News tagged with biochemicals

New research explains hydrophobicity

(Phys.org)—The hydrophobic effect is a fundamental aspect of biochemical processes. Hydrophilic, or water-loving, solutes tend to be miscible in water, while hydrophobic, or water-fearing, solutes tend to aggregate in such ...

dateJan 11, 2017 in Materials Science report
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Cheaper and more sustainable sweeteners

Polyalcohols are widely used in the food industry, especially in candy and gum because they bring the sweet without the risk of cavities.Researchers at ICIQ (Tarragona, Spain) and ETH (Zurich, Switzerland) designed a process ...

dateDec 07, 2016 in Materials Science
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Automatically harvesting cauliflower

Machines that harvest vegetables pick everything at once – even unripe heads when harvesting cauliflower. This is why human helpers often perform this tedious job. In the future, a machine will make selective harvesting ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Engineering
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Improving biorefineries with bubbles

A team of researchers from Japan's Tohoku University has developed a new method for the pretreatment of organic material, or "biomass", which could lead to more efficient production of biofuels and biochemicals.

dateMar 01, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Researchers design and patent graphene biosensors

The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) is patenting biosensor chips based on graphene, graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes that will improve the analysis of biochemical reactions and accelerate the development ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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