• The Food Court: Chewing the fat over good red wine

    What would you say if someone told you that one of the best things you could eat with a nice glass of certain red wines would be a fatty burger? It wouldn’t hurt to try it with filet mignon, either, but there ...
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  • PressPac: Hempseed oil packed with health-promoting compounds

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
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  • Flowers & Power: Flexible sensors on leaves and bugs detect environmental conditions, toxic gas

    The nerve gas sarin was released on several subway lines in Tokyo in 1995 in a terrorist attack. Thirteen people died, and many more had severe injuries. But while such an incident is going on, how do you determine wh...
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  • The Food Court: In search of an even better breed of strawberries

    For a strawberry-lover there’s nothing better than picking that sweet, dark red piece of fruit right off the bush and popping it into your mouth. Well, maybe strawberries and cream would be nice, too. And then t...
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  • Flowers & Power: Natural, renewable nanomaterial can potentially cause more harm than asbestos

    Looking to nature for materials to use in everyday products has its appeal and has spurred earnest research efforts toward this end. The approach seems more healthful than turning to synthetic materials — but na...
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  • Flowers & Power: Rise of nitrous oxide emissions endangers climate and ozone efforts

    While climate change discussions focus largely on carbon dioxide, emissions of the third-most important greenhouse gas is rising dramatically in China. And not only does this gas, nitrous oxide (N2O), contribute to th...
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  • Complete Q&A: Rise of nitrous oxide emissions endangers climate and ozone efforts

    Here’s the full Q&A with researcher Jianhua Xu, whose team studied past and future emissions of nitrous oxide.   Q.     Why did you decide to do this study?   A.  &#...
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  • Flowers & Power: Student finds promising material for ‘green’ energy

    Warmer temperatures are finally upon us here on the East Coast, prompting many of us to get outside into the sunlight and play. To Bruce Parkinson and colleagues at the University of Wyoming, the sun is more than just...
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  • The Food Court: New use for fruit seeds, peels and leaves — or waste not, want not

    Avocados are great with a little salad dressing or as the yummiest ingredient in guacamole. But when you get to the half of the fruit with that big brown seed or pit in it, the fun stops abruptly. Using a knife doesn&...
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  • The Medical Bond: The search is on for a way to image infections

    Going under the knife for surgery is a scary enough prospect by itself. But throw in the risk of contracting a bacterial infection, and even a routine procedure can become a nightmare.   Now, keep in mind that ...
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  • Flowers & Power: How to revive life in the Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’

    By any account, the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 was a disastrous event. Cleaning up required an infusion of cash to the tune of billions of dollars within a few months...
    Christine Suh
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  • PressPac: Whey beneficially affects diabetes, cardiovascular risks in obese adults

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
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  • PressPac: Avoiding water wars between ‘fracking’ industry and residents

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
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  • PressPac: Toward a faster, more accurate way to diagnose stroke

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
    Christine Suh
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  • PressPac: Key chocolate ingredients could help prevent obesity, diabetes

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
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  • PressPac: Beer marinade for more healthful grilled meats

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
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  • PressPac: Leaves from hops could fight dental diseases

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
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  • PressPac: Don’t throw out sprouting garlic — it has heart-healthy antioxidants

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
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  • PressPac: New air filter blocks tiny particles from getting inside cars

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
    Christine Suh
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  • PressPac: Exercise targets cellular powerhouses to improve heart function

    Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get t...
    Christine Suh
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