Scientists have uncovered a method of combining natural organic compounds which can create anticancer drugs with minimal side effects — ScienceDaily

In the past decades, cancer has surpassed many other diseases to become the current second leading cause of death globally, with one in six people dying from it. This concerning position has given it a unique and ubiquitous position in global culture, so much so that finding a cure for cancer is considered one of the most noble things any person can do. Sadly, humanity hasn’t arrived at this cure yet; tons of research is being conducted to explore every angle of cancer, trying to find a weakness.

A group of scientists from the Tokyo University of Science, led by Prof Kouji Kuramochi, has also been dedicated to this mission. In their search for a weapon against cancer, they turned to a specific set of organic compounds called “phenazines.” Phenazines are a large group of nitrogen-containing “heterocycles” (or compounds with a ring structure composed of at least two different elements).

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Virgin Coconut Oil Market (COVID-19 UPDATE) is Thriving with Rising Latest Trends by 2029 | MaxCare VCO, Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil

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This is the latest report, covering the current COVID-19/Corona Virus pandemic impact on the market which has affected every aspect of life globally. This has brought along several changes in market conditions and the Business areas. The rapidly changing market scenario and initial and future assessment of the impact are covered in the

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Large-area flexible organic photodiodes can compete with silicon devices — ScienceDaily

The performance of flexible large-area organic photodiodes has advanced to the point that they can now offer advantages over conventional silicon photodiode technology, particularly for applications such as biomedical imaging and biometric monitoring that require detecting low levels of light across large areas.

The low-noise, solution-processed, flexible organic devices offer the ability to use arbitrarily shaped, large-area photodiodes to replace complex arrays that would be required with conventional silicon photodiodes, which can be expensive to scale up for large-area applications. The organic devices provide performance comparable to that of rigid silicon photodiodes in the visible light spectrum — except in response time.

“What we have achieved is the first demonstration that these devices, produced from solution at low temperatures, can detect as little as a few hundred thousand photons of visible light every second, similar to the magnitude of light reaching our eye from a single star in a dark

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Organic Fertilizers Market Research Report: By Crop Type

Organic Fertilizers Market Research Report: By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables) – Global Industry Analysis and Demand Forecast to 2030 As per a report , the global organic fertilizers market is predicted to attain a value of $14,746.

New York, Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Organic Fertilizers Market Research Report: By Crop Type – Global Industry Analysis and Demand Forecast to 2030” –
2 million by 2030, rising from $4,512.1 million in 2019, and is expected to progress at a 14.1% CAGR during the forecast period (2020–2030). The market is witnessing growth due to the rising utilization number of organic farmlands around the world and rising requirement for organic food products in Europe and North America. Organic fertilizers are made of plant and animal materials and mined rock minerals.

In terms of crop type, the

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Scientists develop method to detect charge traps in organic semiconductors

Scientists develop method to detect charge traps in organic semiconductors
Lead author, Nasim Zarrabi measuring the photo-response of organic solar cells at Optoelectronics Laboratory of Swansea University. Credit: Swansea University

Scientists at Swansea University have developed a very sensitive method to detect the tiny signatures of so called ‘charge traps’ in organic semiconductors.

The research, published in Nature Communications and supported by the Welsh Government through the European Regional Development Fund, may change views about what limits the performance of organic solar cells, photodetectors and OLEDs.

Organic semiconductors are materials mainly made of carbon and hydrogen which can be flexible, low weight and colorful.

They are the key components in OLED displays, solar cells and photodetectors that can distinguish different colors and even mimic the rods and cones of the human eye.

The efficiency of organic solar cells to convert sunlight to electricity has recently reached 18 % and the race is on to really understand the fundamentals of how

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Increasing the efficiency of organic solar cells — ScienceDaily

Organic solar cells are cheaper to produce and more flexible than their counterparts made of crystalline silicon, but do not offer the same level of efficiency or stability. A group of researchers led by Prof. Christoph Brabec, Director of the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET) at the Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), have been working on improving these properties for several years. During his doctoral thesis, Andrej Classen, who is a young researcher at FAU, demonstrated that efficiency can be increased using luminescent acceptor molecules. His work has now been published in the journal Nature Energy.

The sun can supply radiation energy of around 1000 watts per square metre on a clear day at European latitudes. Conventional monocrystalline silicon solar cells convert up to a fifth of this energy into electricity, which means they have an efficiency of around 20

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Pristine ‘fireball’ meteorite contains extraterrestrial organic compounds

Meteorites are little bundles of scientific evidence, holding secrets to deep space and how life was seeded on Earth. The problem is, it’s rare that they’re actually recovered before they are contaminated by liquid water and terrestrial microbes, rendering them far less useful. So when a meteorite fell on a frozen lake in Hamburg, Michigan in early 2018 and was recovered within two days by a meteorite hunter who then brought it to the Field Museum in Chicago, scientists were intrigued. They flocked to the museum to study the unusually pristine specimen.

a star in the sky: The meteorite was recovered from a frozen lake in Hamburg, Michigan in January 2018.

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The meteorite was recovered from a frozen lake in Hamburg, Michigan in January 2018.

A study published Tuesday in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science takes a look at that space rock, identifying 2600 organic compounds and dating the material to 4.5 billion years old. The work was a collaboration between 29 scientists

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Pristine extraterrestrial organic compounds recovered from fallen fireball

Oct. 27 (UPI) — On a cold winter night in 2018, when a fireball streaked across the skies above Canada and the Midwest, a team of meteor hunters turned to weather radar to pinpoint its likely landing spot.

The fireball had come to rest on a frozen lake in Michigan. Researchers raced to find it and, amazingly, they were able to collect remnants of the meteorite before its contents were tainted by exposure to Earthbound water molecules.

In a study published Tuesday in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science, scientists shared their analysis of pristine organic compounds recovered from the fallen space rock.

“We could see the minerals weren’t much altered and later found that it contained a rich inventory of extraterrestrial organic compounds,” lead study author Philipp Heck said in a news release.

“These kinds of organic compounds were likely delivered to the early Earth by meteorites and might

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Demand for Organic Citrus Pulp Rising: Future Market Insights Study

Growing demand for natural and free-form ingredients coupled with rising health consciousness are leading to extensive use of citrus pulps.

DUBAI, UAE / ACCESSWIRE / October 26, 2020 / Future Market Insights: The citrus-pulp-market is poised to grow steadily in between 2020 and 2027. Improved packaging technology and storage features are contributing to the market growth. Consumers are relying on healthy food habits, and it is likely demand will grow in 2020 at a steady clip.

“Investment is largely noticed in organically cultivated, all-natural and gluten free products with attractive packaging solutions. Leading players are collaborating with product manufacturers for a better insight so as to strengthen their regional market scenario,” states the FMI Analyst.

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Citrus Pulps Market – Important Takeaways

  • Use of plant-based end products in pharmacy applications will continue to create opportunities
  • Demand from bakery industry driving
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