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BPA Substitute Could Spell Trouble
2013-01-23 10:37:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After numerous research studies raised questions over its safety, several states and countries began banning the sale of products containing bisphenol A (BPA), prompting companies in the plastics industry to begin producing products that were “BPA free.” However, a new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) shows that a widely used BPA substitute, bisphenol S (BPS), has the same negative...

2009-06-16 07:45:12

Neurological diseases including Parkinson's, Tourette's, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer's, and schizophrenia are all associated with alterations in dopamine-driven function involving the dopamine transporter (DAT). Research published today in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience suggests that a number of estrogens acting through their receptors affect the DAT, which may explain trends in timing of women's susceptibility to these diseases.Rebecca Alyea and...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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