Researchers’ novel tool to help develop safer pesticides

Journal Reference: Jessica M. Lewer, Zachary R. Stickelman, Jessica H. Huang, John F. Peloquin, Jakub Kostal. Structure-to-process design framework for developing safer pesticides. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (13) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abn2058 The majority of commercial chemicals that enter the market in the United States every year have insufficient health and safety data. For pesticides, the U.S. … Read more

Safer, more powerful batteries for electric automobiles, power grid

Journal Reference: Alex M. Bates, Yuliya Preger, Loraine Torres-Castro, Katharine L. Harrison, Stephen J. Harris, John Hewson. Are solid-state batteries safer than lithium-ion batteries? Joule, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2022.02.007 A Sandia National Laboratories-led study, published on March 7 in the scientific journal Joule, tackled one of these challenges — a long-held assumption that adding some liquid … Read more

Human choices in a simulated pandemic: New study tests interventions to foster safer behavior

Human choices in a simulated pandemic: New study tests interventions to foster safer behavior – NovLink Home Mash E Human choices in a simulated pandemic: New study tests interventions to foster safer behavior We would love to thank the author of this post for this remarkable material Human choices in a simulated pandemic: New study … Read more

Researchers link cutting-edge gravity research to safer operation of construction cranes

Journal Reference: Stephan Schlamminger, Leon Chao, Vincent Lee, David B. Newell, Clive C. Speake. The crane operator’s trick and other shenanigans with a pendulum. American Journal of Physics, 2022; 90 (3): 169 DOI: 10.1119/10.0006965 The equation that Schlamminger derived provides guidance about how to minimize or quickly dampen the amount by which the wire twists … Read more

A new electrolyte for greener and safer batteries

Journal References: Fabrizio Murgia, Matteo Brighi, Laura Piveteau, Claudia E. Avalos, Valerio Gulino, Marc C. Nierstenhöfer, Peter Ngene, Petra de Jongh, Radovan Černý. Enhanced Room-Temperature Ionic Conductivity of NaCB11H12 via High-Energy Mechanical Milling. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021; 13 (51): 61346 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c21113 Matteo Brighi, Fabrizio Murgia, Radovan Černý. Mechanical Behavior and Dendrite Resistance … Read more

Study could pave way for creating safer opioids

Journal Reference: Daniel C. Castro, Corinna S. Oswell, Eric T. Zhang, Christian E. Pedersen, Sean C. Piantadosi, Mark A. Rossi, Avery C. Hunker, Anthony Guglin, Jose A. Morón, Larry S. Zweifel, Garret D. Stuber, Michael R. Bruchas. An endogenous opioid circuit determines state-dependent reward consumption. Nature, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04013-0 In a study published in Nature … Read more

Potentially safer approach to opioid drug development

Journal Reference: Li He, Sarah W. Gooding, Elinor Lewis, Lindsey C. Felth, Anirudh Gaur, Jennifer L. Whistler. Pharmacological and genetic manipulations at the µ-opioid receptor reveal arrestin-3 engagement limits analgesic tolerance and does not exacerbate respiratory depression in mice. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41386-021-01054-x “The holy grail of opioid research is to determine the ideal properties … Read more

Safer carbon capture and storage

Journal Reference: R. L. Tyne, P. H. Barry, M. Lawson, D. J. Byrne, O. Warr, H. Xie, D. J. Hillegonds, M. Formolo, Z. M. Summers, B. Skinner, J. M. Eiler, C. J. Ballentine. Rapid microbial methanogenesis during CO2 storage in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Nature, 2021; 600 (7890): 670 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04153-3 The UK government recently selected four … Read more