Monday, February 25, 2013

News and Notes for Monday February 25, 2013

Omega-3 lipid emulsions markedly protect brain after stroke in mouse study
Triglyceride lipid emulsions rich in an omega-3 fatty acid injected within a few hours of an ischemic stroke can decrease the amount of damaged brain tissue by 50 percent or more in mice, reports a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center. Read the News Release.

ConAgra-UMass study provides ‘important implications for the design of reduced-fat food emulsions’
Fundamental research into the behavior of hydrocolloids by the University of Massachusetts and ConAgra Foods could open the door to the ‘rational design of reduced-fat food emulsions’. Read more from

Extra Virgin Olive Oil a Potential Functional Food for Colitis
Spanish researchers from the University of Seville observed a positive effect of extra virgin olive oil on colitis. Read more from The Olive Oil Times.

Oil Crops Outlook
The USDA Economic Research Service has released its latest monthly report which "... examines supply, use, prices, and trade for oil crops (primarily soybeans and products), including supply and demand prospects in major importing and exporting countries. Includes information on cottonseed, peanuts, sunflowerseed, tropical oils, corn oil, and animal fats ..."   Read the report "Robust Foreign Demand for Soybean Meal and Oil Boosts U.S. Crushing" (.pdf)

Solazyme's Algae Oil Will Replace Palm Oil
As the algae biofuels market ramps up, Solazyme is also moving forward on other important environmentally responsible products - replacing palm, coconut, and other plant oils with algae oil. Read more from

U.S. Bioenergy Statistics 
The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has released its latest data set which provides "... a source of information on biofuels intended to present a picture of the renewable energy industry and its relationship to agriculture ... ERS analysts track U.S. ethanol and biodiesel production, consumption, and trade. They also monitor and analyze U.S. bioenergy policy and events that affect the domestic and international biofuel and feedstock markets ..."  View the Bioenergy Statistics.

  • A US Agency Chemistry Regulatory Affairs Manager is sought by the Monsanto Company at its Washington, DC location . View the job posting.
  • A Faculty Research Assistant/Chemistry Laboratory Instructor is sought by the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) for its International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) at the University of Maryland in College Park. View the job posting.

Abstract Alerts

A Free Radical Mediated Formation of 3-Monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD) Fatty Acid Diesters
Xiaowei Zhang, Boyan Gao, Fang Qin, Haiming Shi, Yuanrong Jiang, Xuebing Xu, and Liangli (Lucy) Yu. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Just Accepted Manuscript. Read the abstract.

Lipidomics in nutrition and food research.
Hyötyläinen T, Bondia-Pons I, Orešič M. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2013 Feb 15. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201200759. Read the abstract.

Improved Mechanical Properties of Alkylamide Organogels Via a Mixing Enhancement Effect

Yutaka Ohsedo. RSC Adv., 2013, Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/C3RA23488F. First published on the web 21 Feb 2013. Read the abstract.

Synthesis and Characterization of Glucosamide Surfactant
 Fu Han, Yun-yun Deng, Peng-li Wang, Jia Song, Ya-wen Zhou, Bao-cai Xu. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. March 2013, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 155-159. Read the abstract.

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