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  • Added 22nd December 2014

    Vital Data for DDI Risk Mitigation

    As use of prescriptions and drug combinations rise, the risk of drug-drug interactions (DDIs) increases. Testing and mitigation strategies help ensure safety, but for maximum effectiveness, data from sources like ...

  • Added 15th December 2014

    Better Living Through R&D

    In this revealing interview, Kao Corporation's Atsushi Suzuki offers a behind-the-scenes look at the path that the MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask took as it went from a promising concept to ...

  • Added 5th December 2014

    A New Future For Carbohydrate Fuel Cells

    As we try to limit our need for fossil fuels, biomass is becoming an important energy source – especially the carbohydrates within biomass. These carbs could provide a renewable source ...

  • Added 4th December 2014

    Recycling Polymer Waste

    Polymers are among the most used – and discarded – materials in modern society, making plastics recycling a vital conservation measure. Mechanical recycling and chemical recycling are the most popular ...

  • Added 4th December 2014

    Agrochem Takes on Climate Change

    With warming temps and extreme weather events making it tougher to grow the world's food supply, agrochemical companies are advancing biotechnology and hybridization, and developing new pesticides. Even microbes are ...

  • Added 4th November 2014

    Biomass As Low-Carbon Source for Producing Ammonia

    The need to decarbonize is a particular challenge in agriculture given increasing global food demands. Did you know that using biomass in fertilizer production (particularly in ammonia production) can provide ...

  • Added 31st October 2014

    Advances in Graphene-based Polymer Composites

    Materials scientists are finding that graphene is an ideal nanofiller, given its conductivity, high surface area and more. Graphene polymer composites can be used in everything from wind turbines to ...

  • Added 31st October 2014

    The Food Industry Goes Nano

    The possibilities for nanotechnology in the food industry are huge, whether it's improving the flavor of food through nano food processing, using nanoparticles to create antimicrobial packaging or utilizing nanobarcodes ...

  • Added 29th September 2014

    Surfactants and Nanoscience

    Because of their unique and useful properties, surfactants have contributed to many advances in colloid and interface science. They are now playing a vital role in nanoscience, where they may ...

  • Added 29th September 2014

    Intractable Proteins

    Genetically modified crops may contain newly expressed proteins that are dubbed 'intractable.' What are the characteristics that result in a protein being given that description, and what are the available ...

  • Added 23rd September 2014

    Advanced Applications for Natural Polymers

    The success of synthetic polymers once made the future look uncertain for naturally-derived biomaterials. But now natural polymers ranging from chitosan to gelatin are increasingly being used for scaffolding and ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    Assessing the Risk of Sprayed Consumer Products

    Spray products for the consumer market, ranging from air freshener to insect killer, are under increasing scrutiny. To ensure that they are safe for users, it's important to model the ...

  • Added 22nd August 2014

    Auxetic Materials for Sports Applications

    Athletes need vital protection that doesn't compromise their ability to play well. Providing increased energy absorption and impressive conformability, auxetic materials are well-suited to making protectors like helmets and pads ...

  • Added 1st August 2014

    Fine and Specialty Chemicals Drive Chinese R&D

    As chemical research and manufacturing strategies experience major global shifts, the fine and specialty chemical industry is looking to the East. More companies are now moving their R&D to China, ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Engineering Robust Insect Resistance

    Effective, sustainable methods for protecting crops from pests are in great need, especially as the world's population continues to grow and demand for food increases. The genetic engineering of plant ...