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Biochemistry Oct 5, 2023

Chemists make antibacterial films more effective with iron

RUDN University chemists have improved the effectiveness of antibacterial chitosan films used in medicine and the food industry, by adding iron and a new chitin derivative to chitin nanoparticles. The results were published ...

Bio & Medicine Sep 8, 2023

Synthesis of nanoparticles by microorganisms: Exploring the green power of fungi

They are used as medicines, drug carriers and to combat microbes in hospitals, destroy plant pathogens and reduce the amount of traditional fertilizers used in agriculture—nanoparticles are taking over medicine and the ...

Environment Aug 24, 2023

Could microplastics in soil introduce drug-resistant superbugs to the food supply?

Like every industry, modern farming relies heavily on plastics. Think plastic mulch lining vegetable beds, PVC pipes draining water from fields, polyethylene covering high tunnels, and plastic seed, fertilizer, and herbicide ...

Biochemistry May 17, 2023

An edible CBD coating could extend the shelf life of strawberries

Soon, you'll be able to get a box of freshly picked, sweet strawberries from the grocery store or local farm stand. But it's disappointing when you get them home and find that the ones at the bottom have started to rot. To ...

Biochemistry May 17, 2023

The 'invisible' cellulose coatings that mitigate surface transmission of pathogens

Research has shown that a thin cellulose film can inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus within minutes, inhibit the growth of bacteria including E. coli, and mitigate contact transfer of pathogens.

Biochemistry Dec 5, 2022

Researchers harness bacteria-eating viruses to create powerful food decontamination spray

Researchers at McMaster University have created a powerful new weapon against bacterial contamination and infection.

Biochemistry Nov 14, 2022

Passion fruit yields high antioxidant ingredient for stable edible food coatings

The high antioxidants and polyphenols content in passion fruit peels show significant potential to preserve fresh fruits and fresh cuts in an edible food coating, shows research from the University of Johannesburg. Such a ...

Materials Science Jun 20, 2022

Scientists develop antimicrobial, plant-based food wrap designed to replace plastic

Aiming to produce environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic food wrap and containers, a Rutgers scientist has developed a biodegradable, plant-based coating that can be sprayed on foods, guarding against pathogenic ...

Biochemistry Apr 11, 2022

Bioactive and sustainable plastic material made by reusing pineapple residues

A group of researchers from the University of Alicante Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Sciences has been working, since the end of 2021, on a project on development of natural bioaromas to increase ...

Materials Science Dec 28, 2021

Sustainable food packaging that keeps harmful microbes at bay

A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US, has developed a 'smart' food packaging material that is biodegradable, sustainable and ...

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