Archive for June, 2015

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  • New technique to accurately detect ‘handedness’ of molecules in a mixture

    Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ability to rapidly, reliably and simultaneously identify the 'handedness' of different molecules in a mixture. The research, led by chemists at The University of Nottingham and the VU University Amsterdam, and published in the academic journal Nature Communications, could offer a new technique to easily distinguish whether a molecule is present in a left- or right-handed form. The breakthrough could be important in developing effective molecules for use in ...

    Posted at June 25, 2015 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on New technique to accurately detect ‘handedness’ of molecules in a mixture
  • Scientists study tie between insecticides and bee health

    "Just mentioning bees and pesticides in the same sentence is sure to get a buzz," said Angus Catchot, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Media skirmishes about bee health, agriculture practices and the role of pollinators in food production are a mixture of fact, propaganda and general misunderstanding, Catchot said. Beekeepers often choose to place bee colonies near row crops, such as ...

    Posted at June 19, 2015 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Scientists study tie between insecticides and bee health
  • Robotic harvesting of broccoli could be coming to a field near you

    A project involving 3D camera technology currently being developed at the University of Lincoln, UK, could result in a fully automatic robotic harvesting system for broccoli. The University of Lincoln was one of more than 70 UK businesses and universities to share funding through the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst, which aims to improve the development of agricultural technology in the UK. The project, which is jointly funded by BBSRC and Innovate UK, will test whether 3D camera ...

    Posted at June 11, 2015 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Robotic harvesting of broccoli could be coming to a field near you
  • Study links exposure to common pesticide with ADHD in boys

    A new study links a commonly used household pesticide with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young teens. The study found an association between pyrethroid pesticide exposure and ADHD, particularly in terms of hyperactivity and impulsivity, rather than inattentiveness. The association was stronger in boys than in girls. Tractor spraying pesticides (stock image). This study found an association between pyrethroid pesticide exposure and ADHD, particularly ...

    Posted at June 3, 2015 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Study links exposure to common pesticide with ADHD in boys
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