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Microwave Technology Optimizes Moisture and Fat Analysis

Microwave Technology Optimizes Moisture and Fat Analysis

04/04/2018 - In food production, every minute counts. Due to this fact, analytical techniques which quickly provide information about the composition of foodstuffs are the solution of choice. Read on to find out how moisture and fat analysis can be performed in three steps. read...

International Freezer Challenge: Who Saves the Most?

Award for Efficient Cold Storage Management

International Freezer Challenge: Who Saves the Most?

02/20/2018 - Freezers are among the biggest energy consumers in a lab, and as a result they can cost a lab a lot of money. The International Freezer Challenge promotes best practices in cold storage management and awards the labs who have done the most to save energy and improve their sample storage. read...

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P&G Acquires Merck's Consumer-Health Business for 4.2 Billion Dollars

USA/Germany: Healthcare Business

P&G Acquires Merck's Consumer-Health Business for 4.2 Billion Dollars

Procter & Gamble agreed to buy Merck’s consumer-health business for $ 4.2 billion to bolster growth, betting that vitamins and decongestants can hasten its comeback. German drugmaker Merck put the the unit up for sale last year as it pumps money into testing new medicines. read...

Global Coalition to Spur Development of Cures for Rare and Deadly Diseases

Rare Diseases

Global Coalition to Spur Development of Cures for Rare and Deadly Diseases

Global Coalition for Adaptive Research (GCAR), a nonprofit charitable organization announced its official launch. The Coalition is comprised of some of the world’s foremost clinical, translational and basic science investigators working collectively to help speed the discovery and development of cures for rare and deadly diseases. read...

Widespread Lack of Iodine Threatens Brain Development in Children

Essential Micronutrient

Widespread Lack of Iodine Threatens Brain Development in Children

Scientists fear up to 50 % of all new-borns in Europe do not reach their full cognitive potential due to iodine deficiency. Iodine is a micronutrient critical for children’s brain development. read...

Bayer Nears US Antitrust Approval for Monsanto Takeover

USA: Takeover in Crop-Chemicals Business

Bayer Nears US Antitrust Approval for Monsanto Takeover

According to a person familiar with the matter, Bayer is close to winning US antitrust approval to buy Monsanto. This would lift the last major hurdle to completing a $ 66 billion deal that has been nearly two years in the making. read...

UK Scientists Engineer Plastic-Eating Enzyme

UK: Degradation of Plastic

UK Scientists Engineer Plastic-Eating Enzyme

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, which currently persists for hundreds of years in the environment. read...

Sanofi to Sell European Generic-Drug Unit to Advent

France: Biotechnology

Sanofi to Sell European Generic-Drug Unit to Advent

Sanofi plans to sell its European generic-drug unit to buyout firm Advent International for $ 2.4 billion as part of a broader move by Chief Executive Officer Olivier Brandicourt to focus resources on biotechnology and new medicines. read...

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Fish Could Contribute to Neurological Health

Sweden: Neurology

Fish Could Contribute to Neurological Health

23.04.18 - A new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health. Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, has been shown to help prevent the formation of certain protein structures closely associated with Parkinson’s disease read...

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