Chemistry
Translating proteins into music, and back  nanowerk · 28 minutes
By turning molecular structures into sounds, researchers gain insight into protein structures and create new variations. more
The microstructure of paracetamol  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Infrared (IR) microspectroscopy at the Australian Synchrotron provided insights into the molecular orientation inside the microstructure of a particular form of paracetamol (form II), which contributed to better water solubility and compressibility than the more stable commercially used product. more
Preparing protocols for making deuterated biomolecules  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Neutron techniques are good for studying light atoms like hydrogen—great for biological molecules that contain large numbers of them. Neutrons are particularly sensitive to isotopic substitution of hydrogen (1H) with deuterium (2H) and this allows contrast... more
Natural ingredients in supplements, nutraceuticals get a new type of barcode  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Increasingly, shoppers are choosing nutraceuticals, cosmetics and herbal remedies with natural ingredients, and these products are readily available in many drug stores and supermarkets. But some... more
Modeling Earth's chemistry: Making the invisible visible  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
An incredibly complex system lives beneath our feet, transporting metals to Earth's crust and undergoing a myriad of chemical reactions that influence our daily lives. These environmental interactions affect everything from our ability to... more
New approaches to investigate the molecular causes of amyloid formation  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
More than 24 million people worldwide suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or Huntington's. The molecular causes of these diseases have so far been little investigated.... more
How the antibiotic chloramphenicol causes damage to eukaryotes  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A group of scientists from Japan led by Professor Takashi Kamakura of Tokyo University of Science has demonstrated the molecular and cellular basis of the toxic effects of the antibiotic chloramphenicol on... more
Translating proteins into music, and back  MIT · 2 hours
By turning molecular structures into sounds, researchers gain insight into protein structures and create new variations. more
Novel combination therapy shown to be safe and effective for prostate cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
A novel therapy using two targeted treatments for prostate cancer has been shown to maximize efficacy while reducing side effects according to... more
Bruker announces novel phenomics solutions at Metabolomics 2019  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
At Metabolomics 2019, Bruker highlights innovative MS and NMR systems, and novel high-value solutions for molecular phenomics and clinical metabolomics. more
Hubble finds electrically-charged buckyballs in interstellar space  nanowerk · 5 hours
Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of electrically-charged molecules in space shaped like soccer balls, shedding light on the mysterious contents of the interstellar medium (ISM) - the gas and... more
New class of radiopharmaceuticals offer fresh perspective on cancer imaging, theranostics  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Research presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging describes a new class of radiopharmaceuticals, named radiohybrids, that offer... more
For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions  MIT · 10 hours
Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge. more
Women exposed to common antibacterial chemical more likely to break a bone  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Women exposed to triclosan are more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to a new study. more
'Flying salt shakers of death:' Fungal-infected 'zombie' cicadas  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Cicadas can carry a fungus containing chemicals similar to those found in hallucinogenic mushrooms, making them zombie-like fliers. more
Radioactive tadpoles reveal contamination clues  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Tadpoles can be used to measure the amount of radiocesium, a radioactive material, in aquatic environments, according to new research from University of Georgia scientists. more
Hubble finds tiny 'electric soccer balls' in space, helps solve interstellar mystery  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of electrically-charged molecules in space shaped like soccer balls, shedding light on the mysterious... more
Biochip advances enable next-generation sequencing technologies  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Biochips are essentially tiny laboratories designed to function inside living organisms, and they are driving next-generation DNA sequencing technologies. This powerful combination is capable of solving unique and important biological problems, such as single-cell, rare-cell or... more
Goat milk kefir is proven to be good for your health  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Kefir is a fermented dairy product that is gradually becoming more and more common on the shelves of Spanish shops and supermarkets. Since it is a... more
Symbiotic upcycling: Turning 'low value' compounds into biomass  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Plants use light energy from the sun for photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into biomass. Animals can't do that. Therefore, some of them have teamed up with bacteria that carry out... more
Lifelong ill-health after exposure to chemical weapons  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
People exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. They also frequently succumb to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. This is shown by research... more
Review emphasizes the power of simple physical models for complex protein machines  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
The living cell can be viewed as a factory where protein machines are in charge of various processes, such as transport of material inside... more
New membrane efficiently separates mirrored molecules  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Prof. Liu Bo and colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have developed a chiral separation membrane capable of capturing left-handed chiral molecules and releasing the right-handed counterpart using two-dimensional layered materials.... more
Molecular scissors stabilize the cell's cytoskeleton  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have for the first time elucidated the structure of important enzymes in human cells that alter essential building blocks of the cellular cytoskeleton. This reveals the missing part of a cycle that regulates the build-up... more
Designing light-harvesting organic semiconductor microcrystals with wavelength-tunable lasers  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Organic solid-state lasers are essential for photonic applications, but current-driven lasers are a great challenge to develop in applied physics and materials science. While it is possible to create charge transfer complexes... more
Exposure to chemical weapons results in lifelong physical and mental ill-health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
People exposed to chemical warfare agents often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. They also frequently succumb to depression, anxiety and... more
A new algorithm finds nearby stars that could host hidden worlds  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
An algorithm dubbed “Netflix for exoplanets” identified more than 350 stars that, based on their chemistry, might have planets orbiting out of sight. more
Atomwise and Enamine launch 10 billion compound virtual drug screening initiative  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Atomwise, Inc. today announced the launch of a 10 billion compound AI-powered virtual drug screening initiative, the 10-to-the-10 program, in collaboration with Enamine Ltd., the world’s... more
Which climate innovations will really limit global warming?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
From a chemical-free spray that turns sand into lush green land, to a caterer who serves planet-friendly dishes, and from technology that makes stronger concrete with less cement, to insect farms that... more
Sex plays major role in Alzheimer's disease risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is the apolipoprotein E type 4 allele (ApoE ε4). Research presented by Manish Paranjpe at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear... more
PET/CT imaging spots cardiovascular disease risk factors in OSA patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2019 Annual Meeting draws a strong link between severe obstructive sleep apnea and impaired coronary flow reserve,... more
PET/CT can aid in earlier diagnosis and treatment assessment of tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2019 Annual Meeting shows that molecular imaging with 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography can evaluate... more
New promising approach repairs system of blood vessels following stroke  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Following a stroke, antibodies that inhibit the signaling molecule Nogo-A can help repair blood vessels in the affected brain regions. more
Engineered cell evolution may provide a path to reduce chemotherapy resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A significant problem when treating cancer patients remains drug resistance, which often causes chemotherapy treatments to ultimately fail. more
Metabolomics may be key to identifying diabetes-related kidney disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Metabolomics, the study of small molecules the body produces during metabolism (metabolites) may be a future key to identifying diabetes-related kidney disease. more
Chemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Study may be a step toward shelf-stable versions of the hormone, which is used to control diabetes. more
Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new family of enzymes has been engineered to perform one of the most important steps in the conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon,... more
Shedding light on rhodopsin dynamics in the retina  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Photoreceptor cells in our eyes can adjust to both weak and strong light levels, but we still don't know exactly how they do it. Researchers now revealed that the photoreceptor protein rhodopsin... more
How soft materials react to deformation at molecular level  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Before designing the next generation of soft materials, researchers must first understand how they behave during rapidly changing deformation. In a new study, researchers challenged previous assumptions regarding polymer behavior... more
Medical News Today: Could processed foods explain why autism is on the rise?  MNT · 2 days
A first-of-its-kind study finds a molecular link between high levels of a food preservative compound and neuronal disruptions that may explain ASD. more
Targeting individual atoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In recent decades, NMR spectroscopy has made it possible to capture the spatial structure of chemical and biochemical molecules. Now researchers have found a way to apply this measurement principle to individual atoms. more
'Nanoemulsion' gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create nanoemulsions, very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another. They also developed a way to... more
Resonance-enhanced tunneling induces flourine and para-hydrogen reaction in interstellar clouds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators investigated the mechanism of rapid reactivity of the F +... more
Molecular scissors stabilize the cell's cytoskeleton  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen, Switzerland, have for the first time elucidated the structure of important enzymes in human cells that alter essential building blocks of the cellular cytoskeleton. This reveals the... more
Targeting individual atoms  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is one of the most important methods of physicochemical analysis. It can be used to determine precise molecular structures and dynamics. The importance of this method is also evidenced by the recognition of ETH Zurich's... more
Chemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Patients with type 1 diabetes have to regularly inject themselves with insulin, a hormone that helps their cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream. Another hormone called glucagon, which has the opposite effect, is given to diabetic... more
Researchers unveil how soft materials react to deformation at molecular level  nanowerk · 2 days
Before designing the next generation of soft materials, researchers must first understand how they behave during rapidly changing deformation. In a new study, researchers challenged previous... more
Chemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils  MIT · 2 days
Study may be a step toward shelf-stable versions of the hormone, which is used to control diabetes. more
Researchers unveil how soft materials react to deformation at molecular level  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Before designing the next generation of soft materials, researchers must first understand how they behave during rapidly changing deformation. In a new study, researchers challenged previous... more
Protein quality control and mitochondria  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Protein aggregates are toxic for mitochondrial function, and thus disrupt the supply of chemical energy to their host cells. An LMU team has characterized a protein complex that prevents the build-up of such deposits in the organelles. more
Fingerprint spectroscopy within a millisecond  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
To guarantee high quality pharmaceuticals, manufacturers need not only to control the purity and concentration of their own products, but also those of their suppliers. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have developed... more
The similarities between a Van Gogh painting and a golf ball  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
On a molecular scale, there are surprising similarities between the outer shell of a golf ball and the white oil paint used by Van Gogh and... more
New chemoimmunotherapy regimen for aggressive form of lymphoma gets FDA approval  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A cancer therapy based on the work of Ben Seon, PhD, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug... more
MSK receives approval for new molecular assay from New York State Department of Health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that the New York State Department of Health has issued an approval for a... more
Introduction of very small RNA molecule promotes heart cell regeneration, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
By adulthood, the heart is no longer able to replenish injured or diseased cells. As a result, heart disease or an event like a... more
Scientists discover new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than three decades ago, scientists discovered that a chemical found in a synthetic opioid, MPTP, induced the onset of a form of Parkinson's disease. more
Traditional fluid flow observations may miss the big picture  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Before and after comparisons don't tell the full story of chemical reactions in flowing fluids, such as those in drug delivery systems. more
Research details response of sagebrush to 2017 solar eclipse  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The short period of darkness caused a significant reduction in photosynthesis and transpiration in the desert shrub, but not quite to the levels of nighttime, according to some of the... more
A new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
An enzyme that modifies chemicals formed in the body by alcohol, tobacco, and certain foods may be a new target for treating Parkinson's disease. The altered compounds, the researchers found,... more
Molecular virologist receives nearly $2 million NIH grant renewal to study hepatitis E virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
For decades, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology X.J. Meng and his lab at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine... more
PD-L1 expression on nonclassical monocytes reveals their origin and immunoregulatory function  Science Magazine · 5 days
The role of nonclassical monocytes (NCMs) in health and disease is emerging, but their location and function within tissues remain poorly explored. Imaging of NCMs has... more
Electric field-induced selective catalysis of single-molecule reaction  Science Magazine · 5 days
Oriented external electric fields (OEEFs) offer a unique chance to tune catalytic selectivity by orienting the alignment of the electric field along the axis of the activated bond for a specific chemical reaction; however,... more
Researchers discover traditional fluid flow observations may miss the big picture  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Before and after comparisons don't tell the full story of chemical reactions in flowing fluids, such as those in a chemical reactor, according to a new... more
Hydrogen-natural gas hydrates harvested by natural gas  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A hydrogen-natural gas blend (HNGB) can be a game changer only if it can be stored safely and used as a sustainable clean energy resource. A recent study has suggested a new strategy for... more
MIT engineers devise new way to create nanoemulsions  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another liquid, known as nanoemulsions. more
Climbing droplets driven by mechanowetting on transverse waves  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Modern applications use self-cleaning strategies and digital microfluids to control individual droplets of fluids on flat surfaces but existing techniques are limited by the side-effects of high electric fields and high temperatures.... more
Scientists dissolve crude oil in water to study its composition  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers from MIPT, Skoltech, the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Lomonosov Moscow State University report a new approach to oil composition... more
New DNA Microscopy Technique Offers Novel Insight into Genomic Information in Cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists are now able to see inside cells to a genomic level with a newly invented imaging technique called DNA microscopy. Using DNA “bar... more
Bee populations in trouble following EPA pesticide decision  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Just a few weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it was pulling 12 products off the market that contained pesticides that were harmful to the honeybee. This week, the agency made... more
Curious cases of chemical cross-kingdom communication  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
All living things are divided into six kingdoms: plants, animals, fungi, protists (protozoa and some algae), and two types of bacteria—eubacteria and archaebacteria. more
Soft drink by-products could reduce global warming  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Professor of Chemistry Craig Teague and his students have discovered that the by-products of soft drinks could help reduce global warming. more
'Nanoemulsion' gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another liquid, known as nanoemulsions. Such emulsions are... more
Advanced NMR captures new details in nanoparticle structures  nanowerk · 5 days
Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques have revealed surprising details about the structure of a key group of materials in nanotechology, mesoporous silica nanoparticles, and the placement of their active chemical sites. more
Chemotherapy can wreak havoc on the heart  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Cheryl Krafft was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and was put on a very high-powered chemotherapy regimen to rid her body of the cancer. What she was not counting on was... more
Advanced NMR captures new details in nanoparticle structures  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have revealed surprising details about the structure of a key group of materials in nanotechology, mesoporous silica nanoparticles... more
Researchers report new way for creating tracers used with medical imaging  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In an advance for medical imaging, scientists from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a method for creating radioactive tracers to better... more
Expanding the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Electric cars struggle with extreme temperatures, mainly because of impacts on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries. Now, researchers have developed new electrolytes containing multiple additives that work better over a wide temperature... more
Study reveals link between WTC dust and prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
World Trade Center responders with prostate cancer showed signs that exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site had activated chronic inflammation in their prostates, which may have contributed... more
'DNA microscopy' offers entirely new way to image cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Rather than relying on optics, the microscopy system offers a chemically encoded way to map biomolecules' relative positions. more
Advanced NMR captures new details in nanoparticle structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques have revealed surprising details about the structure of a key group of materials in nanotechology, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), and the placement of their active chemical... more
A chemical approach to imaging cells from the inside  MIT · 6 days
Researchers develop a new microscopy system for creating maps of cells, using chemical reactions to encode spatial information. more
Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers discovered a method for creating radioactive tracers to better track pharmaceuticals in the body as well as image diseases, such as cancer, and other medical... more
Medical News Today: Is chemotherapy effective for rheumatoid arthritis?  MNT · 6 days
Chemotherapy drugs, such as methotrexate, are one of the first-line treatments for people with rheumatoid arthritis. These drugs can help relieve symptoms and prevent further joint damage. However, they can... more
Rotary substates of mitochondrial ATP synthase reveal the basis of flexible F1-Fo coupling  Science Magazine · 6 days
F1Fo–adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthases make the energy of the proton-motive force available for energy-consuming processes in the cell. We determined the single-particle... more
Photoexcitation of flavoenzymes enables a stereoselective radical cyclization  Science Magazine · 6 days
Photoexcitation is a common strategy for initiating radical reactions in chemical synthesis. We found that photoexcitation of flavin-dependent "ene"-reductases changes their catalytic function, enabling these enzymes to promote an asymmetric radical cyclization.... more
Using graphene and tiny droplets to detect stomach-cancer causing bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A research team has used graphene and microfluidics to identify stomach-cancer causing bacteria by detecting chemical reactions of the bacteria at the surface of the biosensor. The sensor... more
Gold for silver: A chemical barter  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
From effective medicines to molecular sensors to fuel cells, metal clusters are becoming fundamentally useful in the health, environment, and energy sectors. This diverse functionality of clusters arises from the variability in size and type. more
'DNA microscopy' offers entirely new way to image cells  nanowerk · 6 days
Instead of relying on light (or any kind of optics at all), scientists use DNA 'bar codes' to help pinpoint molecules' relative positions within a sample. more
Powering a solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion batteries safety  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists are working to improve the safety of Li-ion batteries by creating a shear-thickening electrolyte -- a substance that can become thicker under impact,... more
Scientists reveal the inter-cluster and intra-cluster dynamics of thiolate-protected gold-silver alloys  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
From effective medicines to molecular sensors to fuel cells, metal clusters are becoming fundamentally useful in the health, environment, and energy sectors. This diverse functionality of... more
Laser method promising for detecting trace chemicals in air  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new laser-based method that can detect electric charges and chemicals of interest with unprecedented sensitivity. The new approach could one day offer a way to scan... more
Using graphene and tiny droplets to detect stomach-cancer causing bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Biosensors are currently used in healthcare to monitor blood glucose; however, they also have the potential to detect bacteria. Researchers at Osaka University have invented a new biosensor... more
Laser method promising for detecting trace chemicals in air  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new laser-based method that can detect electric charges and chemicals of interest with unprecedented sensitivity. The new approach could one day offer a way to scan... more
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