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2010-09-17 06:40:00

WENDELL, N.C., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortrans Inc. announces three new updated pH control and monitoring systems that use CO2 gas to neutralize high pH process water and lower total suspended solids in process water at ready-mixed concrete plants. The Model 5000S pH Control and Monitoring System offers precise pH control, monitoring of pH, and lowers "Total Suspended Solids" of process water contained in pits, settling basins and lagoons. Use of the system will provide clean water that...

2010-09-15 07:05:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Gynecologists finally have a tampon they can recommend. Introducing the first and only tampon clinically shown to reduce the usual vaginal pH increase during your period. Traditional tampons simply absorb and retain fluids. Menstrual fluids have a pH higher than normal vaginal pH and tampons retain these fluids inside your body. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100915/MM65252) (Photo:...

2010-06-15 15:42:37

The degradation of proteins and other macromolecules in cells is vital to survival. Disruption of this process can result in serious disease. The research group of Professor Thomas Jentsch (Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology, FMP/ Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine, MDC, Berlin-Buch) has now succeeded in identifying an essential cellular process necessary for the transport and degradation of macromolecules in endosomes and lysosomes, respectively. In two studies published in...

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2010-06-10 09:16:00

Using a chemical trick that allows them to change the acidity of a solution almost instantly, a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a simple and effective technique for quantifying how the stability of nanoparticle solutions change when the acidity of their environment suddenly changes*. The measurement method and the problem studied are part of a broader effort at NIST to understand the environmental, health and safety implications of...

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2010-02-17 09:38:50

Call them oil droplets with a brain or even "chemo-rats." Scientists in Illinois have developed a way to make simple oil droplets "smart" enough to navigate through a complex maze almost like a trained lab rat. The finding could have a wide range of practical implications, including helping cancer drugs to reach their target and controlling the movement of futuristic nano-machines, the scientists say. Their study is in the weekly Journal of the American Chemical Society. Bartosz Grzybowski...

2010-02-04 14:29:09

The increasing acidity of the world's oceans - and that acidity's growing threat to marine species - are definitive proof that the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is causing climate change is also negatively affecting the marine environment, says world-renowned Antarctic marine biologist Jim McClintock, Ph.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Biology. "The oceans are a sink for the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere," says McClintock,...

2009-12-22 13:46:51

Researchers have identified the protein mechanism that senses bicarbonate fluctuations and adjusts blood pH levels. A Canadian/U.S. research team led by University of Alberta biological sciences professor, Greg Goss and his graduate students Martin Tresguerres and Scott Parks achieved the first demonstration of the process in a whole animal. The researchers found that the protein adenylyl cyclase sensed and then regulated the pH blood levels in a dogfish shark following feeding. "Researchers...

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2009-12-22 10:54:03

There is little doubt among scientists now that human carbon dioxide emissions are warming the planet. Another problem of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is that CO2 is being absorbed by the oceans, which increases seawater acidity (lowers the seawater pH). This process, termed 'ocean acidification', has received growing scientific and public interest because it threatens certain groups of marine organisms, including corals. Only recently have researchers realized that man-made carbon...

2009-12-18 13:55:39

Investigators report new findings about its special relationship with pH levels inside cells A team of researchers studying the protein that, when defective or absent, causes cystic fibrosis (CF) has made an important discovery about how that protein is normally controlled and under what circumstances it might go awry. "Understanding the regulation of salt transport in normal cells is critical for the development of new therapies for diseases, like CF, that disrupt salt movements across cell...

2009-08-24 06:50:00

WENDELL, N.C., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortrans Inc. (http://www.fortransinc.com), a North Carolina-based company that manufactures earth-friendly chemicals and pH Control Systems especially for the concrete industry, announces its new CR-650 Concrete Remover, which, in combination with Fortrans' lines of pH control systems for process water, aids concrete producers in achieving their goals for green technology. Fortrans has been around since 1996 and has developed innovative cleaning...


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