Most European consumers will remember the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs. At the time, replacement technologies were available but unpopular in the market place, with higher initial costs and perceived poorer performance. But this regulatory intervention precipitated a seismic shift in the development efforts of the lighting industry.
The latest business digest for C&I Issue 4 2023 with all the latest mergers and acquisitions in the chemical industry.
The small and mid-cap sector of the chemical industry has undergone broad structural change over the last decade. We have witnessed significant consolidation, numerous mergers, spinoffs, active portfolio restructuring, and selected privatisations. All these actions have been designed to improve performance and reposition companies to succeed in a changing market environment.
Read the latest Advanced Materials highlights in C&I Magazine Issue 1 2023 written by Arno Kraft, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
When someone becomes infected with the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite must decide whether to expand in the blood or prepare to jump ship. If the person looks likely to die, the parasite prepares to find a new host, according to a new study.
Read the latest applied chemistry highlights for April 2023 by Nigel P Freestone | University of Northampton, UK.
The next big influenza pandemic will almost certainly involve an animal strain, predict scientists in Australia and China who carried out the first global survey of flu strains circulating in animals.
The rocks of a remote desert valley in Oman are already absorbing up to 100,000t of CO2 every year – around one gram of CO2/m3 of stone. But with a little bit of help, they could absorb even more. Jasmin Fox-Skelly reports.
Introducing bacteria into the cells of tumours triggers the immune system’s primary responder cells to attack rather than protect a tumour, according to Australian researchers.
A cure for baldness is some way off but understanding why hair follicles ‘switch off’ – and overcoming this – could form the basis of potential treatments. Lou Reade reports