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2011-08-30 11:12:55

A gene that governs the flow of potassium in and out of cells in blood vessels could provide a new avenue for controlling blood pressure, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report in the current issue of the journal Hypertension. The gene, known as K2P6.1 or TWIK-2, is one of a family of potassium channel genes first discovered in the 1990s. In general, ion channels are tiny pores that, when opened, allow charged ions such as sodium, potassium or calcium to flow in and...

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2011-08-04 10:20:00

An updated food pyramid released last year asked that Americans consume more foods containing potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium. But if they did that, according to a study in the journal Health Affairs, they would add hundreds more dollars to their annual grocery bill, MSNBC is reporting. For most Americans, however, healthier diet is more expensive than starches and sugars, making it difficult for Americans to meet new US nutritional guidelines, according to the study published...

2011-06-27 08:37:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Robins & Morton's Power and Industrial Division has been awarded an $80 million membrane conversion project by Olin Chlor Alkali Products located in Charleston, Tennessee. Gary Martin, Robins & Morton senior program manager, said the project will begin immediately and at its peak will employ an estimated 400 construction workers. The project is part of a $160 million technology update of Olin's Charleston, TN plant announced in...

2011-06-06 00:01:28

Reduce sodium more than 50 percent while improving rich, complex, gourmet flavor. Ogden, UT (PRWEB) June 05, 2011 Each year, hundreds of the world's top chefs and sommeliers from throughout Europe gather in Brussels, Belgium to test the best that the food and beverage industry has to offer. Among these chefs are those recognized with top honors from Michelin, Gault Millau, and top culinary institutes throughout Europe. These experts come together to test these foods and beverages on...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water is continuing its tradition of supporting athletes through a new charitable partnership with the esteemed Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), an organization dedicated to providing opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water is a favorite of athletes worldwide for...

2011-03-29 10:32:00

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday American Regent, Inc. issued a letter regarding a product recall from February 2011. The text of the letter follows: Dear Healthcare Professional, Recently, American Regent, Inc. recalled Potassium Phosphates Injection, USP, 5mL Single Dose Vial, Lot# 0048, because some of the vials of this lot contained translucent visible particles that have been identified as glass delamination. The particles detected in Lot #0048 ranged in size...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

Natural chelator given to victims of Armenian earthquake, Russian nuclear accidents Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) March 27, 2011 A popular hangover prevention supplement may be a safe and effective alternative to potassium iodide for people scrambling to protect themselves from radioactive fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear power plants. The supplement, Cheerz® IntelliShotâ“ž¢ and iTabsâ“ž¢, acts as a natural "chelating agent,"...

2011-03-15 06:35:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 50,000 potassium iodide tablets have been donated by Nukepills.com to Tokushukai Hospital in Tokyo, Japan for immediate distribution to those affected by Japan's nuclear reactor crisis. This effort was facilitated by Dr. Alisa Suzuki Han, Radiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching facility of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA. The radiation-blocking drug, currently en route to Japan, will be distributed by the...

2011-03-02 19:43:58

Johns Hopkins researchers find mineral deficiency increases disease risk Lower potassium levels in the blood may help explain why African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as whites, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. The findings, if confirmed, suggest that part of diabetes prevention may someday prove as easy as taking a cheap potassium supplement. "This research doesn't mean people should run out and start taking potassium supplements,"...

2011-03-01 12:17:00

ASHTABULA, Ohio, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxter Associates, Inc. (BAI) announced today the sale of ASHTA Chemicals Inc. (ASHTA), a leading producer of potassium related products and chlorine, to Bigshire Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Bigshire), a company incorporated in Mexico. Terms were not disclosed. ASHTA is a manufacturer and marketer of: 45% and 50% Liquid Potassium Hydroxide 47% Liquid Potassium Carbonate Anhydrous Potassium Hydroxide, Flake and Briquette Anhydrous Potassium...


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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Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.