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Restore Your Refrigerator

August 6, 2010 12:04 pm | by Lynn Burge, Master-Bilt Products | Comments

Through a retrofit program, food manufacturers no longer have to buy a brand new walk-in cooler when the door is worn out.

All the Right Pieces

August 6, 2010 6:20 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Modular production systems have gone past just Lego-like pieces of equipment or construction plans, and into the very fabric of many processing plant’s design for growth.


A chemical genetic screen for modulators of exocytic transport identifies inhibitors of a transport mechanism linked to GTR2 function.

August 4, 2010 8:38 pm | by Eukaryot Cell | Comments

Membrane and protein traffic to the cell surface is mediated by partially redundant pathways that are difficult to perturb in ways that yield a strong phenotype. Such robustness is expected in a fine-tuned process, regulated by environmental cues, that is required for...


Wireless—It’s Under Control

August 4, 2010 2:06 pm | by Carrie Ellis, Editor | Comments

Using wireless data and automating PID loop closure can help better control operations.


The Criminal Mind

August 4, 2010 6:42 am | by Mike Auerbach, Editor-in-Chief, Pharmaceutical Processing | Comments

I don’t think I have a criminal mind, which is probably why I can’t seem to wrap my head around the idea of pharmaceutical counterfeiting.


Dynamics of the rapsyn scaffolding protein at the neuromuscular junction of live mice.

August 4, 2010 4:38 am | by J Neurosci | Comments

The efficacy of synaptic transmission depends on the maintenance of a high density of neurotransmitter receptors and their associated scaffold proteins in the postsynaptic membrane. While the dynamics of receptors has been extensively studied, the dynamics of the intracellular...

On-Site Chlorine Production

August 3, 2010 2:49 pm | by Luke Simpson, Associate Editor | Comments

Large-scale manufacturing, storage and transportation of dangerous chemicals can be avoided through the use of on-site chemical generators.


Cradle-to-Grave H2O Management

August 3, 2010 9:16 am | by Carrie Ellis, Editor | Comments

FracPure™ water treatment solves the natural gas industry’s problems of providing hydraulic fracturing water supplies and wastewater management—cradle to grave.


A Nuclear Powerhouse

July 29, 2010 12:22 pm | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor | Comments

The Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor is safer, more powerful, easier to maintain and less expensive to construct.

Composition Trends Drive Exchanger Efficiency

July 27, 2010 8:39 am | by JEFF REINKE, Editorial Director | Comments

Better heat exchanger material specifications lead to smaller footprints and greater pressure capacities.

Erasing Carbon a Project at a Time

July 27, 2010 8:15 am | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor | Comments

It may sound like just a buzzword, but carbon capture and sequestration is already making headway when it comes to dedicating resources and advancing technology.


High Efficacy of {beta}-Blockers in Long-QT Syndrome Type 1. Contribution of Noncompliance and QT-Prolonging Drugs to the Occurrence of {beta}-Blocker Treatment "Failures"

July 27, 2010 7:38 am | by Circ | Comments

Background--{beta}-Blocker efficacy in long-QT syndrome type 1 is good but variably reported, and the causes of cardiac events despite {beta}-blocker therapy have not been ascertained.Methods and Results--This was a retrospective study of the details surrounding cardiac events...

Food AND Fuel

July 27, 2010 6:37 am | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor | Comments

With advanced refining and gasification techniques, SynGest aims to turn corn-ethanol plants into food, fuel and fertilizer factories.

Big Molecules, Fast Purification

July 26, 2010 12:36 pm | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor | Comments

Continuous chromatography could be the key to more efficient large-scale production of complex biopharmaceuticals.

New Reasons for Old Technology

July 26, 2010 6:11 am | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor | Comments

Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards breed stricter regulation of the storage and transport of certain chemicals, thus spurring industrial use of security equipment.



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