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2011-10-24 22:48:47

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have succeeded in unraveling, for the first time, the complete chain of biochemical reactions that controls the synthesis of auxin, the hormone that regulates nearly all aspects of plant growth and development. Their discovery, detailed in a paper in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, will allow agricultural scientists to develop new ways to enhance or manipulate auxin production to...

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2011-10-21 04:15:06

Rice, Colorado discovery could boost metamaterials, high-strength fibers Giant flakes of graphene oxide in water aggregate like a stack of pancakes, but infinitely thinner, and in the process gain characteristics that materials scientists may find delicious. A new paper by scientists at Rice University and the University of Colorado details how slices of graphene, the single-atom form of carbon, in a solution arrange themselves to form a nematic liquid crystal in which particles are...

2011-09-14 14:46:46

Several new studies of air and water near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill conclude that cleanup workers may have escaped harm from one of the most worrisome groups of potentially toxic substances in the oil, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (CEN), ACS's weekly news magazine. But it cites concerns that another group of potentially harmful chemicals did escape from the water and could create a health hazard for cleanup workers. The article, by C&EN...

2011-09-06 11:36:48

These endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which are widely present in the environment, linked to increased behavioral problems at age 3 and may cause changes in the developing brain A newly published study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health heightens concerns over the potential health effects on children of a group of ubiquitous chemicals known as phthalates. Phthalates are a class of chemicals that are known to disrupt the endocrine system, and are widely...

2011-07-01 08:00:00

BEIJING, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: FFHL) ("Fuwei Films" or the "Company"), a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality BOPET plastic films in China, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Fuwei") has been certified to be phthalate free based on testing by SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd. ("SGS") on June 16, 2011. SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co.,...

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2011-06-12 07:10:07

The US Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) and National Toxicology Program's (NTP) official "Report on Carcinogens" had an additional eight commonly used substances added to it, after health officials said they may put people at an increased risk of developing cancer. HHS on Friday added the industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical substance known as aristolochic acids to that list. Two other compounds, including certain glass wool fibers and styrene -- used in Styrofoam...

2011-05-04 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc., a leading specialty chemicals company, today announced price increases for DEET (n,n-diethyl-tolouamide). Effective June 1, 2011 or as contracts will allow, Vertellus is raising DEET prices by 12%. The move is being driven by rapidly increasing up-stream raw material prices based on crude oil including meta-tolouic acid and metaxylene. About Vertellus Specialties Inc. Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company...

2011-04-28 00:00:29

Tender Corp. Launches Second Annual Natrapel® 8 Hour "ËœDitch the DEET' Photo Contest Top Prizes Include Vacations to New Hampshire's White Mountains Region, Plus Outdoor Gear from Eastern Mountain Sports® & Adventure® Medical Kits Littleton, NH (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Tender Corp., a leading developer of skincare and first aid products designed for active lifestyles, today announced the official launch of the second annual "ËœDitch the DEET' online...


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Thyroid And Parathyroid Glands
2013-03-04 13:34:45

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located anterior to the trachea and inferior to the thyroid cartilage. It is butterfly shaped with three lobes that make it the largest endocrine organ in the body. Its primary function is to control the body’s metabolism by regulating how quickly the body uses energy, proteins, and hormones. The two lateral lobes are connected by the middle lobe called the isthmus, which lies directly on top of the trachea. The entire gland is enclosed in a...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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