Honeybees could play a role in developing new antibiotics: Study


An antimicrobial compound made by honeybees could become the basis for new antibiotics, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). No new antibiotics have been discovered for more than 30 years, and some bacteria are becoming immune to the drugs used to treat or prevent infections. Antibiotic resistance called one of the world’s most pressing public health concerns by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can mean illnesses that were once easily treatable are now potentially deadly. Read more 

 

Electric mobility and photovoltaics play a vital role in protecting the climate and conserving fossil resources. Combining them leads to even more innovative and sustainable mobility concepts. To show that these kinds of solutions are already feasible using state-of-the-art materials and technologies, a team of around 45 young researchers has developed a solar-powered electric car. Calling themselves “Team Sonnenwagen,” the students from RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences. Read more

 

Univar Inc (UNVR) said that its wholly owned subsidiary Univar Brasil Ltda has acquired the stock of Tagma Brasil Ltda (Tagma). Tagma is a leading provider of custom formulation and packaging services for crop protection chemicals that include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and surfactants. Tagma formulates more than 200 registered crop protection products and provides conception and preparation of new formulations; adaption of existing formulations; and technical assistance with processing and regulatory requirements. Read more

 

 

LyondellBasell Industries NV has started up production at a new 20 kilotonne per year polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Dalian, China. This is the company’s third facility in China, strategically located to serve the region’s growing automotive market. The addition of this plant allows the company’s further expansion into the strategically important North China region which is home to a number of major automobile manufacturers including BMW, Daimler, GM, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan and Chery. Read more
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