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Newly Developed Biosurfactants Lower Oil Viscosity and Minimize Operating Costs

Newly Developed Biosurfactants Lower Oil Viscosity and Minimize Operating Costs

Researchers at the Mexican Oil Institute (IMP) have created biosurfactants capable of decreasing oil viscosity and reducing operating costs. [More]
Electric vehicles Get Lightweight Battery Pack

Electric vehicles Get Lightweight Battery Pack

Outokumpu material experts, in collaboration with scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, in Germany, are working towards developing future-oriented stainless steel solutions. The recent invention is a new battery pack designed specifically for electric vehicles. [More]
Advances in Synthetic Biochemistry Could Lead to Biofuel Production

Advances in Synthetic Biochemistry Could Lead to Biofuel Production

A team of biochemists from UCLA have created a method to convert sugar into a range of useful chemical compounds, without the use of cells. These chemical compounds could potentially be applied in the manufacture of new pharmaceuticals and biofuels. [More]
New 3-D Modeling and Data-Extraction Technique May Transform X-ray Crystallography

New 3-D Modeling and Data-Extraction Technique May Transform X-ray Crystallography

A new 3-D modeling and data-extraction technique is about to transform the field of X-ray crystallography, with potential benefits for both the pharmaceutical industry and structural biology. [More]
Chemical Changes in InsP6 Inhibitor May Improve Hydrogen Bonding Capabilities with C. difficile Toxins

Chemical Changes in InsP6 Inhibitor May Improve Hydrogen Bonding Capabilities with C. difficile Toxins

Infections with bacterium Clostridium difficile have rapidly become a significant medical problem in hospitals and long-term care facilities. The bacteria cause diarrhea and life-threatening inflammation of the colon by producing toxins that kill the endothelial cells that form the lining of the gut. [More]
3D Printed Structures Help Grow Nerve Cells to Mimic Real Brain

3D Printed Structures Help Grow Nerve Cells to Mimic Real Brain

An innovative method to 3D print brain structures has been developed by a group of US and Australian researchers. This capability will allow them to develop nerve cells to imitate a real brain. [More]
3D Printed Human Skin Could Help Repair Damaged Cartilage Tissue

3D Printed Human Skin Could Help Repair Damaged Cartilage Tissue

Arthritis and sport-related injuries are a common occurrence in the elderly, athletes and others who experience severe pain as a result of damaged cartilage tissues. Scientists have now demonstrated how to use 3-D bioprinting to create cartilage tissues that could resolve this issue. [More]
Breakthrough Implantable Material Could Reduce Complications Related to Urinary Incontinence

Breakthrough Implantable Material Could Reduce Complications Related to Urinary Incontinence

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new implantable material, which has the potential to reduce complications for women suffering from urinary incontinence. Extremely rigid materials, which are used to treat urinary incontinence, can cause adverse side-effects. [More]
Biodegradable Polymer Grafts to Treat People with Metastatic Spinal Tumors

Biodegradable Polymer Grafts to Treat People with Metastatic Spinal Tumors

Using the idea of colorful "grow capsules" in water that blossom into animal-shaped sponges, scientists have created biodegradable polymer grafts. These grafts, when surgically implanted in damaged vertebrae, can grow to the required shape and size in order to fix the spinal column. [More]
Southeast Asia Set to Become a Hub for Bio-Based Materials and Chemicals

Southeast Asia Set to Become a Hub for Bio-Based Materials and Chemicals

Driven by large and widespread feedstocks and government incentives, Southeast Asia is positioned to be a hub for bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC), according to Lux Research. [More]