Reverdia, Xinhuarun to develop microcellular foam shoe soles

In the Netherlands, Reverdia and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (Xinhuarun) agreed  to jointly develop and promote Biosuccinium-based microcellular polyurethane (PU) foams. These new microcellular foams will...

Plant Meat Matters kicks off to enable industrial-scale plant protein production

In the Netherlands, the Plant Meat Matters project, a four-year, public-private partnership kicked off to study the appearance, texture, taste and sustainability benefits of...

Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture receives $16 million to improve forest health

In West Virginia, the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture is working with landowners in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Kentucky to improve the health of...

A single dose of psilocybin mushrooms reduces mental anguish in cancer patients for months

In New York, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers showed that when combined with psychological counseling, distressed cancer patients that took a single dose of...

A low carbohydrate diet can be an effective diabetes management strategy

In the UK, new research by London Metropolitan University suggests following a reduced carbohydrate diet as a potentially safe and effective diabetes management strategy....

EU biomass policy needs a fundamental rethink: report

Spanish and Dutch policy experts have published research that used mathematical models to evaluate the role of public policy on biomass usage and better...

Using old tree rootstock to make new apple trees increases resistance to disease and...

In New York, geneticists with the Agricultural Research Service are working with one of the ancestors of the world’s first apple trees from Kazakhstan...

Turning sawdust into fish food to fight world hunger

In Finland, a scientist wants to fight world hunger with sawdust. Risto Korpinen, a research scientist at Finland’s natural resource institute, is leading a...

A gluten-free diet increases the risk of arsenic and mercury exposure

In Illinois, University of Illinois Chicago researchers found eating a gluten-free diet can lead to a risk of exposure to arsenic and mercury –...

Polyurethane-Eating Fungi Isolated in China

In China, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Botany have isolated a fungus that can produces polyurethane-degrading enzymes. Dubbed Apergillus tubingensis,...

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