Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cells

In a unique, innovative experiment, researchers under the leadership of the University of Bern have investigated the effect of exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines on human lung cells

Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cellsThe cells reacted most strongly to particles emitted during ground idling. It was also shown that the cytotoxic effect is only to some extent comparable to that of particles from gasoline and diesel engines. Now, in addition to already investigated particle sources like emissions from heating systems, industry and road traffic, aircraft turbine engine particle […]

Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says study

Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage foetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers

Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says studyThe study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Toxicology, found that early in the first trimester and late in the third trimester were critical windows during which pollutants most affect the mother’s and foetus, cardiovascular systems. “These findings suggest that pregnant women, women of child-bearing years who may be pregnant and those undergoing fertility treatments should […]

Beware: Pigments from tattoos may reach the lymph nodes

According to researchers, microscopic particles from tattoos can travel within the body and reach the lymph nodes,

Beware: Pigments from tattoos may reach the lymph nodesAlong with pigments, tattoo inks contain preservatives and contaminants such as nickel, chromium, manganese and cobalt. “When someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlor where they use sterile needles that haven’t been used previously. No one checks the chemical composition of the colors, but our study shows […]

Titanium oxide, used as a food additive may harm your intestine

The oxide is also used in some chocolate to give it a smooth texture; in donuts to provide colour; and in skimmed milks for a brighter, more opaque appearance which makes the milk more palatable

Titanium oxide, used as a food additive may harm your intestineA common food additive found in chewing gums, chocolates and breads may significantly reduce the ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and block pathogens, a new study has warned. “Titanium oxide is a common food additive and people have been eating a lot of it for a long time,” said Gretchen Mahler, a […]

No surgery: IIT researchers create device that treats oral cancer

Oral cancer is said to be one of the most deadly type of cancer among Indian men. This device can be a crucial game-changer because it will treat oral cancer in less than RS 10,000. The device will be using polymer gold nanoparticles as an agent to remove the tumorous cells. The heat emitted will kill the cancer cells, carefully by excluding the healthy cells

No surgery: IIT researchers create device that treats oral cancerResearchers in Mumbai have initiated a crowdfunding campaign in order to conduct a clinical trial. The clinical trial will be used to test a medical device that will be a one-stop treatment for oral cancer. This device will help treat oral cancer without the requirement of surgery. The device is called ‘Oranano C’ as it […]