Researchers have solved a long-standing mystery about why some fluids containing polymers - including saliva - form beads when they are stretched and others do not.
A new report by an international research team explores the impact of the global livestock industry on the environment, the economy and human health.
Crop residues, perennial warm season grasses, and short-rotation woody crops are potential biomass sources for cellulosic ethanol production.
A study demonstrated that genetic risk is expressed in the brains of even those who are healthy, but carry some risk for Alzheimer's Disease.
Applying a small mechanical force to embryonic stem cells could be a new way of coaxing them into a specific direction of differentiation, researchers at the University of Illinois report.
Switching off a key DNA repair system in the developing nervous system is linked to smaller brain size as well as problems in brain structures vital to movement, memory and emotion.
RPC Containers Raunds has produced a custom moulded bottle for a new range of plant foods from Bayer CropScience.
Scientists have come to agree that different environments impact the evolution of new species. Experiments are showing for the first time that the reverse is also true.
How do you prioritise the implementation of new regulatory standards?
What impact they are likely to have over the next few years.
Véronique Vernat, Janine Abjean, Murielle Blanc, Stéphane Papilloud and David Baudraz report on a research and development collaboration between an ink supplier and end user on the potential effects of ink on packed foods.
A new, centralised, hot water circulation system has been installed at the largest Mars confectionery plant for Western Europe. The operating speeds of system's pumps are controlled by pump-mounted, frequency control units, which have provided great benefits in the form of flexibility of use and significant energy savings. By Steve Minett and Keld Fenwick.
The demand for pure water in media preparation and washing materials for mammalian cell culture is well established. J F Pilette reports.
Mobile operators carry signals to a handset through the airwaves via a network of base station sites, full of antennas and equipment. Next-generation mobile networks will demand far more such base stations, bringing with them a host of health, safety and environmental concerns both real and spurious, as Jim Costello reports.
A University of Nottingham expert has been awarded £80,000 by two national charities to study the impact of gluten intolerance on patients in the UK.
Researchers have discovered that rare genetic variants can be associated with a lower risk of developing high blood pressure.