Friday, June 15, 2012

News and Notes for Friday June 15, 2012

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Are Becoming The Center of An Amazing and Unusual Medical Movement
WEBWIRE--Omega 3’s have long been known for their heart health benefits, but some shocking news has come from oncologists ; omega 3 Fatty Acids can indeed have an impact on the lives of breast cancer suffers. Read more.

Growing synthetic skin from soybeans
 MedCity News--A serial entrepreneur has inked a licensing agreement with three Philadelphia institutions for their technologies to develop synthetic skin from soybean proteins as well as technologies for vascular grafts and tissue regeneration. Read more.

Indian researchers study lipid production potential of fungi
 Biodiesel Magazine--A research paper published in the peer reviewed journal Microbial Cell Factories shows that single-cell oils accumulated by oleaginous fungi have potential for use as a biodiesel feedstock. Read more from Biodiesel Magazine and download “Single cell oil oleaginous fungi from the tropical mangrove wetlands as a potential feedstock for biodiesel”.

Cooking Oil Imports by India Set to Gain 15% on Lower Crop
BusinessWeek--Cooking oil imports by India, the world's second-biggest consumer, may climb 15 percent this year as a drop in local oilseeds harvest reduces supplies, according to GG Patel & Nikhil Research Co. Read more.

USDA Proposes Designation Of 12 New Biobased Product Categories
CropLife--More than 2,300 additional biobased products will be available for federal purchasing, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Read more.

20 years after Rio 1992: company initiatives do make a difference
The Guardian--Building on decades of experience in sustainable development, Henkel is intensifying its cooperation with all stakeholders to develop viable solutions for the future. Read more.

Soap It Up! Hand Washing Design Challenge
WASH United is launching a new open design challenge—”to design a handwashing station for a rural Indian household that is attractive, acceptable and marketable.”  5 winners will be chosen to have their designs prototyped and tested with users all over India. Find out more.

Abstract Alerts

Rheology of long-chain branched polypropylene copolymers.
Zulli, F., Andreozzi, L., Passaglia, E., Augier, S. and Giordano, M. (2012),  J. Appl. Polym. Sci. doi: 10.1002/app.38076. Read the abstract.

Food price volatility and hunger alleviation - can Cannes work?
Hajkowicz S, Negra C, Barnett P, Clark M, Harch B, Keating B. Agriculture & Food Security 2012, 1:8 (7 June 2012). Read the abstract.

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