Monday, May 14, 2012

Your News and Notes for Monday May 14, 2012

CESIO 2013 Call for Papers: “Surfactants Today and Tomorrow – Mapping the Megatrends”
The period for submission of abstracts closes September 15, 2012. Read more and submit a paper.

Cooking-Oil Imports by India Seen Rising for Third Month
BusinessWeek--Indian vegetable-oil imports, 80 percent of which constitute palm oil, climbed 67 percent to 727706 tons in March, the association said last month. Read more.

Semen Quality Diminished by Too Much Saturated Fats
Renal and Urology News--Diets high in saturated fats may be associated with reduce semen quality, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Read more.

Omega-3-Rich Diet May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease
Medscape-- Increased consumption of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) correlate significantly with lower plasma levels of beta-amyloid 42 (Aβ-42) in elderly individuals without dementia, researchers found. Read more.

Origin Oil : A new agreement. - Analyst Blog
NASDAQ--Origin Oil ( OOIL ) announced an agreement with Algasol Renewables to develop an integrated algae growth and harvesting system. Read more.

BASF buys omega-3 maker Equatec citing pharma potential has bought omega-3 fatty acid maker Equatec, citing its pharmaceutical and dietary supplements businesses as key beneficiaries. Read more.

Nature Highlights Advancements in Biocatalysis and its Potential Impact on the Production of Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals published a paper that discusses the recent advances in biocatalysis, and the impact it is having on the commercial development of biofuels, renewable chemicals, and pharmaceutical products. The paper was published by researchers at Codexis, Inc., Emory University, Greifswald University, Lonza AG, Merck, and Seoul National University.  Read more.

AOCS Member News

Food scientist studying the use of all-natural nanoparticles in food products scientist and AOCS member David Julian McClements at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the design and fabrication of all-natural nanoparticles for delivering oil-soluble vitamins and other nutrients in food products. Read more.

Upcoming Events May 14-20, 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

14-16 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Earth Summit 2012/Rio+20)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

14--16 International Conference and Exhibition on Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

14-18 11th International Hydrocolloids Conference
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

15-16 International Dairy Foods Association Dairy Accounting & Finance Workshop
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

16-19 2nd International Symposium on Microbial Lipids
Bern, Switzerland

17-19 Euro Fed Lipid 2nd International Symposium on Microbial Lipids
Bern, Switzerland

20-24 6th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting
Berlin, Germany

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