Exposure to antimicrobials during development may cause irreversible outcomes

Public Release: 9-Aug-2017   DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory   Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have discovered that exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemical common in personal care products like soaps and lotions as well as in the medical field, can transfer from mother to offspring and interfere with lipid metabolism. Ultimately,…

Link to Monsanto Secret Documents

This is a copy of the portal page from the law firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, please follow the link below to their site: (all the emails from Monsanto and the EPA are there) On June 30, 2017, attorneys from Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, along with the leadership of the Roundup multidistrict litigation (MDL), challenged the…

Study links sudden deaths in Bangladeshi children to chemicals sprayed on fruit trees

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017   Scientists find powerful insecticides, including one banned in 80 countries, liberally applied in orchards where many victims often played Burness Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (July 24, 2017)–Excessive and improper applications of insecticides and other agriculture chemicals in local fruit orchards may have triggered an outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), a condition…

Did life begin on land rather than in the sea?

Public Release: 18-Jul-2017   A paradigm-shifting hypothesis laid out by UC Santa Cruz astrobiologists David Deamer and Bruce Damer could reshape our idea about the origin of life University of California – Santa Cruz For three years, Tara Djokic, a Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales Sydney, scoured the forbidding landscape of…

The last survivors on Earth

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017   University of Oxford The world’s most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The new study published in Scientific Reports, has shown that the tiny creatures, will survive the risk of extinction…

Everyday chemicals linked to chronic disease in men

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017   University of Adelaide   Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers. Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) investigated the independent association between chronic diseases among…

UCI: Earth is losing its fire power

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017   Industrial farming disrupts burn-regrowth cycle in grasslands, study finds University of California – Irvine   Caption Regular fires have long helped maintain healthy grasslands worldwide. But rapid expansion of industrial farming in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America has resulted in a nearly 25 percent decrease in fires and the…

Research suggests association between gut bacteria and emotion

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017   University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences   IMAGE: This is Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, associate professor, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA. Credit: UCLA Health FINDINGS Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first…

Vinegar: A cheap and simple way to help plants fight drought

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017   RIKEN   Caption The effect of several organic acids on plant drought tolerance after 14 days. From left to right, water, HCl, formic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid, lactic acid, citric acid. Note, only plants treated with acetic acid survived. Credit: RIKEN Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science…

Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals, NIH study suggests

Public Release: 1-Jun-2017   NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences   IMAGE: This is a cross-section of tooth showing laser removal of the dentine layer, in tan, for analysis of metal content. Credit: J. Gregory, Mount Sinai Health System Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients…