Wednesday, July 25, 2012

News and Notes for Wednesday July 25, 2012

Replacing the Whole Barrel of Oil and the Need for Biobased Chemicals Policy Now
Stephen J. Gatto, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Myriant Corporation, discusses the politics and economics of biobased chemicals in the United Sates. Read more at Biofuels Digest.

New, Simple Method Introduced to Eliminate Surfactants from Mesoporous Materials
Iranian researchers in Gilan University succeeded in eliminating the surfactants remaining in the pores of MCM-41 mesoporous material by using the fast and simple sonication method. Read more from Fars News.

Craig Venter on the science of synthetic biology
Dr. Craig Venter ( a biologist credited with "the world's first synthetic life form") argues that a series of talks in Dublin in 1943 marked the birth of synthetic biology. Read more and listen to the podcast at Science Weekly.

Vitamin E May Lower Liver Cancer Risk
High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read the news release at ScienceDaily.


New -Olive Oil Sensory Panel Proficiency Testing
AOCS has added the AOCS Olive Oil Sensory Panel Proficiency Testing Series to the Laboratory Proficiency Program. Find out more at Have a question or need more information? Contact Dawn Shepard, Laboratory Proficiency Program Manager.

Posters Wanted: World Conference on Fabric and Home Care
Organizers are accepting poster applications for the World Conference on Fabric and Home Care, which will be held Oct. 29-31, 2012 in Singapore. The abstract deadline is August 1, 2012. Submit here.

AOCS Press Warehouse Sale
Save up to 80% on select AOCS Press products. The Sale ends September 14, 2012 and an additional 5% discount is available if you order by July 31, 2012.  Visit the AOCS Store or view the Warehouse Sale Flyer (.pdf)

Abstract Alerts

Feasibility of filamentous fungi for biofuel production using hydrolysate from dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment of wheat straw
Yubin Zheng, Xiaochen Yu, Jijiao Zeng and Shulin Chen. Biotechnology for Biofuels 2012, 5:50 doi:10.1186/1754-6834-5-50. Published: 23 July 2012. Read the abstract.

The role for scientists in tackling food insecurity and climate change
John R Beddington, Mohammed Asaduzzaman, Megan E Clark, Adrian Fernández, Bremauntz, Marion D Guillou, Molly M Jahn, Erda Lin, Tekalign Mamo, Christine Negra, Carlos A Nobre, Robert J Scholes, Rita Shama, Nguyen Van Bo and Judi Wakhungu. Agriculture & Food Security 2012, 1:10 doi:10.1186/2048-7010-1-10. Published: 20 July 2012. Read the abstract.

Classification of Geographical Origin by PNN Analysis of Fatty Acid Data and Level of Contaminants in Oils From Peruvian Anchovy
Inger B. Standal, José Rainuzzo, David E. Axelson, Stig Valdersnes and Kåre Julshamn, et al. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 2012, Volume 89, Number 7, Pages 1173-1182. Read the abstract.

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