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Goodbye to sunburn thanks to Queen's sunburn indicator

27-Mar-2015

Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed by Queen's University Belfast.Researchers at Queen's have developed a strip of plastic, containing 'smart' ink, which turns colourless from an initial blue colour just before ...

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Study highlights sustainable footprint of chemical companies

25-Feb-2010

Global chemical companies could release at least one billion Euro in cash flow if they increase their sustainability performance. The claim has been made following an international study which assessed the sustainability performance of nine global chemical companies in monetary terms. Entitled ...

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New technology detects chemical weapons in seconds

EPSRC-funded research develops advanced sensors for detection of chemicals and illegal drugs

07-Oct-2009

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect chemical agents and illegal drugs which will help in the fight against the threat of terrorist attacks. The devices will use special gel pads to 'swipe' an individual or crime scene to gather a sample which is then ...

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Queen's scientists discover eco-friendly wood dissolution

25-May-2009

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a new eco-friendly way of dissolving wood using ionic liquids that may help its transformation into popular products such as bio fuels, textiles, clothes and paper. Dr Héctor Rodríguez and Professor Robin Rogers from the University's ...

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New discovery may lead to new class of allergy drugs

Research identifies eotaxin as a novel drug target

02-Feb-2009

If you've ever wondered why some allergic reactions progress quickly and may even become fatal, a new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology provides an important part of the answer. In the report, scientists from Queen's University of Belfast, University of Oxford and ...

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