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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007

... Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research The ingredient that helps give salt & vinegar potato chips that tangy snap is the key to a new waterproof coating for protecting concrete from water damage, according to a study scheduled for the current (August 1) issue of ACS Industrial & Engineering Chemistry R...

Marijuana component opens the door for virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma

... part of marijuana, an analog of THC is the active ingredient of marinol, a drug frequently given to AIDS patients, among others, for increasing appetite and limiting chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. While previous studies indicated that marijuana smoking was associated with Kaposis sarcoma, this i...

Negative effects of plastic's additive blocked by nutrient supplements

...ministration of folic acid or genistein, an active ingredient in soy, during pregnancy protected the offspring f...dily available in health food stores, is an active ingredient in soy. It is possible, Jirtle said, that the reason Asians have much lower rates of obesity and cer...

Faster-acting antidepressants closer to becoming a reality

... The boost in AMPA thus appears to be a necessary ingredient for ketamines antidepressant effects. In a related experiment, the scientists used two different compounds instead of ketamine to try to block just one part of the NMDA receptor, an even more precise target. These other compounds also reduced depre...

Early fire risk for mountains near Los Angeles

...thresholds, he says. Low live fuel moisture is one ingredient in producing large fires in Southern California. You also need high winds and something to start the fire. The researchers tested their forecasting method back to 1933, and found the predicted date for vegetation moisture to drop below 71 percent ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 13, 2007

... cough syrup formulated with a counterfeit Chinese ingredient killed dozens of people in Panama last November. It is unlikely that counterfeit ingredients could reach prescription medicines sold in the United States because of the high degree of scrutiny that those ingredients receive in China and along their...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 30, 2007

...thus, may have commercial application as a healthy ingredient of processed foods. There are no commercial slowly digestible starch-based products available in the current food market to our knowledge." The study describes an enzyme treatment used in laboratory experiments to modify the structure of corn starc...

Story ideas from the Journal of Biological Chemistry

...ancer Scientists showed that curcumin, the main ingredient of the Indian herb turmeric, restores key immune cells that fight off cancer. The immune system of patients with advanced cancer is significantly weakened, mostly because the main cells that fight off tumors either cannot proliferate anymore or ha...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in cannabis. The α 7 receptor-selective antagonist methyllycaconitine (MLA) diminished the ability of the rats to make this discrimination, whereas the non-α 7 receptor antagonist dihydrobetaerythroidine (DHBE) did not. Similarly, MLA, bu...

Biosensor sniffs out explosives

...he olfactory receptor "smells" the odor of DNT, an ingredient in the explosive TNT, the biosensor turns fluorescent green. The research team is the first to identify, clone and sequence this novel olfactory receptor. "We suspected that harnessing the potential of the olfactory system, which can detect innumer...

Fat screen delivers plant-derived chemical with antidiabetic effects

...t development, researchers have discovered that an ingredient found in some plants fights diabetes in mice without some of the side effects attributed to other antidiabetes drugs. The chemical they pinpointed, known as harmine, was first isolated more than 150 years ago from plants traditionally included in rit...

Halos and horns: Fixing the 'taste' of diet soda

...ed. Ideally the scientists would like to find an ingredient that gives body to diet soft drinks without adding..., but we haven't solved it yet. We need to find an ingredient that has no calories but gives the same mouth-feel as sucrose," they said. When science finds that...

Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health, study finds

...ountry, E85 significantly increased ozone, a prime ingredient of smog.'' Inhaling ozone-even at low levels-can decrease lung capacity, inflame lung tissue, worsen asthma and impair the body's immune system, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The World Health Organization estimates that 800,000 ...

Battlefield and terrorist explosions pose new health risks

...e burning of coal and other fossil fuels, it is an ingredient in photochemical smog. Nitrogen dioxide also is a common indoor air pollutant that is released from gas ranges and other indoor combustion sources. It can cause nose, eye and more serious health problems. Government industrial health regulations limi...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March. 14, 2007

...e syntheses of new forms of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup. The new compounds are photosensitive, able to change from liquids into polymers when exposed to light. Laboratory tests showed that the compounds had herbicidal action against strains of algae, E. coli and other organisms. ...

500,000 years of climate history stored year by year

...e surface changes its colour: now clay is the main ingredient in the sediment, which is deposited as a dark brown winter sediment on top of the pollen-lime mix. At a depth of 400 metres no storm or waves disturb this process. These annual rings in the sediment can be traced back for hundreds of thousands of yea...

Triptolide: A potential drug for polycystic kidney disease

... Our research shows that triptolide, an active ingredient of the TCM Lei Gong Teng, markedly decreases cyst formation in a mouse model of this most common genetic lethal kidney disease, Crews said. Our results offer a novel therapeutic approach to this deadly disease and highlight the potential of TCM as ph...

A vegetable fiber from tomato which can be used in making functional meat and bakery foods

... tomato canning industry to transform them into an ingredient for use in meat and bakery foods. The incorporation of this ingredient from tomato has enabled the enhancing of the nutritional quality of products already used given that...

Boosting brain power -- with chocolate

...sumption of a cocoa drink rich in flavanols a key ingredient of dark chocolate boosts blood flow to key areas of the brain for two to three hours. Increased blood flow to these areas of the brain may help to increase performance in specific tasks and boost general alertness over a short period. The findin...

Orbiter provides new hints of past groundwater flows on Mars

...McEwen said the fluid very likely was water, a key ingredient in any scenario for past or present life on Mars. ...drated sulfates (including perhaps epsomite, a key ingredient in bath salts.) In reviewing the first HiRISE images of the canyon, Okubo said, "We saw something ...

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