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Arsenic used to treat leukemia

(PhysOrg.com) -- Arsenic, known in the West mainly as a poison, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for around two thousand years for the treatment of conditions such as syphilis and psoriasis. It ...

Apr 12, 2010 report
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APS physicists release nuclear downsizing report

The American Physical Society (APS), the world's leading organization of physicists, has released a report identifying technical steps that will help the U.S. achieve its goals to downsize the nuclear arsenal, prevent the ...

Feb 18, 2010
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Arsenic biomethylation required for oxidative DNA damage

Biomethylation of arsenic compounds appears to cause oxidative DNA damage and to increase their carcinogenicity, according to a new study published online November 23 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Nov 23, 2009
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Searching for Alien Life, on Earth

If you spend an afternoon walking along the muddy shore of Mono Lake, with the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada mountains looming majestically in the background, you’ll no doubt discover, as others have ...

Oct 05, 2009
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First 'nanorust' field test slated in Mexico

Rice University researchers today announced that the first field tests of "nanorust," the university's revolutionary, low-cost technology for removing arsenic from drinking water, will begin later this year ...

May 27, 2009
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