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Article ID: 702461

Cleaning up Dirty Water with Microbes and Grease (Podcast)

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

How long will the world’s supply of clean fresh water last? Just the fact that we have to ask that question is enough to start worrying, as threats from pollution, climate change, and overpopulation continue to get worse. Fortunately, researchers like Tyler Radniecki are at the vanguard of the search for solutions to revive and restore this precious resource.

Released:
19-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702358

Protecting Coal Miners From Black Lung Disease

West Virginia University

In a report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, West Virginia University researcher Michael McCawley and his colleagues pinpoint shortcomings in how miners’ exposure to respirable coal-mine dust is monitored. Inhaling this dust over time leads to black lung disease.

Released:
18-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 702383

Study: Even Low Levels of Arsenic Can Cause Kidney Disease

Texas Tech University

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology, even low, allowable levels of arsenic may be enough to cause kidney disease. The good news, however, is there may be a way to treat such kidney disease using a drug already approved by the FDA – just not for this purpose.

Released:
17-Oct-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702332

Concerns Remain About Bisphenol a Safety, Despite FDA Declaration

Endocrine Society

A growing body of research indicates bisphenol A (BPA) levels in food containers present a public health risk. Despite this evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to assert that BPA is safe for use in food packaging, based on an initial report conducted as part of the Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity (CLARITY-BPA).

Released:
17-Oct-2018 9:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702311

Alligators Shed Light on Reproductive Disorders

University of Georgia

Researchers from the University of Georgia have discovered that timing of exposure is a key factor in how certain contaminants affect the reproductive system—information that may help scientists understand the causes of reproductive disorders in wildlife and women.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702296

Keeping Food Out of Landfills

University of Delaware

Reducing food waste has already been a source of attention at one of UD's main dining halls. Now work is being done to see if those efforts can be scaled up to work across the state.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702015

Dompé at the medical conference “The Impact of Environment and Healthy Lifestyles in Human Health” - October 13th, Washington, D.C

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Sbarro Health Research Organization, on the occasion of the medical conference “The impact of environment and healthy lifestyles in human health,” honoured Nathalie Dompé, CEO Dompé Holdings, with a special Award for Societal Impact in Business & Biotechnology, for her work and effort in promoting social responsibility.

Released:
13-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702121

Potential Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Hypothyroidism Proves Effective in Lab Study

Rush University Medical Center

A new "metal-coordinated" drug-delivery technology potentially could be used to supplement the standard therapy for hypothyroidism, which affects nearly 10 million Americans, and many more patients worldwide, according to results of a study published in the journal Thyroid this month.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    10-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701713

Nail Polishes with ‘N-Free’ Labels Are Not Necessarily Free of Toxic Compounds

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Nail polishes with ‘n-free’ labels are not necessarily free of toxic compounds

Released:
5-Oct-2018 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 701845

Trapping Toxic Compounds with ‘Molecular Baskets’

Ohio State University

Researchers have developed designer molecules that may one day be able to seek out and trap deadly nerve agents and other toxic compounds in the environment – and possibly in humans.

Released:
9-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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