News tagged with toxic chemicals

Microbial answer to plastic pollution?

Fragments of plastic in the ocean are not just unsightly but potentially lethal to marine life. Coastal microbes may offer a smart solution to clean up plastic contamination, according to Jesse Harrison presenting ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Retin-A researcher Kligman dies in Pa. at 93

(AP) -- Dermatologist Albert M. Kligman, whose research led to discoveries including the acne and wrinkle drug Retin-A but whose pioneering work was overshadowed by his experiments involving prisoners, has died. He was 93.

dateFeb 22, 2010 in Other
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Shorebirds shape up and ship out

Some Canadian shorebirds have had to get fit or die trying. Research published in the open access journal BMC Ecology has found that the average Pacific dunlin has lost weight and spends more time in flight as a response to the ...

dateJan 20, 2010 in Ecology
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Random DNA mix-ups not so random in cancer development

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism that may help explain how chromosomal translocations - the supposedly random shuffling of large chunks of DNA that frequently lead to cancer - ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Cancer
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'Catastrophic' e-waste fuels global toxic dump

A "catastrophic accumulation" of dozens of millions of tonnes of "e-waste" from computers, cellphones and television sets is fuelling a global pile of hazardous waste, an international body warned Friday.

dateNov 13, 2009 in Environment
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