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2012-03-21 14:38:05

A recent study conducted at Marshall University may eventually help scientists develop new treatments for prostate cancer, the most common malignancy in American men. The study, which focused on the effects of cadmium on the prostate, was conducted by Dr. Pier Paolo Claudio, an associate professor in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program and Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the university´s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and an international team of colleagues...

2012-03-21 05:43:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Our known healthy foods may be doing more harm than good! An extremely toxic metal commonly distributed in the environment and found in many farm fertilizers has been found to increase the risk of breast cancer. Dietary Cadmium, usually occurring at a low concentration naturally, has scientists concerned that the increasing contamination of farmland due to use of fertilizers and atmospheric deposition will lead to higher uptake in plants. "Because of a high...

New Study Links Cadmium Intake To Breast Cancer
2012-03-16 09:44:38

A recent study, published in the journal Cancer Research, explains that dietary cadmium - a heavy metal long identified as a carcinogen which leaches into crops from fertilizers and when rainfall or sewage sludge deposit it onto farmland - can potentially increase a woman's risk for breast cancer, writes Christine Kearney for Medical News Today. Associate professor Agneta Akesson, from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden said in a recent press release: “Because of a high accumulation...

2012-03-15 22:09:21

Dietary cadmium, a toxic metal widely dispersed in the environment and found in many farm fertilizers, may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Cadmium occurs at low concentrations naturally, but scientists are concerned because contamination of farmland mainly due to atmospheric deposition and use of fertilizers leads to higher uptake in plants. "Because of a high...

2012-02-08 14:36:25

Higher blood levels of cadmium in females, and higher blood levels of lead in males, delayed pregnancy in couples trying to become pregnant, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other academic research institutions. Cigarette smoke is the most common source of exposure to cadmium,, a toxic metal found in the earth's crust, which is used in batteries, pigments, metal coatings and plastics. Smokers are estimated to have twice the levels of cadmium as...

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2012-01-28 08:19:19

The discovery of a carcinogenic substance has led officials to warn millions of people in southern China not to drink water from a pair of polluted rivers, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Reuters, more than three and a half million people living in Liuzhou in the Guangxi region have been advised to not consume water from the Liujiang River, the main source of drinking water in the area, due to high levels of the cancer-causing agent cadmium. Earlier this week, the...

Image 1 - New Paint Captures Sun Light, Turns It To Energy
2011-12-22 13:07:39

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have created a paint that is capable of generating electricity from sunlight. The team said that it is well on its way to developing an inexpensive paint product they have named "Sun-Believable". "By incorporating power-producing nanoparticles, called quantum dots, into a spreadable compound, we've made a one-coat solar paint that can be applied to any conductive surface without special equipment," Prashant Kamat,...

2011-12-20 12:56:45

High bodily levels of the trace elements nickel and selenium may lower the risk of developing the most common type of pancreatic cancer, finds research published online in Gut. Similarly, high levels of lead, arsenic, and cadmium could boost the likelihood of developing the disease, the study shows. The researchers assessed 12 trace element levels in the toenails of 118 patients with exocrine pancreatic cancer–the most common form of the disease–and just under 400 hospital...

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2011-09-01 09:40:25

  Berkeley Lab researchers develop inexpensive technique for making high quality nanowire solar cells Solar or photovoltaic cells represent one of the best possible technologies for providing an absolutely clean and virtually inexhaustible source of energy to power our civilization. However, for this dream to be realized, solar cells need to be made from inexpensive elements using low-cost, less energy-intensive processing chemistry, and they need to efficiently and...

2011-08-16 08:00:00

KEMP, Texas, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnalight by Larson Electronics announced today the release of the EXP-EMG-12W-2L explosion proof emergency light with battery backup that provides 90 minutes of light operation in the event of power failure or any incident which results in the interruption of current to the light. This Class 1 Division 1, Class 2 Division 1 & 2 approved emergency light contains two 6 watt LED lamps, a high temperature Nickel-Cadmium rechargeable battery, and...


Latest Cadmium Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 12:02:30

Cadmium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cd and atomic number 48. A relatively rare, soft, bluish-white, toxic transition metal, cadmium occurs with zinc ores and is used largely in batteries. Notable characteristics Cadmium is a soft, malleable, ductile, bluish-white bivalent metal which can be easily cut with a knife. It is similar in many respects to zinc but lends itself to more complex compounds. The most common oxidation state of cadmium is +2,...

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2005-05-25 17:25:52

Silver is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ag (from the traditional abbreviation from the Latin Argentum) and atomic number 47. A soft white lustrous transition metal, silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal and occurs in minerals and in free form. This metal is used in coins, jewelry, tableware, and photography. Notable characteristics Silver is a very ductile and malleable (slightly harder than gold) univalent coinage metal...

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2005-05-25 10:26:23

Zinc is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. Notable characteristics Zinc is a moderately reactive metal that will combine with oxygen and other non-metals, and will react with dilute acids to release hydrogen. The one common oxidation state of zinc is +2. Applications Zinc is the fourth most common metal in use, trailing only iron, aluminium, and copper in annual production. - Zinc is used to galvanize metals such as steel to...

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