Monthly Archives: November 2018

ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY USED ANTIDEPRESSANTS HAS BEEN IMPLICATED IN BREEDING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

25 NOV 2018 In recent years, bacteria have been growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics – our strongest weapon against them. It’s generally thought that it’s the overuse of antibiotics driving this trend, but now it looks like non-antibiotic medications can play a significant role too. Specifically, as researchers from Australia’s University of …

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RESEARCHERS JUST FOUND A WAY TO TURN CO2 INTO PLASTIC WITH UNPRECEDENTED EFFICIENCY

25 NOV 2018 Researchers have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide—the  —into plastics, fabrics, resins, and other products. The electro catalysts are the first materials, aside from enzymes, that can turn carbon dioxide and water into carbon building blocks containing one, two, three, or four carbon atoms with more …

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BLESSING IN DISGUISE? IMO 2020 COULD HELP CONTAINER SHIPPING ACHIEVE ELUSIVE SUPPLY AND DEMAND BALANCE

22 NOV, 2018  By Sam Whelan, Asia correspondent (The Loadstar) – The IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap, to be imposed in January 2020, could be a “blessing in disguise” for shipping lines, should the regulatory fallout finally end the industry’s elusive search for supply and demand balance. However, any benefits will …

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