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Archive for March, 2007

Cool cats make heavy metal fallout

Posted by David Bradley on March 29th, 2007

Catalytic converterThe rapid adoption by the car industry of catalytic converters for petrol engines to reduce NOx and other pollutants has significantly improved the quality of air in busy towns and cities. However, Italian scientists says this improvement has comes at a significant price as they are finding rapidly rising levels of heavy metal fallout that could have serious implications for health.

Cool cats make heavy metal fall out

With this Ring

Posted by David Bradley on March 28th, 2007

Gold nanorodBishnu Khanal and Eugene Zubarev of Rice University in Houston, Texas have found that nanoscopic gold roads coated with polymer can spontaneously self-assemble into rings within seconds of water droplets condensing on to the surface of a solution of the rods in dichloromethane solvent.

With this ring…

Beating Heart Disease with Vitamin B Drugs

Posted by David Bradley on March 27th, 2007

Niacin vitamin BNiacin is involved in the metabolism or carbohydrates, fats and proteins, but at high dosage it can increase HDL more than a third and reduce levels of “artery-clogging” triglycerides by half.

Is it possible to beat heart disease with vitamin B drugs?