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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007

...dium acetate as an inexpensive and environmentally friendly concrete sealant. One of sodium acetates many uses is in flavored potato chips. In laboratory studies using freshly made concrete, the researchers showed that sodium acetate seeps into pores in concrete and then hardens and crystallizes upon exposure...

Anthrax bacterium's deadly secrets probed

...s exhibit a variety of behaviours ranging from the friendly Bacillus subtilis, which lives in the soil, promotes plant growth and is used to produce industrial enzymes and vitamins, to the deadly Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax. The full complement of proteins produced by the Bacillus family was fed...

Instant steam takes on MRSA

...ng gum from pavements and powering environmentally friendly cars, reports Nina Morgan in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. The value of instant steam lies in creating truly portable steam that can be generated intermittently on demand, says Dave Wardle, business development director at Oxford Cat...

JCI table of contents -- July 26, 2007

EDITOR's PICK A friendly foe: Bacteria residing in the gut boost immune response to tumors One potent, immune-based treatment for cancer is total body irradiation (TBI). This approach first depletes the body of the population of immune cells known as lymphocytes and then...

Today's waste, tomorrow's fuel

...llaboration is also exploring how food wastes, and friendly bacteria can be used to create greener energy. Their goal is to see these techniques being applied to produce clean fuel cells to create reliable, greener energy whilst minimising waste....

Nanoparticles carry chemotherapy drug deeper into solid tumors

...harmacological missiles that miss their target and friendly fire that kills patients soon be over!...

Giant magnetocaloric materials could have large impact on the environment

... materials that have potential for environmentally friendly magnetic refrigeration systems. Magnetic refrigeration is a clean technology that uses magnetic fields to manipulate the degree of ordering (or entropy) of electronic or nuclear magnetic dipoles in order to reduce a material's temperature and allo...

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

...e plants secrete chemical signals that recruit the friendly bacteria, which work with the plants to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia that, then, is used as fertilizer by the plants. "Agrichemicals are blocking the host plant's phytochemical recruitment signal," said the study's lead author, Jennife...

Fibers are center stage at international conference

...rs mimicking lotus leaves and spider silk to green friendly composites and biomedical textiles. Conference organizer Mike Ellison, a professor of materials science and engineering at Clemson University, says the meeting is designed to share scientific knowledge pertaining to fibers, fiber based products, an...

FSU pushing boundaries with environmentally friendly community

...ill be designed to be one of the most ecologically friendly and energy-efficient developments of its kind in the United States. The teams proposal was among eight selected from more than 180 applicants to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. FSUs portion of the award, totaling $722,000, adds to...

Getting dirty may lift your mood

Treatment of mice with a friendly bacteria, normally found in the soil, altered their behavior in a way similar to that produced by antidepressant drugs, reports research published in the latest issue of Neuroscience. These findings, identified by researchers at the University of B...

New chemistry approach promises less expensive drugs

..., and they will do it using cheap, environmentally friendly small organic molecules as catalysts. It's a double whammy." ...

Building green made easier with new roadmap

Looking to build with an environmentally smart and friendly approach? A University of Oregon professor has poo...porates economical, energy-saving, environmentally friendly and sustainable development. A passive approach uses no purchased energy such as electricity or natu...

Plastic that degrades in seawater could be boon for cruise industry and others

...port. In the future, a new type of environmentally friendly plastic that degrades in seawater may make it safe and practical to toss plastic waste overboard, freeing-up valuable storage space, according to scientists at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). The biodegradable plastics could replace c...

Researchers identify key protein in immune response to malaria and TB

...o severe forms of the disease, in a manner akin to friendly fire," explains Professor Hill, a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. "Similarly, if you have two copies of the less active form, the body does not fight the infection and you get the disease. The optimum situation is to have one copy of each v...

A rarity among arachnids, whip spiders have a sociable family life

...ids. "This was the best example I had ever seen of friendly behavior in an arachnid," said Linda Rayor, senior research associate in entomology and the lead author of both articles. Rayor describes in the articles how mothers habitually stroke their offspring with their long, thin whiplike front legs and how ...

Computer-designed molecule to clean up fluorocarbons?

...en searching for an economical and environmentally friendly method to dispose of fluorocarbons. Reasoning that the problem already may have been solved by nature, the NIST/Philip Morris team looked to an enzyme called fluoroacetate dehalogenase used by a South African bacterium, Burkholderia sp. The enzyme ...

CESAR could hail cheaper and greener small aircraft

... lead to cheaper, smarter and more environmentally friendly aircraft taking to the skies."...

Energy institute will put Illinois at forefront of farm bioenergy production

...e effort to find an economical and environmentally friendly fuel source. Illinois will also work with its partners in the EBI to explore the economic and environmental impact of the process from farmland to fuel consumption. Understanding and reducing the environmental impacts of biofuel production will be...

Cutting-edge projects awarded computing time on Blue Gene/L

... better fire control chemicals and environmentally friendly consumer products. Giulia Galli at the University of CaliforniaDavis, in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will simulate water in confined spaces to study water flow and transport at the nanoscale relevant to both materials ...

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