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2010-09-03 12:12:46

Compounds made from renewable materials could be used for gas storage, food technologies Sugar, salt, alcohol and a little serendipity led a Northwestern University research team to discover a new class of nanostructures that could be used for gas storage and food and medical technologies. And the compounds are edible. The porous crystals are the first known all-natural metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that are simple to make. Most other MOFs are made from petroleum-based ingredients, but the...

2010-07-02 20:06:36

TMP-SMX antibiotic combination increases risk of severe hyperkalemia Older adults taking the antibiotic combination trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX)"”widely prescribed for urinary tract infections"”are at increased risk of elevated potassium levels, called hyperkalemia, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). "We found a significant risk of severe hyperkalemia associated with TMP-SMX,"...

2010-06-09 08:55:00

CHICAGO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent HealthFocus® International study revealed significant confusion and concern among U.S. consumers regarding acceptable sodium levels in the foods and beverages they regularly consume. While nearly two-thirds (65%) of all consumers express some concern about sodium intake; 79% do not know that the recommended daily intake is 1500-2400mg. These results are echoed in a new study HealthFocus conducted among consumers in the UK, where...

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2010-06-08 11:15:00

Young girls who drink soda have less healthy diets through adolescence than their peers who do not drink soda, according to a Penn State study. The ten-year study showed that girls who drank soda at age five had diets that were less likely to meet nutritional standards for the duration of the study, which ended at age 15. Girls who did not drink soda at age five did not meet certain nutritional requirements, but their diets were healthier. The difference between the two groups in nutrient...

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2010-06-04 06:50:00

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have made a significant advance in understanding how potassium channels, which permit the flow of electric currents central to many of the body's biological processes, control the flow of these currents. Dr Jacqui Gulbis from the institute's Structural Biology division, who led the research, said previous studies that had identified what potassium channels look like had provided valuable insights into how they work. However, the way the channels open...

2010-05-25 08:52:00

MINERAL WELLS, Texas, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Crazy Water, the natural mineral water sourced and bottled by Famous Mineral Water Co. in Mineral Wells, Texas, announces its expansion into more than 400 grocery store locations across the state of Texas. Among the new stores are H-E-B, Albertsons and Brookshire Brothers. Crazy Water is the only domestically bottled mineral water available in the United States and the company continues to see an increasing demand for its products. Minerals...

2010-04-14 07:10:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been many a push to reduce sodium in packaged and restaurant foods. New York City Public Health Department officials have launched the National Salt Reduction Initiative, a voluntary program to guide reduction in salt levels in foods sold at retail and foodservice. This will be a challenge for some cheese manufactures. Typical sodium content in processed cheese singles is 1238 mg/100 g and cheddar is 615 mg/100 g. The target for 2014...

2010-03-09 13:35:12

Ion exchange resins probably wouldn't be approved today, review suggests For more than half a century, products containing ion exchange resins have been used in patients with dangerously high levels of potassium. However, there is no convincing evidence that these products are actually effective, according to an article appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). "We suspect that if ion exchange resins were introduced today, they would not be...

2010-03-03 09:00:00

BEIJING, March 3 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports China's potash fertilizer price in 2010 will remain relatively stable. Himfr predicts that in 2010 the basic balance between supply and demand in the Chinese potash fertilizer market will also remained generally stable. According to Himfr's reports, the last two years saw the domestic potash fertilizer market undergo big volatility....

2010-02-23 15:03:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) (NYSE: SQM; Santiago Stock Exchange: SQM-B, SQM-A) announced today the suspension of operations at its El Toco and Pampa Blanca mining facilities. The decision to suspend these operations comes as a response to decreased global demand for nitrates and iodine. Demand for these two businesses was significantly affected by the financial crisis that began in the fourth quarter of 2008. Lower...


Latest Potassium Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 09:33:48

Lithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers. Notable characteristics Lithium is the lightest metal and has a density...

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2005-05-25 18:49:25

Potash (or carbonate of potash) is an impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts. Potash has been used since antiquity in the manufacture of glass and soap, and as a fertilizer. The name comes from the English words pot and ash, referring to its discovery in the water-soluble fraction of wood ash. It is today principally produced by mining suitable deposits which are found throughout the world. The term has become somewhat ambiguous due to the...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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