Future of Surfactants Summit North America, 27th & 28th September 2017, Chicago, IL

Future of Surfactants Summit North America, 27th & 28th September 2017, Chicago, IL The Impact of Evolving Trends, Environmental Standards & Consumer Preferences on the Demand of Specialty Surfactants Following the success of our two European editions and inaugural North American version last year, we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of our Future of Surfactants Summit North America will take place on the 27th & 28th September 2017, in Chicago, IL. This year, the ...
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ENNA attendance at the 20th International conference on miniaturized systems for chemistry and life sciences (MicroTas 2016).

  The event that took place in Dublin city, IRELAND, from 9 - 13 October 2016, gathered the best experts in the field of microfluidics. The MicroTAS conference is an annual conference that rotates between Europe, the Americas, and Asia/Oceania on a three-year rotational schedule. MicroTas 2016 continues a series of conferences that are the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, anal...
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Math predicts weird materials; leads to 2016 physics Nobel

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/math-predicts-weird-materials-leads-2016-physics-nobel Prize recognizes three researchers working in a type of math called topology By Emily Conover Oct 4, 2016 — 5:25 pm EST David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz (left to right) will share the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics. The award recognizes their theoretical discoveries on exotic st...
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Scientists Develop Forensic Method to Identify Humans Using Hair Proteins

http://www.sci-news.com/biology/forensic-method-humans-hair-proteins-04183.html Sep 12, 2016 by News Staff / Source A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-led interdisciplinary research team has developed the first-ever biological identification method that exploits the information encoded in proteins of human hair. A colorized scanning electron micrograph of human hair. Image credit: Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory, University of Alabama at Birmingha...
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Why are Nobel Prize winners getting older?

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37578899 By Will Dahlgreen BBC News 7 October 2016 From the section Science & Environment Out of the Nobel Prize winners that have been announced so far this year the average age is 72, but it was not always this way The 2016 Nobel laureates for physics, medicine and chemistry: all men, at least 65 years old and mostly over 72. Go back to the first half of the 20th Century, however, and the average laureate was "only" 56....
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World-first genome study reveals rich history of Aboriginal Australians

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-22/world-first-study-reveals-rich-history-of-aboriginal-australians/7858376 ABC Science By Dani Cooper, additional reporting by Tom Forbes Updated 22 Sep 2016, 12:40am Video: Australian Aborigines are one of the oldest continuous cultures in the world. (Photo: Getty Images/Mark Kolbe) (ABC News) Related Story: New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians Map: Australia The most comprehensive genomic study of I...
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Climate warming ‘started about 180 years ago’ near the beginning of the Industrial Revolution

ABC Science By Dani Cooper Posted 24 Aug 2016, 9:57pm Photo: Five hundred years of climate data from sources such as coral was used in the study (Eric Matson/Australian Institute of Marine Studies) Key points Climate from past 500 years reconstructed using modelling and natural data Warming began in 1830s in Arctic and tropical oceans, just 80 years after Industrial Revolution started Impact of warming in southern hemisphere only became clearly evident around 1960 Hum...
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Omega-3 oils in farmed salmon ‘halve in five years’

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37321656 By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News 6 October 2016 From the section Science & Environment Levels of beneficial omega-3 oils in farmed salmon have fallen significantly in the past five years, a study shows. BBC News has learned that, on average, levels of omega-3s halved in the fish over that period. Despite this, the analysis shows that farmed salmon is still one of the richest sources of these fatty acids. But...
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Gene mutation drives compulsion to eat fatty foods

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-05/gene-mutation-drives-compulsion-to-eat-fatty-foods/7901522 ABC Science By Bianca Nogrady Updated 5 Oct 2016, 2:01am Can't resist a chicken korma but pass up on a sweet dessert? Key points 1–5 per cent of people with obesity have a defect on a gene found in nerves in the brain that influence what we like to eat New study shows that people with this defect crave fatty foods but not high sugar foods One of the first studies to show direc...
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Gene-editing technique to treat lung cancer is due to be tested in people in August.

Chinese scientists to pioneer first human CRISPR trial STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Genes in immune cells will be edited in an effort to turbocharge their attack on tumours. Chinese scientists are on the verge of being first in the world to inject people with cells modified using the CRISPR–Cas9 gene-editing technique. A team led by Lu You, an oncologist at Sichuan University’s West China Hospital in Chengdu, plans to start testing such cells in people with lung...
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