike ordinary water, heavy water tastes sweet to humans with this effect being mediated by the sweet taste receptor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Organic composts may help farmers prevent foodborne disease outbreaks
(Wiley) Foodborne disease outbreaks linked to the consumption of fresh produce have caused farmers to re-evaluate their practices. A recent analysis published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology of a 27-year experiment comparing organic and conventional soil management indicates that animal-based composts do not promote pathogen survival and may even promote bacterial communities that suppress pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New material for catholytes and anolytes in organic redox flow batteries
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Researchers from Skoltech and their collaborators have designed, synthesized, and evaluated new compounds that can serve as catholytes and anolytes for organic redox flow batteries, bringing this promising technology closer to large-scale implementation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Contemplate the nature of robotics at EPFL Pavilions
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL Pavilions re-opens its exhibition Nature of Robotics which offers perspective on robotics in a human and organic environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

With drop in LA's vehicular aerosol pollution, vegetation emerges as major source
(University of California - Berkeley) Organic aerosol pollutants have decreased in the Los Angeles area due to strict vehicle emissions controls, but aerosol levels still rise in hot weather to unhealthful levels. While some attribute these aerosols to household cleaning products, UC Berkeley chemist Ronald Cohen has identified a more probable cause: chemicals emitted by vegetation. Given the number of trees in LA, like the isoprene-emitting Mexican fan palm, it's likely that 25% of organic aerosols are from plants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is the money you save buying GMO foods worth the price of cancer later in life?
(Natural News) Let’s take an inside look at just how much money you’re really saving on the food you buy that’s not organic or at least non-GMO certified. Then, we’ll compare those ‘savings’ to the co-pays for cancer treatments (if you even have coverage), loss of job time, hospital time, loss of time with your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic crystals' ice-forming superpowers
(University of Utah) At the heart of ice crystals, often, are aerosol particles onto which ice can form more easily than in the open air. It's a bit mysterious how this happens, though. New research shows how crystals of organic molecules, a common component of aerosols, can get the job done. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Strawberries, Spinach, Kale Top ‘Dirty Dozen’ List Again
All three items were in the same positions last year, but the 2021 version also adds collard and mustard greens along with kale in the No. 3 spot. Nearly 70% of the non-organic fresh produce sold in the U.S. has residues of potentially harmful pesticides, the latest report found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Detection of two interstellar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons via spectral matched filtering
Unidentified infrared emission bands are ubiquitous in many astronomical sources. These bands are widely, if not unanimously, attributed to collective emissions from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) molecules, yet no single species of this class has been identified in space. Using spectral matched filtering of radio data from the Green Bank Telescope, we detected two nitrile-group–functionalized PAHs, 1- and 2-cyanonaphthalene, in the interstellar medium. Both bicyclic ring molecules were observed in the TMC-1 molecular cloud. In this paper, we discuss potential in situ gas-phase PAH formation pathways from smal...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: McGuire, B. A., Loomis, R. A., Burkhardt, A. M., Lee, K. L. K., Shingledecker, C. N., Charnley, S. B., Cooke, I. R., Cordiner, M. A., Herbst, E., Kalenskii, S., Siebert, M. A., Willis, E. R., Xue, C., Remijan, A. J., McCarthy, M. C. Tags: Astronomy, Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Fish detectives: the sleuths using ‘e-DNA’ to fight seafood fraud
A Canadian supplier known for wild salmon has teamed up with geneticists to prove what really ends up on the plateRevealed: seafood fraud happening on a vast global scaleThe first notable thing about the wild salmon fillet Dane Chauvel shows me is its colour – a rich red that, even over FaceTime, makes my mouth water. The second notable thing is that it’s definitely salmon.This might not seem like a debatable fact. Chauvel is co-founder of Organic Ocean Seafood in Vancouver, Canada, housed in a historic building at the mouth of the 854-mile (1,375km) Fraser River, one of Canada ’s main salmon courses. The...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Leahy Tags: Fish Fishing industry Environment Food Genetics Biology Science Marine life Wildlife Crime US crime Canada World news UK news US news Source Type: news

One-minute'game changing' COVID-19 breath test currently being trialled in Dubai
The technology by Singaporean company, Breathonix can reportedly produce results within 60 seconds by detecting Volatile Organic Compounds [VOCs] in a patient ’s exhaled breath.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

What Are Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment Components?
Discussion Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is “…excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events and activities coupled with at least one physical symptom, which may include fatigue, poor concentration, restlessness, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulties.” Other ways it presents to the primary care office may be abdominal pain, headache or heart palpitations, dizziness, syncope, numbness, trembling, paresthesia, memory loss, or urinary frequency. It has an estimated prevalence of 15% and is the second most common anxiety disorder in children after social anxiety disorder. GAD can co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fire-safe polymer composites: flame-retardant effect of nanofillers - Kim Y, Lee S, Yoon H.
Currently, polymers are competing with metals and ceramics to realize various material characteristics, including mechanical and electrical properties. However, most polymers consist of organic matter, making them vulnerable to flames and high-temperature ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Chiral-induced spin selectivity enables a room-temperature spin light-emitting diode
In traditional optoelectronic approaches, control over spin, charge, and light requires the use of both electrical and magnetic fields. In a spin-polarized light-emitting diode (spin-LED), charges are injected, and circularly polarized light is emitted from spin-polarized carrier pairs. Typically, the injection of carriers occurs with the application of an electric field, whereas spin polarization can be achieved using an applied magnetic field or polarized ferromagnetic contacts. We used chiral-induced spin selectivity (CISS) to produce spin-polarized carriers and demonstrate a spin-LED that operates at room temperature w...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kim, Y.-H., Zhai, Y., Lu, H., Pan, X., Xiao, C., Gaulding, E. A., Harvey, S. P., Berry, J. J., Vardeny, Z. V., Luther, J. M., Beard, M. C. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Temperature controls carbon cycling and biological evolution in the ocean twilight zone
Theory suggests that the ocean’s biological carbon pump, the process by which organic matter is produced at the surface and transferred to the deep ocean, is sensitive to temperature because temperature controls photosynthesis and respiration rates. We applied a combined data-modeling approach to investigate carbon and nutrient recycling rates across the world ocean over the past 15 million years of global cooling. We found that the efficiency of the biological carbon pump increased with ocean cooling as the result of a temperature-dependent reduction in the rate of remineralization (degradation) of sinking organic m...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Boscolo-Galazzo, F., Crichton, K. A., Ridgwell, A., Mawbey, E. M., Wade, B. S., Pearson, P. N. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Paleontology reports Source Type: news

What Are the Causes of Secondary Amenorrhea?
Discussion The first sign of puberty in females is breast budding (Tanner stage II) which normally occurs from 8-13 years. Menarche usually occurs within 2 years of breast budding occurring usually at Tanner stage III-IV breast development. Menarche occurs for most girls from 10-15 years. Most cycles range between 21-45 days. Age> 13 years without acquisition of secondary sexual characteristics,> 15 years before menarche or 5 years after acquisition of secondary sexual characteristics or cycles longer than 45 days are indications for evaluation. After menarche is it not uncommon to have anovulatory cycles that are ir...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Keeping it green: 9 Air-purifying houseplants for your living room
(Natural News) If you like to keep it green, there’s no better way of purifying the air in your living room than through houseplants. Houseplants can improve air quality and make your living space healthier. Research from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows that houseplants can absorb volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene. These chemicals are toxic and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mixed messages from the 'mild traumatic brain injury' and 'sport-related concussion' literatures: clinical implications - King NS, Coates A.
OBJECTIVES: The Sport-related Concussion (SRC) literature has three areas of emphasis which in some circumstances can be detrimental to the recovery of a patient after a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). These include the role of organic factors in post-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

The prevalence and characteristics of alexithymia in adults following brain injury: a meta-analysis - Fynn DM, Gignac GE, Becerra R, Pestell CF, Weinborn M.
Alexithymia is the inability to identify and describe one's own emotions. Some research suggests that organic alexithymia may occur after acquired brain injury (ABI). However, the results in the literature are inconsistent, when comparisons are made agains... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

‘We Will Handle It.’ An Army of Women Is Taking on the Hunger Crisis in Local Communities
Just before 3 p.m. on a warm Wednesday in February, 30-year-old Jammella Anderson—­donning heart-shaped glasses, a Black Lives Matter tee and 2-in. platform boots—strolls up to a small bicycle-­repair shop just north of Albany, N.Y. She’s here to persuade Troy Bike Rescue to let her use an electrical outlet so she can plug in a new refrigerator just outside the shop’s front door. “It’s just two prongs,” she explains to one of the employees. “All I need is an outlet.” Anderson, who works as a part-time doula and yoga instructor, is here on behalf of the one-woman...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis and Mariah Espada Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature food insecurity Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

Ghosts of past pesticide use can haunt organic farms for decades
(American Chemical Society) Although the use of pesticides in agriculture is increasing, some farms have transitioned to organic practices and avoid applying them. But it's uncertain whether chemicals applied to land decades ago can continue to influence the soil's health after switching to organic management. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Environmental Science& Technology have identified pesticide residues at 100 Swiss farms, including all the organic fields studied, with beneficial soil microbes' abundance negatively impacted by their occurrence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

They ’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?
Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it was a joke. “I’m working to protect those insects, not eat them,” the French academic responded tartly. But the emails from Brian Fisher, an ant specialist at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco, kept coming. Fisher had been doing fieldwork in Madagascar when he realized that the forests where both he and Hugel c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen feature Londontime longform overnight Sustainability TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Bill Gates, the World Bank and crony capitalism all waging war against Indian farmers
(Natural News) For centuries, India, the second-most populated country in the world, has thrived with its organic patchwork of small farmers that provide clean, healthy, nutritious food to 1.3 billion people. Billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates, the World Bank, and other crony capitalist Western entities, however, want to change that. Dr. Vandana Shiva, founder and president... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Buckyballs on DNA for harvesting light
(Frontiers) Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology show that DNA can serve as a scaffold for light-harvesting supramolecules, where fluorescent dyes work as electron donors and buckyballs as electron acceptors. The DNA's regular 3D structure increases the light-to-electrons conversion efficiency by reducing so-called self-quenching. Such DNA-based supramolecules could be used in future organic solar cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Graphene spiced-up anaerobic digestion substantially increases biogas production potential
In nature, bacteria take care of breaking down organic matter from plants and animals. This unique capacity is called anaerobic digestion and has the potential to revolutionise the way we produce energy. But it suffers from two major drawbacks, both of which the EU-funded DIET project set out to overcome. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 24, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Advantia Health ’s new CEO looks for more acquisitions, organic growth in 2021
The fast-growing women ’s health group is plotting more acquisitions under new leadership. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Oxidation processes in combustion engines and in the atmosphere take the same routes
(Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)) Alkanes, an important component of fuels for combustion engines and an important class of urban trace gases, react via another reaction pathways than previously thought. These hydrocarbons, formerly called paraffins, thus produce large amounts of highly oxygenated compounds that can contribute to organic aerosol and thus to air pollution in cities. The results of this interdisciplinary work provide crucial information about oxidation processes both in combustion engines and in the atmosphere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Theme Lead Restructure and New Positions Available
Theme Lead Restructure  Following a review of the structure of the scientific Themes, a revised model has been agreed by the Trustees. The current structure has been expanded tofourThemes to better support the membership and recognise emerging areas of nutrition research. The Themes will   be supported through'Theme Teams'and'Special Interest Groups'(SIGs).  Each Theme will be led by an appointed Theme Lead.The Themes exist to promote and support the advancement of nutritional science.  The revised structure will support member focused interests, representing a more balanced portfolio and...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 21, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Theme Lead Restructure and Vacancy for Food Systems Theme Lead
Theme Lead Restructure  Following a review of the structure of the scientific Themes, a revised model has been agreed by the Trustees. The current structure has been expanded tofourThemes to better support the membership and recognise emerging areas of nutrition research. The Themes will   be supported through'Theme Teams'and'Special Interest Groups'(SIGs).  Each Theme will be led by an appointed Theme Lead.The Themes exist to promote and support the advancement of nutritional science.  The revised structure will support member focused interests, representing a more balanced portfolio and...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 21, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Annie ’s Pledges to Purge a Class of Chemicals From Its Mac and Cheese
The move comes nearly four years after a study showed that chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Corkery Tags: General Mills Inc Food Hazardous and Toxic Substances Swan, Shanna H Kraft Foods Group Inc Organic Trade Assn Testosterone Containers and Packaging Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Food and Drug Administration Taco Bell Corp Source Type: news

What Perseverance, NASA ’s New Mars Rover, Will Be Doing in its Years on the Red Planet
There was plenty of reason to celebrate when the Perseverance rover successfully touched down in Mars’s Jezero Crater this afternoon. But in some ways, the rover showed up too late—3.5 billion years too late, in fact. Long ago, in an earlier epoch, as studies of Mars have shown, Jezero Crater was Jezero Lake, a 45 km (28 mi.) depression in the northern Martian hemisphere, fed with water via a channel that cut through the crater rim and spread into the lake in a graceful delta. There was atmosphere and there was warmth and there was ample water—and, all that being present, there may have been life. Not lo...
Source: TIME: Science - February 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

B.C. researchers working to develop breath test for COVID-19
Researchers in B.C. are working on developing a rapid COVID-19 breath test that would detect coronavirus in the volatile organic compounds we exhale and could potentially be used at airports, schools, arenas and other venues. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Fuel for earliest life forms: Organic molecules found in 3.5 billion-year-old rocks
(University of Cologne) For the first time, biologically-relevant organic molecules have been detected in Archaean fluid inclusions, which most likely served as nutrients for early life on Earth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

America, Your Diet Is Killing You: Why The Glucose Crisis Will Be Worse Than The Opioid Crisis
The Levels app shows me that even supposedly healthy options —like the organic juice drink I used to grab at the gym—send my blood glucose sky-high. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Cumbers, Contributor Tags: Manufacturing /manufacturing Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Breakthrough in organic chemistry: Asymmetric syntheses of useful, unique chiral compounds
(Shibaura Institute of Technology) " N?C axially chiral compounds " are important chiral molecules with various applications in medicinal chemistry and chiral technology. However, there is a scarcity of research on ways to synthesize them in an enantioselective (asymmetric) manner, to obtain useful forms of the compounds. Researchers at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, have rectified this, by developing a catalytic enantioselective method to synthesize various N?C axially chiral compounds. A recent article in Accounts of Chemical Research summarizes their achievements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

TOXIC products: Humans are the greatest pollutants of office air, reveals surprising study
(Natural News) Researchers from Purdue University found that humans are the most significant pollutants of indoor air. In a study presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research Conference in Oregon, the researchers revealed that humans are the dominant sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in an office environment. VOCs are a large group of chemicals that strongly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get a load of ZIF! Better delivery of cancer immunotherapy
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) An antibody loaded onto a porous metal organic framework is released by the acidic environment that surrounds tumors, avoiding the adverse effects of administering the antibody alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The role of nanobacteria in the organic matter cycle in freshwater systems
(Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University) A team of scientists including researchers from Baltic Federal University studied freshwater microorganisms that can pass through biological filters. These microorganisms are understudied but were believed to play an important role in the biosphere. However, experiments showed that they had only a minor impact on the cycle of dissolved organic matter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 10, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Defective' carbon simplifies hydrogen peroxide production
(Rice University) Rice University scientists introduce a new catalyst to reduce oxygen to widely used hydrogen peroxide. The process sidesteps complex and expensive processes that generate toxic organic byproducts and large amounts of wastewater. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Treatment with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Significantly Improved Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer
RARITAN, N.J., February 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the Phase 3 TITAN study, which demonstrated the continued statistically significant benefit of the addition of ERLEADA® (apalutamide) to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC), regardless of extent of disease, when compared to placebo plus ADT.[1] Results will be featured in an oral presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cance...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results from Phase 3 ACIS Study in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) Combination
RARITAN, N.J., February 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 ACIS study, which met the primary endpoint of radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) with a 31 percent reduction in the risk of radiographic progression or death in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Patients in the trial received either a combination of ERLEADA® and ZYTIGA® plus prednisone (combination arm) or placebo a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Mixed and matched: Integrating metal-organic frameworks into polymers for CO2 separation
(Incheon National University) Polymer matrices can be combined with metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to enhance their performance for CO2 separation. However, it is challenging to find compatible interactions between MOFs and polymers for this purpose. Now, an international team of scientists has developed a simple strategy to incorporate zirconium-based MOFs into a polymer matrix via covalent bonds. The resulting membranes show excellent gas separation performance, stability, and tolerance to harsh conditions, helping erode current barriers for industrial applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Greta Thunberg admits to being a puppet, is now under investigation for collusion and conspiracy
(Natural News) Climate child Greta Thunberg is the subject of a new criminal investigation after she tweeted a list of her scripted marching orders, apparently accidentally, to her 4.8 million Twitter followers. It appears as though the 18-year-old global warming activist was trying to tweet an “organic” post in support of the farmers protest in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are we losing the rat race? How rodents took over our offices
Rats are clever, resilient, horrifying and yet somehow admirable. And, while we ’ve been away, they’ve been colonising our office spacesAn empty office building is a good place to shelter if you ’re a rat in a crisis. It will be warm and dry and, if you’re lucky, one of the humans who hastily vacated before the last coronavirus lockdown will have left a half-eaten Pret flapjack in a drawer for you. Not that you’re fussy. The loss of your usual diet of commuter leftovers is a blow, but it’s not insurmountable. “Rats will always find something to eat,” says Richard Ashley, emer...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Richard Godwin Tags: Animal behaviour Animals Coronavirus Environment Work & careers Working from home Cities Biology Business Science Source Type: news

'QAnon shaman,' charged in Capitol riot, changes jails due to food
Jacob Chansley was moved from a D.C. jail to a Virginia detention center in order to receive an organic diet. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysterious organic scum boosts chemical reaction efficiency, may reduce chemical waste
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Chemical manufacturers frequently use toxic solvents such as alcohols and benzene to make products like pharmaceuticals and plastics. Researchers are examining a previously overlooked and misunderstood phenomenon in the chemical reactions used to make these products. This discovery brings a new fundamental understanding of catalytic chemistry and a steppingstone to practical applications that could someday make chemical manufacturing less wasteful and more environmentally sound. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Solvent molecules form surface redox mediators in situ and cocatalyze O2 reduction on Pd
Solvent molecules influence the reactions of molecular hydrogen and oxygen on palladium nanoparticles. Organic solvents activate to form reactive surface intermediates that mediate oxygen reduction through pathways distinct from reactions in pure water. Kinetic measurements and ab initio quantum chemical calculations indicate that methanol and water cocatalyze oxygen reduction by facilitating proton-electron transfer reactions. Methanol generates hydroxymethyl intermediates on palladium surfaces that efficiently transfer protons and electrons to oxygen to form hydrogen peroxide and formaldehyde. Formaldehyde subsequently o...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Adams, J. S., Chemburkar, A., Priyadarshini, P., Ricciardulli, T., Lu, Y., Maliekkal, V., Sampath, A., Winikoff, S., Karim, A. M., Neurock, M., Flaherty, D. W. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news