Monthly Archives: August 2017
Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba
“Dicamba, an old weedkiller that is being used in new ways, has thrust Bradley and a half-dozen other university weed scientists into the unfamiliar role of whistleblower, confronting what they believe are misleading and scientifically unfounded claims by one of the country’s biggest seed and pesticide companies: Monsanto.”
Researchers see atrazine affecting health across generations
“Observations indicate that although atrazine does not promote disease in the directly exposed F1 [first] generation, it does have the capacity to promote the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease in subsequent generations,” the researchers write.
‘Environmental Nightmare’ After Thousands Of Atlantic Salmon Escape Fish Farm
“The Atlantic salmon bring with them pollution, virus and parasite amplification, and all that harms Pacific salmon and our waters of Washington,” Beardslee said.
Sugars in human mother’s milk are non-toxic antibacterial agents
“an interdisciplinary team of chemists and doctors at Vanderbilt University have discovered that some of the carbohydrates in human milk not only possess antibacterial properties of their own but also enhance the effectiveness of the antibacterial proteins also present.”
Common antiseptic ingredients de-energize cells and impair hormone response
“A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” used as antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, as well as estrogenic functions in cells. Their findings will appear online Aug. 22 in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National […]
Human Gut-Derived Commensal Bacteria Suppress CNS Inflammatory and Demyelinating Disease
“Our study provides evidence that the administration of gut commensals may regulate a systemic immune response and may, therefore, have a possible role in treatment strategies for MS.”
Antibacterial Exposure in Utero May Harm Developing Child
“Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) report that exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC) can transfer the compound from mother to offspring and interfere with the metabolism of lipids, whose biological function is storing energy, signaling, and acting as structural components of cell membranes.”
How food preservatives may disrupt human hormones
“We discovered that each of these chemicals damaged hormones that communicate between the gut and the brain,” said Dhruv Sareen, PhD, assistant professor of Biomedical Sciences and director of the Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Core Facility at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute. “When we tested the three together, the combined stress was […]
Higher Exposure to Flame Retardants in Pregnant Women Leads to Lower IQ in Children
Researchers at UC San Francisco performed a meta analysis which found a clear connection between a flame retardant commonly found in furniture and household products and lower IQ in children. The study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives August 3, 2017.
Resistance training may slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis
“Prior to and following the six-month period, the test subjects had their brains MR-scanned, and the researchers could see that there was a tendency for the brain to shrink less in those patients who undertook resistance training.”