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2012-03-28 17:20:49

Later-stage cancers thrive by finding detours around roadblocks that cancer drugs put in their path, but a Purdue University biochemist is creating maps that will help drugmakers close more routes and develop better drugs. Kinase enzymes deliver phosphates to cell proteins in a process called phosphorylation, switching a cellular function on or off. Irregularities in phosphorylation can lead to uncontrolled cell growth and are a hallmark of cancer. Many successful cancer drugs are...

2012-03-28 02:21:43

NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) announced today the submittal of a permit application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) to support the conversion of its existing 'demonstration' Water Quality Management Permit (WQMP) to a 'permanent' status. Bion submitted data that demonstrates the Bion bioreactor is converting ammonia nitrogen into nitrogen gas (as well as other demonstrations). The data...

2012-03-27 13:59:33

Bacteria could be exploited to recapture dwindling phosphate reserves from wastewater according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin this week. Phosphorus — in the form of phosphate - is essential for all living things as a component of DNA and RNA and its role in cellular metabolism. Around 38 million tons of phosphorus are extracted each year from rock. Most of this extracted phosphorus goes into the production of fertilizers...

2012-03-22 22:54:49

A new paper by researchers from the University of Georgia and Princeton University sheds light on the critical part played by a little-studied element, molybdenum, in the nutrient cycles of tropical forests. Understanding the role of molybdenum may help scientists more accurately predict how tropical forests will respond to climate change. The findings were published March 21 in the journal PLoS ONE. Nutrient cycles track the movement of essential nutrients as they loop through the...

2011-12-28 10:33:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority and the Department of Environmental Protection announced today they will host an auction March 21, 2012, for the sale and purchase of nutrient credits in the Susquehanna and Potomac watersheds. The auction will be a "forward" auction, where certified credits will be sold at auction, delivered later and applied to 2012 and future compliance years. The auction will afford...

2011-12-19 06:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) announced today the test results from the most recent round of sampling of its system at the Kreider Farms dairy operation. These samplings will be part of Bion's submissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) for the issuance of its final water quality permit and approval of Bion's nutrient credit verification plan for Phase 1 of the Kreider Project. Independent...

2011-12-15 17:40:13

Humans are having an effect on Earth's ecosystems but it's not just the depletion of resources and the warming of the planet we are causing. Now you can add an over-abundance of nitrogen as another "footprint" humans are leaving behind. The only question is how large of an impact will be felt. In a Perspectives piece in the current issue of Science (Dec. 16, 2011), Arizona State University researcher James Elser outlines some recent findings on the increasing abundance of available...

2011-12-12 17:42:02

The practice of deep banding fertilizer is growing in popularity as more growers turn to strip-till. However, this method may be costing growers more than it is worth. A new University of Illinois study revealed that strip-till was superior to no-till and increased yield in soybean. However, the results showed no difference in yield between fertilizer application methods. "Strip-till is usually talked about in corn, not soybean," said Fabian Fernandez, U of I assistant professor of crop...

2011-11-28 08:15:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Group Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: SGGV)(FRANKFURT: GD7) (the "Company") is pleased to report that it has filed a Property Evaluation Report on the Gaoping Phosphate Project located in Chenxi County, Hunan Province, China with the SEC. The report was prepared by Norm Tribe, P. Eng., of N. Tribe & Associates Ltd. The purpose of the report is to provide an evaluation of the Gaoping Project Mining Lease, the applied for...


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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