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Lab Innovations adds major names to exhibitor line-up

UK’s only event dedicated to laboratory professionals, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on 2 & 3 November 2016



Clues to Health Benefits of Olive Oil

A team of researchers has found that phenolic components in olive oil actually modify genes that are involved in the inflammatory response.



Oil spills raise arsenic levels in the ocean

Oil spills can increase levels of toxic arsenic in the ocean, creating an additional long-term threat to the marine ecosystem, according to research published today in the journal Water Research.



Bacteria could aid in oil spill

Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive 'rhamnolipids,' and effectively help degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons - environmental pollutants that are one of the most harmful aspects of oil spills.



Olive oil enriched diet aids cancer survivors

Researchers have found that olive oil may offer another potential health benefit - it produces greater weight loss in breast cancer survivors compared to a more traditional low-fat diet.



Olive oil guards against ulcerative colitis

Eating more olive oil could help prevent ulcerative colitis, according to a new study co-ordinated by medical researchers at the University of East Anglia, thanks to oleic acid.



Revolutionising cooking oil production

A Queen's University chemistry professor has invented a special solvent that may make cooking oil production more environmentally friendly. It is extracted from soybeans.



Microbes reprogrammed to ooze oil

Researchers have coaxed photosynthetic microbes to secrete oil-bypassing energy and cost barriers that have hampered green biofuel production.



Renewable oil companies

The entry of oil companies into the realm of renewable energy could present major obstacles for the development of a sustainable economy that is not based on carbon resources.



Biodegradation of Exxon Valdez oil slowing

The combination of low concentrations of oxygen and nutrients in the lower layers of the beaches of Alaska's Prince William Sound is slowing the aerobic biodegradation of oil remaining from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.



Untold levels of oil sands pollution

After an exhaustive study of air and water pollution along the Athabasca River, researchers say pollution levels have increased as a direct result of nearby oil sands operations.



Smoke from cigarettes, cooking oil harmful

Secondhand tobacco smoke and smoke from cooking oil and wood smoke affected cardiovascular function of men and women who were exposed to small doses of the smoke for as little as 10 minutes.



Fish oil benefits a mixed bag

In a systematic review of trials where patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators used fish oil supplements, fish oil supplements were found to help some cardiac patients while harming others.




Supercritical pomegranate seed oil

Pomegranate Seed Oil is a unique source of puninic acid, a conjugated linolenic acid CLNA of the 9c,11t,13c C18:3n5 configuration. Puninic acid has a similar efficacy profile as the better known conjugated linoleic acid CLA.



Supercritical Chia seed oil could become leading source of omega-3 linolenic acid

Known for its high quality supercritical extracts, Flavex has now launched a supercritical Chia Seed extract.



Kiwi seed oil ­ a rich source of omega-3-fatty acids

Kiwi Seed oil is an innovative product gained from the seeds of New Zealand grown Kiwi-fruits by supercritical extraction. The oil has 65percent alpha-linolenic acid and about 15 per cent percent gama-linoleic acid which is an suitable compliment to our nutritional intake.



Olive oil waste could play key role in the fight against potato blight

Potato blight is under attack. First a group of German scientists found that the waste products of olive oil production can limit its growth. Now scientists in Scotland are looking at its molecular mode of action.



Vegetable oil processor turns to digital plant architecture

When a Danish manufacturer of speciality vegetable oils and fats decided to build a new processing plant, it opted for state of the art control technology. The result is an efficient, simple to run installation.



Edible oil plant's commitment to clean water

Negociación Industrial Santa Lucía, SA de CV, is a company in the foodstuffs sector which manufactures vegetable oils.



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