Switching to an organic diet causes your pesticide levels to drop surprisingly quickly
(Natural News) Why did you make the switch to organic? If you’re like many people, one of your biggest motivators was likely avoiding toxic pesticides. Of course, you can’t actually see the pesticides on the fruits and vegetables you consume, so you might wonder sometimes if this often-expensive choice is actually paying off in terms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newly discovered hybrid molecules could serve as a novel category of anti-cancer agent
(New York University) Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi's (NYUAD) chemistry program and colleagues from the University's biology program have developed and studied the biological activity of five new, metal-organic hybrid knotted molecules, termed metal-organic trefoil knots (M-TKs). These molecules can effectively deliver metals to cancer cells, demonstrating the potential to act as a new category of anti-cancer agents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mung beans enrich soil organic carbon in cereal-cereal cropping systems
(Natural News) A study funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research revealed that mung beans (Vigna radiata) could be used to boost soil organic carbon levels in cereal-cereal cropping systems, ensuring their long-term sustainability. The study was published in the Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. The researchers posited that mung beans can be beneficial when used in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?
If you’re trying to sneak more vegetables into your—or your kid’s—diet, swapping regular potato chips for veggie chips or sticks may seem like a healthy substitution. But nutrition experts say some of these ostensibly good-for-you snacks are just junk food in disguise. “Those veggie sticks are super popular at my six-year-old’s kindergarten, but they’re really no better than potato chips,” says Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at the Ohio State University Medical Center. “They have very small amounts of spinach or tomato paste, but they’re still a deep-fried food, ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized diet Diet/Nutrition health Healthy Eating Wellness Source Type: news

Improving carbon-capturing with metal-organic frameworks
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL chemical engineers have designed an easy method to achieve commercially attractive carbon-capturing with metal-organic frameworks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Organic animal farms benefit birds nesting in agricultural environments
(University of Helsinki) Environmental subsidies for agriculture awarded by the European Union aim to improve biodiversity in agricultural environments. A recently completed Finnish study indicates that the proximity of organic animal farms increases bird numbers, and this has enabled environmental subsidies to positively impact bird populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Electron diffraction determines molecular absolute configuration in a pharmaceutical nanocrystal
We present a complete structure analysis of a pharmaceutical cocrystal of sofosbuvir and l-proline, which is about one order of magnitude less stable. Data collection on multiple positions of a crystal and an advanced-intensity extraction procedure enabled us to solve the structure ab initio. We further show that dynamical diffraction effects are strong enough to permit unambiguous determination of the absolute structure of material composed of light scatterers. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Brazda, P., Palatinus, L., Babor, M. Tags: Materials Science, Techniques reports Source Type: news

Scientists explore a compound in chestnut flower for its anti-obesity properties
(Natural News) Cinnamyl alcohol, an organic compound found in Japanese chestnut (Castanea crenata) flowers, can potentially be used in treating – and even preventing – obesity, according to a study in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. In their report, researchers from South Korea looked at whether chestnut flower extract can effectively prevent the accumulation of fat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Socialism (communism) would mean THE END of all natural medicine and organic food
(Natural News) It’s quite obvious from the multi-thong scourge of natural medicine and organic food across all of social media, Google, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, newspapers, magazines, and television networks, that if the Left ever does seize the White House again, you can wave goodbye to the America you know right now. From the highly destructive and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SHINE and IOCB Prague enter Lu-177 process license agreement
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. and IOCB Prague have entered into an intellectual property license agreement providing SHINE with a global, exclusive license to a novel method for separating rare earth elements. SHINE will use the innovation to produce lutetium-177 (Lu-177) for the treatment of cancer. The separation technique was developed by the team of Dr. Miloslav Pol á š ek, from IOCB Prague. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lung damage in children linked to chemicals commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products
(Natural News) More and more new and expecting parents are going out of their way to ensure their children don’t consume toxin-laden foods, with many women opting for organic foods and natural ingredients during pregnancy and then extending this philosophy to their children once they move past breast milk. However, many of these same parents... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Day, Another Medtech Deal
In a month filled with medtech deal news, CrossRoads Extremity Systems reports a merger agreement with HealthpointCapital.  HealthpointCapital will take a controlling interest in the Memphis, TN-based medical device company in exchange for providing access to operating capital for continued organic growth, market expansion, and bolt-on acquisitions. Using advanced technology and materials since its inception in 2014, CrossRoads has differentiated itself in the foot and ankle sector with its Active Stabilization technology. The technology is designed to simultaneously offer enhanced stabi...
Source: MDDI - May 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Breaking news: Eating at the wrong time increases your risk of certain types of cancer
(Natural News) Eating organic foods free of glyphosate is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of cancer. However, a recent study by Spanish researchers revealed that eating a meal at the right time may be more important in preventing the onset of certain cancers. The research team from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) examined the link... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VOCs Emitted From Feces as a Biomarker for Colorectal Cancer VOCs Emitted From Feces as a Biomarker for Colorectal Cancer
Could specific volatile organic compounds given off from feces serve as biomarkers for colorectal cancer?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Is This Sarcoidosis?
Discussion Sarcoidosis is rare and is even rarer in the pediatric age group. Sarcoidosis is seen in all ages with an estimated prevalence is 10-40/100,000 in the U.S. population. Pediatric sarcoidosis has an estimated incidence of 0.2/100,000 per year. For the pediatric age range it is more likely from 9-15 years of age. In adults it commonly presents between 20-39 years but bimodal distribution is also reported. Women are more likely to have sarcoidosis than men. African American females have the highest risk, and usually present slightly older, especially in the 4th decade of life. African American women are also more li...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 6, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Researchers make organic solar cells immune to the ravages of water, air and light
(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have devised a way of making organic solar panels robust by performing the molecular equivalent of hair removal by waxing: they used adhesive tape to strip the electron-accepting molecules from the topmost surface of the photoactive layer of the cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coppers rapid ascent in visible-light photoredox catalysis
Visible-light photoredox catalysis offers a distinct activation mode complementary to thermal transition metal catalyzed reactions. The vast majority of photoredox processes capitalizes on precious metal ruthenium(II) or iridium(III) complexes that serve as single-electron reductants or oxidants in their photoexcited states. As a low-cost alternative, organic dyes are also frequently used but in general suffer from lower photostability. Copper-based photocatalysts are rapidly emerging, offering not only economic and ecological advantages but also otherwise inaccessible inner-sphere mechanisms, which have been successfully ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hossain, A., Bhattacharyya, A., Reiser, O. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only review Source Type: news

Former Rawesome Foods founder James Stewart launches "Oliflix" premium organic olive oil imported from Spain
(Natural News) The former founder of Rawesome Foods — which was raided at gunpoint several years ago by the “food police” of California for daring to offer raw milk to members — has launched a premium, imported organic olive oil line called “Oliflix.” As his website explains, “Flix is a municipality located in the southwest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Reasons This Will Be Zimmer Biomet & #039;s Comeback Year
Bryan Hanson had a tall order to fill when he accepted the job of CEO of Zimmer Biomet in December 2017. The company was dealing with complex challenges that involved quality control and supply chain problems that began a year earlier, which created distrust among the sales organization for corporate, and a culture gap between the "Zimmer camp" and "Biomet camp." But Hanson quickly identified several short-term priorities that Zimmer Biomet (ZB) has been working toward for the past 15 months and it appears that 2019 will be Zimmer Biomet's comeback year. Here are five reasons why. 1. Shiftin...
Source: MDDI - April 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Difference in accidents, health symptoms, and ergonomic problems between conventional farmers using pesticides and organic farmers - Nankongnab N, Kongtip P, Tipayamongkholgul M, Bunngamchairat A, Sitthisak S, Woskie S.
Organic farming has been promoted in Thailand by King Rama the ninth. In addition to being healthier for consumers, organic farming is healthier for agricultural workers. The cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the frequency of chronic disea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

3M to Lay Off 2,000 Employees after Weak 1Q19 Earnings
3M is off to a rocky start in 2019 and plans on laying off 2,000 workers. The Maplewood, MN-based company missed consensus and lowered its 2019 earnings forecast. News of the earnings caused shares to drop as much as 10% on Thursday. The firm said it now expects 2019 adjusted earnings to be from $9.25 and $9.75 a share. The prior forecast was from $10.45 to $10.90 per share. Sales were down 5% to $7.9 billion. Organic local-currency sales declined 1.1% while divestitures, net of acquisitions, decreased sales by 0.5%. Foreign currency translation decreased sales by 3.4% year-on-year 3M executives did not sugar coat the comp...
Source: MDDI - April 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Bentham's latest eBook: Applications of NMR Spectroscopy -- Vol. 7
(Bentham Science Publishers) It is a book series devoted to publishing the latest advances in the applications of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in various fields of organic chemistry, biochemistry, health and agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Unravelling the complexity of air pollution in the world's coldest capital city
(Kanazawa University) A joint Mongol-Japanese research team from the National University of Mongolia and Kanazawa University conducted the first detailed study of organic air pollutants in Ulaanbaartar city. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contents of airborne particulates were determined, and indicated that the degree of air pollution varies markedly by district and season. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nitrogen isotope evidence for expanded ocean suboxia in the early Cenozoic
The million-year variability of the marine nitrogen cycle is poorly understood. Before 57 million years (Ma) ago, the 15N/14N ratio (15N) of foraminifera shell-bound organic matter from three sediment cores was high, indicating expanded water column suboxia and denitrification. Between 57 and 50 Ma ago, 15N declined by 13 to 16 per mil in the North Pacific and by 3 to 8 per mil in the Atlantic. The decline preceded global cooling and appears to have coincided with the early stages of the Asia-India collision. Warm, salty intermediate-depth water forming along the Tethys Sea margins may have caused the expanded suboxia, end...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kast, E. R., Stolper, D. A., Auderset, A., Higgins, J. A., Ren, H., Wang, X. T., Martinez-Garcia, A., Haug, G. H., Sigman, D. M. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Is Boston Scientific Worried About Paclitaxel and Vaginal Mesh Headwinds?
Boston Scientific had a lot to celebrate this week after FDA approved the company's much-anticipated Lotus Edge Valve for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. But enthusiasm for the approval was dampened during the company's first-quarter earnings call Wednesday by recent regulatory setbacks. The company is feeling the impact of ongoing Paclitaxel concerns, FDA's recent decision on vaginal mesh products, and the shutdown of an Illinois sterilization plant that previously sterilized products in Boston Scientific's men's health business. Here's a look at how each of these issues has impacted Boston...
Source: MDDI - April 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

FemBeat: Organic Period Care Startup Cora Launches Bladder Leak Liners For The Modern Woman
Incontinence shouldn't be an embarrassment. Period care startup Cora is trying to de-stigmatize it with a revolutionary new liner for bladder leaks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: B érénice Magistretti, Contributor Source Type: news

New synthesis strategy speeds identification of simpler versions of a natural product
(Baylor University) A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest the rich information found in natural products -- organic compounds isolated from natural sources -- has led to the identification of novel, simpler derivatives with potential to selectively protect neurons, important for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease, or to prevent the immune system from rejecting organ transplants, a Baylor-led study finds (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk and unnaturalness cannot justify EU's strict policy on GMO
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) The EU's policy on GMO is extremely strict and prevents new GMO crops from being authorized. The policy is based on arguments about the risk and unnaturalness of GMO plants -- but these arguments cannot justify the restrictive regulation, three researchers conclude in a new study in the journal Transgenic Research. They also conclude that the use of GMO plants is consistent with the principles of organic farming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is Ghee Healthy? Here ’s What the Science Says
Ghee is a type of clarified butter used in the cuisines of India and the Middle East. Traditionally, it’s made by gently heating cow’s-milk butter until its water content evaporates and its milk solids can be skimmed and strained away, leaving behind only the liquid fat. “Clarified butter is very similar [to ghee], but it’s sometimes made using high heat, whereas ghee is simmered at 100 degrees or less,” says Chandradhar Dwivedi, a distinguished professor emeritus of pharmacology at South Dakota State University. While ghee takes longer to make than some other types of clarified butter, it ret...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Meet ‘Mr. Earth Day,’ the Man Who Helped Organize the Annual Observance
Nearly 50 years after 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, more than 190 countries mark the annual day for raising awareness of environmental causes. And the stakes only grow as the years go by. Though Earth Day has been dogged by rumors that it was founded by a murderer and as communist propaganda, the truth is much more straightforward — but no less fascinating. TIME spoke to Denis Hayes, a real organizer of the first Earth Day, dubbed “Mr. Earth Day” by the magazine in 1999. Hayes is now the president of the Bullitt Foundation, which doles out grants to environmen...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Environment Holidays Source Type: news

The geomorphology, color, and thermal properties of Ryugu: Implications for parent-body processes
The near-Earth carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu is thought to have been produced from a parent body that contained water ice and organic molecules. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft has obtained global multicolor images of Ryugu. Geomorphological features present include a circum-equatorial ridge, east-west dichotomy, high boulder abundances across the entire surface, and impact craters. Age estimates from the craters indicate a resurfacing age of years for the top 1-meter layer. Ryugu is among the darkest known bodies in the Solar System. The high abundance and spectral properties of boulders are consistent with moderately dehyd...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sugita, S., Honda, R., Morota, T., Kameda, S., Sawada, H., Tatsumi, E., Yamada, M., Honda, C., Yokota, Y., Kouyama, T., Sakatani, N., Ogawa, K., Suzuki, H., Okada, T., Namiki, N., Tanaka, S., Iijima, Y., Yoshioka, K., Hayakawa, M., Cho, Y., Matsuoka, M., Tags: Planetary Science r-articles Source Type: news

Is Honey Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Because it comes from nature — from bees, no less — honey has a health halo. But is honey really healthy? Here’s what dietitians say about the health benefits of honey. What is honey made of? Honey is made from nectar. “Bees collect the dilute-sugary nectar of flora plants, produce an enzymatic activity after ingestion, regurgitate it into honey cells and evaporate a high percentage of the water out of it, producing a super-sweet viscous liquid known as honey,” explains Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The sweet substance is mostly fructose and glucose &mda...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Could this organic molecule be the building block of all life?
(Natural News) The organic compound glycolonitrile was recently spotted within the stellar material surrounding a well-documented young star. Its presence in the early history of the star could help researchers determine just how it and other similar organic molecules ended up on Earth, thereby leading to the development of life as we know it. Glycolonitrile... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New center founded to develop more efficient flexible solar cells
(Penn State) New organic materials for creating advanced, flexible, light-weight solar cells and electronics for military and civilian use in remote areas away from power grids will be the focus of a new research center directed by Enrique Gomez, professor of chemical engineering and materials science and engineering at Penn State. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 10, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Monsanto behind anti-organic propaganda: Newsweek’s opinion piece proves how desperate they are to discredit organics
(Natural News) Monsanto is growing more desperate to protect its reputation and discredit organics as the scandals pile up around the toxic pesticide manufacturer. You don’t even have to read the recent Newsweek piece by Henry Miller or be familiar with his background to realize that Monsanto had a hand in it as its title... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Following a diet that's rich in organic food lowers your cancer risk by 25%, researchers find
(Natural News) Is organic produce just an overpriced gimmick, or can eating more of it have a tangible effect on your family’s health? While it might be tempting to view all fruit and veggies as equally nutritious, the results of a recent study would seem to indicate that there is a distinct difference in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air fresheners are filling cars with toxic air
(Natural News) That air freshener dangling from your rear-view mirror may be slowly poisoning you and your family with a combination of dangerous toxins, including carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Although most car air fresheners do not provide a list of ingredients on their packaging, nearly all contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are organic compounds... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Make Perfectly Juicy Chicken
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- Tired of dried-out chicken? Here's how to pick and cook the perfect skinless breast. Chicken is a lean, versatile protein high in several essential B vitamins. Choose organic chicken breast if it's in your budget. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wakefern Food Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Wholesome Pantry Organic Nut Butters Because of Possible Health Risk
Wakefern Food Corp. has initiated a voluntary recall of a variety of Wholesome Pantry Organic nut butters because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. No illnesses related to the recall have been reported. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 2, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Don't fall for the pipe dream idealism of the Green New Deal – it will NEVER work
(Natural News) Many people who care about things like clean, organic food; compassionate health care for all; a pollution-free environment; and prosperity for all are falling hook, line, and sinker for the so-called “Green New Deal,” which promises all of these things and more. But as explained by Richard Sacks from Lost Arts Radio during... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers tap rare pristine air to reveal pollution's impact
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Human-caused pollution spurs the production of climate-changing particles known as secondary organic aerosols much more than previously thought. Researchers made the finding by analyzing air samples that were captured aboard a research aircraft as it zigzagged between pristine air over the Amazon rainforest and polluted air over the nearby city of Manaus. It was like a trip back (and forth) through time, as scientists weaved between the two vastly different settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda
UCLA Extension ’s Ochan Otim is a chemist who specializes in developing methods for quantifying and assessing the health risk associated with organic and metal contaminants in the environment. For the last few years, Otim, who grew up in Uganda, has been driven to use his expertise to try to help solve a dangero us mystery in his country of birth.Why were so many people having health problems and even dying because of alcohol consumption?The two-decade civil war in Uganda beginning in the late 1980s ravaged the country with violence, abductions, concentration camps and  starvation. The inhumane conditions and ab...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Here's why you should avoid drinking apple juice if you have acid reflux
(Natural News) Fresh, organic apple juice is refreshing and nutritious. However, if you have acid reflux, you need to stop drinking apple juice – at least until you feel better. Apple juice is a delicious beverage that’s full of vitamins and minerals. Rich in vitamin C, apple juice provides 159 percent of the Recommended Daily Intake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photocatalytic decarboxylative alkylations mediated by triphenylphosphine and sodium iodide
Most photoredox catalysts in current use are precious metal complexes or synthetically elaborate organic dyes, the cost of which can impede their application for large-scale industrial processes. We found that a combination of triphenylphosphine and sodium iodide under 456-nanometer irradiation by blue light–emitting diodes can catalyze the alkylation of silyl enol ethers by decarboxylative coupling with redox-active esters in the absence of transition metals. Deaminative alkylation using Katritzky’s N-alkylpyridinium salts and trifluoromethylation using Togni’s reagent are also demonstrated. Moreover, th...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Fu, M.-C., Shang, R., Zhao, B., Wang, B., Fu, Y. Tags: Chemistry r-articles Source Type: news

Microorganisms are the main emitters of carbon in Amazonian waters
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study performed with microorganisms inhabiting floodplains, which comprises 20 percent of the whole Amazon, showed that the microbial food chain produces 10 times more CO2 than the classical food chain, mostly by decomposing organic matter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Avocados Recalled by California Company
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- Possible listeria contamination has led to a recall of avocados by Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego. The recall is for conventional and organic avocados that were grown and packed in California... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Listeria Fears Prompt Avocado Recall in 6 States
The recall is for conventional and organic avocados that were grown and packed in California. No cases of illness from the avocadoes have been reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados Are Being Recalled in 6 States Over Listeria Concerns
A California-based avocado grower has issued a recall of avocados sent to at least six U.S. states over fears they could be contaminated by potentially fatal bacteria. Henry Avocado said Saturday it was concerned the bacteria listeria monocytogenes could be present in the avocados that it had sold in bulk to stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The company says the offending fruit can be identified by stickers reading “bravocado,” or, in the case of its organic avocados, stickers including the words “organic” and “California.” Listeria can ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized onetime Recall Source Type: news

Smiths Group unveils Smiths Medical spinout plan, search for new CEO
Smith Medical parent company Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) today announced plans to pursue a demerger with its Smiths Medical business, which will become separately listed in the UK. Smiths Group said it believes the demerger will strengthen both companies and allow the newly separated medical business to better capitalize on its leading positions, product launches and other value-creating opportunities. The company said it expects to complete the demerger some time during the first half of next year. “Pursuing a demerger of Smiths Medical will lead to two stronger companies each focusing on accelerating the exec...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Wall Street Beat Smiths Group plc Smiths Medical Source Type: news