Archive: 17/11/2008

Simple new method detects contaminants in life-saving drug

( -- The blood-thinning drug heparin is highly effective when used to prevent and treat blood clots in veins, arteries and lungs, but earlier this year its reputation as a lifesaver was sullied when contaminated ...

dateNov 17, 2008 in
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Acid soils in Slovakia tell somber tale

Increasing levels of nitrogen deposition associated with industry and agriculture can drive soils toward a toxic level of acidification, reducing plant growth and polluting surface waters, according to a new study published ...

dateNov 17, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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