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Watch Acetone Vapor Melt a Calculator Like a Salvador Dalí Painting
LIVE SCIENCE Here's how one YouTube user literally dissolved a calculator, creating a surreal and hypnotic video of the cool chemistry. 1 day
Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease
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Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models
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Electrotunable artificial molecules based on van der Waals heterostructures
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Defect passivation of transition metal dichalcogenides via a charge transfer van der Waals interface
Science Magazine Integration of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) into next-generation semiconductor platforms has been limited due to a lack of effective passivation... 2 days
The landscape of transcription errors in eukaryotic cells
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Transforming from planar to three-dimensional lithium with flowable interphase for solid lithium metal batteries
Science Magazine Solid-state lithium (Li) metal batteries are prominent among next-generation energy storage technologies due to their significantly high energy density and... 2 days
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A molecular basis of human T cell receptor autoreactivity toward self-phospholipids
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Insulin signaling molecule in liver controls levels of triglyceride in blood
SCIENCE DAILY A new animal study shows how insulin controls the movement and storage of fat molecules in the liver and how a breakdown in this system could... 2 days
Metacognition training boosts gen chem exam scores
PHYS.ORG It's a lesson in scholastic humility: You waltz into an exam, confident that you've got a good enough grip on the class material to swing an 80 percent or so, maybe a 90 if... 2 days
54-Million-Year-Old Baby Sea Turtle Had Built-In Sunscreen
LIVE SCIENCE An extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of a young sea turtle that lived 54 million years ago contains molecules of dark pigments that would have protected the animal from the sun. 2 days
Medical News Today: Is gene editing ethical?
MNT Advances in molecular biology are bringing the possibility of editing the human genome ever closer. But do we think this is ethical? 2 days
Researchers discover new function in gene-regulatory protein
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. 2 days
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SCIENCE DAILY It’s truly small-scale work. But researchers in nanomedicine – the study, development and application of materials under 100 nanometers in size to diagnose and treat disease – are making some big-time advances. 2 days
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A universal food and alarm cue found in mammalian blood
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The microbial anatomy of an organ
SCIENCE DAILY The first 3-D spatial visualization tool has been developed for mapping 'omics' data onto whole organs. The tool helps researchers and clinicians understand the effects of chemicals, such as microbial metabolites and medications, on a diseased... 2 days
Green functionalisation of carbon-hydrogen bonds
PHYS.ORG NUS chemists have developed a light enhanced, nickel catalysed method for carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bond functionalisation in organic molecules. 2 days
The chemical that tells plants when it's time to sleep
PHYS.ORG Each of us goes through a daily cycle. We wake up, spend the day eating, working and playing, and then we sleep. Messing with this cycle by not... 2 days
Designer binders protect silicon battery electrodes
PHYS.ORG In your electric car's battery, swapping an electrode with one made of silicon could let the battery store 10 times more energy. Why isn't silicon used? It falls apart. Scientists designed binders, small molecules and polymers,... 2 days
New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the U.S. have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. They show how the protein CBP affects the... 2 days
Metallic nanoparticles help to determine the percentage of volatile compounds
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Faculties of Chemistry and of Materials Science of Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed a new way of increasing the sensitivity of detecting volatile compounds,... 2 days
Medical News Today: What is DNA?
MNT DNA is perhaps the most famous molecule on earth. Here we explain what it is, what it does, its double helix structure, and why it is so important to life. 2 days
New 3-D visualization tool could enable targeted drug delivery for cystic fibrosis and other conditions
PHYS.ORG University of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping "'omics" data... 3 days
Small RNA molecules trigger cancer cells to commit suicide
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SCIENCE DAILY Flu viruses contain defective genetic material that may activate the immune system in infected patients, and new research published in PLOS Pathogens suggests that... 3 days
Key molecular link in major cell growth pathway
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Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronics
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers use liquid metal to create atom-thick 2-D never before seen in nature. The research could transform how we do chemistry and could also be applied... 3 days
Key psychiatric drug target comes into focus
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Scientists solve a magnesium mystery in rechargeable battery performance
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a surprising set of chemical reactions involving magnesium that degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged up. The findings could steer the design of... 3 days
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Rotary and linear molecular motors driven by pulses of a chemical fuel
Science Magazine Many biomolecular motors catalyze the hydrolysis of chemical fuels, such as adenosine triphosphate, and use the energy released to direct motion through information ratchet... 3 days
Quantum control of molecular collisions at 1 kelvin
Science Magazine Measurement of vector correlations in molecular scattering is an indispensable tool for mapping out interaction potentials. In a coexpanded supersonic beam, we have studied the rotationally inelastic process wherein deuterium hydride (HD)... 3 days
MOF-derived cobalt nanoparticles catalyze a general synthesis of amines
Science Magazine The development of base metal catalysts for the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant compounds remains an important goal of chemical research. Here, we report that cobalt nanoparticles encapsulated by a graphitic... 3 days
Encoding of vinylidene isomerization in its anion photoelectron spectrum
Science Magazine Vinylidene-acetylene isomerization is the prototypical example of a 1,2-hydrogen shift, one of the most important classes of isomerization reactions in organic chemistry. This reaction was investigated with quantum state specificity... 3 days
Team determines first high-resolution structure of dopamine receptor
PHYS.ORG One way or another, many psychiatric drugs work by binding to receptor molecules in the brain that are sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical signal that is central to how our... 3 days
Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronics
PHYS.ORG Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have used liquid metal to create two-dimensional materials no thicker than a few atoms that have never before been... 3 days
Scientists uncover surprising molecular link in critical cellular growth pathway
NEWS MEDICAL A team of scientists led by Whitehead Institute has uncovered a surprising molecular link that connects how cells regulate growth with how they sense and make available the... 3 days
Scientists solve a magnesium mystery in rechargeable battery performance
PHYS.ORG Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller batteries. But unforeseen chemical roadblocks have slowed scientific... 3 days
Improving gene delivery methods
PHYS.ORG Scientists in China are exploring new ways to treat cancer using gene therapy. We find out how their work inspired this beautiful and intricate design on the cover of Polymer Chemistry. 3 days
New discovery challenges long-held evolutionary theory
PHYS.ORG Monash scientists involved in one of the world's longest evolution experiments have debunked an established theory with a study that provides a 'high-resolution' view of the molecular details of adaptation. 3 days
Researchers demonstrate new ways to achieve selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronics
PHYS.ORG Engineers at the University of Arizona have experimentally verified the electrochemical processes that control charge transfer rate from an organic polymer to a biomarker molecule, using... 3 days
Medical News Today: How intermittent fasting can increase weight loss
MNT Fasting intermittently seems to confer a range of benefits. A new study takes a look at the chemical pathways that might be involved. 4 days
Researchers watch in real time as fat-encased drug nanoparticles invade skin cells
PHYS.ORG Some anti-cancer drugs are encapsulated to allow gradual release, spreading their effect over a longer time. For example, one formulation of the chemotherapy doxorubicin... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH Researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn’s largest... 4 days
Screening for disease or toxins in a drop of blood
PHYS.ORG The promise of being able to quickly and accurately screen for diseases or chemical contaminants in a tiny drop of blood has long been an elusive goal. But... 4 days
Active sieving could improve dialysis and water purification filters
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have proven theoretically that active sieving, as opposed to its passive counterpart, can improve the separation abilities of filtration systems. Active sieving also has the potential to filter molecules... 4 days
Customizing catalysts to boost product yields, decrease separation costs
SCIENCE DAILY For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk. Investigators discovered that treating a complex oxide crystal with either heat... 4 days
Therapeutic form of arsenic is a potential treatment for deadly type of brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage,... 4 days
[Research Articles] Long-acting MIC-1/GDF15 molecules to treat obesity: Evidence from mice to monkeys
Science Magazine In search of metabolically regulated secreted proteins, we conducted a microarray study comparing gene expression in major metabolic tissues of fed and... 4 days
Is 3-D printing living up to the hype?
PHYS.ORG The growth in 3-D printing is allowing manufacturers to reduce production time and save money. Metal fabrication shops, industrial firms and engineers are also capitalizing on the technology. But the predicted mass... 4 days
Ferroelectric self-assembled molecular materials
PHYS.ORG Professor Martijn Kemerink of Linköping University has worked with colleagues in Spain and the Netherlands to develop the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off using ferroelectric polarisation. 4 days
Novel process for producing high-voltage cathodes for lithium-ion batteries
PHYS.ORG Power on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops.... 4 days
Competing forces: How molecules maintain their structure
PHYS.ORG A double helix twisted around itself: this is the distinctive structure of DNA, which is made up of large molecules. Using synthetically produced molecules, chemists and physicists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have... 4 days
Art advancing science at the nanoscale
SCIENCE DAILY Could studying molecular biology ever be as fun as watching a Star Wars movie? Two scientists decided to create their own science film to entertain viewers, and ended up making new scientific discoveries in the process.... 4 days
'Wasabi receptor' for pain discovered in flatworms
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient 'pain' receptor in simple animals. The findings, from a study of flatworms, could lead to new strategies for analgesic drug... 4 days
Mouse studies shed light on how protein controls heart failure
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Researchers explore complex carbohydrates to protect water quality
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Medical News Today: What are polyphenols and which foods contain them?
MNT Learn all about the health benefits of polyphenols and which foods contain them. We also look at the possible risks and considerations for these chemicals. 4 days
New 3-D imaging technique for future precision medicine toolbox
PHYS.ORG For an illness like cancer, doctors often turn to computed tomography (CT) scans for a more definitive diagnosis, based on reconstructing a 3-D organ from multiple 2-D image slices. At... 4 days
Chemists develop a promising drug synthesis method
PHYS.ORG Scientists from RUDN University with their colleagues from Yaroslavl have developed a new way to synthesize 1,2,4-oxadiazole derivatives used in many drugs. 1,2,4-oxadiazoles include ataluren, the active ingredient of a drug used in a... 4 days
Electroplating: The birth of a single nucleus caught in camera
SCIENCE DAILY Electroplating, or electrodeposition, is one of the most important processes in chemistry, in which a metal cation in solution can be reduced to its elemental form by applying... 5 days
Arsenic trioxide could be powerful therapy to extend lives of certain glioblastoma patients
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Loops of liquid metal can improve future fusion power plants, scientists say
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have proposed an innovative design to improve the ability of future fusion power plants to generate safe, clean and abundant energy in a... 5 days
Loops of liquid metal can improve future fusion power plants, scientists say
PHYS.ORG Researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed an innovative design to improve the ability of... 5 days
Electroplating: The birth of a single nucleus caught in camera
PHYS.ORG Electroplating, or electrodeposition, is one of the most important processes in chemistry, in which a metal cation in solution can be reduced to its elemental form by applying... 5 days
Researchers turn atomic force microscope measurements into color images
PHYS.ORG A French and Japanese research group has developed a new way of visualizing the atomic world by turning data scanned by an atomic force microscope into clear color images. The... 5 days
Active sieving could improve dialysis and water purification filters
PHYS.ORG Physicists from École Normale Supérieure and Paris Science and Letters University in France have proven theoretically that active sieving, as opposed to its passive counterpart, can improve the separation abilities... 5 days
World first for reading digitally encoded synthetic molecules
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time ever, using mass spectrometry, researchers have successfully read several bytes of data recorded on a molecular scale using synthetic polymers. Their work sets a new benchmark for the... 5 days
Keratin, proteins from 54 million-year-old sea turtle show survival trait evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from a 54 million-year-old sea turtle hatchling. The work adds to the growing body of evidence supporting... 5 days
Researchers make the slipperiest surfaces adhesive
PHYS.ORG The convenience of non-stick, Teflon-coated cookware is appreciated in kitchens worldwide, particularly by anyone doing the washing up. The chemical making up Teflon, polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE, is one of the slipperiest materials known. Outside the kitchen,... 5 days
Quantum physics paves the way for new chemical products
PHYS.ORG Research by an OU molecular physicist has discovered that electrons can control chemical reactions in experiments leading to purer, cheaper chemical products. 5 days
Optical frequency comb offers a convenient way to generate elusive terahertz frequencies 
PHYS.ORG Optical frequency combs are widely-used, high-precision tools for measuring and detecting different frequencies—a.k.a. colors—of light. Unlike conventional lasers, which emit a single frequency, these... 5 days
Chemists develop optical imaging tool to target cancer cells
PHYS.ORG Dr. Ning Fang of the Chemistry Department at Georgia State University has developed a new optical imaging technique, Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking (SPORT), to image rotational motions in... 5 days
Microbes leave 'fingerprints' on Martian rocks
PHYS.ORG Scientists around Tetyana Milojevic from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna are in search of unique biosignatures, which are left on synthetic extraterrestrial minerals by microbial activity. The biochemist and astrobiologist investigates these... 5 days
Researchers take a step toward quantum mechanical analysis of plant metabolism
PHYS.ORG Hurricanes, traffic jams, demographic development – to predict the effect of such events, computer simulations are required. Many processes in nature, however, are so complicated that... 5 days
A new way to harness wasted methane
PHYS.ORG Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for use as fuel or a chemical... 5 days
World first for reading digitally encoded synthetic molecules
PHYS.ORG Using mass spectrometry, researchers have for the first time read several bytes of data recorded on a molecular scale using synthetic polymers. Their work sets a new benchmark for the amount of... 5 days
Keratin, proteins from 54 million-year-old sea turtle show survival trait evolution
PHYS.ORG Researchers from North Carolina State University, Lund University in Sweden and the University of Hyogo in Japan have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from... 5 days
Novel gene expression signature assay could help enhance lymphoma management
NEWS MEDICAL Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide (nearly 40% of cases). Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis... 6 days
Magic mushrooms chemical Psilocybin for treatment of hard-to treat depression
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from UK has found efficacy of psilocybin – a chemical found in “magic mushrooms”, in severe depression. The study involved 19 patients with severe depression.... 6 days
Light curves of the neutron star merger GW170817/SSS17a: Implications for r-process nucleosynthesis
Science Magazine On 17 August 2017, gravitational waves were detected from a binary neutron star merger, GW170817, along with a coincident short gamma-ray burst, GRB170817A. An... 6 days
BU researcher wins NIH award for research on molecular mechanism of senile cardiac amyloidosis
NEWS MEDICAL Lawreen H. Connors, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine, is... 6 days
Chemical treatment improves quantum dot lasers
PHYS.ORG One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In new research at Los Alamos National Laboratory's... 6 days
Scientists log newfound understanding of water's responses to changing temperatures
PHYS.ORG A team of chemists has uncovered new ways in which frozen water responds to changes in temperature to produce novel formations. Its findings have implications for climate research... 6 days
An epigenetic key to unlock behavior change
PHYS.ORG When it comes to behaviour, researchers have moved beyond the "nature versus nurture" debate. It's understood that genes and environment both play a role. However, how they interact at a molecular level to shape... 6 days
Chemical treatment improves quantum dot lasers
SCIENCE DAILY One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In new research the ~nanometer-sized dots are being... 6 days
Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for
SCIENCE DAILY Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals -- from fungicides to antidepressants -- can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. In addition, depending on the cocktail of toxins... 6 days
Quantum simulator: First functioning component
SCIENCE DAILY Hurricanes, traffic jams, demographic development – to predict the effect of such events, computer simulations are required. Many processes in nature, however, are so complicated that conventional computers fail. Quantum simulators may solve this problem. One of the... 6 days
Violation of the exponential decay law discovered in open quantum systems
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Ever since the early days of quantum mechanics, the decay dynamics of unstable quantum systems has been thought to follow an exponential decay law, just like... 6 days
Researchers to investigate cellular changes leading to development of glioblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most common of malign brain tumors in adults, and it currently has no cure. Now a research team led by Dr Claudia Barros, from the... 6 days
Fungicides and antidepressants in rivers alter the swimming and feeding behaviour of aquatic animals
PHYS.ORG Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemical products in rivers including fungicides to antidepressants can change the swimming and feeding behaviours... 6 days
Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about ketones
MNT Ketone is a chemical produced by the body when fats are broken down for energy. In this article, we explain ketone tests and how to understand the results. 6 days
Scientists Identify New Molecular Pathway that Controls Aging
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has discovered a conserved molecular pathway that... 6 days
Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia
PHYS.ORG The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity... 6 days
A range of substances with antitumor properties synthesized
PHYS.ORG Scientists from RUDN University have synthesized a number of new cytotoxic substances that can damage cells. The results of the study could be used in cancer therapy. The compounds were obtained by... 6 days
Upconversion fluorescence in metal organic frameworks
PHYS.ORG NUS chemists have developed a new class of crystalline materials to potentially harvest near-infrared (NIR) radiation. 6 days
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