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Detoxifying role of Earth’s bacteria

Bacteria can do something that is quite unusual, they are able to detoxify a class of amino acids produced by plants and animals. Without this process occurring, the planet would be poisoned.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Venom from deadly sea snail may be cure for chronic nerve pain

A recent study lead by Australian researcher has shown that proteins discovered in Cone Snail venom could potentially prove to be a stronger pain killer than morphine, and have fewer side effects and lower risk of abuse.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Biodiversity loss can lead to toxin build up in soil

A new study suggests that a moderate loss of less than 5 percent of soil microbes may compromise some key ecosystem functions and could lead to lower degradation of toxins in the environment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Does sleep 'wash out' the brain?

Does sleep help the body to wash away toxins and other unwanted chemicals? New research suggests that sleep clears out interstitial clutter in the mouse brain.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Secrets of typhoid fever revealed

Typhoid is one of the world's oldest and most deadly diseases. Until recently scientists have not fully understood why it is so potent. New research sheds some new light on the old killer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

The glowing eel can help assess blood toxins

The Japanese freshwater eel is the only vertebrate known to produce a fluorescent protein. This protein is the basis of a new test to assess dangerous blood toxins that can trigger liver disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Tests show 9 in 10 French wines contain pesticides, fungicides

Bordeaux - A recent study by a French laboratory shows that nine out of every ten French wines contain pesticide and fungicide chemicals.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments

Dietary supplement contains harmful ingredients

A dietary supplement called Reumofan Plus, manufactured in Mexico and sold in the USA, has been found to contain 'unlisted ingredients' which are harmful to human health.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Super-fungus developed to clean-up harmful toxins

A research team have discovered that a fungus that is common in polluted water produces environmentally important minerals as it reproduces. By utilizing this, scientists can develop a mineral that can be used to clean-up toxic residues.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Unhealthy surprises found in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Researchers have found some potentially toxic ingredients in samplings from traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). They also found traces of endangered animals, with the help of new DNA sequencing technology.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 9 comments
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Super-fungus developed to clean-up harmful toxins

A research team have discovered that a fungus that is common in polluted water produces environmentally important...
Sep 26, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
 

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