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Scientists ID molecular 'switch' in liver that triggers harmful effects of saturated and trans fats

... in shortening and margarine, baked goods, and the oils used to cook french fries and other fast food. Studies have shown that trans fats not only raise LDL levels in the bloodstream but lower high-density lipoproteins (HDL, or "good" cholesterol) and may have even stronger adverse effects than do saturat...

UN environmental agency steps up battle against marine pollution

...stic waste, discarded lead-acid batteries and used oils and lubricants, will come under renewed attack under a new agreement signed by the United Nations environmental agency and an international treaty body controlling hazardous wastes. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed last week in Nairobi, Kenya,...

A hope for oil spill bioremediation

...egradation. It is well established that most crude oils are biodegradable to a great extent, especially components as short linear alkanes or simple aromatic hydrocarbons. However, the heavy fraction, made of long-chain saturated and polyaromatic hydrocarbons and a considerable fraction of asphaltenes and...

Method slashes quantum dot costs by 80 percent

...olvents used in quantum dot synthesis with cheaper oils that are commonplace at industrial chemical plants...ls. Heat-transfer fluids - stable, heat-resistant oils that are used to move heat between processing units at chemical plants - can cost up to seven times ...

The right drug at the right time

...olvents used in quantum dot synthesis with cheaper oils that are commonplace at industrial chemical plants...ls. Heat-transfer fluids - stable, heat-resistant oils that are used to move heat between processing units at chemical plants - can cost up to seven times ...

Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits

...iménez said that olive oil may be superior to seed oils because it is a natural juice, pressed from the ol...n said. Dr. Wilson pointed out that not all olive oils have a high phenolic content. "So these results might not be true for all olive oil on the shelf at...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

...class of chemicals found in pine, lemon and orange oils that are used in many consumer products either as solvents or to provide a distinctive scent. Although terpenes themselves are not considered toxic, some recent studies have shown that they may react with ozone to produce a number of toxic compounds....

Finding a better way to make biodiesel

...iesel out of raw materials such as used restaurant oils and animal fats ?materials that are much cheaper t...to biodiesel while basic catalysts can convert the oils into fuel. And the particles themselves are environmentally safe because they are made of calcium a...

Pollution threatens coral health by preventing lesions from healing, UCF study shows

...es on land that release industrial chemicals, fuel oils and other contaminants, a University of Central Florida biologist and several colleagues have found. UCF associate professor of biology John Fauth and scientists from the National Coral Reef Institute, Broward County Department of Environmental Pro...

Plant-cell-produced technologies-cutting edge approach to bringing solutions to the market

...chnologies and will present the benefit of healthy oils for consumers, agriculture and the food industry. The conference will also explore R&D collaboration under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) in the area of biosciences for animal and human health. Science Conference "Innovations in Bios...

Sequencing of the oyster mushroom genome

...into the environment, such as certain colorants or oils and by-products of the timber industry such as pulp and paper. Thus, the study of the functioning of the oyster mushroom and of its strategies for adapting to its growth environment and for degrading lignin found in agricultural waste or decomposin...

Study finds mercury prevalent in many western fish

...ts from as far away as China, the burning of heavy oils and other fossil fuels, and even forest fires. In the survey, the researchers did find 13 fish from eight different sites that had very high mercury concentrations ?levels of 1.0 microgram or higher ?likely indicating a point source. These high le...

New success in engineering plant oils

...saturated fats, "the development of new plant seed oils has several potential biotechnological application...und in margarine products. Furthermore, engineered oils could be used to produce feedstocks for industrial processes in place of those currently obtained fr...

Biodiesel study targets cleaner air, cleaner engines

...available sources, including animal fats and plant oils such as soybean, sunflower and canola. During...se market opportunities for recycled materials and oils and give farmers the chance to grow some of their own fuel. Recent government announcements supporti...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

...gue Judith Seath, who specialises in the essential oils and resins used by the ancient Egyptians." Professor Rosalie David, Director of the KNH Centre, said: "These results are very significant and show that the ancient Egyptians were practising a credible form of pharmacy long before the Greeks. "O...

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