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2013-07-09 23:29:22

Nurture My Body is pleased to announce the launch of their new 32 SPF Organic Sunscreen. Just in time for summer, the new sunscreen is made with only 8 total ingredients, all of which are edible-grade organic. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Nurture My Body is pleased to announce the launch of their new Nurture My Body 32 SPF Organic Sunscreen. Just in time for summer, the new sunscreen is made with only 8 total ingredients, all of which are edible-grade organic. It has an EWG rating...

2013-06-27 12:45:55

A new study helps explain how parts of the brain maintain their delicate balance of zinc, an element required in minute but crucial doses, particularly during embryonic development. The study, led at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) by Mark Messerli in collaboration with scientists from the University of California, Davis, shows that neural cells require zinc uptake through a membrane transporter referred to as ZIP12.. If that route is closed, neuronal sprouting and growth are...

2013-06-13 23:23:21

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com provides 36 million references including 11 million summaries in the basic and applied biological, geographical and agricultural sciences. This content base has now been expanded to include 54,800 newly published references on trace element contents and deficiency in the biosphere. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 EurekaMag.com has newly published 54 thousand references on trace elements. Trace elements are chemical elements...

No Excuses: Use Proper Sun Protection
2013-06-04 15:53:28

Baylor College of Medicine There could be many reasons why someone doesn't want to wear sunblock, but doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say there is no room for excuses, especially during summer months when more time is spent outdoors. Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at BCM, said that some people are concerned about a sunblock allergy. "It is not common to be allergic to sunblock, but it can happen. Normally you would see a rash or irritated skin a day or two after you...

2013-05-30 13:50:09

Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results, published in the May 7 online edition of the journal Nature Communications, could lead to the development of a low-cost alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries widely used today. "There have been increasing demands for high-performance, inexpensive and safe batteries for...

2013-05-01 15:35:57

In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens arteries blocked by clots or plaque deposits. After about six months, most damaged arteries are healed and stay open on their own. The stent, however, is there for a lifetime. Most of the time, that´s not a problem, says Patrick Bowen, a doctoral student studying materials science and...


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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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