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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 ...

dateApr 12, 2010 in Cancer report
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Extra-terrestrial life remains terrestrial

(Phys.org) -- A study by ETH Zurich researchers demonstrates that the “arsenic bacterium” postulated as a spectacular new life form by NASA in 2010 cannot do without phosphorus. This demonstrates the continuing validity of a central d ...

dateJul 11, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Widely used filtering material adds arsenic to beers

The mystery of how arsenic levels in beer sold in Germany could be higher than in the water or other ingredients used to brew the beer has been solved, scientists announced here today at the 245th National ...

dateApr 07, 2013 in Other
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Shedding light on risks of LEDs

If you haven't taken down your Christmas lights yet, do it very carefully. Those modern, light-emitting diode bulbs marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lights actually ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Environment
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