American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009
... may facilitate recycling of hard-to-dispose plastic
Researchers in The Netherlands are reporting development of a new plastic
with potential for use in the first ... development of a new type of thermosetting plastic
that can be melted and remolded without losing ...
Hormone-mimics in plastic water bottles -- just the tip of the iceberg?
... of estrogenic compounds leaching out of the plastic
packaging into the water. What's more, these ... the first time that substances leaching out of plastic
food packaging materials act as functional ... Germany nine bottled in glass, nine bottled in plastic
and two bottled in composite packaging ...
Stanford researchers develop biodegradable substitutes for wood, plastic bottles and other materials
... The faux lumber is made from a new biodegradable plastic
that could be used in a variety of building ... be natural hemp fibers fused with a biodegradable plastic
resin called polyhydroxy-butyrate (PHB). "It's ... only those organisms that accumulate the most plastic
can reproduce. We call the process 'survival of ...
Biodegradable mulch films on the horizon
... of agricultural land worldwide were covered with plastic
mulch, and those numbers have been increasing ... friendlier alternatives to conventional plastic
mulch can provide earlier crop maturity, higher ...
'Green' plastics could help reduce carbon footprint
... COLUMBIA, Mo. More than 20 million tons of plastic
are placed in U.S. landfills each year. Results ... suggest that some of the largely petroleum-based plastic
may soon be replaced by a nonpolluting, renewable plastic
made from plants. Reducing the carbon footprint ...
Plastic and reconstructive surgery -- in brief
... This study appears in the January 2009 issue of plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery , the official medical journal of the American Society of plastic
By The Numbers:
According to ... This study appears in the January 2009 issue of plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery , the official ...
Organic plant waste proves effective weed control for citrus trees
... effects of rice straw mulch, cattail mulch, black plastic
mulch, hand-hoeing, cultivation, glyphosate, and ... control (94% to 100%) of weeds occurred with the plastic
mulch and three mulch layers of rice straw or ... mulch resulted in an 85% to 98% control of weeds. plastic
mulches, cattail mulch in two or three layers, ...
Progression of retinal disease linked to cell starvation
... gets covered in "plastic," with the flexible plastic
reaching down to touch each stack. In the eye, this plastic
consists of a giant retinal pigment (RPE) cell, ... cells sag when too many rods disappear, as the plastic
over that plate of Oreo cookies droops when too ...
Acrylic glass made of sugar
... 150 to 400 million euro.
PMMA is a synthetic plastic
developed in 1928 and today produced in great ... (Arkema). In the GDR, names used for this plastic
included "O-Glas" (for "organic glass") or ... Piesteritz nitrogen works near Wittenberg). The plastic
is fragile, but very UV-resistant and thus ...
6 environmental research studies reveal critical health risks from plastic
... 2008 issue of Environmental Research, "A plastic
World" provides critical new research on ... adverse reproductive and behavioral effects.
products contain "endocrine disrupting chemicals" ... used in the manufacture of different types of plastic
can leach out ...
Coating improves electrical stimulation therapy used for Parkinson's, depression, chronic pain
... tissue," said Dr. Edward Keefer, instructor of plastic
surgery at UT Southwestern and lead author of the ... said Dr. Spencer Brown, assistant professor of plastic
surgery who heads research in the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Advanced plastic
Surgery and Wound Healing Laboratory at UT ...
'Small' research at MSU leads to advances in energy, electronics
... students have developed a nanomaterial that makes plastic
stiffer, lighter and stronger and could result in ... to make it compatible with water, resin or plastic
Could be used to make ... gasoline tanks lightweight and leak tight and plastic
containers that keep food fresh for weeks.
Want a reason to love your lower belly fat? It's rich in stem cells
... reports a Brazilian-based study in August's plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery , the official medical journal of the American Society of plastic
Surgeons (ASPS). This is the first study of its ... very practical applications to the specialty of plastic
surgery. That we may be able to generate new ...
Fresh from the grapevine to the table
... grapes. One method is to place a perforated plastic
liner inside each box, put the grapes in the ... 'Redglobe' and 'Zainy' grapes packaged in plastic
boxes and 'Thompson Seedless' grapes packaged in ... that the quality of the grapes in the trials with plastic
boxes was either similar in both packaging ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 28, 2008
... systems constructed with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic
pipes may be more susceptible to leaching of lead ... same time, builders are plumbing more houses with plastic
pipe, rather than copper, to cut costs. Past ... that corrosive conditions were often worst in plastic
pipes, which could be expected to cause higher ...
Researchers use high tech in mold watermark to protect plastic products from piracy
... a high tech way to add Anti-counterfeiting to plastic
products as they are created in the moulding ... of interest in anti-counterfeiting technology for plastic
products. We at the University of Warwick are working on several processes to prevent plastic
components being copied and this 'in mould' ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 28, 2007
... ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
may expand use of biodegradable plastic
Scientists in New York ... development of a new biodegradable
that can be engineered to decompose much faster ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 24, 2007
... & Technology
Microscopic particles of plastic
debris that litter marine environments
may pose a ... note long-standing awareness that large
pieces of plastic
waste, including cargo wrapping sheet plastic
six-pack rings, can sicken and kill fish, ...
New membrane strips carbon dioxide from natural gas faster and better
... A modified plastic
material greatly improves the ability to separate ... that only soaks up certain chemicals, the new plastic
permits carbon dioxide or other small molecules ... these same pores. The thermally rearranged (TR) plastic
works four times better than conventional ...
Grub's passion for plastic causes water loss
... crickets, mice and physical wearing of the plastic
piping have all been blamed, however laboratory ... Nicholas said: For growers, the grubs passion for plastic
is a real problem. There can end up being ...
As soon as they did, they moved to the plastic
pipe and started biting it and causing damage ...
Using green chemistry to deliver cutting-edge drugs
... receives the maximum benefit of the therapy. The plastic
is designed to release the drug over a controlled ... faces is that they have to be wrapped up in plastic
to be delivered to the patient, so that there is ... site.
The polymer used is a biodegradable plastic
based on lactic acid, which is a natural compound ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly Press Pac
... diabetes risk
Pioneering odor tests on plastic
Toward a new generation of ... p.m., Eastern Time
Pioneering odor tests on plastic
may seem like a connoisseurs description of the ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009
... some consumers and environmental issues in its production. However, many plastic
fillings contain controversial ingredients (such as BisGMA) linked to ... laboratory studies that the bile acid-derived resins form a hard, durable plastic
that resists cracking better than existing composites.
ARTICLE #2 FOR ...
Photoselective film proves effective for controlling height in potted gardenia plants
According to Kittas, "The research revealed that photoselective plastic
films with high values and high B:R ratios are able to reduce the height ... flowers."
Although the study determined that the use of photoselective plastic
films for the production of potted compact gardenia plants can contribute ...
Chemical found in medical devices impairs heart function
... have found that a chemical commonly used in the production of such medical plastic
devices as intravenous (IV) bags and catheters can impair heart function ... lossof medical procedures that require blood to be circulated through plastic
tubing outside the body, such as heart bypass surgery or kidney dialysis. ...
Controlling cucumber beetles organically
... watermelon and muskmelon crops.
In 2002, watermelon was grown on black plastic
mulch with the exception of one group, which was grown on Al-plastic, an aluminum coated plastic
mulch previously linked to reduced cucumber beetle densities on squash. ...
Ship-in-a-bottle kit on a microchip
... a chip. To do this, they introduce colloidal particles - tiny magnetizable plastic
spheres - as components into the channels on the chip. A rotating magnetic ... how to drive the tiny machines. They introduce colloidal particles, tiny plastic
spheres with a diameter of just about five micrometers, into the channels ...
Unusual use of toys in infancy a clue to later autism
... in the study were presented with four objects a metal lid, a round plastic
ring, a rattle and a plastic
baby bottle one at a time for 30 seconds each while being videotaped.
Innovative strategies for war wounded
... to the skin to reduce and repair burn injuries.
Adam Katz, a plastic
surgeon from the University of Virginia, has pioneered a method of ... nerves.
Joseph Rosen of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a plastic
surgeon and expert in network collaboration, who is helping other ...
Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes top student inventors
... (Advisor: Nicholas Kotov)
Ultra-strong and Stiff, Optically Transparent plastic
Nanocomposite An ultra-strong, transparent plastic
sheet with properties approaching the values of steel and its alloys.
Nanodiamond drug device could transform cancer treatment
The flexible microfilm device, which resembles a piece of plastic
wrap and can be customized easily into different shapes, has the potential ... the biostable parylene is a flexible and versatile material resembling plastic
wrap. A substantial amount of drug can be loaded onto clusters of ...
Novel fungus helps beetles to digest hard wood
... protects them from most forms of microbial attack.
"Lignin is nature's plastic
and any organism that wants to get to the sugars in a plant has to be able ... healthy living trees.
"How these insects are able to circumvent this plastic
wall [lignin] and get at the goodies, the sugars, behind it has remained a ...
Strawberry fields ripe for the picking
... system. Plasticulture strawberries are grown on raised beds using black plastic
mulch and a trickle irrigation system. Farmers use plasticulture because ... which features raised beds covered with a cover crop mulch instead of plastic
mulch and a subsurface drip irrigation system.
"This seems to suggest ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac - Oct. 10, 2007
... of consumers in efforts to save energy and raw materials by transforming plastic
wastes into new products. Tullo notes that barely 25 percent of the billions of pounds of plastic
bottles and containers manufactured annually in the United States enter ...
Cancer's distinctive pattern of gene expression could aid early screening and prevention
... tumor that anybody has looked at has aberrant change in DNA methylation. It's clearly not random."
The environment, from chemicals leached from plastic
or cigarettes, along with diet, sleep patterns even physical activity levels can result in these epigenetic changes that contribute to cancer and ...
Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice
... and Zaditor help stabilize mast cells in people suffering from allergy or asthma," said Shi. "It's almost as if the drugs place an extra layer of plastic
on the ripped trash bag. So it seemed like a logical place to begin."
The mice were divided into four groups. The first was the control group; ...
DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009
... and PBS&J)
PulseForge 3100 - uses rapid pulses of light for high-speed drying, curing, sintering or annealing high temperature materials on plastic
and paper, enabling inexpensive and flexible electronics. With the PulseForge 3100, high intensity flashlamps briefly heat inks and films to ...
University of Minnesota research leads to new technology to protect human health
... dean of the College of Biological Sciences and interim director of the Biotechnology Institute.
Melamine was originally used to make durable plastic
for dishes and countertops. It is also a widely used additive to cement. But in recent years it has been misused as a food additive because it ...
'Invisibility cloak' could protect against earthquakes
... the most damaging and responsible for much of the destruction which follows earthquakes.
The technology involves the use of concentric rings of plastic
which could be fitted to the Earth's surface to divert surface waves. By controlling the stiffness and elasticity of the rings, waves travelling ...
The faster they come
... to address this question by conducting breeding studies designed to distinguish between underlying genetic differences in locomotor performance and plastic
changes occurring during the lifetime of the individual as a result of its social status. Ultimately, their aim is to determine if relative position ...