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2012-01-25 17:00:00

Hitachi Consulting's market survey identified a number of barriers to achieving SO&P success in the chemicals industry. Chemical companies without proper and effective S&OP tools are functioning in a more immature planning environment. But a solid foundation is only the start on the road to success. Disciplined and consistent processes, internal and external collaboration, performance management, integrated business planning and the right tools and technology all must work together to...

Cosmetic Chemical Hinders Brain Development In Tadpoles
2012-01-11 10:40:29

A new study finds that low concentrations of the chemical methylisothiazolinone has subtle but measurable negative effects on the neural development of tadpoles. The chemical is found in some cosmetics, although the study does not provide any evidence that cosmetics are unsafe for humans. Scientists, health officials, and manufacturers already know that a chemical preservative found in some products, including cosmetics, is harmful to people and animals in high concentrations, but a new...

2011-09-01 11:58:38

An investigation into the mysterious inner workings of the malaria parasite has revealed that it survives and proliferates in the human bloodstream thanks in part to a single, crucial chemical that the parasite produces internally. According to scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford Medical School, reporting today in the journal PLoS Biology, this insight immediately provides a powerful new tool for discovering and designing drugs to treat malaria,...

2011-08-17 08:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF Corporation, one of the world's leading chemical companies, partnered with Kids X-Press to present a new twist in science literacy for children - a fun-to-read magazine about science that is written by kids. Combining articles, poems, illustrations and games, this new 32-page multi-lingual publication presents the world of science from a kid's point of view with many interesting results. One junior writer,...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Large mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global chemicals industry helped drive the total value of deals to over $14 billion in the second quarter of 2011, according to the second quarter edition of Chemical compounds, a quarterly analysis of M&A activity in the global chemicals industry by PwC US. The quarter recorded four mega deals, or deals worth $1 billion or more, for a combined total value of $10.6 billion - representing...

2011-06-06 15:16:03

Daily exposure to a chemical that is prevalent in the human environment, bisphenol A (BPA), causes lowered fertility in male mice, according to the results of a new study that will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. Mice that received daily BPA injections for two months had lower sperm counts and testosterone levels than those of mice that received saline injections without BPA, investigators from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, found....

2011-05-19 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global chemicals industry jumped significantly in the first quarter of 2011, when compared to the same period of 2010, according to the first quarter 2011 edition of Chemical compounds, a quarterly analysis of M&A activity in the global chemicals industry by PwC US. For deals over $50 million, there were 31 deals worth $41 billion in the first quarter of 2011, compared to 21 transactions totaling...


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