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Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates may modify fetal adipokines

Bisphenol A and phthalates are widely detected in human urine, blood, breast milk, and amniotic fluid. Bisphenol A is widely used in polycarbonate products, such as epoxy resins used as coatings on the inside of many food

Waste to wealth: hydrothermal liquefaction of agricultural and forestry wastes into value-added chemicals

Hydrothermal liquefaction has been widely applied to obtain bioenergy and high -value chemicals from biomass in the presence of a solvent at moderate to high temperature (200 °C to 550 °C) and pressure (5 MPa to 25

Does cutaneous sebum affect the skin uptake of chemicals?

The human skin is covered by a mixture of lipids called sebum. Some components of human sebum are involved in the formation of the epidermal skin barrier inhibiting the uptake of exogenous substances. For experimental dermal penetration

A cost-effective approach to new drug discovery and chemical safety

Modern lifestyle is highly dependent on the use of thousands of chemicals in the form of life-saving drugs as well as specialty substances like pesticides, herbicides, cosmetics, solvents, etc. Today the discovery of a new drug costs

Exploring the amazing capacity of many bacteria to swim towards specific chemicals

Many bacteria possess flagella, which are flexible filaments attached to the bacterial surface. These filaments can rotate which in turn propels the bacterium forward and enables them to swim. However, this swimming behavior does not simply occur

Sensitivity to explosion of chemicals estimated using only a hand held calculator

The ability to predict the explosivity of energetic materials on the basis of their molecular structure would be of utmost interest for the design of explosives and propellants, to develop safe handling practices in the field and