Friday, April 27, 2012

Your News and Notes for Friday April 27, 2012

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Improve Heart's Ability to Relax and Efficiently Refill With Blood
ScienceDaily--In a new study, Zhaohui Gao, Robert P. Feehan, Lawrence I. Sinoway, and Kevin D. Monahan of the Penn State College of Medicine investigated whether part of omega-3's benefits might rely on improving cardiac diastolic function -- the ability of the heart to relax and efficiently refill with blood at each beat, which declines with age. Read more.

Metabolix Awarded Two U.S. Patents for Technology to Produce Biobased Polymers and Industrial Chemicals
MarketWatch (News release)--U.S. Patent 8,093,022 titled "Polyhydroxalkanoate Biopolymer Compositions" enables production of a series of new PHA biopolymer compositions using genetically engineered microbial strains. Read the news release.

Bunge Reports First Quarter Results
MarketWatch (News release)--Supply and demand in oilseeds and grains is more balanced, which should support crush margins globally. Export shipments in key crops are up compared to last year and the second half of the year promises to be active in the Northern Hemisphere. Read the news release.

Soybeans Advance on Supply Concern Over Argentina FreezeBloomberg--Soybeans rose to a three-year high in Chicago and rapeseed reached the highest in 15 months in Paris on mounting concern that a freeze in South America and rain in Europe will curb oilseed supplies. Read more.

Polaris invests in new lipid production facility lipids provider has confirmed it is investing in a new production facility in Brittany that will serve its expanding portfolio dedicated to the cosmetics and food supplements. Read more.

In Third Party Testing, OriginOil Technology Recovers 98% of Hydrocarbons in Oil and Gas Production Water
Biofuels Digest--In California, OriginOil reports that, in recent independent third-party testing, the company's algae harvesting process was able to remove 98% of hydrocarbons from a sample of West Texas oil well 'frac flowback' water in the first stage alone. Read more.

Conference Social Media Speaker Krista Neher to Present at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
Krista Neher, CEO of Boot Camp Digital, bestselling author and internationally recognized social media speaker is honored to be presenting on how organizations can innovate and communicate with social media on April 30th 2012 at the 103rd AOCS (American Oil Chemists’ Society) Annual Meeting & Expo in Long Beach, California. Read more.

Abstract Alerts

Preparation of nanoemulsions and solid lipid nanoparticles by premix membrane emulsification.
Joseph, S. and Bunjes, H. (2012).  J. Pharm. Sci.. doi: 10.1002/jps.23163. Read the abstract.

Wettability of Aqueous Solutions of Eco-Friendly Surfactants (Ethoxylated Alcohols and Polyoxyethylene Glycerin Esters).
Encarnación Jurado, José M. Vicaria, Juan F. García-Martín and Miguel García-Román
Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 2012, Volume 15, Number 3, Pages 251-258. Read the abstract.

Surface Properties, Thermodynamic Aspects and Antimicrobial Activity of Some Novel Iminium Surfactants.
Ismail Aiad, Mohamed M. El-Sukkary, Ali El-Deeb, Moshira Y. El-Awady and Samy M. Shaban.Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.Volume 15, Number 3 (2012), 359-366. Read the abstract.


The 103RD AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo begins this Sunday, April 29, 2012.

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1 comment:

  1. So I guess the the Omega-3 advertisements that have circulated around various marketing platforms for so many years now are all ill-refute? I could only hope that I'm wrong because I have estrosmart and I'm still finding out more about this.