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2012-04-23 23:12:43

For years, fiber intake among the global population has been extremely low, setting the stage for potentially serious, long-term public health implications. New research commissioned by Tate & Lyle and presented at the 2012 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego adds to the body of emerging research on fibers, including additional support for the role of soluble corn fiber in bone health. "Years of research point to the health benefits of fiber for cardiovascular health, blood...

2012-03-17 00:10:17

Shrimp shell nanotech for wound healing and anti-aging face cream Nanoparticles containing chitosan have been shown to have effective antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Escherichia coli. The materials could be used as a protective wound-healing material to avoid opportunistic infection as well as working to facilitate wound healing. Chitosan is a natural, non-toxic and biodegradable, polysaccharide readily obtained from chitin, the main component of the...

2012-02-29 00:39:29

Genetic mutations to cellulose in plants could improve the conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuels, according to a research team that included two Iowa State University chemists. Mei Hong, an Iowa State professor of chemistry and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, and Tuo Wang, an Iowa State graduate student in chemistry, contributed their expertise in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the study. The study was led by Seth DeBolt,...

2012-02-17 14:00:00

A new brochure that describes the next generation of Xanthan, going a step beyond agglomeratation, is now available. White Marsh, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 The next generation of Xanthan and a step beyond agglomeration“¦ TIC Gums Introduces Brochure on FASTir® Xanthan EC TIC Gums is introducing a new brochure on its FASTir Xanthan EC product line. The new brochure is available for immediate download at http://web.ticgums.com/fastir-xanthan/. FASTir Xanthan EC is a high...

2012-02-14 15:33:23

Studies of bacteria first found in Yellowstone's hot springs are furthering efforts at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center toward commercially viable ethanol production from crops such as switchgrass. The current production of ethanol relies on the use of expensive enzymes that break down complex plant materials to yield sugars that are fermented into ethanol. One suggested cheaper alternative is consolidated bioprocessing, a streamlined process that uses microorganisms to...

2012-02-14 00:05:41

Fungi with additional foreign genes have been created at the Vienna University of Technology - They can now turn chitin into pharmaceuticals Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about — but now they can be used as "chemical factories". Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have succeeded in introducing bacterial genes into the fungus Trichoderma, so that the fungus can now produce important chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry. The raw material used by the...

2012-02-11 08:00:00

Synedgen Study Shows Chitosan Derivative Reduces Risk of Food Contamination. Claremont CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2012 Claremont CA, January 24, 2012--Research conducted by Synedgen Inc. and the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography, at Bangor University, Bangor, UK, appears in the early view of Food Control, an international, official scientific journal of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) covering microbial food safety and antimicrobial...

2011-12-19 13:45:13

Most commonly used raw materials in butanol production have so far been starch and cane sugar. In contrast to this, the starting point in the Aalto University study was to use only lignocellulose, otherwise known as wood biomass, which does not compete with food production. Another new breakthrough in the study is to successfully combine modern pulp - and biotechnology. Finland's advanced forest industry provides particularly good opportunities to develop this type of bioprocesses. Wood...

Insect Cuticle Inspires Low-Cost Material With Exceptional Strength, Toughness
2011-12-14 03:45:28

"Shrilk" could one day replace plastic in consumer products, be used to suture wounds, and serve as scaffolding for tissue regeneration Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a new material that replicates the exceptional strength, toughness, and versatility of one of nature's more extraordinary substances -- insect cuticle. Also low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material, called "Shrilk," could one day...


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Amflora
2013-10-03 07:51:27

Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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