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BASF manages CO2 emissions

Neil Eisberg, 13/02/2019

Are the days of the steam cracker numbered? German major BASF certainly thinks so.

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Biosolids to bricks

Maria Burke, 13/02/2019

Bricks incorporating biosolids could be a sustainable solution for both the wastewater treatment and brickmaking industries, claim Australian researchers.

Blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

Maria Burke, 13/02/2019

An international collaboration has shown that a blood test can predict inherited Alzheimer’s disease at least a decade before clinical symptoms appear.

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Brexit preparations

Maria Burke, 13/02/2019

The UK Chemical Industries Association and the European Chemical Industry Council updated their guidance on preparing for chemicals regulation in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 28 January 2019.

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Crop scout technology

Anthony King, 13/02/2019

An Israeli company has won $20m in investment to expand its imagery analytics for farmers.

Enhanced NMR

Maria Burke, 13/02/2019

A new approach to nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) based on short microwave pulses could allow researchers to analyse complex structures much more rapidly, according to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Ice-phobic coating

Anthony King, 13/02/2019

Researchers in the US have developed a spray-on coating for surfaces that require de-icing.

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Job losses at Bayer

Maria Burke, 13/02/2019

The UK Chemical Industries Association and the European Chemical Industry Council updated their guidance on preparing for chemicals regulation in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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Less sugar is good for the liver

Anthony King, 13/02/2019

Fuelled by a rise in childhood obesity, UK studies suggest 30% of obese children have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, linked to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, end-stage liver disease, liver cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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Renewables shake up

Maria Burke, 13/02/2019

The growth of renewable energies will have a profound impact on the world, according to a new report by political and business leaders from around the world.

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Sleep deprivation bad for AD

Anthony King, 13/02/2019

A lack of sleep causes levels of the protein tau to rise in our brains, a new study shows.

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Smashing C-H

Anthony King, 13/02/2019

Scientists in the US have successfully activated a single type of carbon-hydrogen bond in a molecule with several other nearby C-H bonds.

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Toxin removing houseplant

Anthony King, 13/02/2019

Canadian regulators have granted approval for the use of a GM houseplant to scrub indoor air of hazardous pollutants.

Toxins found in e-cig liquids

Maria Burke, 13/02/2019

Six out of ten ‘nicotine-free’ e-cigarette liquids contained nicotine as well as a toxic chemical found in insecticides, herbicides and disinfectants, according to Australian tests.

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