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The Science Of Fasting

Lucy Bell-Young

9th December 2020

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Fasting is now a commercially promoted diet, hailed by health gurus and influencers as a healthy way of cleansing your body of toxic metabolites and improving your overall health. But do these claims have a factual basis? And if so, what is the science behind fasting? What Is Fasting? Fasting is the intentional… Continue reading »

7 Reasons For Being A Member Of Chemicals NW

Lucy Bell-Young

4th December 2020

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ReAgent is part of the largest industry in the UK: the chemical sector. To stand out in this sector, we have to constantly look for ways to improve and be ahead of the competition. That’s why we appreciate support from organisations such as Chemicals Northwest, which sets up networking events and projects, as… Continue reading »

7 of the Best Chemistry Resources in 2021

Lucy Bell-Young

2nd December 2020

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We know our readers love spending time browsing social media and websites to get their science fix from online chemistry resources. To give you a hand, we’ve put together a list of our seven favourite chemistry resources in 2021, which we believe are some of the best out there. Our list includes blogs,… Continue reading »

How Does Bleach Work Chemically?

Lucy Bell-Young

25th November 2020

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How does bleach work chemically? Well, by disintegrating the molecular bonds of stains, which effectively removes those stains. How bleach works is actually a simple oxidation reaction that removes electrons from chromophores, otherwise known as pigment molecules.  This article explains the chemistry behind this everyday substance, from the different types of chemical-based bleaches… Continue reading »

Everything You Need To Know About ISO 13485

Lucy Bell-Young

20th November 2020

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When manufacturing medical devices, no matter where you are in the supply chain, it’s crucial to adhere to the necessary rules and regulations so that the product is safe for end-users. But, with quality standards for products varying from country to country, it can be difficult to standardise these regulations. This is where… Continue reading »

The Chemistry Behind The First Paper-Based Electronic

Lucy Bell-Young

16th November 2020

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An everyday piece of paper has been successfully transformed into a self-powered device, and there’s a lot of chemistry behind this paper-based electronic. In an effort to bring low-cost, flexible electronics to the market, a team of engineers at Purdue University in Indiana, US, have created a specially formulated spray deposition that can… Continue reading »

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At The Science Blog, we write about the latest from the world of science, chemistry, and chemical manufacturing. You’ll find all sorts of science, chemical, and manufacturing resources here, from what pesticides are to the science behind a soda can. If you’re interested in a career in science or chemistry, you’ll find information about chemical careers, too.