Scientists explain exactly how alien life may have begun
Comets may have played a major role in bringing life to Earth—and now, researchers have discovered that they may be doing the same thing for other, faraway planets. For a planet to sustain life, it must have organic material built from the elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus,…#richardanslow #instituteofastronomy #cambridgeuniversity (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Phosphate Absorption Inhibitor for CKD
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved the first-in-class phosphate absorption inhibitor tenapanor (Xphozah) to reduce serum phosphorus in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis, developer Ardelyx announced on Tuesday. An oral drug, tenapanor... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Xphozah (tenapanor) to Reduce Serum Phosphorus in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ardelyx, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARDX), a biopharmaceutical company founded with a mission to discover, develop and commercialize innovative, first-in-class medicines that meet significant unmet medical needs,... (Source: - New Drug Approvals)
Source: - New Drug Approvals - October 17, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of Using White Phosphorus In Gaza and Lebanon, IDF Vehemently Denies
Human Rights Watch, a left-of-center human rights nonprofit, accused Israel’s military this week of using white phosphorus weapons in Gaza and Lebanon during the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. Videos posted to social media on Tuesday and Wednesday allegedly show the Israeli Defense Forces dropping…#israel #gaza #lebanon #israelidefenseforces #humanrightswatch #hrw #israeli #gazacity #idf #pernbcnews (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can acid produced from probiotic bacteria alter the surface roughness, microhardness, and elemental composition of enamel? An in vitro study
OdontologyPublished:30 March 2023volume 111, pages929 –941 (2023)  Can acid produced from probiotic bacteria alter the surface roughness, microhardness, and elemental composition of enamel? An in vitro studyAbstractProbiotics are live microorganisms that upon administration in adequate amounts provide various health benefits to the host. Probiotics are “lactic acid-producing bacteria” as they release large amounts of organic acids, particularly lactic acids, in their surrounding environment. Although the acids produced by probiotics are beneficial for gastrointestinal and vagi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 25, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ancient Amazonians created mysterious ‘dark earth’ on purpose
Mysterious patches of fertile black soil pepper the verdant Amazon rainforest. They sit in stark contrast with the reddish, eroded soil that dominates the basin. Researchers have long thought this Amazonian dark earth—or terra preta —was created by pre-Hispanic Indigenous civilizations, which have inhabited the region for millennia, but it wasn’t clear how. Now, a multidisciplinary team of scientists and Indigenous partners suggests the ancient Amazonians intentionally created the rich soil thousands of years ago to better foster their crops, and that their modern-day descendants are still making new t...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 20, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Phosphate Rock Statistics and Information
Phosphorus is an essential element for plant and animal nutrition. Most phosphorus is consumed as a principal component of nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizers used on food crops throughout the world. Phosphate rock minerals are the only significant global resources of phosphorus. The United…#subscribe #phosphaterock (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is our phosphorus use sustainable?
A U.S. National Science Foundation-supported study finds that most phosphorus stakeholders — representing a wide swath of industry, agriculture, environmental and policy interests — have significant doubts about the long-term sustainability of… (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Preparation of organic-inorganic phosphorus-nitrogen-based flame retardants and their application to plywood - Deng C, Ji Y, Zhu M, Liang Y, Jian H, Yan Z, Wen M, Park H.
In this study, two novel phosphorus-nitrogen flame retardants (UCPR and MCPR) were developed, and the intercalated modified layered double h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A spectacular superconductor claim is making news. Here ’s why experts are doubtful
This week, social media has been aflutter over a claim for a new superconductor that works not only well above room temperatures, but also at ambient pressure. If true, the discovery would be one of the biggest ever in condensed matter physics and could usher in all sorts of technological marvels, such as levitating vehicles and perfectly efficient electrical grids. However, the two related papers , posted to the arXiv preprint server by Sukbae Lee and Ji-Hoon Kim of South Korea’s Quantum Energy Research Centre and colleagues on 22 July, are short on detail and have left many physicists skeptical. The researche...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 27, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma arm gets USFDA nod for Sevelamer hydrochloride tablets
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd on Wednesday said its wholly-owned subsidiary APL Healthcare has received a final approval from the US health regulator for generic Sevelamer hydrochloride tablets used to control serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis. The approval granted by the USFDA to make and market Sevelamer hydrochloride is for tablets of strengths 400 mg and 800 mg, Aurobindo Pharma said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 12, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Crops grown without sunlight could help feed astronauts bound for Mars
Riverside, California— For the first astronauts to visit Mars, what to eat on their 3-year mission will be one of the most critical questions. It’s not just a matter of taste. According to one recent estimate, a crew of six would require an estimated 10,000 kilograms of food for the trip. NASA—which plans to send people to Mars within 2 decades—could stuff a spacecraft with prepackaged meals and launch additional supplies to the Red Planet in advance for the voyage home. But even that wouldn’t completely solve the problem. Micronutrients, including many vitamins, break down over months and will need to...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 8, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nearly All of Earth ’ s Ecological Vital Signs Are In The ‘ Danger Zone ’ Scientists Warn
Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into “the danger zone,” not just for an overheating planet that’s losing its natural areas, but for well-being of people living on it, according to a new study. The study looks not just at guardrails for the planetary ecosystem but for the first time it includes measures of “justice,” which is mostly about preventing harm for countries, ethnicities and genders. The study by the international scientist group Earth Commission published in Wednesday’s journal Nature looks at climate, air pollution, phospho...
Source: TIME: Science - May 31, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein/AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change embargoed study Environmental Health healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Role of therapeutic plasma exchange in rat killer (yellow phosphorous) poisoning - Radhakrishnan K, Thokala RP, Anandan A, Rengan CS.
CONTEXT: Yellow phosphorus (YP) 3% is one of the rodenticides available, which is a potent hepatotoxin and it is fatal. Management of YP poisoning is difficult since there is no antidote available; only definitive management is liver transplantation. Thera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Quantitative Labeling of Sodium, Potassium, and Phosphorus for Human Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drug Products
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 10, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news