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Study Says Lipstick Contains Toxic Levels Of Metals
2013-05-02 13:00:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known for her lethal lips, Batman villainess Poison Ivy might appreciate a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley who found dangerous levels of lead, chromium“¯and other metals in a number of commonly sold lipsticks. Previous research, including a 2011 FDA study, has found toxic metals in commercial lipsticks, but the UC Berkeley team has specifically studied how long-term exposure to various...

2013-05-01 12:30:38

One of 100,000 children is born with Menkes disease, a genetic disorder that affects the body´s ability to properly absorb copper from food and leads to neurodegeneration, seizures, impaired movement, stunted growth and, often, death before age 3. Now, a team of biochemistry researchers at the University of Missouri has published conclusive scientific evidence that the gene ATP7A is essential for the dietary absorption of the nutrient copper. Their work with laboratory mice also provides...

2013-04-23 22:48:32

Following the drought of 2012, the prices of corn and soybean meal for livestock diets have increased significantly. In an effort to reduce their costs, pork producers are looking for alternative sources of calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P). Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed equations for calculating the concentrations of these minerals in byproducts from the rendering industry. Professor of animal sciences Hans H. Stein and his team determined the digestibility of Ca...

Sand Grains In Meteorite May Have Come From Milky Way-Forming Supernova
2013-04-21 07:31:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two tiny grains of silica discovered in primitive meteorites may have originated from the ancient supernova responsible for the formation of the solar system, according to new research published in the May 1 edition of Astrophysical Journal Letters. The silica grains were discovered by scientists from Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, and was said to be...

Sewer Gas Accelerates Plant Growth, Development
2013-04-18 18:14:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Hydrogen sulfide, known to many as ℠sewer gas,´ is a deadly substance that many evolutionary biologists blame for several mass extinction events throughout Earth´s history. However, according to a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE, very low doses of the pungent compound spur plant growth. The study´s lead researcher Frank Dooley, a University of Washington doctoral student, said he stumbled...

More Potassium, Less Salt In Diet Increases Health Benefits
2013-04-05 14:15:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Three new coordinated reviews have concluded one thing: Taking in less salt and more potassium reduces the risk of stroke and could make you live longer. These studies found that reducing the amount of salt in a diet can lower blood pressure, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Additionally, an increase in potassium can also help heart functions without adversely effecting kidney functions or hormone levels....

Primitive Batteries Helped Power Primordial Soup
2013-04-05 06:08:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team at the University of Leeds may have solved the question of how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth. Scientists generally accept that some of the important ingredients for life came from meteorites impacting the early Earth. However, they have not been able to explain how that inanimate rock transformed into the building blocks of life. The new study, published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,...


Latest Dietary minerals Reference Libraries

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2009-06-19 16:25:24

Aluminum (or aluminium) is a soft, lightweight, silvery metal. It is an element in the boron group on the periodic table of elements, with the symbol Al and atomic number 13. On the earth's crust, aluminum is the most abundant metal, and the third most abundant of all elements on the earth's crust, after oxygen and silicon. It accounts for 8% of the weight of the Earth's solid surface. Because aluminum is a highly reactive metal, it doesn't occur in nature in a pure form. Aluminum forms a...

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2005-05-26 12:12:27

Aurichalcite is a mineral, usually found as a secondary mineral in copper and zinc deposits. Its chemical formula is (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6. The name probably originates from the Greek oreichalchos meaning "mountain copper".

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2005-05-26 11:18:13

Cobalt is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Co and atomic number 27. Notable characteristics Cobalt is a hard ferromagnetic silver-white element. The Curie temperature is of 1388 K with 1.6~1.7 Bohr magnetons per atom. It is frequently associated with nickel, and both are characteristic ingredients of meteoric iron. Mammals require small amounts of cobalt salts. Cobalt-60, an artificially produced radioactive isotope of cobalt, is an important radioactive...

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2005-05-26 11:10:00

Copper is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. Notable characteristics Copper is a reddish-coloured metal, with a high electrical and thermal conductivity (among pure metals at room temperature, only silver has a higher electrical conductivity). Copper may well be the oldest metal in use, as copper artifacts dating to 8700 BC have been found. Besides being part of various ores, copper can be found in the metallic form (i.e. native copper)...

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2005-05-26 09:07:13

Manganese is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Mn and atomic number 25. Notable characteristics Manganese is a gray-white metal, resembling iron. It is a hard metal and is very brittle, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Manganese metal is ferromagnetic only after special treatment. The most common oxidation states of manganese are +2, +3, +4, +6 and +7, though oxidation states from +1 to +7 are observed. Mn2+ often competes with Mg2+ in...

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