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When is Exercise Bad for Your Health

15 October 2017

Lab Chat

How much do you exercise through the week? Once, three times, or maybe every day? However much you do it, it’s generally accepted that it’s good for you. It makes your heart beat faster, gets blood flowing around your body and, of course, burns calories. However, according to new research, there may actually be times when exercise has no positive effect on the body – and it’s all down to air po...

Are the Gulf Nations Moving Away from Oil

11 October 2017

Lab Chat

With some of the biggest oil reserves in the world, it’s understandable the Gulf nations have a reputation as so-called ‘oil countries’. Indeed, the likes of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are heavily reliant on oil, with around 90% of exports down to fuel. There is change on the horizon, however. Read on to see how Gulf countries are diversifying their energy portfolio. 

Changing energy in the UAE...


03 October 2017

Lab Chat

What is MT-PCR?

Polymerase chain reaction, or PRC, has been in use for nearly 30 years and is in use in all kinds of biomedical and medical laboratories.

What is New Pharma?

01 October 2017

Lab Chat

Big pharma – a popular name for the major pharmaceutical companies, working to create, manufacture and distribute drugs for all kinds of diseases. In recent years, however, it’s built up something of a bad reputation. Conflicting interests of big pharma, doctors and patients has led to big pharma being seen as greedy and corrupt. So, what is ‘new pharma’ – and how can it change that reputation?...

Environmental Pollution

28 September 2017

Lab Chat

The widespread use of triclosan (5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol) in personal care products such as toothpastes and soaps has resulted in its release into the environment and subsequent detection in various water, sediment, and biological samples. 

What is BIODIESEL 5?

27 September 2017

Lab Chat

As the effects of climate change become more real, we’re seeing increased investment and research into the process – and how to stop it. Part of that is finding alternative sources of power which emit less harmful gases. That’s why biodiesel 5 has been developed – and is now being adopted in a number of countries. Read on to see what goes into it, and what impact it could have.

The effect of...

Russia's Ostec Group Targets Global Expansion

26 September 2017

Lab Chat

Ostec-Instruments produces and offers hi-tech innovative scientific and analytical equipment. Our mission is to be a company that finds, selects, protects and develops cutting-edge ideas to create new products and technologies and deliver technological progress. at is why the symbol of our company is a growing sprout. We provide complete solutions for our clients: the best equipment to meet cus...

Water Surface Contamination

25 September 2017

Lab Chat

Perfluoro-4-ethylcyclohexanesulfonate  has been primarily used as an additive in hydraulic fluid formulations that are designed to inhibit erosion in hydraulic systems.  The use of the hydraulic fluids in commercial aircraft was identified as a likely source of this compound in surface waters and fish from the Great Lakes of  North America.

UAE Leads the Way in STEM

24 September 2017

Lab Chat

Countries around the world are making strides towards gender equality in the workplace. Whether it’s narrowing the pay gap, or giving more rights to working women, progress is certainly being made. But, unfortunately, there are still some clear problems lingering in specific sectors. And one of those is STEM.

What is STEM?

For those who aren’t familiar, STEM is a term referring to educati...

Is the UAE Becoming More Energy Efficient?

19 September 2017

Lab Chat

Energy use in the UAE is on the up. That’s partly down to increased demand, but it will pose serious problems as it continues to rise. If the growth carries on, there simply won’t be enough energy to meet demands. The solution? Improved energy efficiency. Read on to see how the Emirates measures up when it comes to making energy use more efficient.

The current situation

Understandably, en...

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