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2013-10-01 15:33:50

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made a discovery that, if replicated in humans, suggests a shortage of zinc may contribute to diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which have been linked to defective proteins clumping together in the brain. With proteins, shape is everything. The correct shape allows some proteins to ferry atoms or molecules about a cell, others to provide essential cellular scaffolding or identify invading bacteria for attack. When proteins...

2013-09-27 23:00:37

Kirkman® has formulated a new Zinc Liquid containing no sweeteners. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Kirkman®, a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with sensitivities, has introduced a new form of Zinc Liquid in both its consumer line (0497-016) and professional line (5497-016). This new version does not contain artificial sweeteners. Zinc helps support the immune system and many other bodily processes. Zinc is found in all cells of the body....

Cleaning Sewage Water Using Old Music CDs
2013-09-24 09:44:01

The Optical Society Scientists find a potential new use for old music CDs: coating disks in photocatalytic compounds and spinning them to clean water Audio CDs, all the rage in the ‘90s, seem increasingly obsolete in a world of MP3 files and iPods, leaving many music lovers with the question of what to do with their extensive compact disk collections. While you could turn your old disks into a work of avant-garde art, researchers in Taiwan have come up with a more practical...

2013-09-12 23:03:16

MarketPublishers.com announces that a new research report on the zinc dust (CAS 7440-66-6) market prepared by BAC Reports is now available in its catalogue. London, UK (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 MarketPublishers.com announces that a new research report on the zinc dust (CAS 7440-66-6) market prepared by BAC Reports is now available in its catalogue. The newly published report “Zinc Dust (CAS 7440-66-6) Market Research Report 2013” is an essential source of qualitative and quantitative...

2013-08-29 23:32:49

Columbia's antiseptic powder made ten-times more effective by its revolutionary approach to blending Zinc Oxide, which new article reveals plays a key role in healing (1), with Phenol, the premier antiseptic (2). New York (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 A new article reveals how Zinc oxide, one of the key ingredients in columbia antiseptic powder plays a key function in skin healing at the cellular level by accelerating the epithelialization of the skin (1). Zinc oxide has been shown to...


Latest Zinc Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 12:12:27

Aurichalcite is a mineral, usually found as a secondary mineral in copper and zinc deposits. Its chemical formula is (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6. The name probably originates from the Greek oreichalchos meaning "mountain copper".

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2005-05-26 11:10:00

Copper is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. Notable characteristics Copper is a reddish-coloured metal, with a high electrical and thermal conductivity (among pure metals at room temperature, only silver has a higher electrical conductivity). Copper may well be the oldest metal in use, as copper artifacts dating to 8700 BC have been found. Besides being part of various ores, copper can be found in the metallic form (i.e. native copper)...

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2005-05-25 17:08:21

Smithsonite, or zinc spar, is zinc carbonate ZnCO3, a mineral ore of zinc. Historically, smithsonite was identified with hemimorphite before it was realised that they were two distinct minerals. The two minerals are very similar in appearance and the term calamine has been used for both, leading to some confusion.

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2005-05-25 10:26:23

Zinc is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. Notable characteristics Zinc is a moderately reactive metal that will combine with oxygen and other non-metals, and will react with dilute acids to release hydrogen. The one common oxidation state of zinc is +2. Applications Zinc is the fourth most common metal in use, trailing only iron, aluminium, and copper in annual production. - Zinc is used to galvanize metals such as steel to...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'