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AAAS annual meeting; February 15-19, 2018; Austin, TX

By | 2018-02-13T17:46:04+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has an annual meeting every year in February. AAAS is the largest scientific organization in the world with over 120,000 members worldwide. Exciting breakthroughs in science are reported every year with symposia addressing several hot areas in science. Many of the presentations are covered by the [...]

Arkansas Soil and Water Conference 2018 Highlights

By | 2018-02-08T17:31:22+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

Several stimulating talks on the state of water use in Arkansas were presented by representatives of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (AR Water Plan) and by USA Rice.  Nutrient balance and loss were discussed in relation to retention in the soil versus washing downstream and contributing to the dead zone in the Mississippi Delta off the [...]

Utilization of Manganese Peroxidase (MnP) at Industrial Scale

By | 2018-01-11T15:50:07+00:00 January 10th, 2018|

Peroxidase enzymes contain iron atoms (Fe2+) in their active sites. They use peroxides such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to receive electrons, making water as a product. After donating an electron to peroxide, their activated iron can accept electrons from a variety of organic and inorganic compounds with a variety of consequences. This activity has been [...]