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Exxon Mobil Renews Research into Conversion of Biomass into Fuel

USA: Biofuels

Exxon Mobil Renews Research into Conversion of Biomass into Fuel

Exxon Mobil announced a two-year renewal of an agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. read...

Researchers Brew Probiotic Beer

Singapore: Food & Beverages

Researchers Brew Probiotic Beer

A novel probiotic sour beer developed by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) incorporates the probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei L26. The strain which was first isolated from human intestines and has the ability to neutralise toxins and viruses, as well as regulate the immune system. read...

Print Your Own Lab — Self-Manufactured Lab Applications

Germany: Lab Equipment

Print Your Own Lab — Self-Manufactured Lab Applications

André Maia Chagas and Tom Baden developed self-assembled setups with 3-D printed components and self-programmed electronics for laboratory applications in neuroscience. read...

Nanoparticles from the Energy Sector to Treat Sepsis

South Korea: Medical Research

Nanoparticles from the Energy Sector to Treat Sepsis

A team of researchers from Center for Nanoparticle Research, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), with colleagues from the Seoul National University Hospital synthesized nanoparticles with superior antioxidant properties to treat sepsis in rats and mice by removing harmful oxygen radicals and reducing inflammatory responses. read...

Chinese Lakes Profit from Investment in Waste Water Treatment

China: Water Pollution

Chinese Lakes Profit from Investment in Waste Water Treatment

Helped by billion-dollar investments in urban sewers and waste water treatment, pollution levels in many Chinese lakes have declined somewhat from high levels in the past decade, claims an article published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. read...

EU Chemicals Sector Reaches Highest Output in Eight Years

Belgium: Chemicals Industry

EU Chemicals Sector Reaches Highest Output in Eight Years

According to a study published by Cefic, the production in the EU chemicals sector grew 2.4 % through April 2017 compared to the same period of 2016. The output reached the highest level for eight years. read...

EU Publishes Report on the Threat of Invasive Alien Species

Belgium: Bio-Diversity

EU Publishes Report on the Threat of Invasive Alien Species

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has published the first Baseline Distribution of Invasive Alien Species of concern. The 37 invasive alien species covered by this report have been prioritised as species that need to be addressed at the level of the EU territory. read...

Syngenta Acquisition Almost Completed

Switzerland/China: Agribusiness

Syngenta Acquisition Almost Completed

Syngenta announced that with the purchase of additional shares by Chemchina, the Chinese company's share capital has exceeded 98 %. read...

Agilent Technologies Acquires Spectroscopy Producer Cobalt

USA: Spectroscopic Instruments

Agilent Technologies Acquires Spectroscopy Producer Cobalt

Agilent Technologies has acquired Cobalt Light Systems, a provider of highly differentiated Raman spectroscopic instruments for the pharmaceutical industry, applied markets and public safety. read...

Antibiotic Resistance Might be Linked to Household Disinfectants

UK: Pharmaceuticals

Antibiotic Resistance Might be Linked to Household Disinfectants

Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products. read...