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researchbeforeaction 8 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 26, 2015 3:41 PM Member since: Aug 13, 2009
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    Egg industry notes

    by helloasiafromusa Jan 20, 2015 1:50 PM
    researchbeforeaction researchbeforeaction Jan 26, 2015 3:41 PM Flag

    UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem.

    Chemists discover way to unboil eggs Photo: Steve Zylius / UC Irvine

    "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. "In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return a key protein in the egg to working order."

    Like many researchers, he has struggled to efficiently produce or recycle valuable molecular proteins that have a wide range of applications but which frequently "misfold" into structurally incorrect shapes when they are formed, rendering them useless.

    "It's not so much that we're interested in processing the eggs; that's just demonstrating how powerful this process is," Weiss said. "The real problem is there are lots of cases of gummy proteins that you spend way too much time scraping off your test tubes, and you want some means of recovering that material."

    But older methods are expensive and time-consuming: The equivalent of dialysis at the molecular level must be done for about four days. "The new process takes minutes," Weiss noted. "It speeds things up by a factor of thousands."

    To re-create a clear protein known as lysozyme once an egg has been boiled, he and his colleagues add a urea substance that chews away at the whites, liquefying the solid material. That's half the process; at the molecular level, protein bits are still balled up into unusable masses. The scientists then employ a vortex fluid device, a high-powered machine designed by Professor Colin Raston's laboratory at South Australia's Flinders University.

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  • researchbeforeaction by researchbeforeaction Aug 30, 2014 10:02 AM Flag

    Not only that, the massive negative retained earnings on this stock are getting worse by the quarter.

    JNJ, ABT are among the large cap blood test strip companies.

    Additionally, Apple or Samsung may soon come out with a diabetic special watch that monitors sugar and other vital signs nonstop.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • researchbeforeaction researchbeforeaction Jun 13, 2014 6:20 AM Flag

    Look at the DE chart. Select "Basic Chart" on the left.
    Then click on "Max" and "Linear" and "Candle" at the top.

    You can see the normal historical growth rate takes the price of the stock to about $50.
    Also you can see massive swings in stock price since 2005.

    The massive rise in the stock price is due primarily to growth in China and the housing boom in USA.

    Now that China has pretty much copied the entire suite of products, China sales will likely drop.

    Prediction: I have no clue in reality. Just a risk avoidance hunch.
    Other posters have posted the positive side of the picture and on one thing they are absolutely correct: Long term, DE is a core holding and I do hold the stock. Food is a necessity.

  • See news:
    Corn Posts Longest Slump in Six Months; Wheat, Soy Drop
    By Jeff Wilson May 20, 2014 3:52 PM ET

    Corn futures fell, capping the longest slump since November, on speculation that beneficial weather will boost crops in the U.S., the world’s biggest producer. Soybeans and wheat declined.

    Warm, dry weather in the next six days will aid corn seeding from North Dakota to Ohio, Commodity Weather Group LLC said in a report. Planting was 73 percent completed as of May 18, up from 65 percent a year earlier, U.S. Department of Agriculture data showed yesterday. On May 9, the agency forecast that the harvest will rise to a record in 2014.

    “Weather looks good for farmers to make excellent progress finishing up planting this week,” Greg Grow, the director of agribusiness at Archer Financial Services Inc. in Chicago, said in a telephone interview. “The warmer temperatures will help corn plants to get off to a very good start.”

    Corn futures for July delivery dropped 0.8 percent to close at $4.735 a bushel at 1:15 p.m. on the Chicago Board of Trade. Earlier, the price touched $4.73, the lowest for a most-active contract since since March 4. The grain fell for a fifth straight session, the longest slump since Nov. 7.

    There is at least a 65 percent chance of El Nino weather conditions developing later this year, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center. That pattern probably will lead to favorable moisture for Midwest crops without sustained heat, Commodity Weather Group in Bethesda, Maryland, said yesterday in a report.

    “The market is locking in on the idea that El Nino will lead to a big U.S. crop and lower prices,” Archer’s Grow said. "

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Going to 500 -- EIGHT reasons.

    by paradymshift Mar 26, 2014 5:09 PM
    researchbeforeaction researchbeforeaction Apr 1, 2014 8:59 PM Flag

    The CEO of HP has compared 3D printing to an “acorn”, saying the technology could possibly “become an oak tree”.
    DDD is just that, an acorn sprouting new branches each of which produces a multitude of acorns.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Any Doubts BAC Is Being Targeted

    by tigger.redux Mar 21, 2014 8:07 PM
    researchbeforeaction researchbeforeaction Mar 21, 2014 9:34 PM Flag

    In fact BAC is a concern to GS due to competition.
    Furthermore, the ratio is lower because BAC is lending.
    When BAC is lending, it makes more money while rates are low rather than waiting.
    Borrow under 2% and lend over 4% and you have 100% operating margin from the get go.

  • researchbeforeaction researchbeforeaction Feb 28, 2014 9:13 PM Flag

    I think HDB is massively overpriced and IBN is undervalued based on p/e and peg ratios.

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