magnesium : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)

  • New production peaks were being reached last week in magnesium, vital war metal in flares, tracer bullets, incendiary bombs (it burns) and airplane construction (it weighs a .
  • ANDREW WEIL: Supplemental magnesium is very useful it stabilizes the heart electrically.
  • Magnesium, a baby among structural metals, is growing up fast.
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  • Steve Squyres in Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    It looks as if you took volcanic rocks that were ground into little grains, and then formed a layered rock with them cemented together by a substantial quantity of magnesium-sulfate salt,Squyres said. "Where did the salt come from? We have...
  • Daniel in Science Daily (press release)
    The discovery of the hitherto unknown heaviest magnesium and aluminum isotopes at NSCL is a milestone in rare isotope research and is a great accomplishment for the worldwide scientific community exploring unstable nuclei close to the so-called... Horst Stöcker (press release) Oct 24, 2007 60383 80592 magnesium There have been limited studies and anecdotal stories about the effectiveness of calcium plus magnesium in reducing neurotoxicity caused by oxaliplatin," says Daniel Nikcevich, MD, Ph.D., an oncologist at St. Mary's Duluth Clinic in Duluth,...

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