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BP oil spill could happen anywhere: Norway

May 5, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - An oil spill similar to the one in the Gulf Mexico could easily happen in Norway, said the country's environment minister, while Statoil's chief said the Nordic oil nation could learn lessons from the accident.

Oil spill costs mount for U.S. economy, companies

May 5, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The oil gushing unchecked from an undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico could permanently scar coastal lands and bring down some of the energy companies tied to the accident if efforts to control the spill are unsuccessful, experts said on Tuesday.

Monsanto's Enhanced Product Strategy Creates Momentum; Industry-Leading Products Poised to Deliver for Farmers, Company

May 5, 2010 4:26 am | by Monsanto | Comments

New Approach Expected to Bring Positive Mix Effect, Increasing Profit and Margins in U.S. Branded Corn

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EU carbon falls further on oil, power, euro worry

May 5, 2010 1:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices continued to slide on Wednesday, dropping nearly 2 percent as lower oil and German power prices coupled with investor worries about the euro weighed on EU emissions permit futures, traders said.

New And Improved Gluten-free Foods Developed For Patients With Celiac Disease

May 4, 2010 11:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ) A wide range of gluten-free cereals have been studies in detail as part of the HEALTHGRAIN project of the European Union, and their impact on product quality has been assessed. Enzyme technology, bioprocessing as well as high-pressure...

Creating New Healthy Ingredients By Innovative Milling Techniques And Processes For Cereal Grains

May 4, 2010 11:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ) Bioactive compounds of cereals are concentrated in the peripheral layers of the grains (bran) but most of them have a low bio-accessibility. In the HEALTHGRAIN project of the EU, new tools for process monitoring were developed that support...

Rye And Barley Products Facilitate Blood Glucose And Appetite Regulation

May 4, 2010 11:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ) Evidence from observational studies indicates that diets rich in whole grain reduce risk of obesity and other diseases related to the metabolic syndrome, e.g. type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The mechanisms involved are only...

Bioprocessed Bran for Healthier Bread

May 4, 2010 11:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

Studies show that a combination of enzymes and fermentation modifies bran structure and changes the bioavailability of the healthy compounds.

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Purple bacteria best for harvesting solar energy

May 4, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Purple bacteria seem to have the best structural solution for harvesting solar energy. A physicist thinks its cellular arrangement could be adapted for use in solar panels and other energy conversion devices to offer a more efficient way to garner energy from the sun.

Program That Measures Troop Exposure to Air Pollution in Middle East Should Be Strengthened

May 4, 2010 8:25 pm | by National Academies | Comments

Results from the U.S. Department of Defense enhanced particulate matter surveillance program (EPMSP) document that military personnel deployed in the Middle East are exposed to high concentrations of particulate matter, such as windblown dust or diesel emissions, says a new report from...

Global warming: Future temperatures could exceed livable limits, researchers find

May 4, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Worst-case scenarios for global warming could lead to deadly temperatures for humans in coming centuries. Researchers for the first time have calculated the highest tolerable "wet-bulb" temperature and found it could be exceeded for the first time in human history in future climate...

Melanoma not caused by early ultraviolet (UVA) light exposure, new fish experiments show

May 4, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma in a fish model that previously made that connection, scientists report. UVA exposure is unlikely to have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma, the researchers conclude, because the fish model had been the...

AAPS Immunogenicity Training Course To Be Offered Prior To National Biotechnology Conference

May 4, 2010 8:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) AAPS is pleased to present "Development of Ligand Binding Analytical Methods to Support Immunogenicity Testing: Theoretical and Practical Considerations." The focus of this course is on the development and validation of analytical...

Better weather aids fight against oil slick

May 4, 2010 6:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - A flotilla of nearly 200 boats tackled a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, taking advantage of calm weather to intensify the fight to reduce the spill and limit its impact on the U.S. shoreline.

Weather aids oil slick fight; current feared

May 4, 2010 6:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - A flotilla of nearly 200 boats tackled a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, taking advantage of calm weather to intensify containment efforts while a scientist warned that a powerful current could carry the crude to Miami and points...

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