Tag: "metals" at medical news
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease is devoted to metal ions and neurodegenerative diseases
...papers dedicated to uncovering the role of various metals
in human neurophysiology and neurodegenerative dis...ides key insights into the neurological effects of metals
in the human body....
Arsenic discharged from landfills, says Dartmouth research
...Dartmouth have studied the concentrations of toxic metals
at the former Coakley Landfill in North Hampton, N.H. They've found that while the level of iron and some other contaminants decreased, the level of arsenic slightly increased. The researchers detail their calculations regarding the geochemical proc...
Air in Fallon, Nev. has elevated levels of tungsten and cobalt
...ew research report. The research suggests that the metals
in the air come from a point source within Fallon,... sites, including Churchill Butte. "There are more metals
in the air in Fallon than in other towns around Fallon. These metals
are tungsten and cobalt," said ...
'Gadonanotubes' greatly outperform existing MRI contrast agents
...pure carbon called a nanotube. Shrouding the toxic metals
inside the benign carbon is expected to significantly reduce or eliminate the metal's toxicity. The research was published this month in the journal Chemical Communications. "In prior work, we have boosted the effectiveness of gadolinium MRI contrast...
Evidence that arsenic was responsible for the madness of King George III
..., UK) and colleagues investigated exposure to such metals
in a sample of the King's hair. They found unexpectedly high concentration of arsenic in the hair sample. The researchers looked at the Royal physician's medical notes to try and identify the source of the arsenic. They found that the principal compo...
National Academies news: Coeur d'Alene Superfund site
...ere detected in local children, and high levels of metals
were measured in the environment. EPA expanded i...ces and was based on quality monitoring studies of metals
in the environment, the committee said, but it expressed serious concern about the likely effectiven...
Harvard scientists report public health impact of 1990 Iraq invasion of Kuwait
...ic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and metals
from the oil lakes and marine oil spills; and depleted uranium -- indicated that population exposures to these compounds were unlikely to lead to appreciable risks to public health. Research conducted by Professor Jaafar Behbehani (Kuwait University ...
Study shows importance of exposure age for Hanford nuclear workers' cancer risk
...over whether to release radioactively contaminated metals
into the consumer recycled-metal market." "Studies of cancer following long-term exposure to low-level ionizing radiation are especially relevant to occupational and environmental protection standards and to compensation programs for radiation-expose...
Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage
...helation therapy has the inherent risk of removing metals
important to the body." Many of the patients studied still had symptoms after they stopped exposing themselves to welding fumes, leading the Mayo neurologists to postulate that the damage invoked by manganese exposure may be permanent. "It seems to ...
Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells
...nds, or quadrillionths of a second.Rapidly heating metals
and watching how their atoms rearrangethemselves can provide insights into the extreme conditions insidestars and the interiors of planets as well as the extreme states ofmatter that approach nuclear fusion temperatures. Demonstrated by aUniversity ...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...pose organic pollutants and remove salts and heavy metals
from liquids, enabling the use of heavily contaminated and salt water for irrigation and drinking. Several of the contaminating substances retrieved could then be easily recycled. Disease diagnosis and screening was ranked fourth. Here technologies i...