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2012-09-18 23:01:53

5 Minute Quantitative Test for Aflatoxin in Feed and Grain with Water Extraction Technology Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Charm Sciences, Inc. receives approval from USDA´s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) verifying the performance of ROSA WET Aflatoxin Quantitative Test. The ROSA WET Aflatoxin Quantitative Test provides quantitative aflatoxin results in 5 minutes using Water Extraction Technology (WET), an extraction method that uses a...

2012-05-21 12:34:51

Georgetown doctors test milk thistle to counter amanitin toxins in the liver On September 12, 2011, a Springfield, Virginia man arrived at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in the early stages of liver failure. The man had mistakenly eaten poisonous mushrooms, handpicked from his yard. He would be the first of four patients in the course of two weeks to seek treatment at MGUH for mushroom (amanitin) poisoning. Their clinical course, management, and outcomes were presented today...

Could Magic Mushrooms Help Treat Depression?
2012-01-24 05:56:50

Brain scans of individuals under the influence of so-called magic mushrooms have given scientists the clearest illustration yet as to how such psychedelic drugs can affect people, while also providing hope that the active ingredient in this substance could be used to help treat depression. In two separate studies announced Monday, researchers discovered that the ingredient in question, psilocybin, does not increase activities in areas of the brain that tend to be suppressed by...

Dried peanuts
2011-12-30 13:25:27

Xinhua news agency reported on Friday that Chinese food safety regulators in the southern city of Shenzhen found carcinogenic mildew in peanuts and cooking oil. Aflatoxin, the cancer-causing substance, triggered public concern this week after milk giant Mengiu Dairy Co said its Sichuan plant had destroyed products found by a government quality watchdog to contain it. Aflatoxin occurs naturally in the environment and is produced by certain common types of fungi. Xinhua said the...

Lasting Happiness Found With Hallucinogen Use?
2011-09-29 11:24:00

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine studying psilocybin, the mind-altering chemical in “magic mushrooms,” found that the chemical may actually alter people´s personalities for a long period of time, ABC News is reporting. The study involved one high dose of psilocybin administered to 51 adult study participants and found that 30 of them underwent measurable personality changes lasting more than a year. The aspect of personality that changed is...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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