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Pesticide Banned In The USA Linked To Alzheimer's Disease
2014-01-29 07:46:56

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For over 40 years scientists have recognized that DDT, a synthetic pesticide, harms bird habitats and is a threat to the environment. Although DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, other countries continue to use it as a pesticide. According to a new study from Rutgers University, exposure to DDT may cause increased risk and severity of Alzheimer’s disease. This is particularly true for people over 60 years of age. As...

All Possible Drug-like Chemical Compounds Mapped By Scientists
2013-04-23 09:00:43

Duke University Software builds "library" of millions of small, carbon-based molecules chemists might synthesize. Drug developers may have a new tool to search for more effective medications and new materials. It's a computer algorithm that can model and catalogue the entire set of lightweight, carbon-containing molecules that chemists could feasibly create in a lab. The small-molecule universe has more than 10^60 (that's 1 with 60 zeroes after it) chemical structures. Duke...

2010-07-19 12:34:24

Chemical compound that facilitates work of neuroscientists As a national research university, Florida Institute of Technology not only involves its students in research, but also seeks to license and patent its many innovations. An example of recently licensed university technology is a chemical compound that facilitates the work of neuroscientists in the laboratory. Associate Professor Nasri Nesnas was familiar as a chemist with the chemical compound CDNI-Glu, a commonly used laboratory...

2009-08-16 12:21:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, announced today that it is on track to register the 50 millionth unique chemical substance in the CAS REGISTRY on September 7. REGISTRY is the most comprehensive and high-quality compendium of publicly disclosed chemical information. This milestone came quickly, since it was only 9 months ago that CAS registered its 40 millionth substance. In contrast, it took 33 years for CAS to register the 10...

2004-11-25 03:00:11

ONBOARD THE SPACE STATION, ammonia is a good thing. It flows through pipes, carrying heat generated inside the station outside to space. Ammonia helps keep the station habitable. It is also poisonous. If it leaks, astronauts need to know quickly. The problem is ammonia becomes dangerous at a concentration of a few parts per million (ppm). Humans, however, can't sense it until it reaches about 50 ppm. On the shuttle and space station ammonia is just one of about 40 or 50 necessary...


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