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Friday, June 19, 2015

Health News: Need a lawyer to get secret flavor additives safety reports ♦ Carbon nano-particles you can make at home ♦ Gene discovery could lead to muscular dystrophy treatment

Need a lawyer to get secret flavor additives safety reports Most consumers in the United States assume that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is watching over their food supply and keeping it relatively safe to eat. They are probably not aware of the low-profile group called Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association which has declared over 2,700 flavoring chemicals safe since the 1960s. Legally, flavor ingredients must
Carbon nano-particles you can make at home Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nano particles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues. The new approach generates the particles in a few hours and uses only a handful of ingredients, including store-bought molasses.
Important advance in the treatment, prevention of bacterial infection A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and anti fungal infection for weeks, months or years has been developed by researchers. The technology is likely to have significant impact across a number of areas including dentistry, where one in seven composite fillings fail within seven years and 86 percent of these failures are caused by bacterial infection
Love, factually: Gerontologist finds the formula to a happy marriage A gerontologist has uncovered common advice for couples walking down the aisle or decades into marriage.To capture the voice of lived experience, the study included a random national survey of  nearly 400 Americans age 65 and older, asking how to find a compatible partner and other advice on love and relationships.

Gene discovery could lead to muscular dystrophy treatment Researchers have made a critical discovery about a gene involved in muscular dystrophy that could lead to future therapies for the currently untreatable disease. Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy is a progressive wasting disease that affects the face, arms and shoulders. It is most commonly diagnosed in teenage or early adults, and though it is rarely fatal is it very debilitating.

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