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Cooking And Salad Oils Could Lubricate Cars, Boats, Machines
...s the widespread perception that vegetable oils
oxidize too rapidly to be used in engines. ...nthetic lubricants. Duda adds, "Vegetable oils
offer Third World countries with a good farm base a real alternative to importing oil for lu...
Natural Shelters on Leaves House Plant Bodyguards
...ticides," Agrawalsaid. Most growers apply sulfur, oils
and mostly chemical miticides in an attemptto control spider mites. With the use of two pesticide sprays, 5 percentof the cotton yield is usually lost to spider mites. If untreated, a cottonfield can be thoroughly devastated by the mites. Commercial...
New Description Of Protein May Be Basis For Regulating Cholesterol
...ex compounds whose membersrange from the essential oils
of herbs, incense and perfumes to the well-knownsu...mon terpenes include pine resins and the essential oils
of myrrh, rosemaryand thyme. Reporting in the current issue of the journal Science, scientistsfr...
New "Wonder Peanut" Beats Olive Oil In Healthful Benefits
...m - found in largest quantities in oliveand canola oils
- that scientists believe make them healthy. "This peanut has even more oleic acid than olive or canola oil. Its health benefits, therefore, could potentially be better," he said. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for women over 40...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...projects aimed at extracting industrial chemicals, oils
andbiofertilizers from algae and seaweed. The work culminated with a major contractwith a Japanese firm to produce a microalgal polysaccharide from a marine alga. Polysaccharides can be used as thickening agents in a variety of products. Other highli...
Infants, Toddlers Should Not Restrict Fat Intake, Experts Say
...ty acids -- which come from fish and certain plant oils
-- are crucial for brain development and for development of the retina," Watkins says. The researchers conducted a scientific review of available information and concluded that dietary fat recommendations for adults have been inappropriately applied ...
Plants Thrive With Insect-Induced Immune Responses
...sts are deterred by chemical changesin the mustard oils
that make the plant less tasty and an accompanying increasein numbers and stiffness of tiny leaf hairs, Agrawal noted.) Still, Agrawal needed to determine not only that such a response was triggered,but also that the response actually enhanced plant ...
Plants - Factories Of The Future
...owing these specialty crops, as the value of epoxy oils
is almost three times that of ordinary vegetable ...s from the family and further expand the types of oils
produced in plants. "Our aim is to be able to design these enzymes to produce fatty acids tailor...
Who Needs Flowers? Transgenic Plants Sprout Embryos On Leaves
...lant's leaves couldrevolutionize the production of oils
and proteins from corn,canola (rapeseed) and soybe...and livestock. "Mature seeds contain lots of those oils
and proteins. Theynourish the developing plant in the period after the seedgerminates and before ph...
University of Texas Southwestern Ophthalmologists Find Link Between Dry Eyes And Defective Lipid
...ultof a flawed lipid structure, the layer of fatty oils
responsible for coating theeye and preventing evaporation of watery tears, said Dr. Ward Shine, assistantprofessor of ophthalmology at UT Southwestern. In the study, the composition of tear liquid in normal patients was compared tothat of patients wi...
Where The Rubber Meets The Air
...ith waste tires involves findingways of recovering oils
and gases, he says, but "little work has been performedto tailor the properties of tire-derived activated carbons to solve airpollution problems." Activated carbon is typically made from wood, nut shellsand coal. Tests with simulated flue-gas stream...
New Test Spots ALD Carriers With Near-Perfect Accuracy
...ted as a cure for the disease isa blend of dietary oils
that tricks body chemistry into lowering the amount ofVLCFAs in the blood. "Its usefulness in treating the disease is still inquestion," says Moser. The movie, "Lorenzo's Oil," was based on a past Hopkinspatient. ALD affects more than one ...
Brookhaven, Carnegie Scientists Report First 'Morphing' Of Plant Enzyme Function
... an alternative, biologically-based source formany oils
used in industry which currently depend upon petro...g plant oils, evenmore uses could arise from novel oils
produced by plants that are given newenzymes. The Brookhaven-Carnegie experiments were not...
Scientists Find Multiple New Uses For Worn-Out Tires
...searchers have investigated the recovery of useful oils
and gasesfrom waste tires, little work has beenper...ubber is volatile material that can berecovered as oils
and gases and used as anenergy source for processing the tires." The researchers presented their fin...
New Technology Turns French Fry Oil Into Diesel Fuel
...er grade fuel. The process of converting vegetable oils
or animal fats to diesel fuel isnothing new. Biodi...ood processors, the large volumes ofused vegetable oils
is a real liability. Transporting the oil to landfills or"yellow oil" markets is expensive, so the ...
Purdue Scientist Wants To Find Out What Went Sour With Flowers
...roduce scent. Volatile compounds are essential oils
that evaporate in warm weather andcombine in various proportions to produce distinctive odors that are identicalamong plants of the same variety. An orchid could produce about 100 differentvolatile compounds, while a snapdragon produces about seven t...
Diet of antioxidants and oils improves lung disorder, study shows
...et formula rich in antioxidants and plant and fish oils
seems to reduce the harmful effects of a serious respiratory problem. Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who were given the special liquid formula via a feeding tube spent an average of five fewer days relying on a ventilator a...
UCSD scientists identify genes controlling seed dispersal
..."Although these plants are grown to eat or for the oils
they produce," notes Yanofsky, "they're also grown...d production industry. Because the valuable canola oils
begin to accumulate in the seeds just as the plants approach maturity, farmers usually wait until th...
Mashed potatoes prepared with heart healthy oil beats rice for appetite control
...nd four-hour period after lunch, the effect of the oils
became apparent. When the men's meal contained e...ors for certain chronic diseases, mono unsaturated oils
may influence subsequent hunger, suggesting a potential benefit in weight control when incorporated ...
Understanding of floral scents blossoms in Purdue laboratory
...r to repel harmful insects. Floral scents begin as oils
that are produced by the petals in most plants. Because these oils
evaporate easily in warm weather, scientists call them volatile compounds. The aroma of a flower may...
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