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Nitric Oxide, Oral Bacteria, High Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Health, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Physician, Oral Hygeine, Mouthwash, Commensal Bacteria, Inflamation, Wellness

Could Your Mouthwash Be Putting You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Nathan Bryan, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts on the critically important role of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the health of many of the body’s organs and systems, said,” understanding the vital effects of bacteria in the mouth is essential for health care providers, although it is not widely understood by the public.” He delivered an invited lecture to attendees of the The American Naturopathic Medical Association 36th Annual Convention and Educational Seminar.

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Health, Disease, DNA, Biology

DNA Detectives Crack the Case on Biothreat Look-Alikes

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Biological “detectives” are tracking down biothreats such as the bacteria that causes tularemia (“rabbit fever”), but they constantly face the challenge of avoiding false positives.

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Fisheries, Amazon, dams, SNAPP, Livelihoods, Brazil, PERU

Potential Impacts of Planned Andean Dams Outweigh Benefits, Scientists Say

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An international team of scientists investigating the effects of six planned or potential Andean dams on the Amazon river system has found that major negative ecological impacts can be expected both above the dams and throughout the lowland floodplains and the Amazon Delta.

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Great Lakes, Sewage, Environment

Expert Available on Niagara Falls & Great Lakes Sewage Discharges

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Society Of Toxicology, Scientific Journal, Publishing, Open Access

Predatory Journals: How to Spot and Avoid Them

Scientific research and publishing over the past decade has experienced some substantial transformations—and not in a good way. With an increasing number of poor-quality scientific journals appearing in the marketplace, it is important to know how to recognize potential scams.

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Charcoal, Dental, dentifrices, Teeth, Oral Health, Fluoride, Caries, Toothpaste, Safety, risk, bentonite clay, Enamel

Review: Claims of Safety, Oral Benefit of Charcoal Dentifrice Usage Remain Unproven

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A review by John K. Brooks, DDS, and colleagues at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry showed insufficient clinical and laboratory data to substantiate the safety and efficacy claims of charcoal and charcoal-based dentifrices.

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Siobhán Cooke, Evolution, Fossils, Extinct Species

Understanding Caribbean Mammal Extinctions of the Past Spurs Renewed Focus on Conservation

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A Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of humans and subsequent human activity throughout the islands of the Caribbean were likely the primary causes of the extinction of native mammal species there. The evidence, they say, highlights the need for urgent human intervention to protect the native mammal species still inhabiting the region.

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Energy, Methane, emission efficiency

New WVU Study Provides Roadmap to Lower Methane Emissions for Future Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet

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A new study published today (August 23) in the Journal of Air and Waste Management Association builds upon recent heavy-duty natural gas vehicle methane emission measurements to model methane emissions from a future, much larger vehicle fleet. This study, conducted by researchers at West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions, comes as the price of natural gas has decreased, leading to interest in natural gas as a cleaner replacement for diesel in heavy-duty vehicles.

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Mosquitoes Fatally Attracted to Deadly, Sweet-Smelling Potion

Mosquitoes aren’t just blood thirsty. They also have a sweet tooth, relying on plant nectar to get the sugar they need to survive. Exploiting this weakness, scientists have developed an environmentally friendly eradication method. The new, inexpensive technique tricks these annoying pests into gorging themselves on insecticides laced with a concoction that mimics the sweet-smelling scents and aromas that they find irresistible. It could bolster efforts to suppress malaria, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases worldwide.

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Nanoengineering, wearable electronic devices, biofuel cells, Batteries, wearables

Stretchable Biofuel Cells Extract Energy From Sweat to Power Wearable Devices

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wearable biofuel cells. The devices could be used to power a range of wearable devices.







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