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Chemicals Produced by Vegetables Such as Cabbage and Cauliflower Protect Mice from Colon Cancer
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study led by Francis Crick Institute... 1 hour
scientists discover organic acid in a protoplanetary disk Scientists Discover Organic Acid in a Protoplanetary Disk
ASTRO WATCH International team of scientists from Russia (including a research associate of the Kourovka Astronomical Observatory of Ural Federal University Sergei... 1 hour
Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study shows. 13 hours
First reliable estimates of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by Fukushima disaster
PHYS.ORG Scientists have for the first time been able to estimate the amount of radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by the disaster at the Fukushima power... 14 hours
Researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) have developed a method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria within one hour using a portable luminometer.... 14 hours
Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have been playing with pure carbon compounds for centuries, starting with diamond and graphite and now with fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene. One type of 3D geometry has been missing, however: a negatively curved... 15 hours
Critics pan EPA plan for evaluating studies of toxic chemicals
Science Magazine Guidance could allow regulators to exclude key studies, researchers argue 16 hours
Models give synthetic biologists a head start
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed mathematical models to predict the performance of multi-input synthetic biological circuits that can be used to engineer bacteria and other organisms to regulate cellular systems or perform functions they wouldn't in... 17 hours
Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have successfully combined photoswitchable molecular lattices with layered materials to create new high-performance devices that show macroscopic responses to light. 19 hours
Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics
PHYS.ORG Graphene and related materials hold great potential for technological applications such as electronics, sensors, and energy storage devices, among others. Thanks to their high surface sensitivity, these materials are an ideal platform to study the interplay... 20 hours
New results show which proteins assist the natural recycling process in the body
PHYS.ORG Cells collect, decompose and recycle surplus or damaged cell material. This process, known as autophagy, is important, because cellular waste can be... 20 hours
Chemo spray may offer alternative to conventional chemotherapy
PHYS.ORG Chemotherapy is often used as a follow-up treatment after surgical removal of a cancerous tumor in order to destroy any remaining cancer cells, but intravenous chemo drugs have notorious side effects and... 21 hours
Fitting a square peg in a round hole—the surprising structure of uranium bound in hematite
PHYS.ORG One promising approach to stabilize uranium contamination in soils is to envelop the radioactive uranium into iron-bearing minerals... 21 hours
Scientists develop an effective approach to optimizing medicinal molecules
PHYS.ORG The search for new medicinal molecules with predetermined properties is a complex, expensive and time-consuming process, especially in oncology. Modern science allows us to accelerate this search through the use... 22 hours
New project aims to study growth of water-based microorganisms
NEWS MEDICAL In order to better understand and assess the quality of ground and spring water, state-of-the-art methods from the fields of molecular biology and microbiology, as well as chemical high-performance analytics... 23 hours
New strategy accelerates, automates process of prototype molecule optimization
NEWS MEDICAL The search for new medicinal molecules with predetermined properties is a rather complex, expensive and time-consuming process, especially in oncology. 1 day
Researchers show how specialized nucleic acid-based nanostructures could help target cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the "magic bullet" concept -- a method that clinicians might one day use... 1 day
Brown University researchers reveal key physical properties of 'giant' cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Polyploidal cancer cells--cells that have more than two copies of each chromosome--are much larger than most other cancer cells, are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments... 1 day
E-cigarette vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation
SCIENCE DAILY E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially... 1 day
The behavior of water: Scientists find new properties of H2O
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has uncovered new molecular properties of water -- a discovery of a phenomenon that had previously gone unnoticed. 2 days
Specialized delivery methods to help treat cancer, other disorders
SCIENCE DAILY More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the 'magic bullet' concept -- a method that clinicians might one day use to target invading microbes without harming... 2 days
Schwarzites: Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family
PHYS.ORG The discovery of buckyballs surprised and delighted chemists in the 1980s, nanotubes jazzed physicists in the 1990s, and graphene charged up materials scientists in the 2000s, but one nanoscale carbon structure—a negatively... 2 days
Amish nemaline myopathy natural history study finds promise for gene therapy treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A new comprehensive natural history study about Amish nemaline myopathy (ANM) in the Old Order Amish population focuses on the promise of gene therapy... 2 days
Long-term cannabinoid exposure impairs memory, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by Ana Sebastião, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes and Professor of Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de Lisboa and her team in collaboration with researchers... 2 days
Medical News Today: Leukemia: Do genes influence how people respond to therapy?
MNT Some people with acute myeloid leukemia are more responsive to chemotherapy than others. Why is this, and how can this knowledge lead to better... 2 days
The behavior of water—scientists find new properties of H2O
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists has uncovered new molecular properties of water—a discovery of a phenomenon that had previously gone unnoticed. 2 days
Major new vulnerability of childhood leukemia uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has recently uncovered a major new vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia. Their findings demonstrate that a protein called LEDGF/p75 is regulated by phosphorylation, a molecular modification that changes the electrical... 2 days
Zapping a new approach to solar cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A simple and fast microwave experiment with the common chemical element phosphorus at Flinders University has opened the prospect of more affordable and effective super-thin solar cells. 2 days
Hydrogen sulfide detected in the protoplanetary disk of GG Tauri A
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has detected hydrogen sulfide emission from the dense protoplanetary disk around the star GG Tauri A. It is the first detection... 2 days
Superconductivity above 10 K in a novel quasi-one-dimensional compound
PHYS.ORG In the past century, superconductivity has been observed in thousands of substances with multifarious chemical compositions and crystal structures; however, researchers have still not found an explicit method for discovering... 2 days
Bayer shares plunge after Monsanto cancer ruling
PHYS.ORG Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer tumbled more than 10 percent as markets opened Monday, as investors reacted to a shock US ruling against freshly-acquired Monsanto. 2 days
Easter Island's society might not have collapsed
PHYS.ORG You probably know Easter Island as "the place with the giant stone heads." This remote island 2,300 miles off the coast of Chile has long been seen as mysterious—a place where Polynesian seafarers set... 2 days
FOXM1 contributes to treatment failure in acute myeloid leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Previous research has revealed that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who also have a particular mutation in a gene called NPM1 have a higher rate of remission with chemotherapy. About... 2 days
Monsanto owners call weed killer 'safe' after jury orders big payout
PHYS.ORG Monsanto's German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was "safe", rejecting a California jury's decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290... 4 days
Medical News Today: 'Monster' radish might help fight heart disease
MNT The biggest variety of radish on the planet may harbor chemicals that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study investigates. 4 days
US giant Monsanto known for controversial chemicals
PHYS.ORG From "Agent Orange" and DDT to genetically modified crops, Monsanto has long been associated with controversial chemicals, but a US court order for it to pay damages because one of its herbicides may cause... 4 days
US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290mn to cancer patient over weed killer
PHYS.ORG A California jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million Friday for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its... 4 days
Novel blood-based marker may help predict kidney cancer years before clinical diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL A critical biomarker of kidney disease may help predict clear cell kidney cancer - the most common form of kidney cancer - years before... 4 days
Mechanism of fibrosis development discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an incurable lung disease of unknown origin with limited treatment options. Research suggests that the signaling molecule WNT5A plays a key role in the pathogenic process. Now a group of scientists have taken... 5 days
Molecular catalyst systems as key enablers for tailored polyesters and polycarbonate recycling concepts
Science Magazine A transition metal catalyst system for the selective catalytic depolymerization of various polyester- and polycarbonate-based materials is presented. The use of a... 5 days
Subsurface catalysis-mediated selectivity of dehydrogenation reaction
Science Magazine Progress in heterogeneous catalysis is often hampered by the difficulties of constructing active architectures and understanding reaction mechanisms at the molecular level due to the structural complexity of practical catalysts, in particular for multicomponent catalysts. Although... 5 days
Researcher reveal insights into brain circuitry
SCIENCE DAILY New research reveals novel molecular insights into how multiple cell types drive the formation and maturation of brain circuits. 5 days
PARP inhibitors show promise for treating and preventing brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, and some... 5 days
Scientists uncover mechanisms responsible for development of fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an incurable lung disease of unknown origin with limited treatment options. Research suggests that the signaling molecule WNT5A plays a key role in the pathogenic process. 5 days
A step closer to sustainable energy from seawater
PHYS.ORG The research group led by Leiden chemist Marc Koper has discovered a catalyst that minimizes the production of chlorine gas during salt water electrolysis. The invention can enable the direct production of... 5 days
New study reveals proton hydration structures are asymmetric
PHYS.ORG How water solvates and transports protons is a fundamental question facing chemists and biologists alike and is vital to our understanding of processes such as photosynthesis and cellular respiration. 5 days
New laboratory-synthesized molecule appears to fight malaria effectively
NEWS MEDICAL A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule based in natural compounds found in marine gliding bacteria - known as marinoquinolines - is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug. 5 days
Is CRISPR gene editing doomed, even as gene therapy enters the clinic?
PHYS.ORG Anyone watching the recent 60 Minutes segment on CRISPR would conclude that the gene editing technology is on the brink of pouring forth a... 5 days
FIND and genedrive announce study agreement to evaluate HCV ID Kit
NEWS MEDICAL genedrive plc, a near patient molecular diagnostics company, and the Foundation for Innovation of New Diagnostics (FIND), announced today a study agreement for the performance evaluation... 5 days
GNA Biosolutions named as winner of AACC Disruptive Technology Award
NEWS MEDICAL GNA Biosolutions was named the winner of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC) Disruptive Technology Award competition, held on Monday evening at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific... 5 days
New substrates make it possible to detect one molecule in a million
PHYS.ORG SERS, an extremely sensitive laboratory method of analysing chemical composition, is set to become widespread decades after its invention. The main obstacle preventing widespread... 5 days
A new, highly effective and selective molecule to fight malaria
PHYS.ORG A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule, based on natural compounds known as marinoquinolines found in marine gliding bacteria, is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug. 5 days
Methyl marks on RNA discovered to be key to brain cell connections
PHYS.ORG Methyl chemical groups dot lengths of DNA, helping to control when certain genes are accessible by a cell. In new research, UCLA scientists have... 5 days
OGT announces launch of updated SureSeq Interpret NGS analysis software
NEWS MEDICAL Oxford Gene Technology, The Molecular Genetics Company, has announced the launch of the eagerly-anticipated update to its SureSeq Interpret software, included with purchases of SureSeq NGS panels. 5 days
Researchers develop technology to create hybrid catalyst from rhodium and organic catalysts
NEWS MEDICAL A group of Japanese researchers has developed a technology to create a hybrid catalyst from simple-structured, commercially available rhodium and organic catalysts, which reduces... 5 days
New discovery could pave way for improved leukemia treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Previous research has revealed that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who also have a particular mutation in a gene called NPM1 have a higher rate of remission with chemotherapy. About... 5 days
Scientists find new molecular biomarker for gastric cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Although immunotherapy is seen as a very promising treatment for cancer, currently only 20 to 30 percent of patients respond positively. Being able to identify the people most likely to benefit from... 5 days
Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression
NEWS MEDICAL Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression by preventing the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in the brain. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-; Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 5 days
In apoptosis, cell death spreads through perpetuating waves
SCIENCE DAILY In a cell, death is akin to falling dominoes: One death-inducing molecule activates another, and so on, until the entire cell is shut down, a new Stanford study finds. 5 days
Blocking sunlight to cool Earth won't reduce crop damage from global warming
SCIENCE DAILY Proposals to inject sulfate aerosols into the upper atmosphere to block and scatter sunlight and reduce global temperatures could, some say, also increase crop... 6 days
Scientists discover how to protect yeast from damage in biofuel production
PHYS.ORG Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars... 6 days
Hybrid catalyst with high enantiomer selectivity
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a technology to create a hybrid catalyst from simple-structured, commercially available rhodium and organic catalysts, which reduces chemical waste and produces molecules with high selectivity of an enantiomer, a pair of molecular structures... 6 days
Supercomputer simulations show new target in HIV-1 replication
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found naturally-occurring compound inositol hexakisphosphate (IP6) promotes both assembly and maturation of HIV-1. NSF-XSEDE allocations on the Stampede2 supercomputing system at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and on... 6 days
Estrogen may protect against depression after heart attack
SCIENCE DAILY Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression by preventing the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in the brain. 6 days
PSD as a molecular platform for understanding synapse formation and plasticity
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists employed a biochemical reconstitution approach to show that, both in solution and on supported membrane bilayers, multivalent interaction networks formed by major excitatory postsynaptic density... 6 days
Ancient convergent losses of Paraoxonase 1 yield potential risks for modern marine mammals
Science Magazine Mammals diversified by colonizing drastically different environments, with each transition yielding numerous molecular changes, including losses of protein function. Though not initially... 6 days
Key role found for enzymes in DNA replication and sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that the TLK1 and TLK2 enzymes are critical for ensuring the copying of DNA. The research is based... 6 days
Discovery could lead to better treatment for leukemia
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists report on how a certain mutation helps improve sensitivity to chemotherapy. 6 days
Nuclear gatekeeper could block undruggable prostate cancer targets
SCIENCE DAILY Blocking nuclear gateways that traffic cancer-promoting molecules to nucleus, could offer a new way to target aggressive cancer. 6 days
New method to monitor cellular decision making
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have designed a way to monitor cellular decision making by measuring the rate of RNA change over time. The method quantifies changes in various RNA markers -- the molecular footprints of a cell's... 6 days
The world of plastics, in numbers
PHYS.ORG From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers – long chain synthetic molecules of which "plastics" are a common misnomer – has grown rapidly. In 2015, over 320 million... 6 days
Video: Popping balloons with style
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Orange peels contain limonene, and this chemical is the key to a party trick in which you can pop a balloon with a twist. 6 days
How ions gather water molecules around them
PHYS.ORG Charged particles in aqueous solutions are always surrounded by a shell of water molecules. However, much is still unknown about the nature of this so-called hydration shell. Using terahertz spectroscopy, chemists from Bochum have... 6 days
Best of both worlds: Combining two skeleton-building chemical reactions
SCIENCE DAILY The method could speed the discovery of new drugs and other products by offering the ability to simply and efficiently build a wide variety of molecular architectures. 6 days
Researchers find intermolecular forces stabilize clusters, promote aerosol production
PHYS.ORG One enigma that has perplexed scientists is how new particles form in the atmosphere. They know how aerosols can grow into sizes large enough to seed cloud droplets, but those... 6 days
Diamond capsules improve performance of laser fusion
PHYS.ORG Osaka University-led researchers demonstrated that the perturbation of laser imprinting on a capsule for nuclear fusion fuel made from stiff and heavy materials was mitigated. Using the latest chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, they... 6 days
This small molecule could hold the key to promising HIV treatments
SCIENCE DAILY New research provides details of how the structure of the HIV-1 virus is assembled, findings that offer potential new targets for treatment. 6 days
ETH scientists discover new cancer-specific molecular changes in tumor tissues
NEWS MEDICAL A research team led by Gunnar Raetsch, Professor of Biomedical Informatics at ETH Zurich, has evaluated the largest set of genetic data in cancer medicine: The Cancer Genome... 6 days
Hybrid catalyst with high enantiomer selectivity
PHYS.ORG A group of Japanese researchers has developed a technology to create a hybrid catalyst from simple-structured, commercially available rhodium and organic catalysts, which reduces chemical waste and produces molecules with high selectivity of an enantiomer, a... 6 days
Researchers discover molecule essential for guiding axon to its destination
NEWS MEDICAL While today's technology is growing increasingly wireless, nature's greatest technology, the human brain, still depends on neurons being directly connected to one another. 6 days
Researchers modify nanoparticles to improve their uptake in gastrointestinal tract
NEWS MEDICAL Nanoparticles show great promise as diagnostic tools and drug delivery agents. The tiny particles, which scientists can modify with drugs, dyes or targeting molecules, can travel in the... 6 days
Compounds in 'monster' radish could potentially prevent heart disease and stroke
NEWS MEDICAL Step aside carrots, onions and broccoli. The newest heart-healthy vegetable could be a gigantic, record-setting radish. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and... 6 days
New findings pave way for novel, improved drugs to treat psychiatric disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have found new evidence of how certain transport proteins are working at the molecular level, paving the... 6 days
Researchers study whether chemotherapy could be encased in milk particles
NEWS MEDICAL You can't eat chemotherapy. That's because your digestive system breaks down the molecules you eat into smaller pieces that can be absorbed through the gut into the bloodstream. 6 days
UToledo study outlines how blue light accelerates blindness
NEWS MEDICAL Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye's retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research at The University of Toledo. 6 days
New sensor allows scientists to measure cancer cell's response to chemotherapy drug
NEWS MEDICAL MIT chemical engineers have developed a new sensor that lets them see inside cancer cells and determine whether the cells are responding to a... 6 days
Dying groundskeeper battles chemical giant Monsanto
PHYS.ORG Cancer-stricken Dewayne Johnson vowed to fight to his death in a David versus Goliath court battle against agrochemical giant Monsanto, whose weed killer he blames for robbing him of his future. 7 days
Best of both worlds: Combining two skeleton-building chemical reactions
PHYS.ORG Scripps Research scientists have developed a powerful new strategy for synthesizing molecular skeletons of chemicals used in drugs and other important products, a technique that provides unprecedented flexibility and control... 7 days
New discovery sheds light on proteins critical in mood and behavior disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found new evidence of how certain transport proteins are working at the molecular level, paving the way for new, improved drugs to... 7 days
Chemists discover how blue light from digital devices speeds blindness
SCIENCE DAILY Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye's retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research. 7 days
Compounds in 'monster' radish could help tame cardiovascular disease
PHYS.ORG Step aside carrots, onions and broccoli. The newest heart-healthy vegetable could be a gigantic, record-setting radish. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report... 7 days
EPA could change how it calculates the financial effects of regulations
PHYS.ORG The way that the Environmental Protections Agency determines the costs and benefits of regulations is under scrutiny and could soon change, according to an article in... 7 days
Expedition probes ocean's smallest organisms for climate answers
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Satellite images of phytoplankton blooms on the surface of the ocean often dazzle with their diverse colors, shades and shapes. But phytoplankton are more than just nature's watercolors: They play a key... 7 days
Drug makes rats less likely to imbibe alcohol
PHYS.ORG Alcohol use disorders can have devastating effects on a person's health, relationships and finances. Yet for some, the feeling they get when taking a drink temporarily outweighs these other concerns. Now, researchers... 7 days
New weathering analysis accurately traces the geochemical flux beneath the Earth's surface
PHYS.ORG Weathering, by which rock becomes soil, has implications for the Earth's climate, metal ore management, pollution detection and food production. Using a new isotope... 7 days
Hidden signs in cancer tissue
SCIENCE DAILY When scientists analyzed huge amounts of genetic cancer data, they found previously unresearched molecular changes. These could help in developing new personalized cancer treatments. 7 days
Hijacking hormones for plant growth
SCIENCE DAILY Hormones designed in the lab through a technique combining chemistry, biology, and engineering might be used to manipulate plant growth in numerous ways, according to a new study. 7 days
Chemists discover how blue light speeds blindness
PHYS.ORG Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye's retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research at The University of Toledo. 7 days
Designer polymers on demand
PHYS.ORG When jewelers create a necklace, they control the order and number of each bead or jewel they use to form a desired pattern. It's been challenging for scientists to do the same thing when designing polymers—until now. In ACS Central... 7 days
Medical News Today: Common chemo drug may cause heart toxicity
MNT A new study shows that the common chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin disrupts the immune system as well as the function of the heart and spleen. 7 days
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Study expands what we know about natural, low-cost ways to remove pollutants from water
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