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Transforming sulphur dioxide from harmful to useful

October 23, 2019

Scientists have created molecular cages within a polymer to trap harmful sulphur dioxide pollution in order to transform…
E-Cigarettes, Tobacco and Cannabis Products Are Littering High Schools

October 11, 2019

High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes,…
Particles Emitted by Consumer 3D Printers Could Hurt Indoor Air Quality

October 8, 2019

Consumer-grade 3D printers have grown in popularity in recent years, but the particles emitted from such devices can…
Deadly fungus found in Far North Queensland

October 4, 2019

James Cook University’s (JCU) Dr Matt Barrett confirmed the identity of the Poison Fire Coral fungus after local…
How E-Cigarette Use is Exposing Youth — and the Environment — to Toxic Chemicals

August 26, 2019

The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, by American youth has surged so dramatically in recent years that…
In first-of-its-kind study, UCI researchers highlight hookah health hazards

August 21, 2019

Hookah waterpipe use has grown in popularity in recent years – 1 in 5 college students in the…
Cyanidiales species of red algae, which appear green in this photo because chlorophyll masks their red pigment, growing in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. Image credit: Debashish Bhattacharya/Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Red Algae Steal Genes from Bacteria to Cope with Environmental Stresses

July 19, 2019

It’s a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of…
Sea slugs use algae’s bacterial ‘weapons factory’ in three-way symbiotic relationship

June 28, 2019

But this inch-long marine mollusk gains not only a tasty meal — it also slurps up the algae’s…
Cardiac toxicity risk factors identified with relapsed multiple myeloma therapy

June 20, 2019

More than half of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma treated with carfilzomib experienced cardiac issues during treatment, according…
Frog Protein May Mitigate Dangers Posed by Toxic Marine Microbes Fueled by Climate Change

June 20, 2019

A new study from UC San Francisco suggests that a protein found in the common bullfrog may one…
New study dramatically narrows the search for advanced life in the universe

June 18, 2019

Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a…
Stanford develops an experimental process to rinse heavy metals from toxic soils

June 5, 2019

When poisonous heavy metals like lead and cadmium escape from factories or mines, they can pollute the nearby…
Mining microbial treasures from toxic sites

May 9, 2019

Filled with a noxious brew of copper, cadmium and arsenic, with a pH rivaling that of sulfuric acid,…
JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

April 17, 2019

Little is known about the potential health effects of JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity,…
Unresolved Injury, Not Fibrosis, Contributes to Cisplatin-Induced CKD, Yale Study Finds

March 28, 2019

Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that the progression of acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease…
Material that shields beetle from being burned by its own weapons, holds promise

March 6, 2019

Carabid beetles produce caustic chemicals they spray to defend themselves against predators, and the compound that protects their…
Packaging insecticides in tiny capsules may make them more toxic

February 28, 2019

Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules – a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market –…
Flipping crab led to discovery that a commercially harvested species feeds at methane seeps

February 22, 2019

Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off…
A new natural, non-toxic adhesive is as strong as Gorilla Glue. When two pieces glued together were pulled apart by a machine to test its strength, the wood ripped. Image credit: Purdue University photo/Jonathan Wilker
Cooking chemistry minus heat equals new non-toxic adhesive

February 14, 2019

It seems like the cakes designed on competitive cooking shows get larger and more intricate every year. From…
Mercury levels in fish fluctuate along with water levels in lakes

December 21, 2018

A new study has found an unexpected connection between water levels in lakes and toxic mercury levels in…
Designing a safer building block for drug discovery by harnessing visible light

November 23, 2018

When you reach for a bottle of acetaminophen, you may be looking for relief from a headache. But…
Trapping toxic compounds with ‘molecular baskets’

October 15, 2018

Researchers have developed designer molecules that may one day be able to seek out and trap deadly nerve…
CSIRO’s cyanide-free gold showcases non-toxic solution

August 28, 2018

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has produced the country’s first gold using a non-toxic chemical process in an…
Researchers find, and possibly fix, toxicity in nanomaterials

July 3, 2018

UO and Oregon State University scientists were baffled. New testing of mixtures of nanoparticles had led to an…
Mercury rising: Are the fish we eat toxic?

May 16, 2018

The amount of mercury extracted from the sea by industrial fishing has grown steadily since the 1950s, potentially…
Safety Concerns Over Tungsten

April 19, 2018

Mouse study provides insights into how the metal accumulates in bone tissue New research shows how and where…
Researchers use wild rice to predict health of Minnesota lakes and streams

January 31, 2018

By studying wild rice in lakes and streams, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota…
Using a pig model to study chronic diseases may help minimize drug failure rate

July 21, 2017

Scientists may be able to minimize the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such…
New imaging technique measures toxicity of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

November 24, 2016

A new super-resolution imaging technique allows researchers to track how surface changes in proteins are related to neurodegenerative…
Researchers Identify New Drug Target for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

November 3, 2016

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic provide the first evidence that…
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