Chemistry

10,000 New Reasons Not To Worry About Pesticide Residues

Each year, the farmers around the world who produce our food (fruits, vegetables, grains) get the equivalent of a “grade” on a giant “group project.”   For 2014 they got another A+ as they have for many years.  The “test” entails thousands of food samples ...

Article - Steve Savage - Mar 2 2016 - 4:35pm

57 Different Pesticides Detected In Dead Polish Honeybees- And That's A Good Thing

Dead European honeybees have almost 57 different pesticides detected, according to a new paper in the Journal of Chromatography A. Should that be a concern? Not really. The great thing about modern technology is that we can detect parts per trillion, orde ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 10 2016 - 11:41am

Formaldehyde: Fact & Fiction

This was a poster I did for the 2012 Meeting of the Society of Toxicology in San Francisco. ...

Article - Frank Schnell - Mar 11 2016 - 1:41pm

How The Rosy Periwinkle Creates Anti-Cancer Compounds

The rosy periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) is a plant that produces organic compounds used to treat cancer, arrhythmia, and other medical conditions and now the details of the metabolism process for these compounds on a cellular level has been reveaked. Th ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2016 - 10:00am

European Endocrine Disruptor Study Is Lightweight Of Evidence

So, if you take literally what Patricia Hunt, Ph.D. and colleagues reported  in the new issue of the  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, you could only conclude that two chemically unrelated, so-called endocrine disruptors alone were costin ...

Article - Josh Bloom - Mar 25 2016 - 8:20am

Outdated Science And Alarmism Drives Flame Retardant Debate

Learning from history should keep us from repeating our mistakes. Yet when it comes to environmental politics, the opposite seems to be true. History and improved scientific understanding fail to inform, while alarmism and irrational fears drive policy. ...

Article - Angela Logomasini - Mar 31 2016 - 11:05am

Oil Unknown To Chemistry Handbooks Requires 3rd Characteristic Study

The Nipa Nuts Nipa oil, unknown in the chemistry handbooks, had been characterized in the Philippines and Indonesia.  These studies however, do not agree with each other as shown on their results in Table 1.         Table 1 Discrepancies on the characteri ...

Article - Camilo Tabinas y ... - Jan 8 2018 - 6:32pm

Beer Is The New Wine: Flavonoid In Hops Lowers Cholesterol, Blood Sugar And Weight Gain

A recent study has identified specific intake levels of xanthohumol, a natural flavonoid found in hops, that significantly improved some of the underlying markers of metabolic syndrome in laboratory animals and also reduced weight gain. Laboratory mice we ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2016 - 1:11pm

Human Breast Milk Is The Most Complex Of All Mammals

Humans may have the most complex breast milk of all mammals. Milk from a human mother contains more than 200 different sugar molecules, way above the average 30-50 found in, for example, mouse or cow milk. The role of each of these sugars and why their co ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2016 - 12:20pm

Beware Honey: This Natural Compound In It Alters Hundreds Of Brain Genes

A range of diseases-- from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer's disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-- are linked to changes to genes in the brain, and a new study has found that hundreds of those genes can be damag ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2016 - 10:54am