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Sandia research focuses on ‘switching on’ iron in clay minerals

October 14, 2019

Work identifies chemical mechanism that shows how iron in soils can immobilize arsenic Sandia National Laboratories researchers have…
Methane-producing microorganism makes a meal of iron

September 9, 2019

A new understanding of how an important methane-producing microorganism creates methane and carbon dioxide could eventually allow researchers…
New Analysis Finds Vast Majority of Dietary Supplements to have no Effect on Heart Disease and Overall Lifespan

July 18, 2019

A massive new analysis published on 8 July in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which included findings from…
There Should Be More Iron In Space. Why Can’t We See It?

July 12, 2019

Iron is one of the most abundant elements in the Universe, along with lighter elements like hydrogen, oxygen,…
Iron volcanoes may have erupted on metal asteroids

April 18, 2019

Metallic asteroids are thought to have started out as blobs of molten iron floating in space. As if…
Rust never sleeps

February 5, 2019

Like iron flowing through the blood stream, iron minerals course through the ground. These minerals are used to…
Discovery related to iron deposits to take forward mining industry development in the future

December 26, 2018

Russian scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) together with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) have…
Reimagining MRI contrast: Iron outperforms gadolinium

August 29, 2018

Rice University nanoscientists have demonstrated a method for loading iron inside nanoparticles to create MRI contrast agents that…
Eating iron-fortified grain improves students’ attention, memory

July 18, 2018

Adolescent students in a rural school in India who consumed an iron-biofortified version of the grain pearl millet…
Europium points to new suspect in continental mystery

May 22, 2018

Clues from some unusual Arizona rocks pointed Rice University scientists toward a discovery — a subtle chemical signature…
Theory for one type of superconductor solves puzzle in another

May 10, 2018

A 2017 theory proposed by Rice University physicists to explain the contradictory behavior of an iron-based high-temperature superconductor…
Ramp compression of iron provides insight into core conditions of large rocky exoplanets

April 17, 2018

In a paper published today by Nature Astronomy (link is external), a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore…
NIH study may help explain why iron can worsen malaria infection

April 10, 2018

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have a possible explanation for why iron can sometimes worsen malaria…
Scientists are moving forward with preservation of The Mary Rose’s cannonballs, but some sacrifices had to be made

March 12, 2018

The Mary Rose ship sank in 1545. When in 1982 it was raised from the sea, 1,200 cannonballs…
Earth’s core metals react well to electrons

March 3, 2018

At temperatures and pressures found on Earth’s surface, metallic elements are electropositive and lose their valence electrons to…
Neuroimaging reveals lasting brain deficits in iron-deficient piglets

February 22, 2018

Iron deficiency in the first four weeks of a piglet’s life – equivalent to roughly four months in…
Scientists find oxidized iron deep within the Earth’s interior

January 25, 2018

Scientists digging deep into the Earth’s mantle recently made an unexpected discovery. Five hundred fifty kilometres below the…
Bioluminescent Worm Found to Have Iron Superpowers

December 18, 2017

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have made a discovery with…
Low iron levels could be contributing to a greater risk of coronary artery disease

July 12, 2017

We know we have to take care of ourselves and eat well, but sometimes we slip and make…
Behind the Iron Curtain: How Methane-Making Microbes Kept the Early Earth Warm

April 19, 2017

For much of its first two billion years, Earth was a very different place: oxygen was scarce, microbial…
Research proposes new theories about nature of Earth’s iron

March 22, 2017

New research challenges the prevailing theory that the unique nature of Earth’s iron was the result of how…
Why are there different “flavors” of iron around the Solar System?

February 21, 2017

Washington, DC—New work from Carnegie’s Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under…
Study suggests fitness and iron deficiency linked to GPA

January 27, 2017

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Pennsylvania State University have found that a student’s fitness level and…
Iron-munching microbe discovered

October 26, 2016

A microbe that ‘eats’ both methane and iron: microbiologists have long suspected its existence, but were not able…
Iron springs back to shape under pressure

September 16, 2016

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicists has performed a series of calculations shedding light on…
Iron catalysts can modify amino acids, peptides to create new drug candidates

August 6, 2016

For medicinal chemists, making tweaks to peptide structures is key to developing new drug candidates. Now, researchers have…
Compounds in meat may be carcinogenic

June 30, 2016

Population studies indicate a possible link between intake of meat and cancer. Meat may contain carcinogens, but it…
In these microbes, iron works like oxygen

April 6, 2016

A pair of papers from a UW–Madison geoscience lab shed light on a curious group of bacteria that…
Smaller. Cheaper. Better.

March 28, 2016

Iron nitride transformers developed at Sandia could boost energy storage options A Sandia-led team has developed a way…
High-energy X-rays give industry affordable way to optimize cast iron

December 8, 2015

Cast iron can be modified through the manufacturing process to optimize its mechanical and physical properties, such as…
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