Search results for Ricardo Muniz

Cell & Microbiology Sep 27, 2023

Researchers create formula for first synthetic sugarcane molasses with fully reproducible composition

Molasses, a broad term used to describe concentrated sugarcane or sugarbeet juice solutions after removal of sucrose crystals, are an industrial byproduct of the raw sugar production process. Natural molasses have variable ...

Biotechnology Jun 21, 2023

Green technology could permit total use of seaweed by cosmetics industry

An article published in the journal Phycology shows that there is room to transform 100% of the raw material from marine macroalgae (seaweed) into ingredients for cosmetics using industrially available green technology.

Cell & Microbiology May 30, 2023

Research project analyzes medical, nutritional and environmental applications of new Antarctic bacteria

A scientific collaboration between the University of São Paulo (USP) in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, and Clemente Estable Institute of Biological Research (IIBCE) in Montevideo, Uruguay, is experimenting with two new bacteria ...

Cell & Microbiology May 15, 2023

Researchers find compound that combats multidrug-resistant bacteria in less than one hour

Resistance to antibiotics is a problem that alarms the medical and scientific community. Bacteria resistant to three different classes of antibiotics, known as multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria, are far from rare. Some ...

Cell & Microbiology Apr 19, 2023

Researchers cultivate microalgae for biofuel production

A group of researchers at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil have grown microalgae under controlled conditions in a laboratory in order to use their metabolites, especially lipids, with the prime purpose ...

Biochemistry Apr 5, 2023

Natural molecule enhances sunscreen efficacy without increasing concentration of conventional UV filters

An article published in the journal Cosmetics reports an investigation of the effects of including rosmarinic acid, an active antioxidant, in a sunscreen along with two conventional ultraviolet light filters, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate ...

Biotechnology Mar 27, 2023

Study paves way to more efficient production of 2G ethanol using specially modified yeast strain

A Brazilian study paves the way to increased efficiency of second-generation (2G) ethanol production based on the discovery of novel targets for metabolic engineering in a more robust strain of industrial yeast. An article ...

Analytical Chemistry Mar 22, 2023

Researchers describe promising method to optimize and scale up the production of fuel cell input

A novel process described in an article published in the journal Electrochemistry Communications converts nitrogen and hydrogen to ammonia (NH3) at ambient temperature and pressure with high energy efficiency. Ammonia, a ...

Cell & Microbiology Mar 13, 2023

Researchers investigate diversity of E. coli bacteria in hospitalized patients

The human intestine is an environment inhabited by many bacteria and other microorganisms collectively known as the gut microbiome, gut microbiota or intestinal flora. In most people, it contributes to wellness. A healthy ...

Biochemistry Mar 6, 2023

Researchers identify two compounds capable of inhibiting growth of brain tumor cells

Glioblastoma is a malignant tumor of the central nervous system (brain or spinal cord) and one of the deadliest types of cancer. Few drugs have proved effective at combating this uncontrolled growth of glial cells, which ...

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