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Big data approach to predict protein structure
SCIENCE DAILY Nothing works without proteins in the body; they are the molecular all-rounders in our cells. If they do not work properly, severe diseases, such as Alzheimer's, may result. To develop methods to repair malfunctioning... 1 day
Scientists get closer look at living nerve synapses
SCIENCE DAILY The brain hosts an extraordinarily complex network of interconnected nerve cells that are constantly exchanging electrical and chemical signals at speeds difficult to comprehend. Now, scientists report that they have been able... 1 day
Surprising culprit in nerve cell damage identified
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have implicated a specific molecule in the self-destruction of axons, the wiring of the nervous system. Understanding just how that damage occurs may help researchers find a way to halt it. 1 day
Genevac's technical paper provides strategies for safe evaporation of solutions containing hydrochloric acid
NEWS MEDICAL Genevac has published a technical paper that reviews a selection of organic synthesis / purification reactions widely used by chemists in the... 2 days
Immunotherapy drug becomes first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday granted accelerated approval to the checkpoint inhibitor Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who... 2 days
Research findings could help understand how Parkinson's develops on molecular level
NEWS MEDICAL In a complex series of experiments they examined what the effects were of changing a single amino acid in the protein. 2 days
New study resolves the structure of the human protein that causes cystic fibrosis
SCIENCE DAILY In order to better understand how genetic mutations give rise to cystic fibrosis, researchers need to map the protein responsible for the... 2 days
Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
SCIENCE DAILY A new project aims to create an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for advanced solar cells. The technique could lead to unique catalysts for other applications. 2 days
Olfactory receptors: New molecular targets detected in colorectal cancer cells
SCIENCE DAILY Growth of colorectal cancer cells can be inhibited with the odorant troenan, report scientists. The researchers detected the olfactory receptor OR51B4 in tumor cells taken from the rectum... 2 days
Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Patients diagnosed with a glioblastoma, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months. Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers developed... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has... 2 days
New study shows circular RNA can encode for proteins
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a protein-encoding function for circular RNA, a form of RNA until now considered non-coding. This kind of RNA molecule is highly active in brain cells. By identifying... 2 days
Explaining recurring maser flares in the ISM through large-scale entangled quantum mechanical states
Science Magazine We apply Dicke’s theory of superradiance (introduced in 1954) to the 6.7-GHz methanol and 22-GHz water spectral lines, often detected in molecular... 2 days
Room temperature multiplexed gas sensing using chemical-sensitive 3.5-nm-thin silicon transistors
Science Magazine There is great interest in developing a low-power gas sensing technology that can sensitively and selectively quantify the chemical composition of a target atmosphere. Nanomaterials have emerged as... 2 days
Medical News Today: Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers
MNT New study sheds light on the psychological effects of spiritual retreats, after finding they alter chemical systems in the brain associated with emotion. 2 days
Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers
MNT New study sheds light on the psychological effects of spiritual retreats, after finding they alter chemical systems in the brain associated with emotion. 2 days
On the trail of Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing what happens when selective mutations of the alpha-synuclein protein occur -- a... 2 days
Parallel computation provides deeper insight into brain function
PHYS.ORG Unlike experimental neuroscientists who deal with real-life neurons, computational neuroscientists use model simulations to investigate how the brain functions. While many computational neuroscientists use simplified mathematical models of neurons, researchers in the... 3 days
Rocks that tell our industrial history
PHYS.ORG Researchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Analytical Chemistry have published a study in which they analyse cemented sand formations that contain industrial waste produced as a result of metallurgical activities. These beachrocks bear witness to the... 3 days
Big data approach to predict protein structure
PHYS.ORG Nothing works without proteins in the body, they are the molecular all-rounders in our cells. If they do not work properly, severe diseases, such as Alzheimer's, may result. To develop methods to repair malfunctioning... 3 days
Scientists achieve closest view of working nerve synapses using custom-built microscope
NEWS MEDICAL The brain hosts an extraordinarily complex network of interconnected nerve cells that are constantly exchanging electrical and chemical signals at speeds difficult to comprehend. 3 days
Multi-parameter microscopy aids design of improved optoelectronic devices
PHYS.ORG The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a novel measurement method, providing simultaneous topographical, electrical, chemical and optical microscopy (STEOM) at the nanoscale for the first time. The new method can be... 3 days
A fluorogenic probe can detect the activity of multidrug-resistant pathogens in an assay system
PHYS.ORG Carbapenems are among the "antibiotics of last resort" and can fight infections for which other drugs have long lost their... 3 days
Heavy metal binding domain in a cysteine-rich protein may be sea snail adaptation to metal stress
PHYS.ORG A special type of small sulfur-rich protein, metallothioneins, have an extraordinary capability for binding heavy metals.... 3 days
A robust, two-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designed
PHYS.ORG The theory group led by Gonzalo Muga of the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry has teamed up with the experimental group of... 3 days
The world's first international race for molecular cars, the Nanocar Race
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Nanocars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race on April 28-29, 2017 in Toulouse (south-western France). The vehicles, which consist of... 3 days
Scientists developing novel imaging techniques to provide immediate diagnoses for cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Neurosurgeons at The Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), North America’s largest neurosurgical training program and scientists at The Arizona State University Biodesign Institute (ASU), in... 3 days
Scientists map three-dimensional structure of protein that causes cystic fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The Rockefeller University have mapped the three-dimensional structure for one of the more notorious disease-causing molecules in the human body: the protein responsible for the genetic... 3 days
Inner ear gene therapy holds promise for treating patients with hearing loss and dizziness
NEWS MEDICAL In a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National Institute on... 3 days
FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treatment of rare form of skin cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults... 3 days
Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
PHYS.ORG Rice University scientists have created an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for solar water splitting, the conversion of solar energy to chemical energy in the form of hydrogen and oxygen. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Consider that the Earth is just a giant cosmic dust bunny—a big bundle of debris amassed from exploded stars. We Earthlings are... 3 days
Critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging pinpointed
SCIENCE DAILY The body's ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration and greater susceptibility to cancer. Now, research reveals a critical step in a molecular... 3 days
Chemists ID catalytic 'key' for converting CO2 to methanol
SCIENCE DAILY Results from experiments and computational modeling studies that definitively identify the 'active site' of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO2 will guide the design of improved catalysts... 3 days
[Perspective] Bringing proteins into the fold
Science Magazine Molecular engineers have become increasingly adept at repurposing life's building blocks to make custom self-assembled shapes. Because a single drop of solution contains billions of such shapes, DNA origami smiley faces (1), RNA stars (2), and... 3 days
[Research Article] Transition from turbulent to coherent flows in confined three-dimensional active fluids
Science Magazine Transport of fluid through a pipe is essential for the operation of macroscale machines and microfluidic devices. Conventional fluids only flow in... 3 days
[Stream Geometry] A new angle on streams
Science Magazine Climate has clear effects on streams. Theory and observations both show that channel incision rates increase with precipitation, and chemical erosion rates scale with temperature, but – [Read More] 3 days
[Ion Channels] Added complexity in an asymmetric receptor
Science Magazine N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are heterotetrameric ion channels that initiate chemical and electrical signals in postsynaptic cells. They play key roles in brain development – [Read More] 3 days
Chemists ID catalytic 'key' for converting CO2 to methanol
PHYS.ORG Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and converting it to useful chemicals such as methanol could reduce both pollution and our dependence on petroleum products. So scientists are intensely interested in the... 3 days
Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods
PHYS.ORG Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)—which enables the visualization of viruses, proteins, and other biological structures at the molecular level—is a critical tool used to advance biochemical knowledge. Now Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory... 3 days
Molecule kills elderly cells, reduces signs of aging in mice
Science Magazine Researchers unveil safer approach to eliminate worn-out cells in our bodies 4 days
Research shows that circular RNAs, until now considered non-coding, can encode for proteins
PHYS.ORG A group of scientists in Israel and Germany, led by Prof. Sebastian Kadener from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have discovered a... 4 days
Medical News Today: Small molecule may stop infectious biofilms growing on medical implants
MNT Study shows that a small molecule can block the formation of adhesive bonds that help growth of S. aureus biofilms, a cause... 4 days
Membrane lipids hop in and out of rafts in the blink of an eye
PHYS.ORG Researchers in Japan, India and France have found that molecules move into and out of a specialized region of the... 4 days
Researchers unravel how drug interacts with ribosome to halt protein production
NEWS MEDICAL The discovery of a chemical compound that halts the production of a small set of proteins while leaving general protein production untouched suggests a new drug... 4 days
Physicists prove that it's impossible to cool an object to absolute zero
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—In 1912, chemist Walther Nernst proposed that cooling an object to absolute zero is impossible with a finite amount of time and resources. Today... 4 days
Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum
PHYS.ORG Platinum is a very expensive metal and it is therefore one of the bottlenecks hindering the growth of renewable energy. Platinum is... 4 days
Spiritual retreats change feel-good chemical systems in the brain
SCIENCE DAILY More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers show there are changes in... 4 days
Sensing harmful molecules with light
PHYS.ORG Ultra-sensitive devices are being developed to detect biological and chemical compounds. 4 days
Mapping the future of precision medicine in Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease has been revealed by investigators. Rather than approaching Parkinson's disease as a single entity, the international cadre of researchers... 4 days
Scientists identify molecule that could be targeted to prevent vision loss in diabetics and preterm infants
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine,... 4 days
Researchers identify potential treatment for type of muscle and brain degenerative disease
MNT UCLA researchers have discovered the molecular basis of, and identified potential treatment for, an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with... 4 days
Stanford researchers understand how neural networks in the brain form associations
NEWS MEDICAL In the decades following the work by physiologist Ivan Pavlov and his famous salivating dogs, scientists have discovered how molecules and cells in the brain learn... 4 days
AMP releases new guidelines for validation of NGS-based oncology panels
NEWS MEDICAL The Association for Molecular Pathology, the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver... 4 days
Researchers help map future of precision medicine in Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease has been revealed by investigators. Rather than approaching Parkinson's disease as a single entity, the international cadre... 4 days
Combating wear and tear
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has discovered that damage to collagen, the main building block of all human tissue, can occur much earlier at a molecular level from too much physical stress. This could be especially helpful for some who want... 4 days
Caught on camera: Chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have succeeded in ‘filming’ inter-molecular chemical reactions – using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also discovered... 4 days
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO Consider that the Earth is just a giant... 4 days
Tracing aromatic molecules in the early universe
PHYS.ORG A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in... 4 days
New low-cost method to produce light-based lab-on-a-chip devices for fast medical tests
PHYS.ORG A new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrate laboratory functions onto... 4 days
Tracing aromatic molecules in the early Universe
SCIENCE DAILY A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in... 4 days
Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materials
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionise the way we search for, design and produce new materials. 4 days
Canopy near-infrared reflectance and terrestrial photosynthesis
Science Magazine Global estimates of terrestrial gross primary production (GPP) remain highly uncertain, despite decades of satellite measurements and intensive in situ monitoring. We report a new approach for quantifying the near-infrared reflectance of terrestrial vegetation (NIRV). NIRV... 4 days
Agrobacterium delivers VirE2 protein into host cells via clathrin-mediated endocytosis
Science Magazine Agrobacterium tumefaciens can cause crown gall tumors on a wide range of host plants. As a natural genetic engineer, the bacterium can transfer both single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) [transferred... 4 days
Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materials
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Southampton working with colleagues at the University of Liverpool have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionise the way we search for, design and... 4 days
Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics, premature babies
SCIENCE DAILY A new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice has been discovered by researchers. Their study... 4 days
'First in human' trial defines safe dosage for small molecule drug ONC201 for solid cancer tumors
SCIENCE DAILY A ‘first in human’ clinical trial examining the small molecule drug ONC201 in cancer patients with... 4 days
Accounting for sex differences in biomedical research
PHYS.ORG When it comes to health, a person's sex can play a role. More women in the U.S. have autoimmune diseases than men, for example, whereas boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism... 5 days
How do metals interact with DNA?
SCIENCE DAILY Since a couple of decades, metal-containing drugs have been successfully used to fight against certain types of cancer. The lack of knowledge about the underlying molecular mechanisms slows down the search for new and more efficient... 5 days
Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age
SCIENCE DAILY Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. Researchers report that it is... 5 days
Visualizing nuclear radiation
SCIENCE DAILY Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most common methods do not 'see' enough ground-level radiation. 5 days
Visualizing nuclear radiation: Team images gamma rays to help decontaminate Fukushima
PHYS.ORG Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup,... 5 days
Researchers develop a new model to unlock catalytic powers of gold
PHYS.ORG Until 1985, gold was widely believed to be chemically inert. But once researchers discovered that nano-sized gold particles can act as remarkable and selective catalysts, a... 5 days
Supercritical carbon dioxide delivers protective molecules to semiconductor surfaces
PHYS.ORG A simple, green method that applies a protective coating to semiconductors could help to develop these materials for many applications, from batteries to biosensors. 5 days
How do metals interact with DNA?
PHYS.ORG For a couple of decades, metal-containing drugs have been successfully used to fight against certain types of cancer. The lack of knowledge about the underlying molecular mechanisms slows down the search for new and more efficient... 5 days
Chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level
PHYS.ORG Scientists have succeeded in 'filming' inter-molecular chemical reactions – using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also discovered that the electron beam can be... 5 days
Chemists create nanoparticles for safe imaging of tumors
PHYS.ORG Chemists from Russia and Switzerland created biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and blood vessels damaged by heart attack or stroke. The particles are made of hafnium oxide that is used for... 5 days
researchers adapt a diy robotics kit to automate biology experiments Researchers adapt a DIY robotics kit to automate biology experiments
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Elementary and secondary school students who later want to become scientists and engineers often get hands-on inspiration by using off-the-shelf kits to build and program robots. But so... 5 days
Study shows how zinc regulates storage and release of neurotransmitters
NEWS MEDICAL Zinc is a vital micronutrient involved in many cellular processes: For example, in learning and memory processes, it plays a role that is not yet understood. By using... 5 days
MindMetre research note highlights exposure of oncology nurses to harmful effects of cytotoxic drugs
NEWS MEDICAL Independent research organisation MindMetre, which regularly addresses patient and healthcare worker safety across Europe, has examined evidence from qualitative interviews,... 5 days
Sphere Medical introduces new functionality to Proxima platform for efficient critical care patient monitoring
NEWS MEDICAL Sphere Medical, an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, announces the introduction of new functionality to its... 5 days
Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age
PHYS.ORG Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. In the journal Scientific Reports,... 5 days
Study identifies potential Achilles heel of kinase-driven cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse models. 5 days
New Danish research provides structural knowledge of DNA repair complex
NEWS MEDICAL New Danish research provides mechanistic insight into how DNA is monitored and repaired if damage occurs. The results may eventually help to improve the treatment of certain types... 5 days
Marijuana Chemical Could Help Fight Anxiety
LIVE SCIENCE Cannabidiol could be used in addition to talk therapy to treat anxiety disorders, researchers say, although more study of the compound is needed. 5 days
Scientists discover new 'boat' form of promising semiconductor GeSe
PHYS.ORG Princeton researchers have discovered a new form of the simple compound GeSe that has surprisingly escaped detection until now. This so-called beta-GeSe compound has a ring type structure like graphene... 5 days
Medical school to examine whether professor published paper partly written by chemical company
Science Magazine Court documents suggest Monsanto helped “ghost write” paper 5 days
New drug strategy: Target ribosome to halt protein production
PHYS.ORG The discovery of a chemical compound that halts the production of a small set of proteins while leaving general protein production untouched suggests a new drug search strategy: Find compounds... 5 days
First patient cured of rare blood disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Using a technique that avoids the use of high-dose chemotherapy and radiation in preparation for a stem cell transplant, physicians have documented the first cure of an adult patient with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. 5 days
Potential treatment for type of muscle and brain degenerative disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered the molecular basis of an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, explains a new report. 5 days
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO Pasta noodles contain only three ingredients: eggs, water and flour. But how can you achieve a tasty result every time? Cooking pasta chemically changes how the proteins and starches interact, making the... 6 days
Estimating the glass transition temperature for polymers in 'confined geometries'
PHYS.ORG Polymers are used for myriad applications today, and perhaps the most important property that dictates which polymer is chosen for a given application is its "glass transition temperature."... 6 days
Chemists develop biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and blood vessels
NEWS MEDICAL Chemists from Russia and Switzerland created biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and blood vessels damaged by heart attack or stroke. 6 days
Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Study identifies a molecular mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ tumors
MNT Study suggests that a mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ breast cancers could be changes to... 6 days
Researchers identify potential treatment for type of muscle and brain degenerative disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered the molecular basis of an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, explains a new report. 6 days
Better learning through zinc?
SCIENCE DAILY Zinc is a vital micronutrient involved in many cellular processes: For example, in learning and memory processes, it plays a role that is not yet understood. By using nanoelectrochemical measurements, researchers have made progress toward understanding by demonstrating that zinc... 6 days
Structural knowledge of the DNA repair complex
PHYS.ORG New Danish research provides mechanistic insight into how DNA is monitored and repaired if damage occurs. The results may eventually help to improve the treatment of certain types of cancer, as the DNA repair... 6 days
Structural knowledge of the DNA repair complex
SCIENCE DAILY New research provides mechanistic insight into how DNA is monitored and repaired if damage occurs. The results may eventually help to improve the treatment of certain types of cancer, as the DNA repair complex... 6 days
Electrocrystallization—breakthrough in gold nanoparticle research
PHYS.ORG A research team led by Professor Flavio Maran of the University of Padova (Italy) and Academy Professor Kari Rissanen of the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) has published in the prestigious the Journal of the American Chemical Society a... 6 days
The world's first international race for molecular cars, the Nanocar Race
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Study maps space dust in 3-D, raises new questions about its properties in local and distant reaches of Milky Way
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