Chemistry
Structure of protein nanoturbine revealed  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Cells rely on protein complexes known as ATP synthases or ATPases for their energy needs. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules power most of the processes sustaining life. Structural biologist Professor Leonid Sazanov and his research group from the Institute... more
Detecting hydrothermal vents in volcanic lakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Geothermal manifestations at Earth's surface can be mapped and characterized by a variety of well-established exploration methods. However, mapping hydrothermal vents in aquatic environments is more challenging as conventional methods can no longer be applied. In... more
Scorpion toxin that targets 'wasabi receptor' may help solve mystery of chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the 'wasabi receptor,' a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that's responsible for the... more
Certain metabolites linked to stem cell function in the intestine  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have found that high levels of ketone bodies, molecules produced by the breakdown of fat, help the intestine to maintain a functional stem cell pool, which are... more
Materials scientists build a synthetic system with compartments like real cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Polymer chemists and materials scientists have achieved some notable advances that mimic Nature, but one of the most common and practical features of cells has so... more
Expert discusses the truth about plastic  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Plastic continues to make big news, especially in Connecticut where a single-use plastic bag fee took effect on August 1st. With estimates of 4.8 to 12.7 million tons of plastic finding its way to the world's... more
Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine  MIT · 5 hours
Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue. more
Materials scientists build a synthetic system with compartments like real cells  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Polymer chemists and materials scientists have achieved some notable advances that mimic Nature, but one of the most common and practical features of cells has so... more
Uranium 'breaks the rules again'  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Work led by the research group of Professor Steve Liddle and published in the prestigious journal Nature Chemistry has reported a uranium dinitrogen molecule that, according to basic chemical theory, should not exist. The rule-breaking molecule could have... more
Exploring the interaction of polystyrene nanoplastics and blood plasma proteins  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Collaborative research at ANSTO led by Mr Shinji Kihara and A/Prof. Duncan McGillivray of The MacDiarmid Institute, New Zealand with ANSTO's Dr. Jitendra Mata, scientists from the University... more
Identified: Molecular structure that breaks down an important component of smog  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Nitrogen oxides, also known as NOx, form when fossil fuels burn at high temperatures. When emitted from industrial sources such as coal power plants, these pollutants... more
Greenhouse uses predatory insects for pest control  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
The William & Mary greenhouse has started a new program to limit the use of chemicals by relying on predatory insects for pest control. It's the biological equivalent of fighting fire with fire ⁠—... more
Research team reveals molecular program that controls cells' capacity for division  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Cells in the body proliferate at different rates. Some divide constantly and throughout life, like the ones that line the gut. Others divide only rarely, sometimes... more
Magnets are being used to extract algal molecules for the beauty, bioplastics industries  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Entrepreneurs in the aquaculture sector face a problem—extracting all the valuable molecules from seaweed and algal cells is still really difficult. But... more
Pittcon Accepting Applications for 2020 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) and its co-sponsoring technical societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical... more
French mayor due in court after banning pesticide use near homes  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
A mayor in northwest France is to appear in court on Thursday after banning the use of pesticides near homes in his village in a case... more
UC San Diego researchers identify new therapeutic approach to kill cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Epithelial cancers, such as cancers of the lung and pancreas, use the ανβ3 molecule to gain drug resistance to standard cancer therapies and to... more
New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Cancer of the pancreas is a particularly deadly cancer, claiming over 90% of its victims within 5 years from diagnosis. It resists most standard therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and... more
New cyclization reactions for synthesizing macrocyclic drug leads  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Scientists have developed a new method to synthesize and screen thousands of macrocyclic compounds, a family of chemicals that are of great interest in the pharmaceutical industry. more
Parasite needs chemical (lipid/nutrient) in cat intestines for sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Toxoplasma gondii is a microbial parasite that infects humans and but needs cats to complete its full life cycle. New research shows why: the sexual phase of the parasite's life... more
The challenge: Make and purify a medical isotope that must be used the same day  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Two radioactive isotopes of the metallic element scandium, or Sc, appear to be ideal for visualizing, and then... more
Scientists probe how distinct liquid organelles in cells are created  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The interior of a human cell consists, in part, of a complex soup of millions of molecules. more
New cyclization reactions for synthesizing macrocyclic drug leads  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists at EPFL have developed a new method to synthesize and screen thousands of macrocyclic compounds, a family of chemicals that are of great interest in the pharmaceutical industry. The study is... more
Chemical imaging used to aid diagnosis of colon cancer  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers have developed a method of chemical imaging which identifies colon cancer more accurately and efficiently than traditional methods. more
'Kissing loops' in RNA molecule essential for its role in tumor suppression  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered that the tumor suppressor MEG3 adopts a complex three-dimensional structure to fulfill its function. Furthermore, they were able to fine-tune its... more
Scientists find precise control of terminal division during plant stomatal development  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Stomata are plant-specific epidermal structures that consist of paired guard cells surrounding a pore. The opening and closing of these micro-valves facilitate carbon dioxide uptake for... more
New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Human urine contains hundreds of small molecules that tell us about our health, diet and well-being. Associate Professor Frans Mulder, in collaboration with the University of Florence, has... more
Self-assembled membrane with water-continuous transport pathways for precise nanofiltration  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Self-assembled materials are attractive for next-generation materials, but their potential to assemble at the nanoscale and form nanostructures (cylinders, lamellae etc.) remains challenging. In a recent report, Xundu Feng and... more
It's Fab! A hidden touch of antibody  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Antibodies are key players in our immune system and have been used as biopharmaceuticals. The collaborative groups including researchers have found previously unknown contact sites in the antibody molecule that are involved in its... more
MEG3 kissing loops essential for tumor suppression  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of researchers in the Marcia group at EMBL Grenoble have discovered that the tumor suppressor MEG3 adopts a complex three-dimensional structure to fulfill its function. Furthermore, they were able to fine-tune its... more
Johns Hopkins researchers reveal why deep brain stimulation improves Parkinson’s symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a new study of seven people with Parkinson’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that deep brain stimulation using electrical impulses jumpstarts the nerve... more
Northern Antibiotics working on a new molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Each year, around 60,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Europe and the U.S., and this number is growing. more
Scientists unveil new molecular mechanisms leading to atrial fibrillation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
If there could be one organ in the body that works 24/7 nonstop and makes sure the cells get the oxygen and nutrients they need, it’s the heart. The heart... more
Medical News Today: 'Spontaneous chemistry' may drive Alzheimer's  MNT · 2 days
A new study asks whether subtle changes to the chemistry of proteins might explain why they build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. more
Scientists unpack the history of Western France, written in 300 million year old rainwater  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For the first time scientists have been able to reconstruct the chemical composition of rainwater from 300 million year old... more
Origin of massive methane reservoir identified  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) published Aug. 19, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane—methane formed by chemical reactions that... more
Origin of massive methane reservoir identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane -- methane formed by chemical reactions that don't involve organic matter -- on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin... more
A molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations  nanowerk · 2 days
A team of researchers has developed a molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations on a material surface when energized. more
New rechargeable aqueous battery challenges Lithium-ion dominance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new rechargeable high voltage manganese dioxide zinc battery exceeds the 2 V barrier in aqueous zinc chemistry. With a voltage of 2.45-2.8V, the alkaline MnO2|Zn battery could break the long dominance of flammable... more
What's at the 'heart' of a heartbeat?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new finding has changed the understanding of the molecular mechanisms leading to atrial fibrillation. more
Robust molecular propeller for unidirectional rotations created  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of scientists has developed a molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations on a material surface when energized. more
Team develops robust molecular propeller for unidirectional rotations  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of scientists from Ohio University, Argonne National Laboratory, Universitié de Toulouse in France and Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan led by Ohio Professor of Physics Saw-Wai Hla... more
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physical chemists have clarified which chemical reactions take place during PUVA therapy. The therapy involves light-induced damage to the DNA of diseased... more
New protein spin labelling technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers develop a new site-directed spin labeling approach based on genetically encoded noncanonical amino acids amenable to Diels-Alder chemistry as well as a new spin label, PaNDA. more
Scientists find way to cut nanoparticle toxicity levels  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Bioengineers and biophysicists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, the Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in France, and the University of Tubingen in Germany have... more
New addiction research center receives trove of molecules from embattled opioidmaker  Science Magazine · 2 days
Purdue Pharma will share drug candidates and blood samples with Oklahoma State University, the beneficiary of a previous legal settlement more
Measuring temperatures similar to those occurring in star collisions in the lab  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Collisions between neutron stars are fascinating cosmic events that lead to the formation of numerous chemical elements. Temperatures during these collisions are exponentially high,... more
Scientists Find Interstellar Iron in Antarctic Snow  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A team of researchers from Germany, Austria and Australia has found traces of the radioactive isotope iron-60 — the tell-tale signature of... more
Catalysts for climate protection  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How can we achieve the internationally agreed climate targets? The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB makes the greenhouse gas CO2 usable as a carbon source for the chemical industry. With a patented catalyst synthesis, screening for the... more
Catalysts for climate protection  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed various new technological solutions for using the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, which is generated during combustion processes, as a raw material for the production of chemicals, fuels or chemical energy storage systems. more
Germany's Bayer sells Animal Health unit for $7.6 bn  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
German chemical and pharmaceutical group Bayer said Tuesday it was selling its Animal Health business unit to US-based drug firm Elanco for $7.6 billion to create an industry giant. more
Drawing inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers want to recreate the chemistries found in natural materials and build similar structures in synthetic materials. By doing so, they can develop new, improved materials for use in sensors,... more
Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals, both natural and synthetic. Some of these compounds may affect human physical development, but testing them directly on... more
Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety  MNT · 3 days
By studying young monkeys, scientists have identified the first of what they believe to be many brain molecules with a causal role in anxiety. more
Dopamine and serotonin: Brain chemicals explained  MNT · 3 days
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of balance here. more
Medical News Today: Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety  MNT · 3 days
By studying young monkeys, scientists have identified the first of what they believe to be many brain molecules with a causal role in anxiety. more
Medical News Today: Dopamine and serotonin: Brain chemicals explained  MNT · 3 days
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of... more
Biochemists discover new insights into what may go awry in brains of Alzheimer's patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Three decades of research on Alzheimer's disease have not produced major treatment advances for patients. Researchers now report new insights... more
Drawing inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The shape-shifting bristle worm has the unique ability to extend its jaw outside of its mouth and ensnare surprised prey. The metal coordination chemistry that makes this natural wonder possible... more
Team draws inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A tiny bristle worm, wriggling around the ocean, can extend its jaw outside its mouth to ensnare its prey. The worm's shape-shifting jaw, stiff at the base and... more
SLU researchers receive $2.1 million to find non-addictive pain medications  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Neuropathic pain affects between 15 and 20 million people in the U.S. This type of pain can occur after injuries to the nervous system due to trauma, disease... more
Compound speeds sexual development and decline  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals both natural and synthetic, some of which may affect human physical development. Researchers have discovered nacq#1, a natural compound produced by a soil roundworm that dramatically influences time... more
Liver dysfunction provokes cerebral molecular disturbances in two weeks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The liver plays a vital role as a filter in the human body. But what happens when it malfunctions? Researchers from the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, the Vaud University... more
Researchers discover compound that speeds sexual development and decline  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals, both natural and synthetic. Some of these compounds may affect human physical development, but testing them directly on people would be grossly... more
Materials that can revolutionize how light is harnessed for solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have designed organic molecules capable of generating two excitons per photon of light, a process called singlet fission. The excitons can live for much longer... more
Microorganisms build the best fuel efficient hydrogen cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For all the advances technology has made throughout our lives, in many cases it stands behind what nature can do. Ants can carry 5000 times their weight, and spider webs are five... more
Researchers succeed in materials synthesis for high efficiency in biological reaction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A DGIST research team succeeded in synthesizing new biomimetic materials that will increase the efficiency of chemical reaction related to body metabolism, and discovered that synthesized... more
Lighting up proteins with Immuno-SABER  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
To better understand how tissues and organs develop, fail to function, and regenerate over time, researchers would like to visualize their constituent cells' repertoires of molecules within 3-D space. Ambitious efforts like the "Human BioMolecular Atlas Program", the... more
When a diseased liver disrupts the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The liver plays a vital role as a filter in the body. But what happens when it malfunctions? Researchers performed a detailed analysis of hepatic encephalopathy. The scientists were able to observe for the... more
New molecule could help improve heart attack recovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Reparative medicine scientists have discovered a new compound that could shield heart tissue before a heart attack, as well as preserve healthy cells when administered after a heart attack. more
Highly uniform and low hysteresis pressure sensor to increase practical applicability  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have designed a flexible pressure sensor that is expected to have a much wider applicability. A research team fabricated a piezoresistive pressure sensor of high... more
Decoding the scent of a plant  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The plant and animal kingdoms are rich in odors that function as key communication modules. Specifically, the interactions between plants and insects come with a plethora of odor exchanges. While some scents help attract pollinators, others... more
Fukushima disaster: Key takeaways 8 years later  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In March and April of 2011 the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster resulted in what was the largest ever accidental release of radioactive material into the ocean. Zofia Baumann, assistant professor of marine sciences,... more
Humic substances extracted from coal can help fight viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists from Russia demonstrated a novel approach leveraging the combination of high-resolution mass spectrometry and chemoinformatics to identify biologically active molecular components of humic substances extracted from coal, and discovered... more
Highly uniform and low hysteresis pressure sensor to increase practical applicability  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have designed a flexible pressure sensor that is expected to have a much wider applicability. A KAIST research team fabricated a piezoresistive pressure sensor of... more
Green chemistry labs teach students a sustainable and innovative mindset  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The chemical industry has been responsible for numerous technological advancements, but also many environmental problems and disasters. Principles applied through what's called green chemistry seek to reduce or... more
Chemical and physical origins of friction on surfaces with atomic steps  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Friction results from a set of complex processes that act together to resist relative motion. Despite this complexity, friction is often described using simple phenomenological expressions... more
Graphene nanoflakes: A new tool for precision medicine  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Chemists funded by the SNSF have created a new compound for flexible drug delivery that specifically targets prostate cancer cells. Incorporating four different molecules, the compound prevents tumor cells from multiplying, can... more
A substance found in brown coal can help combat viruses  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from Russia have demonstrated a novel approach leveraging high-resolution mass spectrometry and chemoinformatics to identify biologically active molecular components of humic substances extracted from coal, and discovered... more
Study provides new insight into regional survival differences in glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of researchers from Osaka University, in cooperation with the Institute for Clinical Research and medical institutes participating in the Kansai Molecular Diagnosis Network for CNS Tumors,... more
Chemists develop new approach based on graphene nanoflakes for drug delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Chemists funded by the SNSF have created a new compound for flexible drug delivery that specifically targets prostate cancer cells. Incorporating four different molecules, the compound... more
Molecular mechanism of enterovirus infection uncovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä in collaboration with those at the University of Helsinki have found that body proteins called albumin and certain ions within the attacked host cells can affect... more
Wearable sensors decode dynamic sweat composition  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new wearable skin sensor developed at the University of California in Berkeley may be very useful to help us understand how the body’s chemical composition changes in a host of situations. For instance, these small... more
New cellular process can engulf nanomaterial without direct peptide functionalization  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Nanometers are one billionth of a meter, a metric typically used to measure molecules and scientific building blocks not visible to the human eye. more
Graphene nanoflakes: a new tool for precision medicine  nanowerk · 4 days
Chemists have created a new compound for flexible drug delivery that specifically targets prostate cancer cells. Incorporating four different molecules, the compound prevents tumour cells from multiplying, can be detected by medical... more
Wearable sensors detect what's in your sweat  nanowerk · 6 days
New easy-to-make sensors can provide real-time measurements of sweat rate and electrolytes and metabolites in perspiration. more
A novel cellular process to engulf nano-sized materials  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nanometers are one billionth of a meter, a metric typically used to measure molecules and scientific building blocks not visible to the human eye. Materials of tens and/or several hundred nanometers in... more
Highly stable hybrid perovskite light-emitting diodes based on Dion-Jacobson structure  Science Magazine · 6 days
Organic-inorganic hybrid halide perovskites are emerging as promising materials for next-generation light-emitting diodes (LEDs). However, the poor stability of these materials has been the main obstacle challenging their... more
Solution-processed transparent ferroelectric nylon thin films  Science Magazine · 6 days
Ferroelectricity, a bistable ordering of electrical dipoles in a material, is widely used in sensors, actuators, nonlinear optics, and data storage. Traditional ferroelectrics are ceramic based. Ferroelectric polymers are inexpensive lead-free materials that offer unique features... more
DrySyn Spiral Evaporator helps streamline synthetic organic methods development  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The DrySyn Spiral Evaporator from Asynt is enabling the Cresswell Group within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath (UK) to improve and streamline many aspects of their... more
Call for papers deadline approaching soon  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Abstracts are being accepted for (contributed) oral and poster presentations for Pittcon 2020. We are accepting technical presentations in all areas of analytic chemistry and applied spectroscopy. more
Discovery of a bottleneck relief in photosynthesis may have a major impact on food crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food,... more
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