Chemistry
Drug combo reverses arthritis in rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers have discovered that a powerful combination of 2 experimental drugs reverses the cellular and molecular signs of osteoarthritis in rats as well as in isolated human cartilage cells. more
Scientists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. Scientists have studied these worms for decades to... more
What's in Puget sound? New technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Using a new 'non-targeted' approach, researchers screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially harmful compounds that might... more
Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A group of scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. Rather than directions going one-way from DNA to RNA to proteins, the latest... more
What's in Puget sound? New technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The waters of Puget Sound support many species, including mussels, salmon and killer whales. But researchers know that runoff from land in... more
Team develops an electrochemical method for extracting uranium, and potentially other metal ions, from solution  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Fifty years ago, scientists hit upon what they thought could be the next rocket fuel. Carboranes—molecules composed of... more
Molecular biologists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty and highly unusual ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. These tiny worms... more
Electrochemical method for extracting uranium, and potentially other metal ions, from solution  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Fifty years ago, scientists hit upon what they thought could be the next rocket fuel. Carboranes -- molecules composed of boron, carbon and hydrogen... more
Determining the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly and accurately  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. This can be a... more
Mixing the unmixable: Novel approach for efficiently fusing different polymers  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Cross-linked polymers are structures where large molecular chains are linked together, allowing exceptional mechanical properties and chemical resistance to the final product. However, their modification is not easy.... more
Single-cell morphology encodes metastatic potential  Science Magazine · 11 hours
A central goal of precision medicine is to predict disease outcomes and design treatments based on multidimensional information from afflicted cells and tissues. Cell morphology is an emergent readout of the molecular underpinnings of a cell’s functions and,... more
Molecular identification of fungi microfossils in a Neoproterozoic shale rock  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Precambrian fossils of fungi are sparse, and the knowledge of their early evolution and the role they played in the colonization of land surface are limited. Here, we... more
Different motilities of microtubules driven by kinesin-1 and kinesin-14 motors patterned on nanopillars  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Kinesin is a motor protein that plays important roles in a variety of cellular functions. In vivo, multiple kinesin molecules are bound... more
Novel CD11b+Gr-1+Sca-1+ myeloid cells drive mortality in bacterial infection  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Extreme pathophysiological stressors induce expansion of otherwise infrequent leukocyte populations. Here, we found a previously unidentified CD11b+Gr-1+ myeloid cell population that expresses stem cell antigen-1 (Sca-1) induced upon experimental infection... more
Isothermal digital detection of microRNAs using background-free molecular circuit  Science Magazine · 11 hours
MicroRNAs, a class of transcripts involved in the regulation of gene expression, are emerging as promising disease-specific biomarkers accessible from tissues or bodily fluids. However, their accurate quantification from biological... more
Dense hydroxyl polyethylene glycol dendrimer targets activated glia in multiple CNS disorders  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Poor transport of neuropharmaceutics through central nervous system (CNS) barriers limits the development of effective treatments for CNS disorders. We present the facile synthesis... more
[Research Articles] PI4KIII{beta} is a therapeutic target in chromosome 1q-amplified lung adenocarcinoma  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Heightened secretion of protumorigenic effector proteins is a feature of malignant cells. Yet, the molecular underpinnings and therapeutic implications of this feature remain unclear.... more
A new 'molecular nano-patterning' technique reveals that some molecular motors coordinate differently  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Body movement, from the muscles in your arms to the neurons transporting those signals to your brain, relies on a massive collection of proteins... more
Study sheds light on consequences of widespread practice of ringing the cancer bell  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
It's a scene that some cancer patients dream about: they celebrate the end of a course of radiation or chemotherapy by ringing... more
Residues in fingerprints hold clues to their age  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Police have long relied on the unique whorls, loops or arches encoded in fingerprints to identify suspects. However, they have no way to tell how long ago those prints were left behind—information... more
Mosquitoes are drawn to flowers as much as people -- and now scientists know why  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Despite their reputation as blood-suckers, mosquitoes actually spent most of their time drinking nectar from flowers. Scientists have... more
Inner complexity of Saturn moon, Enceladus, revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
A team developed a new geochemical model that reveals that carbon dioxide (CO2) from within Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, may be controlled by chemical reactions at its seafloor. Studying the plume of... more
Buckyballs can pave the way for molecular electronics  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Organic self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) have been around for over forty years. The most widely used form is based on thiols, bound to a metal surface. However, exposure of these monolayers to air... more
New models reveal inner complexity of Saturn moon  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A Southwest Research Institute team developed a new geochemical model that reveals that carbon dioxide (CO2) from within Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, may be controlled by chemical reactions at its... more
Pilot study highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
A pilot study conducted by INRS researchers highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility before and after puberty. more
New chemical compound can enable more precise analysis of NMDAR activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
NMDARs (N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors) serve as valves on nerve cells, controlling the flow of electrical signals in the brain. more
Mixing the unmixable: A novel approach to efficiently fusing different polymers  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Cross-linked polymers are structures in which large molecular chains are linked together, conferring exceptional mechanical properties and chemical resistance to the final product. However, their modification... more
Determining the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly and accurately  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. This can be a... more
New X-ray method has 'profound implications' for the development of lifesaving drugs  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Proteins that contain metal, known as metalloproteins, play important roles in biology, regulating various pathways in the body, which often become targets for lifesaving... more
Melting reveals drug targets in a living organism  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Developing new medicines and understanding how they target specific organs often gives a crucial advantage in the fight against human diseases. An international team led by researchers at the European Molecular Biology... more
A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the hard outer layer, or bran, from the... more
Novel software tool extracts important chemical exposure data  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Southwest Research Institute is introducing Floodlight, a novel software tool that efficiently discovers the vast numbers of chemical components—previously known and unknown—present in the food, air, drugs and products we are exposed... more
New method determines the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly, accurately  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. more
Persistant industrial chemical modifies gut microbiome of mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An industrial chemical -- phased out since 2002, but previously used in stain and water-repellent products and firefighting foam -- alters the gut microbiome of mice and could have implications for human... more
Study shows how gene therapy may help protect against vision loss in multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
New research by Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, reveals the molecular process in which... more
New technique to study molecules and materials on quantum simulator discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new technique to study the properties of molecules and materials on a quantum simulator has been discovered. more
To reverse engineer dynamics of microbial communities, researchers construct their own  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientific and public appreciation for microbes -- and the key role their communal actions play in environmental health, food production, and human wellness -- has grown... more
To reverse engineer dynamics of microbial communities, researchers construct their own  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientific and public appreciation for microbes—and the key role their communal actions play in environmental health, food production, and human wellness—has grown in recent years. While... more
Biophysicists shed light on the structure, functioning mechanism of CysLT receptors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Biophysicists from the MIPT Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases have teamed up with colleagues from Canada, the U.S., Japan, France, and Germany... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Harvesting sunlight, IBS scientists reported a new strategy to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen (O2) and pure carbon monoxide (CO) without side-products in water. This artificial photosynthesis method could bring new... more
New technique to study molecules and materials on quantum simulator discovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new technique to study the properties of molecules and materials on a quantum simulator has been discovered. more
Study finds new strategies for developing cancer drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
After years of research on cell surface receptors called Frizzleds, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden provide the proof-of-principle that these receptors are druggable by small molecules. The results, which are published... more
New self-assembled monolayer is resistant to air  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have created self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) using buckyballs functionalized with 'tails' of ethylene glycol. These have all the properties of thiol SAMs but remain chemically unchanged for several weeks when exposed to air. more
Let the europium shine brighter  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. more
New analysis method shows how the brain regulates its signals using glutamate  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University in Sweden have achieved something long thought almost impossible - counting the molecules of the... more
New self-assembled monolayer is resistant to air  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Organic self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) have been around for over forty years. The most widely used form is based on thiols, bound to a metal surface. However, although the thiol SAMs are very versatile, they... more
Scientists study bacterial cells in the photo-emission spectrum  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of Russian scientists working in cooperation with international colleagues used a new method combining visual microscopic observations and photoemission spectrum registration that can be used to create a map of... more
Light-up wheels: Unique organic light-emitting molecular emitters  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers synthesized novel OLEDs based on efficient ring-shaped molecular macrocycles. This work may help lead to sensitive, yet inexpensive, chemical detectors. more
Novel artificial intelligence system reveals genes that drive tumor growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A method for finding genes that spur tumor growth takes advantage of machine learning algorithms to sift through reams of molecular data collected from studies of cancer cell... more
Researchers find a way to harness the entire spectrum of sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to transform solar energy into... more
Scanning Raman picoscopy: A new methodology for determining molecular chemical structure  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Precise determination of the chemical structure of a molecule is of vital importance to any molecular related field and is the key to a deep understanding... more
Modified plants to curb climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Each year, an average of 120 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) worldwide is released through soil and vegetation respiration. Plants are capable of taking in nearly 123 gigatons through photosynthesis in the same period. But as... more
Flight through the comet Chury's dust cloud resolves chemical mystery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Under the leadership of astrophysicist Kathrin Altwegg, Bernese researchers have found an explanation for why very little nitrogen could previously be accounted for in the nebulous covering of... more
Let the europium shine brighter  nanowerk · 2 days
A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. more
Magnetized molecules help monitor breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports on a novel type of scanning which uses magnetized molecules to visualize active areas within a breast tumor specifically. This marks the... more
Increasing use of Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter technology for medical applications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Titan Enterprises reports on increasing use of its proprietary Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter technology for medical applications including real-time drug monitoring, metering of coolants for chemotherapy treatment and blood... more
Why advanced bladder cancer still remains as deadly as it was 30 years ago?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Despite research showing that aggressive treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can extend the lives of and even cure patients... more
Virtual reality during chemotherapy could help improve breast cancer patients' quality of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients' quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to... more
Researchers solve protein structures to fight asthma  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Biophysicists from the MIPT Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases have teamed up with colleagues from Canada, the U.S., Japan, France, and Germany to shed light on the structure and functioning... more
Inverse design of porous materials using artificial neural networks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The ability to generate optimized nanomaterials with artificial neural networks can significantly revolutionize the future of materials design in materials science. While scientists had progressively created small and simple molecules,... more
Chemists teach neural networks to predict properties of compounds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new joint Russian-French-Japanese team has developed a computational model able to predict the properties of new molecules based on the analysis of fundamental chemical laws. The study, titled "Using... more
Unique organic light-emitting molecular emitters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team including researchers from Osaka University has produced a new molecular emitter for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Using rational chemical design with U-shaped synthetic building blocks, the scientists were able to arrange the electron donors and acceptors... more
Chemists find fungal shrapnel in the air  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a discovery that has implications for our understanding of the air we breathe, UCI chemists report that they've found nanoscale fragments of fungal cells in the atmosphere. The pieces are extremely small, measuring... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Harvesting sunlight, researchers of the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) published in Materials Today ("Phase-Selective Highly Efficient Nanostructured Metal-decorated Hybrid Semiconductors for Solar... more
Chemist suggests a way to measure the taste of beer  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A chemist from RUDN University has developed a method for analyzing the products of binding of aldehydes with the amino acid cysteine in malt and beer—these substances can... more
Walking with atoms - chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  nanowerk · 3 days
Artificial photosynthesis:visible-light-driven photocatalysts convert CO2 into oxygen and pure CO under water. more
Light-up wheels: Unique organic light-emitting molecular emitters  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers design and synthesize highly efficient carbon-based 3rd-generation OLED molecular emitters by linking the donor and acceptor modules into a ring. more
Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days  MNT · 4 days
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days. more
Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days  MNT · 4 days
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days. more
Walking with atoms: Chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half a million... more
Airway brush cells generate cysteinyl leukotrienes through the ATP sensor P2Y2  Science Magazine · 5 days
Chemosensory epithelial cells (EpCs) are specialized cells that promote innate type 2 immunity and protective neurally mediated reflexes in the airway. Their effector programs and modes... more
Monolithic mtesla-level magnetic induction by self-rolled-up membrane technology  Science Magazine · 5 days
Monolithic strong magnetic induction at the mtesla to tesla level provides essential functionalities to physical, chemical, and medical systems. Current design options are constrained by existing capabilities in three-dimensional (3D) structure construction,... more
Imaging an unsupported metal-metal bond in dirhenium molecules at the atomic scale  Science Magazine · 5 days
Metallic bonds remain one of the most important and least understood of the chemical bonds. In this study, we generated Re2 molecules in which... more
Access to tetracyclic aromatics with bridgehead metals via metalla-click reactions  Science Magazine · 5 days
The never-ending pursuits for exploring aromatic molecular architectures result in the large libraries of aromatics with fascinating structures, which have greatly broadened the scope of aromaticity. Despite extensive... more
Walking with atoms—chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Ever since it was proposed that atoms are building blocks of the world, scientists have been trying to understand how and why they bond to each other. Be... more
Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to produce drugs and agricultural chemicals. However, the conversion of substances commonly used in industry often results in the loss of... more
Molecules move faster on a rough terrain  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Roughness, the presence of irregularities on a surface, is commonly associated with slower motion and stickiness. This is true at different length scales: at human size (1 meter), it takes longer to walk along... more
Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are among the most important building blocks for synthesis products that are needed to produce drugs and agricultural chemicals. However, during the usual chemical reactions used in industry,... more
Molecules move faster over rough terrain  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Contrary to what one might think, molecules can move faster in the proximity of rougher surfaces. more
Chemist proposes new method for synthesizing precursors for Parkinson's drugs  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A chemist from RUDN University has proposed a new method for the synthesis of secondary propargylamine used to create antidepressants, drugs for Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases,... more
Using waste carbon dioxide to separate metals from ores  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A combined team of researchers from the University of Lyon and the University of Turin has developed a way to use waste CO2 to separate metals used in products. In... more
Making new catalysts from unique metallic alloys  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Heusler alloys are magnetic materials made from three different metals that are not magnetic individually. The alloys are used broadly for their magnetic and thermoelectric properties, and their ability to regain their original shape... more
XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way's halo  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way's halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and has a different chemical make-up than predicted, challenging our understanding of our... more
Researchers visualize molecular organization of TNFα receptor molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Whether a sick cell dies, divides, or travels through the body is regulated by a sophisticat-ed interplay of signal molecules and receptors on the cell membrane. more
Researchers investigate molecule, VISTA, which keeps immune system quiet against cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers are studying a valuable target in regulating the immune response in cancer and autoimmunity. VISTA is a tempering molecule that hinders T cells in the... more
Molecular-level understanding of drug interactions could pave way for better malaria treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The process of crystallization is central to drug development, petrochemical processing and other industrial actions, but scientists say they still are learning about the... more
Efficacy of drugs against pork tapeworm  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Taenia solium -- also called pork tapeworm -- is a parasite which causes disease around the world, particularly in very poor communities with deficient sanitation and where pigs roam free. Researchers have now analyzed the efficacy... more
Singular charge fluctuations at a magnetic quantum critical point  Science Magazine · 6 days
Strange metal behavior is ubiquitous in correlated materials, ranging from cuprate superconductors to bilayer graphene, and may arise from physics beyond the quantum fluctuations of a Landau order parameter. In... more
'Living fossil' may upend basic tenet of evolutionary theory  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A research team has discovered the first conclusive evidence that selection may also occur at the level of the epigenome -- a term that refers to an assortment of chemical... more
Complex, porous, chiral nano-patterns arise from a simple linear building blocks  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nanoscience can arrange minute molecular entities into nanometric patterns in an orderly manner using self-assembly protocols. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have functionalized... more
Cells protect themselves against stress by keeping together  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Cell-to-cell contacts are necessary for the survival of human cells under protein-damaging conditions and stress. This was one of the conclusions made by a research team working under the leadership of Lea... more
Complex porous, chiral nano-patterns arise from a simple linear building block  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Nanoscience can arrange minute molecular entities into nanometric patterns in an orderly manner using self-assembly protocols. Scientists have functionalized a simple rod-like building block with hydroxamic... more
Researchers decode the circuitry of neuromuscular organoids  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Gouti lab from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has developed functional neuromuscular organoids (NMOs) that self-organize into spinal cord neurons and muscle tissue. Together, the two... more
XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way’s halo  ESA · 7 days
ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way’s halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and... more
Exploring tiny forces with single molecule force spectroscopy  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In terms of space organization, DNA has powers rivaling Marie Kondo. A strand of DNA that is two meters long intricately folds itself into a cell nucleus only 10 microns across. (One... more
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