Tag: "solvents" at biology news
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
... (U of T) have linked maternal exposure to organic solvents
in the workplace with poorer performance on measur...can easily penetrate skin. Work environments where solvents
are used include manufacturing and industry jobs involving painting and plastic adhesives, nail salo...
Scientists decipher genome of bacterium that helps clean up major groundwater pollutants
...t can be used to clean up pollution by chlorinated solvents
a major category of groundwater contaminants that...ed the metabolic capability to consume chlorinated solvents
fairly recently possibly by acquiring genes in an adaptation related to the increasing prevalence o...
Gene sequencing explains bioremediation 'bug'
...e as bioremediation agents to clean up sites where solvents
such as PCE and TCE (trichloroethylene) -- used to clean metal parts -- had been dumped or spilled? And what on earth had the bug been eating before synthetic chlorinated compounds were invented some 50 years ago? Sequencing of the Strain 195 genome...
US Oncology, Inc. plays role in newly approved ABRAXANE for metastatic breast cancer
...gents, such as paclitaxel, has required the use of solvents
which, in addition to other side effects, cause se...an be delivered into the body without the need for solvents
such as Cremophor-EL. Because ABRAXANE is solvent-free, solvent-related toxicities are eliminate...
FDA approves ABRAXANE(TM) for metastatic breast cancer
...n-bound paclitaxel nanoparticles, is free of toxic solvents
and demonstrated a superior response rate with an ...ted from the fact that ABRAXANE does not use toxic solvents
to deliver the active drug." "ABRAXANE is an important therapeutic breakthrough since it is an activ...
Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center plays role in newly approved breast cancer drug, ABRAXANE
...nger need to endure the toxicities associated with solvents
and will no longer need steroid premedication when they receive this albumin-bound form of paclitaxel. Our Phase III study in both first and second line metastatic breast cancer patients showed that ABRAXANE could be administered at 50% higher dose, ...
NJIT researcher creates opportunities for studying chiral ionic liquids
...t," Malhotra said. Research indicates that these solvents
can be customized to dissolve almost any material,...their fabrics. In the twenty-first century, such solvents
are basic constituents of products as commonplace as paint remover, and they are critical in many co...
NJIT chemists modify carbon nanotubes using microwaves
... chemically altered, they become soluble in common solvents
like water and alcohol, and new kinds of films or coatings can be produced. The tubes can also be formulated into paints and plastic nanocomposites. The functionalized nanotubes become more useful than the pristine ones because the functionalized gro...
Water quality a major focus of $14 million grant to the University of Arizona
...aters throughout the West, and halogenated organic solvents
such as TCE, or trichloroethylene. Five of the projects will examine the human health effects of the contaminants and four will develop better ways to detect and clean up contaminated sites. "We are recognized nationally for our research on both TCE ...
Breakthrough: Scientists create world's tiniest organic particles
... etching or processing robust metals and such with solvents
that would have destroyed far more fragile organic matter such as genes or drugs. The new method avoids harsh treatment but also allows formation of uniform particles in any shape designers choose spheres, rods, cones, trapezoidal solids, etc. -- an...
Bacteria are key to 'green' plastics, drugs
...ccinate, a key ingredient of many plastics, drugs, solvents
and food additives. Developed at Rice University, ...g from non-corrosive airport deicers and non-toxic solvents
to plastics, drugs and food additives. Succinate's also a priority because some bacteria make it nat...
Method slashes quantum dot costs by 80 percent
...ave developed a new method of replacing the pricey solvents
used in quantum dot synthesis with cheaper oils th...cale-up issues of quantum dot manufacture, but the solvents
turned out to be so expensive that we just couldn't afford to run more than a few large-reactor expe...
Rutgers findings a step toward safer chemicals in labs and industry
...chemicals could replace hazardous, petroleum-based solvents
used in science labs and industrial plants. Chemis... of the same functions as organic, petroleum-based solvents
but will not burn or evaporate into the atmosphere. Thus, the chemicals wouldn't contribute to air p...
Ozone levels may raise risk of underweight births
...t, gasoline vapors, industrial emissions, chemical solvents
and natural sources and is worsened by sunlight and heat. The study findings echo results from the few, smaller studies examining the relationship between ozone and birth weight. Animal studies support the role of O3 in reduced birth weight: in these...
NJIT chemists cook up new strain of carbon nanotubes
...qbal. "These poly-electrolytes can be dissolved in solvents
such as water or even more easily in acidic water and alcohols. They will also even dissolve partially in acetone." Why does the world need highly soluble carbon nanotubes? "There are many benefits," said Mitra. "The most obvious ones are their ...
UW-Madison engineers squeeze secrets from proteins
...tabilize it, either by heating it up, or by adding solvents
to the system, like urea for example, that just destroy the folded structure of the protein. How resilient the protein is to these assaults is what we often call stability," de Pablo says. "Detergents like the ones you use to wash your clothes have e...
Tweaking Taxol points way to a greener, more productive future
...that water-based chemicals rather than chlorinated solvents
can be used with his methods. For reasons ranging from competitive advantage to corporate culture, or to a desire to be a good corporate citizen, pharmaceutical companies are drawn to finding ways to minimize their environmental footprint as they mak...
New Web database improves access to ionic liquid data
...green" industrial processes using new ionic liquid solvents
now have an important new resource, an on-line dat...vents" to replace hazardous, air-polluting organic solvents
like acetone and benzene. With dozens of anions and cations to choose from, they can be tailored to ...
Vitamin C and water not just healthy for people -- healthy for plastics, too
...rs to use one of the most environmentally friendly solvents
in the arsenal, water. The entirely new method of polymerization builds upon existing mechanisms to craft large molecules very quickly....
Largest physics meeting of the year, in Denver
...eria in Brinkers study responded to evaporation of solvents
by releasing water, which created pH gradients tha...ands, when they are extracted via the injection of solvents
or steam into the ground. Accurate imaging of reservoirs will be vital if sand or shale oils are eve...