Enantioselective remote C-H activation directed by a chiral cation
We report here a strategy to render a common bipyridine ligand anionic and pair its iridium complexes with a chiral cation derived from quinine. We have applied these ion-paired complexes to long-range asymmetric induction in the desymmetrization of the geminal diaryl motif, located on a carbon or phosphorus center, by enantioselective C–H borylation. In principle, numerous common classes of ligand could likewise be amenable to this approach. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Genov, G. R., Douthwaite, J. L., Lahdenperä, A. S. K., Gibson, D. C., Phipps, R. J. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Recovering phosphorus from corn ethanol production can help reduce groundwater pollution
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Dried distiller's grains with solubles (DDGS), a co-product from corn ethanol processing, is commonly used as feed for cattle, swine and poultry. However, DDGS contains more phosphorus than the animals need. The excess ends up in manure and drains into the watershed, promoting algae production and contributing to dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. A new study from University of Illinois provides a simple method to recover phosphorus from DDGS in dry grind processing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fire hazards management for polymeric materials via synergy effects of pyrolysates-fixation and aromatized-charring - Fu T, Guo DM, Chen L, Wu WS, Wang XL, Wang YZ.
Previous approaches to suppressing fire hazards are concentrated on brominated flame retardants (BFRs) or phosphorus flame retardants (PFRs). However, their chemical hazards to health and environment have not been able to be ignored currently. It is quit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Yellow phosphorus poisoning: a retrospective study in tertiary care hospital - Itagi S, Br S, Parashuram.
Introduction: Rodenticides have been an important cause of significant morbidity and mortality in patients with deliberate self harm.Yellow phosphorus a rodenticide is lethal toxin in humans which affects hepatic,cardiovascular,gastrointestinal and ren... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Resurrection ecology' of 600-year-old water fleas used to understand pollution adaptation
(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) By taking advantage of the unique genomic model organism of tiny waterfleas, or Daphnia, an international team of researchers has now analyzed Daphnia from a phosphorus-rich Minnesota lake -- and compared it to revived, 600-year-old Daphnia dormant eggs found in the bottom sediments -- to better understand how these creatures cope with a dramatic environmental change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Genes controlling mycorrhizal colonization discovered in soybean
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Like most plants, soybeans pair up with soil fungi in a symbiotic mycorrhizal relationship. In exchange for a bit of sugar, the fungus acts as an extension of the root system to pull in more phosphorus, nitrogen, micronutrients, and water than the plant could on its own. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Life could have emerged from lakes with high phosphorus
(University of Washington) Life as we know it requires phosphorus, and lots of it. But phosphorus is scarce. A University of Washington study, published Dec. 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reports that certain types of carbonate-rich lakes, which could have formed on early Earth, have the right chemistry to keep phosphorous levels high and available to organisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Stepwise Earth oxygenation is an inherent property of global biogeochemical cycling
Oxygenation of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans occurred across three major steps during the Paleoproterozoic, Neoproterozoic, and Paleozoic eras, with each increase having profound consequences for the biosphere. Biological or tectonic revolutions have been proposed to explain each of these stepwise increases in oxygen, but the principal driver of each event remains unclear. Here we show, using a theoretical model, that the observed oxygenation steps are a simple consequence of internal feedbacks in the long-term biogeochemical cycles of carbon, oxygen, and phosphorus, and that there is no requirement for a specific st...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alcott, L. J., Mills, B. J. W., Poulton, S. W. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science r-articles Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” P...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New York Startup, Phosphorus, Offers DNA Testing That Assesses Your Risk Of Disease And More
New York startup Phosphorus is offering genetic testing for everything from your risk of heart disease to your tolerance for certain drugs to lifestyle changes that will improve your health. The founder believes someday the tests will be standard in primary care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Daniel D ' Ambrosio, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of phosphorus?
Phosphorus is a mineral that is essential for human health. It is available in a wide variety of foods, including meat, fish, dairy, and some vegetables. Learn more about its benefits here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Facile synthesis of a novel transparent hyperbranched phosphorous/nitrogen-containing flame retardant and its application in reducing the fire hazard of epoxy resin - Hu X, Yang H, Jiang Y, He H, Liu H, Huang H, Wan C.
In this study, a novel hyperbranched phosphorus/nitrogen-containing flame retardant (HPNFR) was facilely synthesized via the transesterification reaction of dimethyl methylphosphonate and tris (2-hydroxyethyl) isocyanurate and characterized successfully by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Scientists unearth green treasure -- albeit rusty -- in the soil
(Cornell University) Cornell University engineers have taken a step in understanding how iron in the soil may unlock naturally occurring phosphorus bound in organic matter, which can be used in fertilizer, so that one day farmers may be able to reduce the amount of artificial fertilizers applied to fields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Apple salad with figs and almonds
Apples and figs are a delicious combination. Figs are also a good source of iron, calcium and phosphorus. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Time for AI-Based Medical Device Regulation Is Now
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are poised to revolutionize the field of healthcare. Researchers are leveraging deep learning methods to find new ways to efficiently diagnose and treat diseases.  Although lacking a well-articulated AI strategy, the United States invested an estimated $2 billion on research and development for AI-based technologies in 2017. Since that time, the Department of Defense has also committed to providing up to an additional $2 billion per year in spending for AI technology and infrastructure over the next five years. Despite such investmen...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Aaron Gin and Bryan Helwig Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Software Source Type: news