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2012-05-02 13:14:30

A new bio-inspired approach to synthesizing polymers will offer unprecedented control over the final polymer structure and yield advances in nanomedicine, researchers say. In a study published last week in the prestigious journal Nature Chemistry, researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and the University of Warwick in the UK have outline a new method of polymer synthesis based on a combination of segregation and templating — a pair of natural approaches that...

2012-04-02 23:02:37

The [6th Bioplastics Markets event in Bangkok, themed “Future of Bioplastics, its New Generation Feedstocks and Emerging Applications!" aims to provide comprehensive overview on development of [sustainable feedstock supply in bioplastics, emerging sources of plant-based sugar/starch feedstock in Asia, development & progress of bioplastics market in Asia and many more. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) April 03, 2012 A continual and increasing trend in environmentalism has boosted growth...

2011-11-14 10:00:00

Recognition affirms companyâs decision to pioneer in sustainable materials. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 G2 Blend®, the building products industryâs first biopolymer formula for interior protection products, has received the prestigious Product Innovation Award for 2011. The Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards (PIA) recognizes products, materials and systems innovation that leads commercial and institutional design to new heights. With...

2011-10-11 14:04:40

Robert Linhardt of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute sequences bikunin; findings published in Nature Chemical Biology DNA and protein sequencing have forever transformed science, medicine, and society. Understanding the structure of these complex biomolecules has revolutionized drug development, medical diagnostics, forensic science, and our understanding of evolution and development. But, one major molecule in the biological triumvirate has remained largely uncharted: carbohydrate...

2011-08-31 20:12:30

Scientists from the University of York have played a pivotal role in a discovery which could finally unlock the full potential of waste plant matter to replace oil as a fuel source. Professor Paul Walton and Professor Gideon Davies, of the University's Department of Chemistry, were part of an international team that has found a method to overcome the chemical intractability of cellulose, thus allowing it to be converted efficiently into bioethanol. Working with scientists in Novozymes...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.