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New approach could make organometallic catalysis applicable for therapy or diagnostics
NEWS MEDICAL A gold catalyst can be delivered to a target organ in a higher organism where it performs a chemical transformation visualized by bioimaging. 15 hours
University of Warwick researchers discover molecular phenomenon using solid-state NMR facility
NEWS MEDICAL Cutting edge technology has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms when passing between solution state to solid state, and back again - a curious phenomenon... 15 hours
Developing a catalytic conveyor belt
SCIENCE DAILY Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers have developed a novel method of transporting particles that utilizes chemical reactions to drive fluid flow within microfluidic devices. 17 hours
How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study, researchers found for the first time that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain's reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments. The... 17 hours
Study provides insight into how microRNA may amplify effects of drug treatment in liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Treatment options for liver cancer are often limited and almost exclusively involve transplantation if possible, or local chemoembolization... 2 days
High performance of a cobalt-nitrogen complex for the reduction and reductive coupling of nitro compounds into amines and their derivatives
Science Magazine Replacement of precious noble metal catalysts with low-cost,... 2 days
Age-associated molecular changes are deleterious and may modulate life span through diet
Science Magazine Transition through life span is accompanied by numerous molecular changes, such as dysregulated gene expression, altered metabolite levels, and accumulated molecular damage. These changes... 2 days
Modifying fat content in soybean oil with the molecular scissors Cpf1
SCIENCE DAILY Successful inactivation of two genes in soybean using CRISPR-Cpf1. 2 days
New research reveals brain chemistry involved in human bonding
NEWS MEDICAL In new research published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Northeastern University psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found, for the first time, that the neurotransmitter... 2 days
Molecular patterns of complex diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Results of the largest genome-wide association study on proteomics to date reports 539 associations between protein levels and genetic variants. These associations overlap with risk genes for 42 complex diseases. 2 days
Glowing mice suggest new gene therapy technique
SCIENCE DAILY A collaboration between chemists and gene therapy experts produced a new way of inserting the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice. If successful in humans, the technique could be useful for... 2 days
In-mouse catalysis
SCIENCE DAILY A gold catalyst can be delivered to a target organ in a higher organism where it performs a chemical transformation visualized by bioimaging. This intriguing approach could make organometallic catalysis applicable for therapy or diagnostics. 2 days
Researchers develop controlled delivery of particles via fluid flow
PHYS.ORG Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and Penn State University's Department of Chemistry have developed a novel method... 2 days
Organic Molecules Likely Formed On Dwarf Planet Ceres | Video
SPACE.COM Using the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, detected the carbon-containing molecules in and around the Ernutet Crater. 2 days
five of the most explosive non nuclear chemicals ever made Five of the most explosive non-nuclear chemicals ever made
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A chemistry department at a British university was recently evacuated after a student made the known explosive, TATP. 2 days
Research sheds light on mechanisms underlying aging
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect have remained a mystery.... 2 days
Aliphatic Organic Compounds Detected on Ceres
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of planetary researchers has discovered the presence of aliphatic organic compounds — carbon-based building blocks that may have a role in... 2 days
Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility
PHYS.ORG Cutting edge technology has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms when passing between solution state to solid state, and back again – a curious phenomenon in science – says research by the University... 2 days
Organ-targeted metal-complex catalysis within living biological systems
PHYS.ORG Address and deliver: A gold catalyst can be delivered to a target organ in a higher organism where it performs a chemical transformation visualized by bioimaging. This intriguing approach has been introduced by a... 2 days
MDI Biological Laboratory scientist sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying aging
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular... 2 days
Dawn discovers evidence for organic material on Ceres (Update)
PHYS.ORG NASA's Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists using the... 2 days
SLU scientist examines potential biomarkers for pain linked to debilitating health conditions
NEWS MEDICAL With new funding from The Mayday Fund, a Saint Louis University researcher will leverage her discovery of a pain pathway to determine if either... 2 days
Researchers create novel model that reveals cellular, molecular events driving leukemia progression
NEWS MEDICAL Mount Sinai researchers have created a novel model that shows the step-by-step progression from normal blood cells to leukemia and its precursor diseases, creating... 2 days
Doctors use targeted molecular drugs to treat fatal cancerous blood syndromes
NEWS MEDICAL Genomic testing of biopsies from patients with deadly, treatment-resistant cancerous blood syndromes called histiocytoses allowed doctors to identify genes fueling the ailments and use targeted molecular drugs to... 3 days
World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases
NEWS MEDICAL The Helmholtz Zentrum München has published results of the largest genome-wide association study on proteomics to date. 3 days
Discovery of 'molecular switch' could lead to effective new treatments for auto-immune diseases
NEWS MEDICAL The discovery of the 'molecular switch' that causes inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Celiac disease, could lead to more effective new treatments for these... 3 days
Rice scientists develop new method to obtain structural details on molecules in biomembranes
NEWS MEDICAL Five years of hard work and a little "cosmic luck" led Rice University researchers to a new method to obtain structural details... 3 days
[High-Pressure Physics] Stamping hydrogen into metal
Science Magazine In 1935, Wigner and Huntington predicted that molecular hydrogen would become an atomic metal at a pressure of 25 GPa. Eighty years and more than 400 GPa later, Dias and Silvera have – [Read More] 3 days
[Planetary Science] Organic compounds detected on Ceres
Science Magazine Water and organic molecules were delivered to the early Earth by the impacts of comets and asteroids. De Sanctis et al. examined infrared spectra taken by the Dawn spacecraft – [Read More] 3 days
[Report] Vitamin B3 modulates mitochondrial vulnerability and prevents glaucoma in aged mice
Science Magazine Glaucomas are neurodegenerative diseases that cause vision loss, especially in the elderly. The mechanisms initiating glaucoma and driving neuronal vulnerability during normal aging are... 3 days
[Perspective] Sweet relief for pollinators
Science Magazine During the first half of Earth's history, oxygen supplies were scant. Photosynthesis probably evolved soon after the appearance of life, but it was not until 2.4 to 2.1 billion years ago that photosynthetic organisms invented the ability to... 3 days
[Perspective] Dwarf planet Ceres and the ingredients of life
Science Magazine A fundamental question in the evolution of the early Earth is the origin of the oceans and of some of the organic molecules that were required for the formation of... 3 days
[Perspective] Illuminating amination
Science Magazine Amines, molecules containing carbon-nitrogen (C–N) bonds, are among the most common and biologically important molecules in organic chemistry; 84% of small-molecule pharmaceuticals contain at least one C–N bond (1). Hydroamination, the direct addition of an N–H bond across a carbon-carbon... 3 days
Life's Building Blocks Found on Dwarf Planet Ceres
SPACE.COM NASA's Dawn spacecraft has spotted organic molecules — the carbon-containing building blocks of life — on Ceres for the first time, a new study reports. 3 days
Cells divide by 'bricklaying on moving scaffolding'
PHYS.ORG It is the most crucial mechanism in life - the division of cells. For 25 years, it has been known that bacteria split into two by forming a Z ring at their centre. They... 3 days
More patients with early-stage breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy in the future
SCIENCE DAILY Women with early-stage breast cancer who had an intermediate risk recurrence score (RS) from a 21-gene expression assay... 3 days
Prebiotic evolution: Hairpins help each other out
SCIENCE DAILY The evolution of cells and organisms is thought to have been preceded by a phase in which informational molecules like DNA could be replicated selectively. New work shows that hairpin structures make particularly effective... 3 days
Five Ways Nanoscience is Making Science Fiction into Fact
SCI-NEWS.COM Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to... 3 days
Metal-organic frameworks used as looms
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have made major progress in the production of two-dimensional polymer-based materials. To produce cloths from monomolecular threads, the scientists used SURMOFs, i.e. surface-mounted metal-organic frameworks, developed by KIT. They inserted four-armed monomers, i.e. smaller molecular building blocks,... 3 days
Another study to show the performance of the Quo-Test® HbA1c analyzer by EKF meets criteria
NEWS MEDICAL EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that in a newly published paper its Quo-Test® point-of-care... 3 days
Otzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers
PHYS.ORG Biomarkers are biological attributes that can give doctors or researchers clues about the health status or illnesses of a patient. Scientists are placing great hope in a new... 3 days
Researchers discover how the brain turns chronic stress into pathological anxiety
MNT In a new study, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have described how two important molecules in the brain work together to trigger intense anxiety. 3 days
If atoms are mostly empty space, why do objects look and feel solid?
PHYS.ORG Chemist John Dalton proposed the theory that all matter and objects are made up of particles called atoms, and this is still... 3 days
Modifying fat content in soybean oil with the molecular scissors Cpf1
PHYS.ORG A team from the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Research (IBS), succeeded in editing two genes that contribute to the fat contents... 3 days
Ötzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers
SCIENCE DAILY Biomarkers are biological attributes that can give doctors or researchers clues about the health status or illnesses of a patient. Scientists are placing great hope in a new... 3 days
Potential new causes for the odor-producing disorder TMAU
SCIENCE DAILY A new study provides new insight into the causes of trimethylaminura (TMAU), a genetically-transmitted metabolic disorder that leads to accumulation of a chemical that smells like rotting fish. Previously attributed solely to... 3 days
Regional chemotherapy technique for extremity sarcoma salvages limbs from amputation
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with a type of advanced malignant cancer of the arms or legs have typically faced amputation of the afflicted limb as the only treatment option. However, a... 3 days
Molecular hairpin structures make effective DNA replicators
PHYS.ORG The evolution of cells and organisms is thought to have been preceded by a phase in which informational molecules like DNA could be replicated selectively. New work shows that hairpin structures make particularly effective... 3 days
Digital chemistry set reaches new heights with space launch
PHYS.ORG A University of Glasgow research project is set to get underway beyond the earth's atmosphere following a successful launch into space today (Wednesday 15 February). 3 days
Crop-Protecting Fungicides May Be Hurting The Honey Bees
NPR Bees have been dying in unprecedented numbers. A new study has found that fungi-destroying chemicals may make it harder for bees to metabolize their food. And if they can't get energy, they... 3 days
Cell-infused gloves and bandages light up when in contact with certain chemicals
PHYS.ORG Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new "living material"—a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells... 3 days
Muon detector important for imaging and monitoring carbon dioxide storage sites
PHYS.ORG Invisible to the naked eye, muons are elementary particles created by the collisions of cosmic rays with molecules in the upper atmosphere. These muons are constantly... 3 days
Paxman's scalp cooling system shows to successfully reduce alopecia during chemotherapy in breast cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL The results of Paxman’s first randomised US scalp cooling trial has been published in JAMA; a renowned peer-reviewed... 3 days
Oesophageal cancer: Loss of muscle mass represents a significant risk to survival
MNT Oesophageal cancer patients who suffer loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) during neoadjuvant therapy (chemotherapy prior to surgery) survive, on average, 32 months less than... 3 days
Mars Rover Curiosity's Drill Malfunction Puts Organics Hunt at Risk
SPACE.COM Just as NASA scientists were preparing to use Curiosity's "wet chemistry" experiment for the first time, the rover's drill broke, throwing a key test for organics on the... 3 days
Tumor-targeting system uses cancer's own mechanisms to betray its location
SCIENCE DAILY By hijacking a cancer cell's own metabolism, researchers have found a way to tag and target elusive cancers with small-molecule sugars. This opens treatment pathways for cancers that... 4 days
Mice study shows how WAVE1 protein regulates the brain's response to cocaine
NEWS MEDICAL Cocaine is one of the most addictive substances known to man, and for good reason: By acting on levels of the "feel-good" chemical dopamine,... 4 days
Scalp cooling can lessen chemotherapy-induced hair loss in some breast cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss - one of the most devastating hallmarks of cancer - in certain breast cancer patients, according... 4 days
Powerful Black Hole at Heart of Phoenix Cluster’s Central Galaxy Surprises Astronomers
SCI-NEWS.COM A University of Cambridge-led team of astronomers has discovered a surprising connection between a supermassive black hole and the giant galaxy where it resides:... 4 days
Living sensors at your fingertips
MIT Cell-infused gloves and bandages light up when in contact with certain chemicals. 4 days
[Editors' Choice] Baring cellular souls
Science Magazine Coupling chemical approaches for disrupting DNA-protein complexes in intact nuclei with combinatorial barcoding enables high-throughput single-cell DNA sequencing. 4 days
How depression can muddle thinking
SCIENCE DAILY Depression is associated with sadness, fatigue and a lack of motivation. But people with depression can also have trouble processing information and solving problems. Now scientists studying a rat model for depression are identifying on a molecular level... 4 days
Experts say European proposal limits ability to protect public from endocrine disruptors
PHYS.ORG University of Massachusetts Amherst biologist Thomas Zoeller, an internationally recognized expert in the health effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, with the Washington, D.C.-based Endocrine Society,... 4 days
Scientists combine disciplines to pinpoint small structures in unlabeled molecules
PHYS.ORG Five years of hard work and a little "cosmic luck" led Rice University researchers to a new method to obtain structural details on molecules in biomembranes. 4 days
What's holding up CRISPR-based cures
PHYS.ORG The gene-editing tool called CRISPR that can quickly and cleanly remove specific pieces of DNA has revolutionized biotechnology. Many researchers believe the technique could end thousands of ailments. So what's needed to realize CRISPR's potential? Another breakthrough. The... 4 days
Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearable electronics
PHYS.ORG Wearable electronics are here—the most prominent versions are sold in the form of watches or sports bands. But soon, more comfortable products could become available in softer materials... 4 days
New understandings of cell death show promise for preventing Alzheimer’s
SCIENCE DAILY Currently, the predominant theory behind Alzheimer’s disease is the “amyloid hypothesis,” which states that abnormally increased levels of amyloid beta (A?) peptides outside of brain cells produce a... 4 days
How a plant resists drought
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change will bring worsening droughts that threaten crops. One potential way to protect crops is by spraying them with a compound that induces the plants to become more drought resistant. Now, by identifying the key molecular mechanism... 4 days
Closer look at atomic motion in molecules may benefit biotech researchers
SCIENCE DAILY Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret... 4 days
Plant-made virus shells could deliver drugs directly to cancer cells
SCIENCE DAILY Viruses are extremely efficient at targeting and delivering cargo to cells. Researchers report they have harnessed this well-honed ability -- minus the part that makes us sick --... 4 days
Learning chemistry within Minecraft video game
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are exploring whether teaching real-world science through a popular computer game may offer a more engaging and effective educational approach than traditional concepts of instruction. A group of 39 college students from diverse majors played... 4 days
Researchers characterize pentazolate anion as part of a stable salt
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—The pentazole molecule and its anion, cyclo-N5- has proven elusive to researchers for almost a century. The pentazole anion is highly unstable and cannot be made in bulk.... 4 days
Metal-organic frameworks used as looms
PHYS.ORG Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have made major progress in the production of two-dimensional polymer-based materials. To produce cloths from monomolecular threads, the scientists used SURMOFs, i.e. surface-mounted metal-organic frameworks, developed by KIT. They inserted four-armed... 4 days
Plant-made virus shells could deliver drugs directly to cancer cells
PHYS.ORG Viruses are extremely efficient at targeting and delivering cargo to cells. In the journal ACS Nano, researchers report they have harnessed this well-honed ability—minus the part that makes... 4 days
Closer look at atomic motion in molecules may benefit biotech researchers
PHYS.ORG Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret... 4 days
New type of nanosensor detects DNA building blocks
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Uppsala University and in Brazil have developed a new type of nanosensor that can detect single molecules. The nanosensor, comprising a combination of two different materials, has been used to... 4 days
Scientists warned of costly impure chemicals
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are now warning fellow scientists of impure reagents that could skew results. The study found that commercial reagents, which were purchased from highly respected companies, were not pure but contained many contaminants which had a... 4 days
Researchers discover sulfide-responsive protein that regulates photosynthesis in purple bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Recent evidence demonstrates that the origins of photosynthesis can be found in deep sea hydrothermal vents, where microbes evolved to obtain energy from ejected hydrogen sulfide and methane... 4 days
Research to help fight multi-resistant bacteria
PHYS.ORG An international collaboration led by scientists from The University of Western Australia has uncovered the three-dimensional molecular structure of a protein, called EptA, which is responsible for multi-drug resistance in many disease-causing bacteria. 4 days
Molecular switch drives powerful movement by opposing twisting helices
PHYS.ORG Plants are capable of producing powerful movement that is initiated at the molecular level. This fast motion is often supported by helix-based architectures, for example in vetches or orchids that... 4 days
Mastering a critical step in storing radioactive waste
PHYS.ORG An EPFL research project has developed a detailed profile of the sites selected to store radioactive waste from Swiss nuclear power plants. The project also helps identify sites that meet both safety... 4 days
Imaging technique for unique views of single molecules that conventional methods can't match
PHYS.ORG Determining the exact configuration of proteins and other complex biological molecules is an important step toward understanding their functions, including how they... 4 days
Researchers use carbon nanoparticles from cellulose as sensor material
PHYS.ORG By synthesizing carbon nanoparticles from sugar and a source of cellulose such as newspapers, researchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry have developed a material that could be used... 4 days
Research opens treatment pathways for cancers that do not respond to targeted antibodies
NEWS MEDICAL By hijacking a cancer cell's own metabolism, researchers have found a way to tag and target elusive cancers with small-molecule sugars. This... 4 days
Estrogen regulates specific exosome-packed microRNAs in blood circulation, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A study at the Gerontology Research Center demonstrated that, in blood circulation, the exosome-carried messenger molecule profile differs between post- and premenopausal women. 4 days
Study provides new insight into causes of rare metabolic disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Just before Rare Disease Day 2017, a study from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions provides new insight into the causes of trimethylaminura, a genetically-transmitted metabolic disorder that... 5 days
Researchers warn scientists of costly impure chemicals
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are now warning fellow scientists of impure reagents that could skew results. The study found that commercial reagents, which were purchased from highly respected companies, were not pure but contained many contaminants which... 5 days
Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY Two studies examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after... 5 days
Study finds limited evidence that styrene causes cancer in humans
NEWS MEDICAL In 2011, the styrene, a high volume plastics chemical and animal carcinogen, was the focal point in a 'poison scandal' in the Danish media; but now a registry... 5 days
Tumor-targeting system uses cancer's own mechanisms to betray its location
PHYS.ORG By hijacking a cancer cell's own metabolism, researchers have found a way to tag and target elusive cancers with small-molecule sugars. This opens treatment pathways for cancers that... 5 days
Combating iron in the brain: Researchers find anti-aging micromolecule
SCIENCE DAILY The older we get, the more our brain ages. Cognitive abilities decline and the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease or having a stroke steadily... 5 days
Limited evidence that styrene causes cancer
SCIENCE DAILY In 2011, the styrene, a high volume plastics chemical and animal carcinogen, was the focal point in a 'poison scandal' in the Danish media. Now a registry study of more than 72,000 employees from more than... 5 days
Extending VCSEL wavelength coverage to the mid-infrared
PHYS.ORG Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are small, semiconductor-based lasers that emit optical beams from their top surface, and one of their main applications is in gas sensing. Gases each have a unique set of energies... 5 days
Chemists seek 'game-changer' in electrochemical water catalysis
PHYS.ORG The world's current reliance on fossil fuel energy, which is finite and a major source of pollution, begs for new, greener energy solutions. Electrochemical water catalysis or "water splitting," the chemical reaction by which... 5 days
Do children inherit drug protection from parents exposed to nicotine or drugs?
SCIENCE DAILY A father's nicotine use may have a significant impact on children's risk of some diseases. In a study published in the online biomedical sciences... 5 days
Esophageal cancer: Loss of muscle mass represents a significant risk to survival
SCIENCE DAILY Esophageal cancer patients who suffer loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) during neoadjuvant therapy (chemotherapy prior to surgery) survive, on average, 32 months less than... 5 days
Estrogen explains the exosome-carried messenger profile in the circulation among postmenopausal women
SCIENCE DAILY In blood circulation, the exosome-carried messenger molecule profile differs between post- and premenopausal women, research shows. The differences were associated with circulating estrogen and... 5 days
High-res biomolecule imaging
MIT Technique could provide unique views of single molecules that conventional methods can’t match. 5 days
Sulfide-sensing mechanisms in purple bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered a sulfide-responsive protein that helps control photosynthesis in the purple bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus. 5 days
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