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Study finds new evidence of health threat from chemicals in marijuana and tobacco smoke
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have uncovered new evidence of the potential health risks of chemicals in tobacco and marijuana smoke. (2021-01-11)

TPU scientists develop eco-friendly hydrogel for agriculture
Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University, in cooperation with the Czech colleagues have developed a new hydrogel for agriculture. It is meant to retain moisture and fertilizers in soil. The difference of the new hydrogel from other formulations is that it is made entirely of natural components and degrades in soil into nontoxic products to humans, animals, and plants. The research results are published in the Journal of Cleaner Production (IF: 7, 246; Q1). (2020-11-29)

RUDN University chemist developed green method for malaria and leprosy drug production
A chemist from RUDN University suggested an eco-friendly method for the synthesis of dapsone, a substance that inhibits the growth of malaria and leprosy agents. The main component of the new reaction is hydrogen peroxide that does not form environmentally destructive compounds, and the only by-product is simple water. Unlike other technologies, this method includes only one stage of dapsone production and does not require high temperatures. The catalyst of the reaction can be reused without any loss of efficiency. (2020-10-30)

Novel PROTAC enhances its intracellular accumulation and protein knockdown
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine developed an improved type of PROTAC that has enhanced intracellular accumulation and functions, not only as a degrader, but also as an inhibitor of the target protein. (2020-08-26)

Technology makes tissues elastic and lasting for easier imaging
By making brain and other tissues reversibly stretchable or compressible, a new MIT-developed technology called 'ELAST' allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly. (2020-05-18)

Nitric oxide-scavenging hydrogel developed for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
The research team of POSTECH utilized NO-cleavable-crosslinker that reacts to NO and developed a NO-scavenging nano-sized hydrogel (NO-Scv gel). They had done a test on animal successfully and confirmed its better effect than the current therapeutic drugs. (2019-06-04)

Inflate cells to observe their inner life
Cells are made up of organelles. Being able to observe these structures represents an enormous challenge. Researchers at UNIGE have succeeded in enlarging biological samples without deforming them and revealing details at a nanometric scale, that is to say a millionth of a millimeter, an unsurpassed resolution in optical microscopy. This new technique makes it possible to visualize the architecture and composition of organelles, as well as those of protein complexes of various types. (2018-12-17)

Chemists created new diagnostic method for difficult climate conditions
Scientists from ITMO University developed a method to detect viral RNA without special equipment. The sensor is based on a polymerization reaction: if the sample contains traces of the target virus, then under the ultraviolet irradiation the liquid-sensor turns into a gel. The results of such an analysis can easily be detected even by people with limited vision. Due to stable reagents the method can be used in difficult field conditions. The results are published in RSC Advances. (2018-12-03)

Study: Drug-filled, 3-D printed dentures could fight off infections
University at Buffalo researchers have developed 3-D printed dentures filled with antifungal medication to better treat oral fungal infections. (2018-04-25)

Gel to fight rheumatoid arthritis
IBS scientists developed a potentially therapeutic gel, which detects nitric oxide, absorbs excess fluids and delivers drugs. (2017-10-11)

New avenue for the large-scale synthesis of 'God' Janus particles
The research team led by Prof. WANG Shutao and Prof. JIANG Lei in Thecnical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) reveals a general emulsion interfacial polymerization strategy opens a new avenue for the large-scale synthesis of 'god' Janus particles. (2017-06-29)

Penn State DNA ladders: Inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research
New license-free tools will allow researchers to estimate the size of DNA fragments for a fraction of the cost of currently available methods. The tools, called a DNA ladders, can gauge DNA fragments ranging from about 50 to 5,000 base pairs in length. (2017-05-26)

Imaging the brain at multiple size scales
MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to image molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between neurons. The technique, magnified analysis of proteome, should help scientists chart the connectivity and functions of neurons in the human brain. (2016-07-26)

Colorado State University researchers develop nutrient-rich purple potato
Purple potatoes might not be the first thing that comes to mind when trying to increase vitamin, mineral and antioxidant intake. However, researchers from Colorado State University have developed potato varieties that satisfy these nutritional needs and could act as a preventive measure to several diseases. (2016-05-20)

Making organs transparent to improve nanomedicine (video)
Treating a disease without causing side effects is one of the big promises of nanoparticle technology. But fulfilling it remains a challenge. One of the obstacles is that researchers have a hard time seeing where nanoparticles go once they're inside various parts of the body. But now one team has developed a way to help overcome this problem -- by making tissues and organs clearer in the lab. Their study on mice appears in the journal ACS Nano. (2016-05-11)

Fries with a side of acrylamide
French fry lovers, beware! You may be exposed to a chemical more commonly associated with heavy industry than crispy fried potatoes. Fortunately, researchers are finding ways to reduce that exposure. (2015-12-02)

Acrylamide exposure from smokeless tobacco dwarfed by dietary exposure or smoking
The first comprehensive assessment of the acrylamide content of smokeless tobacco products (STPs) has shown that exposure to acrylamide through STP use is much smaller than -- approximately 1 percent of -- exposure from the diet or from cigarette smoking. 'Our study suggests that although acrylamide is present in STPs, the level is relatively low and may decrease over time,' said Kevin McAdam, Senior Principal Scientist at British American Tobacco. (2015-10-12)

Acrylamide exposure impairs blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier function
Acrylamide exposure impairs blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier function. (2014-08-24)

Acrylamide exposure impairs blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier function
The blood-brain barrier prevents xenobiotics from entering the central nervous system. Growing evidence indicates that neurotoxins, such as tributyltin, manganese and nanoparticles, may disrupt the function of the blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barriers. (2014-05-16)

2013 Enzyme Engineering Award
Since 1983 the Enzyme Engineering Award has been presented at ECI's biennial International Enzyme Engineering Conference. The 2013 Award will be presented at the 22nd Enzyme Engineering Conference in Toyama, Japan. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of enzyme engineering, through basic or applied research in academia or industry. The 2013 Enzyme Engineering Award, presented in the name of Engineering Conferences International and Genencor, will be awarded to Professor Yasuhisa Asano. (2013-09-10)

Danish survey evaluates the content of chemical contaminants in food
In general, Danes have no reason to worry about unwanted chemical compounds in the food they put on their table -- especially if they eat a varied diet. However, a monitoring survey puts focus on certain compounds -- e.g. inorganic arsenic and acrylamide, the intake of which should be reduced due to health risk. These findings are presented in the latest report on chemical contaminants in food prepared by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. (2013-07-17)

Study finds high exposure to food-borne toxins
In a sobering study published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers at UC Davis and UCLA measured food-borne toxin exposure in children and adults by pinpointing foods with high levels of toxic compounds and determining how much of these foods were consumed. (2012-11-13)

Reducing acrylamide levels in french fries
The process for preparing frozen, par-fried potato strips -- distributed to some food outlets for making french fries -- can influence the formation of acrylamide in the fries that people eat, a new study has found. Published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the study identifies potential ways of reducing levels of acrylamide, which the National Toxicology Program and the International Agency for Research on Cancer regard as a (2012-09-26)

Chemical makes blind mice see; compound holds promise for treating humans
UC Berkeley neuroscientists and University of Washington ophthalmologists have synthesized a chemical that, when injected into the eyes of genetically blind mice, makes their retinas light sensitive. The chemical is a photoswitch that binds to potassium channels in normally blind retinal cells and makes them open when illuminated. A newer version of the chemical now undergoing tests has better attributes and holds promise for treating retinitis pigmentosa and other degenerative eye diseases. (2012-07-25)

Coffee in capsules contains more furan than the rest
Coffee made in espresso makers, above all that made from capsules, contains more furan -- a toxic, carcinogenic compound -- than that made in traditional drip coffee makers, although the levels are still within safe health limits. These are the conclusions of a study carried out by researchers from the University of Barcelona (Spain). (2011-04-13)

Dietary acrylamide not associated with increased lung cancer risk in men
Dietary acrylamide was not associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to data from a large prospective case-cohort study in the April 28 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2009-04-28)

Study provides additional evidence that potato chips should be eaten in moderation
A new study published in the March 2009 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Marek Naruszewicz and colleagues from Poland suggests that acrylamide from foods may increase the risk of heart disease. (2009-02-13)

Joint research: Probing the mysteries of a surprisingly tough hydrogel
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Hokkaido University are studying an unusually pliant yet strong synthetic cartilage replacement in hopes of providing arthritis victims with some relief. They report on a gel that, while having the pliancy of gelatin, won't break apart even when deformed over 1,000 percent. (2008-03-11)

When the chips are down -- soak them!
Pre-soaking raw potatoes before frying can reduce the formation of acrylamide. (2008-03-06)

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 15, 2007
A special issue of the American Chemical Society News Service Weekly Press Package is a special edition with selections from scientific presentations scheduled for the ACS 234th national meeting in Chicago. (2007-08-22)

Symposium explores health effects of acrylamide, ways to reduce it in food
Acrylamide, a widely-used synthetic chemical that some studies have linked to cancer and neurological damage, has recently been shown to occur naturally in an increasing number of foods ranging from French fries to coffee. The potential health effects of acrylamide and ways to reduce its content in food will be explored during a three-day symposium, (2007-08-21)

Acrylamide not linked to breast cancer in US women, study finds
Foods that contain acrylamide are unlikely to cause breast cancer in women, according to preliminary results of a new study involving 100,000 US women. The finding is the largest epidemiological study to date exploring the possible link between acrylamide and cancer in humans. The study will be described in August at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Boston. (2007-08-21)

Cooking up a solution for a culinary problem
Acrylamide is considered to be a probable carcinogen and is produced from foods such as potatoes, coffee, wheat and other cereals when they are cooked at high temperatures. Reduced cooking times and temperatures can help to decrease this potentially harmful chemical but scientists at Rothamsted Research and the University of Reading are trying to tackle this problem from its source by investigating how to reduce the precursors of acrylamide in cereal plants. (2007-03-31)

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
The following articles will be featured in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Neuroscience: (2007-03-27)

Microwave pre-cooking of French fries reduces cancer chemicals
Microwaving your French fries before you fry them reduces the levels of a cancer-causing substance, reveals findings published today in the SCI's Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. (2006-10-31)

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 9, 2006
The American Chemical Society News Service Weekly Press Package with reports from the 34 major journals. (2006-08-14)

DFG presents the 2006 MAK and BAT value list
The focus of the value list is on health protection during pregnancy. (2006-07-19)

The unseen impact - could adult diseases be caused by food and chemicals before birth?
Alcohol, caffeine, raw meats and blue cheese: all foods pregnant women are advised to avoid because of potential risks to their unborn children. But what of foods women consume, or chemicals they come into contact with, where the damage might not become obvious until many years down the line? 300,000 women across Europe are taking part in a project involving Leeds to look at the 'unseen' effects of food and chemicals on the unborn child. (2006-03-28)

Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have found no association between acrylamide intake in foods and risk of breast cancer among Swedish women. The findings appear in the March 16, 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2005-03-15)

Other highlights in the July 7 JNCI
Other highlights in the July 7 JNCI include an evaluation of phase I clinical trial endpoints, a study that identifies a possible new targeted therapy for some thyroid cancers, a study of acrylamide's mutagenicity, and a study of genetic polymorphisms in esophageal cancer. (2004-07-06)

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