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2010-09-20 08:54:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell "¦ they all tempt us every day with their convenient locations, cheap prices, and tasty looks, but these foods are full of phosphates, which are shown to have adverse effects on people with kidney disease. A study done showed that people who don't have the means to buy healthy food eat fast food more frequently, in turn worsening kidney disease. Phosphorus is a mineral found naturally in foods like milk, cheese, beans and...

2010-08-03 05:00:00

Tests find 4 Recommended products consumers can use under new laws YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are several low-phosphate dishwasher detergents that performed very well in Consumer Reports' latest tests, which is good news for the traditionally low-scoring eco-friendly products. Consumer Reports tested 24 low- or no-phosphate dish detergents and found four Recommended products. Although none equaled the excellent (but now discontinued) product that topped CR's...

2010-07-01 16:42:22

Cyanobacteria are among the oldest living forms in nature, responsible for generating the atmospheric oxygen we breathe today. Now Hyun Woo Kim and Raveender Vannela, researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University are perfecting the means to culture these microbes"”a potentially rich source of biofuels and biomaterials"”in significantly greater abundance. The work provides a vital foundation for optimizing a device known as a photobioreactor (PBR), in which...

2010-06-30 15:30:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nearshore and Offshore Lake Erie Nutrient Study (NOLENS) concludes this month, following a year of research headed by principal investigator Chris Pennuto, a research scientist with the Buffalo State College Great Lakes Center and professor of biology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/DC29280) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100630/DC29280) The fundamental question of the study was, "Why didn't Lake...

2010-06-16 22:15:02

Bone samples could be the ultimate biomarker for environmental pollution Exposure to chemical pollutants is of growing concern to regulators, health workers, and environmentalist groups alike. Now, researchers in the US and Russia have demonstrated that samples of human bone can act as a biological marker for dozens of metals and toxic elements across the periodic table. They describe details in a study published in the International Journal of Environment and Health. Sofia Zaichick of the...

2010-06-14 14:52:56

Scientists develop application of rare earth elements to control phosphorus runoff from livestock manure Nutrient runoff from livestock manure is a common source of agricultural pollution. Looking for an uncommon solution, a team of scientists has developed an application of rare earth elements to control and track runoff phosphorus from soils receiving livestock manure. In addition to reducing the solubility of phosphorus, this method shows particular promise for researchers interested in...

2010-05-25 09:22:26

Researchers at the University of Leeds have uncovered new clues to the origins of life on Earth. The team found that a compound known as pyrophosphite may have been an important energy source for primitive lifeforms. There are several conflicting theories of how life on Earth emerged from inanimate matter billions of years ago "“ a process known as abiogenesis. "It's a chicken and egg question," said Dr Terry Kee of the University of Leeds, who led the research. "Scientists are in...

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2010-05-10 12:50:00

The evolution of complex life forms may have gotten a jump start billions of years ago, when geologic events operating over millions of years caused large quantities of phosphorus to wash into the oceans. According to this model, proposed in a new paper by Dominic Papineau of the Carnegie Institution for Science, the higher levels of phosphorus would have caused vast algal blooms, pumping extra oxygen into the environment which allowed larger, more complex types of organisms to thrive....

2010-05-10 07:34:11

Algae--already being eyed for biofuel production--could be put to use right away to remove nitrogen and phosphorus in livestock manure runoff, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist. That could give resource managers a new eco-friendly option for reducing the level of agricultural pollutants that contaminate water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Microbiologist Walter Mulbry works at the ARS Environmental Management and Byproduct Utilization Research Unit in Beltsville,...

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2010-05-07 10:17:25

NSF-supported ecologist James Elser is internationally recognized as an expert on phosphorus in biology and ecology, and his research could help to change society's views on phosphorus use and conservation Earth Day is celebrated by more than 1 billion people worldwide, but before 1969, it was a nascent idea seeking fertile ground (so to speak). This makes one wonder how a scientific concept, for example, conservation of a chemical element, can be transformed into a broader movement. The...


Latest Phosphorus Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 19:15:16

In chemistry, a phosphate is a polyatomic ion or radical consisting of one phosphorus atom and four oxygen. In the ionic form, it carries a -3 formal charge, and is denoted PO43-. In a biochemical setting, a free phosphate ion in solution is called inorganic phosphate, to distinguish it from phosphates bound in the form of ATP, or perhaps in DNA or RNA. Inorganic phosphate is generally denoted Pi. Inorganic phosphate can be formed by the reactions of ATP, or ADP, with the formation of the...

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