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Chemical offers new hope of finding treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Scientists say they are a step closer to developing a drug to kill the trypanosome parasite that causes human African trypanosomiasis, otherwise known as sleeping sickness, paving the way for a potential cure. The University of York researchers deciphered the mechanism by which the compound, known as AB1 works.  AB1 was identified by researchers at… Read More »

Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children

Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers. Manufactured chemical groups called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are universal as a result of extensive manufacturing and use. Although manufacturers no longer use PFAS to… Read More »

U.S. refiners, chemical makers pare insurance coverage as accidents boost costs

(Reuters) – U.S. refineries and petrochemical plants are cutting back on insurance because several years of severe accidents have driven up the cost of coverage, industry and insurance sources said. FILE PHOTO: A process tower flies through the air after exploding at the TPC Group Petrochemical Plant, after an earlier massive explosion sparked a blaze… Read More »

E-cigarette chemical link to lung illness

US health officials have found vitamin E acetate in samples of e-cigarette products that may be linked to the increase of lung illness across the country, according to media reports. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that investigators at the Food and Drug Administration detected the chemical in vape products containing cannabis that had been… Read More »