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Tasty fat: X-rays finding the blueprint of why fat is yummy

31-May-2016

Fat free ice cream, for all its healthy merits, melts the wrong way. Two seconds on the tongue and it's a slush of milk, flavoring and water instead of the rich glob of slowly melting cream we grew to love as kids. When it comes to taste memories, fats are forever. Now X-ray science is ...

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Scientists X-ray chocolate

08-May-2015

An X-ray study carried out at DESY allows to improve the quality of chocolate. The study offers new insights into the formation of fat bloom, an unwelcome white layer that occasionally forms on chocolate. "Although fat blooming is perfectly harmless, it causes millions in damage to the food ...

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From surf to turf

Archaeologists and chemists trace ancient British diets

14-Feb-2014

The change by our ancestors from hunter-gathers to farmers is one of the most intensively researched aspects of archaeology. Now a large-scale investigation of British archaeological sites dating from around 4,600 BC to 1,400 AD has examined millions of fragments of bone and analysed over 1,000 ...

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Tiny bottles and melting corks

Temperature regulates a new delivery system for drugs and fragrances

23-Sep-2013

Microscopic, bottle-like structures with corks that melt at precisely-controlled temperatures could potentially release drugs inside the body or fragrances onto the skin, according to a recently published study. Typical drug delivery systems act more like sponges than bottles. For example, drugs ...

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Purifying dairy wastewater – at the same time producing electricity

30-May-2013

In an EU-funded project the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart is developing, together with industrial and scientific partners, a modular system to purify dairy wastewater electrochemically. Using an integrated fuel cell, the generated hydrogen ...

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VTT has developed a fully recyclable coating for food & pharmaceuticals

26-Mar-2010

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an environmentally-friendly packaging coating solution. Especially suitable for food and pharmaceutical packaging, the coating offers a new method for manufacturing fully recyclable, thin, light and air-tight packaging materials. Developed ...

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New chemical imaging technique could help in the fight against atherosclerosis, suggests research

04-Aug-2009

A new chemical imaging technique could one day help in the fight against atherosclerosis, suggests research published in the August 2009 edition of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Atherosclerosis is the disease underlying most heart attacks and strokes and it is characterised by ...

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How natural oils can be hydrogenated without making unhealthy trans fats

UC Riverside researchers illustrate how controlling shape of heterogeneous catalysts can promote desired chemical reaction

28-Jan-2009

To prolong the shelf life of foods, manufacturers often add hydrogen to natural oils, a process called hydrogenation. But hydrogenation also results in the production of trans fats, which have adverse health effects such as raising bad cholesterol and increasing the risk for coronary heart ...

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Scripps Research scientists watch membrane fission in real time

15-Dec-2008

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have solved one of biology's neatest little tricks: they have discovered how a cell's outer membrane pinches a little pouch from itself to bring molecules outside the cell inside — without making holes that leak fluid from either side of the membrane. ...

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Encore BioRenewables joint venture creates closed-loop system to recycle used cooking oil into high-quality biodiesel

Processing plant projected to open in Southern California in 2009

11-Apr-2008

Tellurian Biodiesel has entered into a joint venture with Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the quick-service restaurant industry, to recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel that exceeds industry specifications. The new venture, Encore BioRenewables, plans to ...

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