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Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China's small farms harms health and environment
SCIENCE DAILY The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too... 3 hours
Scientists point to potentially promising treatment target for deadly brain cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists report finding a potentially promising treatment target for aggressive and deadly high-grade brain cancers like glioblastoma. But they also say the current lack of a... 4 hours
Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China's small farms harms health and environment
PHYS.ORG The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too... 9 hours
Chemists achieve major milestone of synthesis: Remote chiral induction
SCIENCE DAILY Chemists have addressed one of the most formidable challenges in synthetic chemistry by inventing a method for enabling the making of chiral molecules that were previously difficult or impossible to... 10 hours
Organic crystals twist, bend, and heal
SCIENCE DAILY Crystals are brittle and inelastic? A novel class of smart, bendable crystalline organic materials has challenged this view. Now, scientists have engineered a molecular soft cocrystalline structure that bends and twists reversibly and without disintegration when... 10 hours
Chemists design 'miniecosystems' to test drug function
PHYS.ORG Scripps Research scientists have solved a major problem in chemistry and drug development by using droplet-sized 'miniecosystems' to quickly see if a molecule can function as a potential therapeutic. 11 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
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Medical News Today: Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering... 13 hours
Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry. 13 hours
Organic crystals twist, bend, and heal
PHYS.ORG Crystals are brittle and inelastic? A novel class of smart, bendable crystalline organic materials has challenged this view. Now, scientists have engineered a molecular soft cocrystalline structure that bends and twists reversibly and without disintegration when... 14 hours
Chemists achieve major milestone of synthesis: Remote chiral induction
PHYS.ORG Chemists at Scripps Research have addressed one of the most formidable challenges in synthetic chemistry by inventing a method for "enantioselective remote meta-CH activation," which enables the making of chiral... 14 hours
Hunting molecules to find new planets
SCIENCE DAILY It's been impossible to obtain images of an exoplanet, so dazzling is the light of its star. However, astronomers have the idea of detecting molecules that are present in the planet's atmosphere in order to make... 15 hours
New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be easier and faster, does not require... 15 hours
Monitoring molten steel by laser – steel experts' invention could save industry millions
PHYS.ORG Steelworkers will be able to monitor in real time the temperature and chemical composition in molten metal furnaces, saving each steel plant... 18 hours
Studies provide insight into molecular changes prior to onset of arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) provide insight into molecular changes prior to the onset of... 19 hours
The science behind pickled battery electrolytes
PHYS.ORG Battery researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered an important chemical reaction that resembles the method used to make pickles. The reaction provides key insights into the behavior of a... 20 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
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Medical News Today: What to know about Freon poisoning
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ASTRO WATCH Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have contributed to an international study that... 2 days
Minimalist biostructures designed to create nanomaterials
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New type of photosynthesis discovered
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Researchers find transport molecule has unexpected role
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The molecules that energize babies' hearts
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Squeezing light at the nanoscale—Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new technique to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces, generating an... 4 days
Medical News Today: How could designer proteins thwart cancer?
MNT Cancer boosts the abnormal growth of cells by 'hijacking' sensitive molecular mechanisms. Can researchers fight back by designing specialized proteins? 4 days
New form of matter may lie just beyond the periodic table
PHYS.ORG Currently, the heaviest element on the periodic table is oganesson, which has an atomic mass of 294 and was officially named in 2016. Like every element... 4 days
New technique that shows how a protein 'light switch' works may enhance biological research
PHYS.ORG Sunlight is essential for all life, and living organisms have evolved to sense and respond to light. Dronpa is a... 4 days
Biological light sensor filmed in action
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Researchers develop molecular assembly method for cancer therapy and diagnostics
PHYS.ORG Biophysicists have developed a method for modifying the surface of micro- and nanoparticles—tiny structures measuring between a thousandth and a millionth of a millimeter —by covering them with... 4 days
Scientists Discover New Type of Photosynthesis
SCI-NEWS.COM The vast majority of life on our planet uses red light (680 to 700 nm) in the process of photosynthesis, but the new type... 4 days
Is the energy-storing solar cell soon to be reality?
PHYS.ORG Storing solar energy is the central challenge facing energy researchers. Alongside traditional solutions such as solar cells or batteries, creative chemical concepts for storing energy are paving the way for... 4 days
Minimalist biostructures designed to create nanomaterials
PHYS.ORG Researchers of the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB-UAB) have generated four peptides, molecules smaller than proteins, capable of self-assembling in a controlled manner to form nanomaterials. The research, published in the journal ACS Nano, was... 4 days
Researchers can count on improved proteomics method
PHYS.ORG Every cell in the body contains thousands of different protein molecules and they can change this composition whenever they are induced to perform a particular task or convert into a different cell type. Understanding... 4 days
Brain changes linked to sleep need
SCIENCE DAILY We've all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery. An international study sheds new light on the biochemistry of sleep need in the... 4 days
Modern alchemists are making chemistry greener
PHYS.ORG Ancient alchemists tried to turn lead and other common metals into gold and platinum. Modern chemists in Paul Chirik's lab at Princeton are transforming reactions that have depended on environmentally unfriendly precious metals, finding cheaper and... 4 days
Photochemistry beyond the red limit in chlorophyll f-containing photosystems
Science Magazine Photosystems I and II convert solar energy into the chemical energy that powers life. Chlorophyll a photochemistry, using red light (680 to 700 nm), is near universal and is considered... 4 days
Reactivation of recall-induced neurons contributes to remote fear memory attenuation
Science Magazine Whether fear attenuation is mediated by inhibition of the original memory trace of fear with a new memory trace of safety or by updating of the original fear... 4 days
New type of photosynthesis discovered
PHYS.ORG The discovery changes our understanding of the basic mechanism of photosynthesis and should rewrite the textbooks. 4 days
The South Asian monsoon--Pollution pump and purifier
Science Magazine Air pollution is growing fastest in monsoon-impacted South Asia. During the dry, winter monsoon the fumes disperse toward the Indian Ocean, creating a vast pollution haze, but their fate during the wet, summer monsoon... 5 days
Video: Caesar's last breath and Einstein's lost fridge
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Are you breathing air molecules that were once exhaled by Caesar, Joan of Arc or Madame Curie? And why did Albert Einstein try to break into the refrigerator business? 5 days
Tobacco aside, e-cigarette flavorings may harm blood vessels
SCIENCE DAILY Flavoring chemicals widely used in e-cigarettes and other tobacco products may be toxic to the cells that line and regulate blood vessel function. The adverse effects observed with chemical flavor additives on... 5 days
Plants open their pores and scientists strike gold
PHYS.ORG Plants containing the element gold are already widely known. The flowering perennial plant alfafa, for example, has been cultivated by scientists to contain pure gold in its plant tissue. Now researchers from... 5 days
A tango with tangled polymers
PHYS.ORG While statisticians are driven by real-world problems, U of S mathematics professor Chris Soteros is motivated by the more esoteric behaviour of long-chain molecules, such as polymers and DNA, and the mathematical problems they pose. 5 days
Organic Matter on Dwarf Planet Ceres More Abundant than Thought
SCI-NEWS.COM A new analysis of data collected by NASA’s Dawn orbiter suggests that organic molecules may exist... 5 days
New device to protect communities in Colombia from unsafe water
PHYS.ORG The 'Water Monitoring in Colombian Vulnerable Communities in a Post-Conflict Scenario' project, financed by the Newton Fund Institutional Links, has developed a developed a low cost, portable and... 5 days
Scientists predict a new superhard material with unique properties
PHYS.ORG An international team of scientists has reported a new superhard material that could be used in drilling, machine building and other fields. The new tungsten boride they discovered outperforms the... 5 days
New chemical solution could reduce chances of infection associated with root canal work
NEWS MEDICAL A new chemical solution jointly developed by the University of Adelaide's Dental School and Australian company Dentalife could radically reduce the chance... 5 days
Study reveals simple chemical process that may have led to the origin of life on Earth
PHYS.ORG Research led by Kuhan Chandru and Jim Cleaves from the Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Institute... 5 days
Observing the cell's protein factories during self-assembly
PHYS.ORG Berlin-based researchers have produced snapshots of cellular ribosomes. Their findings could set us on the path towards a new class of antibiotics. The study—a basic science study conducted by researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin... 5 days
Ammonia distribution in Earth's upper atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY A new study helps clarify how ammonia is present in Earth's upper atmosphere. Using computer modeling, the researchers found ammonia molecules trapped in liquid cloud droplets are released during convection where these particles freeze and subsequently... 5 days
Tracking energy flow in large molecules
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a novel and unambiguous way to track energy flow in polyatomic molecules at ultrashort timescales. 5 days
MIT engineers configure RFID tags to work as sensors
MIT Platform may enable continuous, low-cost, reliable devices that detect chemicals in the environment. 5 days
Non-invasive optical imaging detects early molecular signatures of disease
NEWS MEDICAL Chronic conditions including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer often begin with early, subtle changes in cellular metabolism. 5 days
Old Man River's unique chemical signature
SCIENCE DAILY Human activity greatly impacts the natural chemistry of the largest river in North America -- the Mississippi River. In a new, large-scale study, geologists have identified a unique chemical signature in the river. 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH From moon rocks to meteorites, and from space dust to a dinosaur-destroying impact, the Department of... 5 days
[Editors' Choice] ELK-1: A molecular substrate of depression
Science Magazine Converging data from depressed patients and rodent chronic stress models implicate ELK-1, a stress-related transcription factor, in the pathophysiology of depression. 6 days
Medical News Today: What is refeeding?
MNT Refeeding is reintroducing food after a period of malnourishment or starvation. If electrolytes become imbalanced as digestion resumes, a person can develop refeeding syndrome. Symptoms include fatigue and weakness, and treatment involves careful monitoring and intravenous... 6 days
Genetic soil prospecting yields wealth of potential antibiotics
PHYS.ORG Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics, according to University of California, Berkeley, scientists. 6 days
U.S. Spy Agencies Want to Store Data on DNA Computers
LIVE SCIENCE DNA and other stringy molecules could store data much more efficiently than hard drives in modern computers. 6 days
Old Man River's unique chemical signature
PHYS.ORG Human activity greatly impacts the natural chemistry of the largest river in North America—the Mississippi River. In a new, large-scale study, geologists at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge have identified a unique chemical signature in... 6 days
Interest in tandem solar cells heats up
PHYS.ORG For decades, silicon solar cells have been used to convert energy from sunlight into electricity. However, recent improvements in perovskite alternatives are moving tandem devices—made of both silicon and perovskite—closer to market, according to... 6 days
Magnetic treatment could help remove 'off-flavor' from wines
PHYS.ORG From vine to wine, grapes undergo a remarkable transformation. But sometimes this makeover results in vino that doesn't taste quite right. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food... 6 days
Tracking energy flow in large molecules
PHYS.ORG Absorption of light energy by large molecules is what drives nature: photosynthesis, vision, the synthesis of vitamin D and many other critical processes use light energy to perform their functions. 6 days
What's still threatening coastal California condors?
PHYS.ORG A portrait of a California condor, one of the world's largest flying birds, hangs opposite the desk of Nathan Dodder. The image is a constant reminder of the threatened bird that the San Diego State University... 6 days
Research toward viable, safe batteries overcomes high resistance, low capacity solid-state barriers
PHYS.ORG Engineers at the University of Maryland have developed a means to overcome obstacles in the development of solid-state batteries, primarily high resistance and low... 6 days
Tracking down the reactivity of catalysts
PHYS.ORG An international team of chemists has found a method to accelerate the development of new catalysts. Using NMR spectroscopy together with computational chemisty, they can evaluate whether or not molecules can enable reactions. 6 days
Wet aluminum hydroxide and oxyhydroxide particles release hydrogen when irradiated
PHYS.ORG Cold War plutonium production activities created complex wastes. Vitrifying the waste for final storage is complicated by aluminum from nuclear fuel reprocessing. Knowing how aluminum particles behave in... 6 days
Core electron topologies in chemical bonding
PHYS.ORG YNU researchers have solved the age-old mystery of why silicon cannot replace carbon in organic compounds. A new benchmark quantum chemical calculation of C2, Si2, and their hydrides reveals a qualitative difference in the topologies of... 6 days
Economical technique removes pharmaceuticals, chemical contaminants from public water systems
PHYS.ORG As the controversy surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency and water contamination heats up in Washington, D.C., Purdue University researchers have developed a technology to remove pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics... 6 days
Learning how boron evaporates will improve water desalination technologies
PHYS.ORG High-temperature desalination technologies can efficiently reduce the concentrations of a chemical element in seawater to make it an effective substitute for fresh water. Research into how the element boron evaporates... 6 days
How 'gatekeepers' to a cell's nucleus let genetic instructions pass through
PHYS.ORG Standing guard between a cell's nucleus and its main chamber, called the cytoplasm, are thousands of behemoth protein structures called nuclear pore complexes, or NPCs. NPCs... 6 days
Chemists Synthesize Molecular ‘Nano-Saturn’
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of chemists from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Okayama University of Science, Japan, has synthesized a ‘nano-Saturn,’ a molecular complex that consists of a... 6 days
Molecular Health introduces MH Mendel to help geneticists in diagnosing hereditary diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Molecular Health, a leading biomedical company that is transforming molecular data into clinically actionable information for efficient and safer cancer treatment options based on... 6 days
OGT increases NGS cancer panel content to provide more flexibility for customization
NEWS MEDICAL Oxford Gene Technology, The Molecular Genetics Company, has expanded its SureSeq myPanel™ NGS Custom Cancer Panel content - now covering 120 fully optimized cancer... 6 days
Unique project to develop fully-automated technology for faster and effective drug discovery
NEWS MEDICAL A unique project to develop technology to drive fast and effective drug discovery was announced today by Business Secretary Greg Clark. Based at the... 6 days
New discovery could have significant implications in brain aging and cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered what keeps the perfect balance of breaks and repairs in our DNA - something which could help improve... 6 days
Study uncovers new molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson's disease. 6 days
Scientists unravel molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson's disease. 6 days
David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks
SCIENCE DAILY Small molecule PM-43I prevented and reversed preexisting allergic airway disease in mice and cleared through the kidneys with no long-term toxicity. 6 days
Core electron topologies in chemical bonding
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers resolve the age-old mystery of why silicon cannot replace carbon in organic compounds. A new benchmark quantum chemical calculation of C2, Si2, and their hydrides for the first time reveals a qualitative difference in the... 6 days
What Does Chlorine Really Do to Your Body?
LIVE SCIENCE Chlorine helps keep us safe from an otherwise bacteria-filled soup of pool water and pee. But should we fear the chemical itself? 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH Experiments conducted at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National... 6 days
UNC study provides insight into mechanism of CHD4-related heart defects
NEWS MEDICAL Heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, and can be caused by mutations in the gene CHD4. Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have... 7 days
David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks
PHYS.ORG An invisible particle enters your lungs. The next thing you know breathing becomes difficult. You are having as asthma attack. Asthma is one of the most... 7 days
New method can quickly and accurately detect infections
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by Waldemar Gorski, professor and chair of the UTSA Department of Chemistry, and Stanton McHardy, associate professor of research in chemistry and director of the UTSA Center for Innovative... 7 days
New optical sensor can determine if molecules are left or right 'handed'
SCIENCE DAILY A team has designed a nanostructured optical sensor that for the first time can efficiently detect molecular chirality -- a property of molecular spatial... 7 days
New optical sensor can determine if molecules are left or right 'handed'
PHYS.ORG A University of Central Florida team has designed a nanostructured optical sensor that for the first time can efficiently detect molecular chirality—a property of... 7 days
Researchers create method that can quickly and accurately detect infections
PHYS.ORG A new study by Waldemar Gorski, professor and chair of the UTSA Department of Chemistry, and Stanton McHardy, associate professor of research in chemistry and director of the... 7 days
Researchers study molecular gas in the galaxy Markarian 273
PHYS.ORG An international group of scientists has recently conducted a study of molecular gas in the northern nucleus of an ultra-luminous infrared galaxy known as Markarian 273. The research, which reveals physical and chemical... 7 days
New method can quickly and accurately detect infections
SCIENCE DAILY Two chemistry researchers have developed a method that can show quickly and accurately whether a person has been infected with harmful bacteria or other pathogens. Additionally, this new method shows the exact... 7 days
Quantum LEGO—building ultracold molecules
PHYS.ORG Cooling matter is not easy. Atoms and molecules have the tendency to jump around, to rotate and to vibrate. Freezing these particles by slowing them down is a complicated process. For individual atoms, physicists have figured out over the years... 7 days
Taking a closer look at 'electrifying' chemistry
PHYS.ORG The future of chemistry is 'electrifying.' With the increasing availability of electrical energy from renewable sources, it will be possible in the future to drive many chemical processes using an electric current. This will... 7 days
TU Graz researchers manipulate enzymes to build ring-shaped molecular structures
NEWS MEDICAL TU Graz researchers managed for the first time ever to 'retrain' an enzyme to build ring-shaped molecular structures instead of performing its natural task of reducing double bonds. 7 days
ANU scientists invent new system that could help crack down on illegal drug trade
NEWS MEDICAL A research team involving The Australian National University has invented a system that can detect chemicals in miniscule quantities and... 7 days
Manipulated enzymes—researchers set milestone in biocatalysis research
PHYS.ORG TU Graz researchers managed for the first time ever to 'retrain' an enzyme to build ring-shaped molecular structures instead of performing its natural task of reducing double bonds. The work was published in Angewandte... 7 days
Fueling a deep-sea ecosystem
SCIENCE DAILY Miles beneath the ocean's surface in the dark abyss, vast communities of subseafloor microbes at deep-sea hot springs are converting chemicals into energy that allows deep-sea life to survive -- and even thrive -- in a world without sunlight. Until... 1 week
Making the oxygen we breathe, a photosynthesis mechanism exposed
SCIENCE DAILY Oxygen photosynthesis has to be the greatest giver of life on Earth, and researchers have cracked yet another part of its complex and efficient chemistry. The more we know about... 1 week
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Heritage science: Where the past looks to the future
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SCIENCE DAILY After years of working on this problem, Johnson has found an answer that could help water managers better prepare for and respond to outbreaks caused by rain and floods. The answer involves chemistry, physics. . .... 1 week
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