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Rice yields plummet and arsenic rises in future climate-soil scenarios
Research combining future climate conditions and arsenic-induced soil stresses predicts rice yields could decline about 40 percent by 2100, a loss that would impact about 2 billion people dependent on the global crop. (2019-11-01)
Bacterial arsenic efflux genes enabled plants to transport boron efficiently
- Nodulin26-like-intrinsic-proteins (NIPs) are essential for the transport of silicon and boron in plants. (2019-10-30)
Otherworldly worms with three sexes discovered in Mono Lake
The extreme environment of Mono Lake was thought to only house two species of animals -- until now. (2019-09-26)
No clear link between local food and cancer risk in glassworks areas
There is no clear link between cancer incidence and locally produced food from an area with a history of glass manufacture with contaminated soil, according to a new study from, among others, Linköping University in Sweden. (2019-09-23)
Tougher arsenic standard shows desired effect: Public's drinking water is safer
Toughening the federal standard for arsenic in 2001 has led to fewer violations by the public systems that supply more than 80 percent of the United States' drinking water, research led by Oregon State University shows. (2019-09-10)
Physicists from IKBFU create metallic alloy for magnetic refrigerator
Physicists of the Laboratory of Novel Magnetic Materials of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University study magnetic materials and magnetostructural phase transition in order to create a new magnetic cooling technology. (2019-07-25)
Evidence of multiple unmonitored coal ash spills found in N.C. lake
Coal ash solids in sediments collected from Sutton Lake in 2015 and 2018 suggest the North Carolina lake has been contaminated by multiple coal-ash spills, most of them apparently unmonitored and unreported. (2019-06-03)
Families with a higher socioeconomic position have a greater risk of exposure to chemicals
A European study analyses the exposure of 1,300 mothers and their children to 41 different chemical contaminants (2019-05-13)
Arsenic in drinking water may change heart structure
Among young adults, drinking water contaminated with arsenic may lead to structural changes in the heart that raise their risk of heart disease. (2019-05-07)
Arsenic in drinking water may change heart structure raising risk of heart disease
Drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic may lead to thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber in young adults, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. (2019-05-07)
Study identifies better, cheaper ways to stem arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh
An analysis compares four methods of dealing with arsenic contamination in Bangladesh, and pinpoints strategies to deliver cleaner water to the greatest number of people at the lowest cost. (2019-05-07)
Resolving the 'invisible' gold puzzle
In Carlin-type gold deposits, which make up 75% of the US production, gold does not occur in the form of nuggets or veins, but is hidden -- together with arsenic -- in pyrite, also known as 'fool's gold.' A team of scientists has now shown for the first time that the concentration of gold directly depends on the content of arsenic in the pyrite. (2019-05-01)
Arsenic-breathing life discovered in the tropical Pacific Ocean
In low-oxygen parts of the ocean, some microbes are surviving by getting energy from arsenic. (2019-05-01)
A novel method for assessing combined risk of multiple tap water pollutants
The array of toxic pollutants in California drinking water could cause more than 15,000 cases of cancer, according to a peer-reviewed EWG study that is the first ever to assess the cumulative risk from all contaminants in the state's public water systems. (2019-04-30)
Two birds, one stone: Drug combo may prove effective against second type of leukemia
Researchers tested to see if arsenic trioxide (ATO) was effective in combination with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) in in both the mouse model of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and in human AML cells in the lab, and determined that the combination proved 'powerfully and exquisitely effective' against a subset of AML. (2019-04-25)
Parboiling method reduces inorganic arsenic in rice
Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption. (2019-04-17)
FIU scientists discover new arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. (2019-04-16)
Where will flooded fields best replenish groundwater?
Overpumping in California's Central Valley has depleted groundwater storage capacity and caused the land to sink. (2019-04-10)
Study finds white sharks with high levels of mercury, arsenic and lead in their blood
Researchers found high concentrations of mercury, arsenic, and lead, in blood samples obtained from Great white sharks in South Africa. (2019-03-29)
Smartphone test spots poisoned water risk to millions of lives
A smartphone device developed at the University of Edinburgh could help millions of people avoid drinking water contaminated by arsenic. (2019-03-26)
Pollutants, pathogens could team up to make us sick
Many people view pollutants and pathogens as separate causes of illness. (2019-03-20)
Discovery of parasitic arsenic cycle may offer glimpse of life in future, warmer oceans
A newly discovered parasitic cycle, in which ocean bacteria keep phytoplankton on an energy-sapping treadmill of nutrient detoxification, may offer a preview of what further ocean warming will bring. (2019-03-19)
How bacteria can help prevent coal ash spills
Researchers have developed a technique that uses bacteria to produce 'biocement' in coal ash ponds, making the coal ash easier to store and limiting the risk of coal ash spills into surface waters. (2019-03-04)
Keeping heavy metals out of beer and wine
A frosty mug of beer or ruby-red glass of wine just wouldn't be the same if the liquid was murky or gritty. (2019-02-20)
The holy grail of nanowire production
EPFL researchers have found a way to control and standardize the production of nanowires on silicon surfaces. (2019-02-20)
UN University compares technologies that remove arsenic from groundwater
A UN University study compares for the first time the effectiveness and costs of many different technologies designed to remove arsenic from groundwater -- a health threat to at least 140 million people in 50 countries. (2019-01-31)
Creating attraction between molecules deep in the periodic table
A McGill-led international research team provides the first experimental and theoretical proof that it is possible to form strong, stable attractions between some of the heavier elements in the periodic table -- such as arsenic or even antimony. (2019-01-22)
Fort McMurray homes have normal levels of indoor toxins, U of T Engineering study reveals
U of T Engineering researchers have examined dust from homes in Fort McMurray, Alta., for evidence of harmful toxins left in the aftermath of the devastating 2016 wildfire. (2019-01-14)
Montana State research shows gut microbiome protects against acute arsenic toxicity
Doctoral candidate Michael Coryell's research, published in Nature Communications, shows that the gut microbiome is essential for full protection against acute arsenic poisoning. (2019-01-04)
Huge reserves of iron in Western Siberia might originate from under an ancient sea
World's largest Bakchar iron ore deposit is located at the place of an ancient sea in West Siberia, Russia. (2018-12-21)
Marshall University study finds differences in umbilical cord blood metal levels in newborns
New findings from a team of Marshall University Joan C. (2018-12-12)
Living electrodes with bacteria and organic electronics
Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linkoping University, have together with colleagues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, developed a method that increases the signal strength from microbial electrochemical cells by up to twenty times. (2018-11-26)
Exposure of pregnant women to chemical pollutants leaves an imprint on their metabolism
Study reveals novel and reproducible associations between environmental pollutants and metabolic processes in this highly relevant population (2018-11-23)
Villagers follow the geology to safer water in Bangladesh
Water researchers have found a way to fight the 'king of poisons' that accounts for one of every 20 deaths in Bangladesh. (2018-11-05)
New quantum criticality discovered in superconductivity
Using solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) techniques, scientists at the U.S. (2018-11-01)
Arsenic for electronics
The discovery of graphene, a material made of one or very few atomic layers of carbon, started a boom. (2018-10-15)
Researchers highlight neglected evidence on the cardiovascular risks of toxic metals
Exposure to arsenic, lead, copper, and cadmium is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, finds a comprehensive analysis of the evidence published today in The BMJ. (2018-08-29)
Experts warn of cardiovascular risk from heavy metal pollution
Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today's edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. (2018-08-29)
Exposure to arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium linked to increased risk of heart disease
Exposure to arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, finds a comprehensive analysis of the evidence published by The BMJ today. (2018-08-29)
Arsenic in combination with an existing drug could combat cancer
Investigators have discovered that arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug work together to target a master cancer regulator. (2018-08-09)
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