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Electrospun Fibres For Food

June 22, 2018 smitsa 1

Encapsulation for the food and pharmaceutical industries has been with us for many years – new immobilization methods, new carrier materials and different methods for […]

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The Biochemistry Of Cytokines

June 15, 2018 smitsa 0

Cytokines are cell signalling molecules that help cell to cell communication in immune responses. They stimulate the movement of cells towards sites of inflammation, infection […]

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June 11, 2018 smitsa 0

Harungana might not be an ingredient on everybody’s lips but it might be something you see in your skin creams. It is claimed to ‘redensify […]

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Camphor And Camphor Oil

May 25, 2018 smitsa 0

Camphor oil is an important commodity for many  people. The Chinese especially use it for  particularly medicinal purposes. Properties The therapeutic properties of camphor oil […]

Mushrooms sitting on a table.

The Shiitake Mushroom

May 23, 2018 smitsa 0

The shiitake [Lentinula edodes] mushroom is one of the most popular edible mushrooms in China and other parts of East Asia. It is increasingly important […]

Tomatoes. Tomato on a white background. A fruit that can be affected by blossom end rot.

Blossom End Rot

May 16, 2018 smitsa 1

From time to time the gardener is blighted by dark brown patches appearing at the end of certain soft fruit. Tomatoes, peppers and aubergines all […]