News tagged with harmful compounds

Nanotech drug smugglers

Tiny capsules of carbon are invisible to the chemical gatekeeper that flushes potentially harmful substances out of our bodies' cells, according to research published in the International Journal of Computational Biology an ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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The detoxifying effect of microbes

Heavy metals and other toxins frequently contaminate food and water. The culprits read like a litany of bad actors—lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium—but their numbers run into the thousands. Microbes have long ...

dateSep 20, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Teamwork against benzene

The carcinogenic harmful substance benzene can seriously impact the soil and ground water following chemical accidents or at old industrial sites. Nevertheless, bacteria exist which can degrade this compound ...

dateJul 26, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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'Arms Race' Targets MRSA

(PhysOrg.com) -- Amy Anderson and Dennis Wright, both associate professors of medicinal chemistry in the School of Pharmacy, are fighting a small, but potent enemy - methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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