News tagged with heavy metal

Heavy metals boost immunity

A new natural defense mechanism against infections has been evidenced by an international team led by researchers from CNRS, Inserm, the Institut Pasteur and the Universite Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III. Zinc, a heavy ...

dateSep 21, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Hey, bacteria, get off of my boat!

Submerge it and they will come. Opportunistic seaweed, barnacles, and bacterial films can quickly befoul almost any underwater surface, but researchers are now using advances in nanotechnology and materials science to design ...

dateOct 31, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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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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Hungary's red sludge nearly equals Gulf oil spill

(AP) -- The mighty Danube apparently absorbed Hungary's massive red sludge spill with little immediate damage Friday but laboratory tests heightened concerns about possible longer-term harm caused by toxic heavy metals in ...

dateOct 08, 2010 in Environment
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