Omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger, but how?


Michigan State University scientists have received a $2.3 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to help uncover why an omega-3 fatty acid, known as DHA, is so effective in stopping a known trigger of lupus. Previous MSU research has shown that consuming DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, which is found in fatty, cold-water fish, can stop the onset of lupus when the disease is caused by a toxic mineral that’s inhaled. Read more

 

Orion Engineered Carbons SA (OEC) said that it is increasing prices for all rubber carbon blacks sold in US, by five cents (5¢) per pound, effective 1 September. In addition, Orion announced the stopping of one rubber carbon black production line at its Orange, Texas facility, effective at year end. Orion is taking this action because current price levels of rubber carbon blacks in North America. Read more

 

KBR Inc (KBR) has been awarded a contract by Dorogobuzh JSC (owned by JSC ACRON) to provide licensing and basic engineering design (LBED) to revamp an ammonia plant – originally built by KBR – located in the Dorogobuzh, Russia. Under the agreement, KBR will supply its proprietary ammonia technology to increase plant capacity significantly to 2100 MTPD with improved efficiency. Read more

 

European Union (EU) antitrust regulators have raided several ethylene purchasing companies, including Swiss chemicals maker Clariant and US rival Celanese Corporation, over concerns the firms may have participated in a cartel. Clariant confirmed the EU investigation, while Celanese said some of its units were being investigated. Ethylene is used to make various chemical and plastic products. Read more