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2013-10-08 11:51:29

Scientists report in Nature Communications that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted byproduct of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and other tissues into biofuels. The innovation increases ethanol yield from lignocellulosic sources by about 10 percent. Lignocellulose is the fibrous material that makes up the structural tissues of plants. It is one of the most abundant raw materials on the planet and, because it is rich in carbon it is an...

2013-10-07 12:06:28

Physicians have long observed that binge drinking can significantly impair the healing process following a bone fracture. Now a study by Loyola University Medical Center researchers is providing insights into how alcohol slows healing on the cellular and molecular levels. The findings could lead to treatments to improve bone healing in alcohol abusers, and possibly non-drinkers as well. Roman Natoli, MD, PhD, will present findings Oct. 6 during the American Society for Bone and Mineral...

DEET Alternatives Of The Future
2013-10-03 04:27:36

[ Watch the Video: UC Riverside Research Team Identifies DEET Receptors ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In research that could lead to the development of a safer alternative to the DEET, scientists from the University of California, Riverside have discovered the olfactory receptors used by insects to sense the repellant. While experts have long known that bugs are repelled by DEET (also known as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), UC-Riverside associate professor of...

2013-09-30 23:38:29

A new study suggests that people who feel it's wrong to drink and drive may change their beliefs when they're intoxicated themselves. Alcohol abuse causes physical and emotional problems for drinkers, property damage, traffic crashes and criminal justice proceedings and why it's important to contact a detox center like Harbor Village if you have a drinking issue. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 As reported by HealthDay (9/12), in People's Beliefs on Drunk Driving...

2013-09-30 14:12:17

Are we allowing alcohol marketing to children and teens via the music they love? As many as one in five songs in the UK top ten today include references to alcohol -- a figure rising partly due to US-imported songs. What impact is this having on the youth of today? Experts warn that fresh evidence demonstrates that public health messages on alcohol may no longer be audible over the louder message from some sections of the music industry. Researchers from Liverpool John Moores University,...

2013-09-27 23:28:33

MillionaireMatch.com reveals that more than 88 percent of its members drink socially. Drinking has already been an indispensable part for millionaires’ social life. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Drinking has a strong influence on people’s social life. It is an important way for people to know each other. Many people start drinking because drinking makes it easier to develop interpersonal relationships. Some people drink in order to be confident or to relax...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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