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2012-06-26 11:51:46

The leaking of environmentally damaging pollutants into our waters and atmosphere could soon be counteracted by a simple mathematical algorithm, according to researchers. Presenting their research today, 26 June, in IOP Publishing's journal Inverse Problems, the researchers, from Université de Technologie de Compiègne, believe their work could aid efforts to avoid environmental catastrophes by identifying the exact location where pollutants have been leaked as...

California Condor Population Still Under Threat From Lead Poisoning
2012-06-26 09:42:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Despite efforts to protect them, California condors are being decimated more than previously thought from lead poisoning caused by ingesting hunters´ bullets, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Being opportunistic scavengers, condors feed primarily on the carcasses or organs of large mammals such as deer, many of which have been shot and left behind by hunters who might only take cuts of meat. Lead...

2012-06-21 23:01:15

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates makes it its mission to provide free online educational resources regarding the potential dangers associated with certain medications, has a Web site URL located at http://www.tylenolliverfailure.com. The CJF hereby alerts the public to an article published on the Philly.com Web site that states that children who accidentally overdose on acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, face...

2012-06-19 02:29:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Strong commodity demand helped power 2011 U.S. crop protection sales to an 8.3% increase over the previous year, resulting in a $7.1 billion market, according to Kline's imminent Crop Protection Manufacturers Report: A Strategic Market Analysis of the U.S. Crop Protection Industry. While sales for generic manufacturers increased 7.6% in 2011, their market share fell slightly as major research-based manufacturers pursued aggressive...

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2012-06-13 11:43:26

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com China has the worst pollution problems in the world. And it is getting worse as the utterly unchecked rush to industrialization continues. Much of this is pollution is linked to coal mining and power generation, but the sources of toxins are myriad. While air and water pollution are highly visible and overwhelming on an everyday basis, the worst long-term toxic buildup may be lurking quietly underfoot in the soil. Nowhere is the global push to restore...

2012-06-12 06:25:48

ACTON, Mass., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ:PMD), hair testing pioneer and global leader for twenty-five years, announced that after a rigorous and thorough review, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the company 510(k) clearances for five new, additional assays to test for the detection of cocaine, opiates, PCP, methamphetamine and marijuana using enzyme immunoassay (EIA) analysis of head and body hair. (Logo:...

Lead Ammunition Threatens Wildlife: Lawsuit
2012-06-09 05:11:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Lead bullets are having a major impact on wildlife populations and should be banned, according to a lawsuit filed by seven US conservation groups on Thursday against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The lawsuit follows an unsuccessful petition to the EPA by The Center for Biological Diversity and 100 other organizations that aimed to restrict the use of lead-based ammunition, which accounts for most bullets and shot used by sportsmen across the...

2012-06-06 05:33:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Acetaminophen, a widely available over-the-counter medication, can cause liver toxicity in children if doses are exceeded. It is the most common single agent responsible for a life-threatening event, longer-term illness or death. “Acetaminophen overdose is a major cause of acute liver failure and is the most common identifiable cause of acute liver failure in children,” Dr. Rod Lim of the Department of Pediatrics at the Children´s Hospital in...

Medication Overdose Of Acetaminophen Causes Problems
2012-06-05 04:44:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Panic. Fear. These are thoughts that run through a parent´s mind when they find out their child is hurt or injured. It can be even more alarming if the situation is a medical emergency. Some medical-related incidences can be avoided, such as accidental medication overdoses with drugs like acetaminophen. An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) stated that acetaminophen, a popular over-the-counter medicine, can lead to liver...

2012-05-30 22:21:43

SHANGHAI, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) today announced that its toxicology facility in Suzhou had received a statement of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) from the Belgium Scientific Institute of Public Health after successfully passing two GLP inspections conducted by the Belgium GLP Monitorate. Good Laboratory Practice is a quality system concerned with the organizational processes and conditions under which health safety studies are planned, performed,...


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Ranitomeya sirensis
2013-07-30 10:53:54

Ranitomeya sirensis is a species of poison dart frog that is native to Peru. It is widely known as the Sira Poison Dart Frog, or more popularly as R. lamasi. It is kept as a bet by herpetoculturists and is considered to be one of the more difficult poison dart frogs to keep due to its relative rarity and the fragile nature of its tadpoles. Like most Ranitomeya species, R. sirensis is a mildly toxic poison dart frog. Its skin secretes small amounts of pumiliotoxins which coat the frog and...

Mimic Poison Frog, Ranitomeya imitator
2013-07-29 16:30:53

The Mimic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya imitator) is a type of poison dart frog located in the north-central region of eastern Peru. Like most other Ranitomeya species, R. imitator has a mild toxicity compared to other poison dart frogs. It produces the potent pumiliotoxin B, but its small size limits the amount of poison it can secrete. Like other poison dart frogs, it does not produce toxin in captivity. It most likely gains its poison from consuming toxic insects or other invertebrates within...

Blue Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates Azureus
2013-06-25 14:59:59

The Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus) is a species of poison dart frog located in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is found in southern Suriname and northern to central Brazil. This frog is widely known as the blue poison dart frog or by its Indian name, okopipi. The species name comes from the fact that it is colored azure. This medium sized frog weighs about eight grams. It grows between 3 and 4.5 centimeters long and has a typical lifespan of four to...

Harlequin Poison Frog, Oophaga Histrionica
2013-06-25 13:44:18

The Harlequin Poison Frog (Oophaga histrionica) known also as the Harlequin Poison Dart Frog, is a species of poison dart frog with a native range from Western Ecuador to the El Choco region of Colombia. The frog is usually found on the ground of tropical rain forests, amongst fallen limbs or leaf litter. O. histrionica, along with O. speciosa, produces cardiotoxins referred to as histrionicotoxins. These moderate to highly toxic compounds act as potent non-competitive antagonists of...

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2012-04-03 19:33:28

Chalice Corals, are a family of stony corals in the Pectiniidae family. Members of this family are mostly colonial but at least one species, Echinomorpha nishihirai, is solitary. These corals are endemic to the Indian and Pacific oceans. Pectiniids have a number of different forms but are basically streamlined and smooth. Polyps are large and brightly colored and resemble those of members of the Mussidae family of corals. The polyps are only extended at night. Tentacles are translucent,...

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