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Coconut oil could combat tooth decay

Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for ...

dateSep 03, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Sugar, not oil

No more oil โ€“ renewable raw materials are the future. This motto not only applies to biodiesel, but also to isobutene, a basic product used in the chemical industry. In a pilot plant researchers now want ...

dateMar 21, 2014 in Materials Science
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Scientists say Gulf spill altering food web

(AP) -- Scientists are reporting early signs that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is altering the marine food web by killing or tainting some creatures and spurring the growth of others more suited to a fouled ...

dateJul 14, 2010 in Environment
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Gauging the needs of the petroleum industry

When he looked at the dramatic increase in his laboratory's thread gauge calibration income โ€“ a 50 % increase over last year and a 1000 % increase from 14 years ago โ€“ Dennis Everett saw the writing on ...

dateFeb 11, 2013 in Engineering
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Blueprint from the interior of a catalyst

Irregularities in industrial catalysts can inhibit the conversion of crude oil, Utrecht University chemists have concluded. They were the first to provide a detailed blueprint of the interior of a commercially used catalyst ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Materials Science
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