News tagged with chemical

Endometriosis risk linked to two pesticides

A Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-led study has found that two organochlorine pesticides are associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, a condition that affects up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women.

Nov 05, 2013
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Crowdfunding drug discovery

During his nine years working in the pharmaceutical industry, Michael Pollastri learned to protect his research and data with extreme caution. "In the drug industry, everything is super secret," said Pollastri, now an associate ...

Oct 29, 2013
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Putting drug discovery back on target

'The world urgently needs new medicines for many diseases such as Alzheimer's, depression, diabetes and obesity,' says Professor Chas Bountra. 'Yet the pharmaceutical industry's success rate for generating ...

Oct 23, 2013
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Argentines link health problems to agrochemicals

Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi was never trained to handle pesticides. His job was to keep the crop-dusters flying by filling their tanks as quickly as possible, although it often meant getting drenched ...

Oct 20, 2013
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Study of 'sister' stem cells uncovers new cancer clue

Scientists have used a brand new technique for examining individual stem cells to uncover dramatic differences in the gene expression levels – which genes are turned 'up' or 'down'– between apparently identical 'sister' ...

Sep 26, 2013
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Why do you want to eat the baby?

What woman has not wanted to gobble up a baby placed in her arms, even if the baby is not hers? This reaction, which everyone has noticed or felt, could have biological underpinnings related to maternal functions. For the ...

Sep 23, 2013
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