Study investigates impact of road salt on butterfly development
Road salt takes a toll on lakes and rivers, but what about its impact on the organisms that live and forage at the asphalt's edge? Sodium chloride is a common remedy for icy roadways and while it makes driving ...
Lifting the lid on silicon batteries
(Phys.org) —Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries when silicon comes into contact with lithium could accelerate the commercialisation of next-generation high capacity batteries, for use ...
Blocking iodide transport by inhibiting the sodium iodide symporter
(Phys.org)—Iodide entrapment in the thyroid gland is essential, and plays a key role in dysfunctions such as thyroid and breast cancers, thyroiditis, Graves–Basedow disease, and Hashimoto's disease. The ...
Salt power: Watt's next in rechargeable batteries?
Reza Shahbazian-Yassar thinks sodium might be the next big thing in rechargeable batteries.
Making sodium-ion batteries that are worth their salt
(PhysOrg.com) -- Although lithium-ion technology dominates headlines in battery research and development, a new element is making its presence known as a potentially powerful alternative: sodium.
X-rays help advance the battle against heart disease
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from Imperial College London and Diamond Light Source have revealed the structure of a cholesterol-lowering-drug target. Published in the journal Nature, this finding could lead ...
Algae that turned toxic stumps scientists
For years, when Washington state health officials tested shellfish for toxins produced by microscopic algae, they zeroed in on two types of poisons.
System for eliminating salt may point to new antihypertensives
A study of the body system that deals with Americans' love affair with salt may yield more insight into why so many end up hypertensive and how to better treat them.
Survive the heat with planning - and a bottle of water
(PhysOrg.com) -- With temperatures getting fierce in many parts of the country, there are steps you can take to beat the heat.