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Rosemary, the beneficial chemistry of a garden herb

Posted on 3. May, 2017.

Exposure to the aroma of rosemary essential oil can significantly enhance working memory in children.

This is one the findings of a study presented by Dr Mark Moss and Victoria Earle of Northumbria University at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Brighton.


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State of the art of photovoltaic technologies  

Posted on 20. August, 2014.

Harvesting solar energy using photovoltaic devices is being increasingly recognised as an essential component of future global renewable energy generation. The finite supply of fossil fuel sources and the detrimental long term effects of carbon dioxide and other emissions, into the Earth’s atmosphere, emphasises the importance of developing and commercialising renewable energy technologies.


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Cronobacter: an emergent pathogen causing meningitis to neonates through their feeds

Posted on 4. August, 2014.

The recognition of Cronobacter as a public health concern was raised when powdered infant formula (PIF) was linked to several neonatal meningitis outbreaks. It is an opportunistic pathogen that causes necrotising enterocolitis, infantile septicaemia, and meningitis which carries a high mortality rate among neonates.


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Eating small: applications and implications for nanotechnology in agriculture and the food industry

Posted on 30. June, 2014.

Synthesis by direct manipulation of atoms was suggested by Richard Feynman in 1959, although the term "nano-technology" was not coined until 1974 by Norio Taniguchi.


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Soil erosion, climate change and global food security: challenges and strategies

Posted on 23. June, 2014.

There are particular instances in history, where publication of a book has endowed a critical shift in human thinking as its legacy. Man and Nature; Or Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action is one such example, written by George Perkins Marsh. 


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Averting Comfortable Lifestyle Crises

Posted on 12. June, 2014.

How have climate change and diet shaped the evolution of human energy metabolism, and responses to vitamin C, fructose and uric acid?


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Metal-based drugs

Posted on 5. June, 2014.

Metals have been considered for millennia to have medicinal values and with the advent of modern medicine, numerous metal-based drugs have proven to be highly effective in the clinic.


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Free for the next 7 days - Chemical synthetic biology

Posted on 10. May, 2014.

The new and fashionable term synthetic biology (SB) is used mostly to indicate a field that is aimed at synthesising biological structures or life forms in the laboratory which do not exist in nature; this is based on the engineering principles of standardisation, modularisation and characterisation, coupled to systematic design.


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One hundred years ago in Science Progress . . .

Posted on 25. April, 2014.

We take another look at the scientific topics being discussed in Science Progress at the beginning of the twentieth century.


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