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Article ID: 708083

UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

University of Washington

Exposure to glyphosate—the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup—increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington.

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13-Feb-2019 9:05 PM EST
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    12-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707860

Gory, Freaky, Cool: Marine Snail Venom Could Improve Insulin for Diabetic Patients

University of Utah Health

Researchers at University of Utah Health detailed the function of cone snail insulins, bringing them one step closer to developing a faster-acting insulin to treat diabetes.

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12-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 707921

Predicting Drug Safety; Integrating Mechanistic Data in Assessment of Carcinogens; All-Trans Retinoic Acid and Fetal Testicular Development; and More Featured in February 2019 Toxicological Sciences

Society of Toxicology

Papers on developmental Nrf2 regulation by AHR in zebrafish; in vitro mechanistic assays and drug hepatotoxicity; and concentrated ambient particles and TRPA1 are featured in latest issue of Toxicological Sciences.

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11-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST
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Article ID: 707829

NUS marine scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters

National University of Singapore

A team of marine scientists from the National University of Singapore had uncovered toxic bacteria living on the surfaces of microplastics (which are pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimetres in size) collected from the coastal areas of Singapore. These bacteria are capable of causing coral bleaching, and triggering wound infections in humans. The team also discovered a diversity of bacteria, including useful organisms – such as those that can degrade marine pollutants like hydrocarbons – in the plastic waste.

Released:
11-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707758

Making a medical isotope used by millions (Podcast)

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

How can we support nuclear medicine efforts that help more than 40,000 people in the U.S. everyday? Researchers at the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a way to produce the much-needed radioisotope technetium-99m using small research reactors like the one here at the university.

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11-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 707750

CSU Says Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

By 2023, the California State University's 23 campuses will be eliminating the use and sale of all single-use plastics including plastic straws, water bottles and bags.

Released:
7-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 707463

Study Reveals That Modifying Display Case Airflow and Domestic Refrigerator Temperature Minimizes Environmental Impact of Food Refrigeration

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Refrigeration is an essential component of the food supply chain, extending the shelf life of perishable food and ensuring that consumers receive safe food that does not pose a threat to their health. It is estimated that 40 percent of food products require refrigeration and that nine percent of losses of perishable foods are due to lack of refrigeration in developed countries. However, this level of refrigeration has an environmental cost; refrigeration accounts for 15 percent of the electricity consumed and the food cold chain represents one percent of CO2 emissions worldwide.

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4-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707407

New tools in transportation

Argonne National Laboratory

A new version of the AFLEET Tool from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory calculates and compares the costs and environmental benefits of a broad range of alternative fuel technologies. Covering 18 fuel/vehicle technologies, AFLEET Online offers an easy-to-use web-based platform.

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1-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

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