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Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICN2 a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB have developed the new BiogàsPlus a technology which allows increasing the production ... - Read More

Oral chelation for environmental lead toxicity

Treatment with dimercaptosuccinic acid DMSA an oral chelation agent was linked to reductions in the amount of lead in blood in young children in Zamfara State Nigeria following environmental lead contamination according to a study ... - Read More

Boosting biofuel: Yeast made to tolerate high levels of ethanol, making them more productive

Yeast are commonly used to transform corn and other plant materials into biofuels such as ethanol However large concentrations of ethanol can be toxic to yeast which has limited the production capacity of many yeast ... - Read More

Microfluidics: Lab on a breathing chip

Human nasal epithelial cells cultured on a microchip react to air pollutants just like they would in the upper airway The upper respiratory tract is the first line of defense against air pollutants including allergens ... - Read More

Liposome research meets nanotechnology to improve cancer treatment

In the race to find more effective ways to treat cancer Boise State University biophysicist Daniel Fologea is working outside the rules of general mathematics that say one plus one equals two In his world ... - Read More

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

has been working to produce precise chemically defined surfaces on which to grow stem cells “A cell will react differently if it lands near soft tissue like the brain ” To fully explore the idea ... - Read More

Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle

Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles NPs that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer Built on an easy to make polymer these ... - Read More

Combustion mechanism to better predict warming by wildfires uncovered by scientists

Scientists have uncovered key attributes of so called brown carbon from wildfires airborne atmospheric particles that may have influenced current climate models that failed to take the material's warming effects into account The work was ... - Read More

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique and important properties Spherical in shape and silver in composition it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide ... - Read More

A Quicker Way to Determine Who's Faking It on the Internet

Released 5 21 2014 6 35 AM EDTSource Newsroom Universite de Montreal more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Chromatography A May 23 2014May 22 2014 ... - Read More

Burning issue of hydrocarbons, impacts on human health

Highlights of Prof Hayakawa's research who is currently developing methods to identify metabolites of PAHs and NPAHs in urine and blood Other work include developing the most sensitive method for measuring PAHs and NPAHs showing ... - Read More

The promise of purple for enhanced bioimaging

Newly detected 'energy clustering' structures inside rare earth nanoparticles generate intense violet light which is ideal for studying photon induced transformations Labeling biomolecules with light emitting nanoparticles is a powerful technique for observing cell movement ... - Read More

Toxicologists outline key health and environmental concerns associated with hydraulic fracturing

Date May 9 2014 Source Society of Toxicology Summary Since the rise in the use of hydraulic fracturing of shale to produce natural gas and oil many have debated the merits and detractions of the ... - Read More

Bone marrow-on-a-chip unveiled

The latest organ on a chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure functions and cellular make up of bone marrow a complex tissue that until now could only be studied ... - Read More

Increased infrastructure required for effective oil spill response in U.S. Arctic

A changing climate is increasing the accessibility of U S Arctic waters to commercial activities such as shipping oil and gas development and tourism raising concern about the risk of oil spills A new report ... - Read More

No-Refrigeration, Spray Vaccine Could Curb Diseases in Remote Areas

the part of the immune system that produces antibodies to fight off a harmful pathogen Later if the person gets infected by that microbe the body immediately knows how to respond But increasingly evidence is ... - Read More

Potentially safer, greener alternative to BPA could come from papermaking waste

A waste product from making paper could yield a safer greener alternative to the potentially harmful chemical BPA now banned from baby bottles but still used in many plastics Scientists made the BPA alternative from ... - Read More

West Virginia spill activates engineers to determine effects of chemicals

Virginia Tech faculty engineers and students are unravelling fundamental chemical and health properties of the chemical that contaminated the drinking water for the residents of West Virginia Fueled by a $50 000 National Science Foundation ... - Read More

Offshore dispersant data and decisions

Dispersants are often used in oil spill responses because they may mitigate the environmental impacts of the spill by moving the oil from the water surface into the water column enhancing its biodegradation While this ... - Read More

A wristband for a different kind of cause ... environmental health

From Livestrong to Purple Paws trendy wristbands have come to represent causes from cancer to ending cruelty to animals Add a new wristband of a different sort one that could close the loop on determining ... - Read More
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