A better way to manage phosphorus?
A new project proposes a restructured index to build on phosphorus management efforts in farm fields in New York state and beyond. The new index structure improves upon previous approaches. It focuses on the existing risk of phosphorus runoff from a field based on the location. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Calcium and phosphorus supplementation of human milk for preterm infants.
Preterm infants are born with low skeletal stores of calcium and phosphorus. Preterm human milk provides insufficient calcium and phosphorus to meet the estimated needs of preterm infants for adequate growth. Supplementation of human milk with calcium and phosphorus may improve growth and development of preterm infants. To determine whether addition of calcium and phosphorus supplements to human milk leads to improved growth and bone metabolism of preterm infants without significant adverse effects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study quantifies effect of'legacy phosphorus' in reduced water quality
For decades, phosphorus has accumulated in Wisconsin soils. Though farmers have taken steps to reduce the quantity of the agricultural nutrient applied to and running off their fields, a new study reveals that a ' legacy ' of abundant soil phosphorus in the Yahara watershed of Southern Wisconsin has a large, direct and long-lasting impact on water quality. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

UD's Jaisi wins NSF Career Award for research on phosphorus in soil
(University of Delaware) Much like criminal forensic scientists use fingerprints to identify guilty parties at crime scenes, the University of Delaware's Deb Jaisi utilizes isotopic fingerprinting technology to locate the sources of phosphorus compounds and studies the degraded products they leave behind in soil and water. Jaisi has now received a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to further his source tracking research, looking specifically at phytate, the most common organic phosphorus in soils. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Safer pyrotechnic obscurants based on phosphorus(V) nitride - Koch EC, Cudzi ło S.
The potential of phosphorus(V) nitride, P3 N5  , as a replacement for red phosphorus, PR , in pyrotechnic obscurants has been theoretically and experimentally investigated. P3 N5 can be safely mixed with KNO3 and even KClO3 and KClO4  . The correspondi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Serum Phosphorus and Anemia in Those With and Without CKD Serum Phosphorus and Anemia in Those With and Without CKD
Are higher phosphorus levels associated with a greater risk of anemia?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Controlling Phosphorus in Chronic Kidney Disease Controlling Phosphorus in Chronic Kidney Disease
Controlling serum phosphorus in chronic kidney disease has proved challenging, but doing so improves clinical outcomes among these patients.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 15, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Genetic testing startup Phosphorus nets $10M in venture capital
< img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10099266/phosphorus*100xx891-891-822-426.jpg" > New York-area startups and venture capitalists are making funding deals with the hopes of creating the next profitable company. Here's one deal announced Wednesday: Who gets: Phosphorus, a software firm that helps laboratories conduct genetic testing. The New York startup is the innovator behind FertilityMap, a service that helps physicians analyze the pregnancy and family medical history of its participants. Amount raised:$10 million Series A. Who invests: Manhattan-based FirstMark Capital led… < div class="feedflare" > < a hre...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

After decades of clean up attempts, world's lakes still suffer from phosphorus pollution
Leading scientists warn: Phosphorus pollution is a major concern. We need to speed up recovery treatments of lakes -- or accept poor freshwater quality. In a new series of studies, leading scientists assess how to control phosphorus pollution in lakes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

After decades of clean up attempts, world's lakes still suffer from phosphorus pollution
(University of Southern Denmark) Leading scientists warn: Phosphorus pollution is a major concern. We need to speed up recovery treatments of lakes -- or accept poor freshwater quality. In a series of studies published in a special issue of the journal Water Research, leading scientists assess how to control phosphorus pollution in lakes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 8, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cleaning up decades of phosphorus pollution in lakes
Phosphorus is the biggest cause of water quality degradation worldwide, causing 'dead zones', toxic algal blooms, a loss of biodiversity and increased health risks for the plants, animals and humans that come in contact with polluted waters. This threatens the loss of economic and social benefits from freshwaters upon which society relies. Scientists are now assessing how geo-engineering in lakes can control phosphorus pollution. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Calcium and Phosphorus and the Preterm Infant
The early hypocalcemia observed in preterm infants is common. An increasing degree of asymptomatic hypocalcemia is observed with decreasing gestational age. Treatment is controversial and evidence of benefit is lacking. The intakes of calcium and phosphorus for the preterm infant to achieve adequate bone growth and mineralization are based on the amount acquired by the human fetus during the last trimester of pregnancy. Though normal bone mineralization is difficult to achieve, it is possible to prevent osteopenia/rickets in the preterm infant by maximizing intakes of calcium and phosphorus. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - March 31, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Greer, F. R. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Greenland ice sheet releasing 'Mississippi River' worth of phosphorus
Not only is Greenland's melting ice sheet adding huge amounts of water to the oceans, it could also be unleashing 400,000 metric tons of phosphorus every year -- as much as the mighty Mississippi River releases into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new study. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient that feeds plankton at the base of the ocean food web. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New electronics? Black Phosphorus Reveals Its Secrets
Scientists have succeeded in preventing two-dimensional layers of black phosphorus from oxidating. In so doing, they have opened the doors to exploiting their striking properties in a number of electronic and optoelectronic devices. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists gather in DC to tackle phosphorus sustainability issues
(Arizona State University) Researchers from Arizona State University and 40 other scientists, engineers, technical experts and policy makers from around the world, are convening in Washington, D.C. May 18-21 to study ways to create a sustainable phosphorus (P) fertilizer system.The use of phosphorus, a key component of fertilizers, is increasing around the world. The runoff of phosphorus from farms and cities is creating algal blooms, which often lead to 'dead zones' in rivers, lakes and coastal oceans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 15, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news