Australia takes bold stand against this toxic chemical
The United States has yet to follow suit
Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.
In a rare event, the Australian parliament has voted to ban a certain toxic chemical from the entire country.
This chemical is still widespread in the United States and much of the rest of the world.
What are we talking about?
Glyphosate, sold as the infamous weed killer Roundup.
If you follow this site, you know we've been covering the ongoing problems with Roundup.
Many experts warn that the substance has negative effects for human health. In 2015, the cancer research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) found that glyphosate was "probably carcinogenic."
This year's meta-study published in ScienceDirect claimed a "compelling link" between exposure to glyphosate and suffering from a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer developing from a type of blood cells.
While we have a long way to go, this Australian story is an important step forward in the fight against exposure to toxic chemicals.
That full story from DW.com is right here.
In other health news, CRISPR gene editing continues to be one of the most promising frontiers in all of medical science.
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Researchers are finding ways to eliminate the most serious of diseases, like HIV, using CRISPR in animal models.
The full story on CRISPR gene editing from Futurism is right here.
And finally, in another positive story, new research shows the value of even short bursts of physical activity.
Neuroscientists at OHSU in Portland, Oregon... have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with learning and memory.
That story from Ohio State University is right here.
To your health,
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