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Article ID: 701020

Researchers Study Presence of Fluorinated Chemicals in Firefighter Clothing

University of Notre Dame

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame will begin an independent study of turnout gear worn by firefighters after initial samples tested positive for fluorine.

Released:
24-Sep-2018 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 700698

Before the Fire: Large-Scale Study Aims to Improve Burning Management of Flint Hills

Kansas State University

Kansas State University researchers are part of a large collaborative project that is using unmanned aircraft to improve the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan.

Released:
18-Sep-2018 11:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 700494

Point-of-Care Sensors to Detect Manganese From Single Drop of Blood

University of Illinois at Chicago

A three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to develop portable, easy-to-use sensors that can detect toxic metals in a single drop of blood. The sensors would allow for faster and cheaper research, as well as rapid detection of metals including manganese and lead, both of which are powerful neurotoxins that can affect cognitive development and neuromotor function.

Released:
13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700286

Cracking the Code to Soot Formation

Sandia National Laboratories

The longstanding mystery of soot formation, which combustion scientists have been trying to explain for decades, appears to be finally solved, thanks to research led by Sandia National Laboratories.Soot is ubiquitous and has large detrimental effects on human health, agriculture, energy-consumption efficiency, climate and air quality.

Released:
10-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700093

UF/IFAS Entomologist Urges Precautions Against Mosquito-Borne Viruses

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission to sentinel chickens, horses and humans have been reported so far this summer.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699969

Stem Cell Models, Estimating Risk without Animals, and More Featured in September 2018 Toxicological Sciences

Society of Toxicology

Papers on stem cell methods and models in toxicology; comparative toxicogenomics and AOPs; machine vs. animal models; pesticides and asthma; and estimating risk without animals featured in latest issue of Toxicological Sciences.

Released:
4-Sep-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699883

What Is ‘Soil Friendly’ Eating?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Grocery shopping is fraught with decisions. Is ‘soil-friendly eating’ part of yours? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) September 1st Soils Matter blog explains simple steps to consider in the grocery aisles.

Released:
4-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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