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Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Oestrogen-mimicking compounds found in breads, soybean and a range of commonly consumed grains can reverse the effects of ‘breakthrough’ drug therapy used to treat breast cancer, scientists have found. The study, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, suggests that exposure to chemical compounds called xenoestrogens may significantly reduce the effectiveness of anti-oestrogen treatments for [...]

January 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Flame retardant chemicals — commonly used in furniture and household products — may damage your child’s intelligence and cause loss of IQ points. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in the US conducted the largest meta-analysis performed on flame retardants to date, and found strong evidence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers’ (PBDE) effect [...]

August 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Olive oil waste yields molecules useful in chemical and food industries

Olive oil waste yields molecules useful in chemical and food industries

Scientists have found a way to turn waste byproducts from the olive oil production process into biosurfactants and monoglycerides, molecules immensely useful to the chemical and food industries. Biosurfactants and monoglycerides are surface active agents, or surficants — part oil-soluble component, part water-soluble component. Surficants are used to lower surface and interfacial tension between two [...]

July 17, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Olive oil waste yields molecules useful in chemical and food industries