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Photosynthesis discovery could help next-gen biotechnologies
PHYS.ORG Researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Münster (WWU) have purified and visualized the 'Cyclic Electron Flow' (CEF) supercomplex, a critical part of the photosynthetic machinery in all plants, in a discovery... 2 hours
How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists identify new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in plant cells. The work could point to new ways to... 2 hours
ancient mars had right conditions for underground life new research suggests Ancient Mars Had Right Conditions for Underground Life, New Research Suggests
ASTRO WATCH A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of... 6 hours
Desert ants have an amazing odor memory
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology used behavioral experiments to show that desert ants quickly learn many food odors and remember them for the rest of their lives. However, their memory... 6 hours
How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil
PHYS.ORG A study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory identifies new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in... 9 hours
Breakthrough in blending metals
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a way to create innovative materials by blending metals with precision control. Their approach, based on a concept called atom hybridization, opens up an unexplored area of chemistry that could lead to the development of advanced functional... 10 hours
Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive underground. 11 hours
Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that the breakdown of water molecules trapped in ancient Martian rocks likely produced enough chemical energy to sustain microorganisms for hundreds of... 11 hours
Deep-eutectic solvents replace polluting industrial solvents
PHYS.ORG Many polluting solvents used by the chemical industry can be replaced by an amazing new mixture of two powders: 'deep-eutectic solvents' (DES). This next generation of solvents are sustainable, much less flammable, not volatile and can... 11 hours
Lumos acquires license for LUM-201 drug that promotes secretion of growth hormone
NEWS MEDICAL Lumos Pharma, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on development and commercialization of therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases, today announced that it... 12 hours
Material made from single molecule self-forms into a lattice that can self-heal, store gases
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has developed a material made from just a single molecule... 12 hours
Medical News Today: What does your 'microbiome cloud' say about you?
MNT An innovative study takes the first in-depth look at the chemicals, creatures, and particles that enter our personal space every single day: our exposome. 13 hours
Breakthrough in blending metals—precise control of multimetallic one-nanometer cluster formation achieved
PHYS.ORG Researchers in Japan have found a way to create innovative materials by blending metals with precision control. Their approach, based on a concept called atom hybridization,... 13 hours
SNMMI announces recipients of 2018-2020 Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship
NEWS MEDICAL The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2020 SNMMI Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship. 17 hours
CSU chemists may help in making extracorporeal life support devices more effective
NEWS MEDICAL Smoke inhalation, pneumonia, and combat-related trauma are just a few causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome - a condition where the lungs fill with... 18 hours
New nanoplatform technology may reverse drug-resistance in renal cell carcinoma
NEWS MEDICAL A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has... 18 hours
Researchers propose mechanism by which ASTN2 protein defects lead to brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL In the brain, as in business, connections are everything. To maintain cellular associates, the outer surface of a neuron, its membrane, must express particular... 18 hours
For critically ill patients on life support, chemistry could help them survive
PHYS.ORG Smoke inhalation, pneumonia, and combat-related trauma are just a few causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome—a condition where the lungs fill with fluid, and... 3 days
Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the progression of prion diseases and identified a potential target for treatment. 3 days
We are bombarded by thousands of diverse species and chemicals
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have measured the human 'exposome,' or the particulates, chemicals and microbes that individually swaddle us all, in unprecedented detail. 3 days
New nanotherapy offers hope in treating drug-resistant renal cell carcinoma
PHYS.ORG A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has... 3 days
Dislocation behaviors in nanotwinned diamond
Science Magazine Experimental results (Huang et al.) indicated that nanotwinned diamond (nt-diamond) has unprecedented hardness, whose physical mechanism has remained elusive. In this report, we categorize interaction modes between dislocations and twin planes in nt-diamond and calculate the associated reaction... 3 days
New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide
PHYS.ORG A new type of battery developed by researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to convert carbon dioxide to specialized chemicals using metal catalysts, which is... 3 days
Major breakthrough in controlling the 3D structure of molecules
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have made a major breakthrough in chemical synthesis that now makes it possible to quickly and reliably modify the 3D structure of molecules used in drug discovery. The new... 3 days
Students surprise teacher on last day of chemo: 'I'm extremely grateful'
ABC NEWS Aa mob of students surprised their teacher by ringing bells outside her at home on the day she finished chemotherapy. 3 days
Simulations enable 'choose-your-own-adventure' stereochemistry
SCIENCE DAILY Stereochemistry is a science of reflection. Two chemical molecules with the same composition and structure, but with one as the mirror image of the other, can produce wildly varying effects. Controlling which molecule emerges from a given reaction is a... 3 days
Ancient Mystery Creature That Defied Classification Is Earth's Oldest Animal
LIVE SCIENCE Fat molecules show that a mystery creature that lived 558 million years ago was in fact an animal. 4 days
Plug-and-play technology automates chemical synthesis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed an automated chemical synthesis machine that can take over many tedious aspects of chemical experimentation, freeing chemists to spend time on the more analytical and creative aspects of their work. 4 days
Scientists find new ways to use biorefinery chemicals
PHYS.ORG Researchers of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at Aalto University have established an innovative system using enzymes for the valorisation of biogenic furans, leading to organic structures that are found for example... 4 days
Scientists solve the golden puzzle of calaverite
PHYS.ORG Scientists from Russia and Germany have shed light on the crystalline structure of calaverite, foretelling the existence of a new gold compound previously unknown to chemists. The results of their study were published in... 4 days
Researchers report simpler method for safely handling methanethiol in chemical synthesis
PHYS.ORG The chemical element sulfur is an important constituent in many pharmaceuticals, and consequently, it is desirable to introduce sulfur-containing fragments efficiently in a broad range of... 4 days
Students surprise teacher on last day of chemo, 'I'm extremely grateful,' she says
ABC NEWS Aa mob of students surprised their teacher by ringing bells outside her at home on the day she finished chemotherapy. 4 days
WATCH: Students ring bells outside teacher's home on her final day of chemo
ABC NEWS Katherine James, a fourth grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary, was met by cheers after she completed her treatment. 4 days
Safe and reliable way to handle useful but foul-smelling gas in chemical synthesis
NEWS MEDICAL The chemical element sulfur is an important constituent in many pharmaceuticals and, consequently, it is desirable to be able to introduce sulfur-containing... 4 days
New research finds that MHC-II molecules have more influence on tumors than MHC-I
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer immunotherapy -- efforts to boost a patient's own immune system, allowing it to better fight cancer cells on its own --... 4 days
New naturally occurring antibiotic found effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
NEWS MEDICAL A naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even in drug-resistant strains, according to an international team of researchers who used... 4 days
Salk Institute researchers uncover molecular structure of RNA-based CRISPR system
NEWS MEDICAL Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has moved beyond the lab bench and into the public zeitgeist. This gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 holds promise for correcting defects inside individual... 4 days
Sea squirt model reveals key molecules in dopaminergic neuron differentiation
NEWS MEDICAL The human brain is exceedingly complex, consisting of various regions with particular functions and approximately 100 billion neurons. This complexity has presented a major challenge in understanding this... 4 days
Scientists predict how well the body will fight lung cancer by analyzing immune cell shapes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have discovered how to quickly and accurately predict which lung cancer patients... 4 days
Scientists find way to boost efficacy of powerful antimalarial drug with anti-cancer medicines
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have found a way to boost the efficacy of the world's most powerful antimalarial drug with the help of chemotherapy medicines,... 4 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. 4 days
This fossil is one of the world’s earliest animals, according to fat molecules preserved for a half-billion years
Science Magazine New method could solve puzzles of mysterious ocean ecosystem 4 days
Reconfigurable system for automated optimization of diverse chemical reactions
Science Magazine Chemical synthesis generally requires labor-intensive, sometimes tedious trial-and-error optimization of reaction conditions. Here, we describe a plug-and-play, continuous-flow chemical synthesis system that mitigates this challenge with an integrated combination of... 4 days
Self-assembly of lattices with high structural complexity from a geometrically simple molecule
Science Magazine Here we report an anomalous porous molecular crystal built of C–H···N-bonded double-layered roof-floor components and wall components of a segregatively interdigitated architecture. This complicated... 4 days
Robust assembly of aromatic molecules
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Plug-and-play technology automates chemical synthesis
MIT System makes it easier to produce new molecules for myriad applications. 4 days
Enantiodivergent Pd-catalyzed C-C bond formation enabled through ligand parameterization
Science Magazine Despite the enormous potential for the use of stereospecific cross-coupling reactions to rationally manipulate the three-dimensional structure of organic molecules, the factors that control the transfer of stereochemistry in these... 4 days
Plug-and-play technology automates chemical synthesis
PHYS.ORG Designing a new chemical synthesis can be a laborious process with a fair amount of drudgery involved—mixing chemicals, measuring temperatures, analyzing the results, then starting over again if it doesn't work out. 4 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record... 4 days
Simulations enable 'choose-your-own-adventure' stereochemistry
PHYS.ORG Stereochemistry is a science of reflection. Two chemical molecules with the same composition and structure, but with one as the mirror image of the other, can produce wildly varying effects. Controlling which molecule emerges from a given reaction is a... 4 days
Simpler and safer method for handling a useful but foul-smelling gas in chemical synthesis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed both an ingenious, as well as a safe procedure for using the 'rotten egg' smelling and flammable... 4 days
How lactoferrin clamps down on free roaming iron ions to stop nefarious effects on cells
SCIENCE DAILY What prevents our cells being damaged due to overexposure to iron ions is a protein called lactoferrin, known... 4 days
Anti-cancer drugs may hold key to overcoming antimalarial drug resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found a way to boost the efficacy of the antimalarial drug artemesinin with the help of chemotherapy medicines. Artemisinin works through a 'double whammy' attack on... 4 days
Analysis of sea squirt embryo reveals key molecules in dopaminergic neuron differentiation
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used a novel approach for analyzing the central nervous system of a proto-vertebrate to identify a regulatory cocktail that induces the creation... 4 days
We are bombarded by thousands of diverse species and chemicals, study finds
PHYS.ORG We are all exposed to a vast and dynamic cloud of microbes, chemicals and particulates that, if visible, might make us look something like... 4 days
Octopuses Get Strangely Cuddly On The Mood Drug Ecstasy
NPR The drug makes the usually antisocial creatures much more interested in friendly contact with other octopuses. It's one more sign that the chemistry of social behavior has deep evolutionary roots. 4 days
MILabs' VECTor6 system wins Commercial Innovation Award at WMIC 2018
NEWS MEDICAL MILabs is pleased to announce that its new VECTor6 with Broadband Photon Tomography technique has received the Commercial Innovation Award at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in... 5 days
Chitinase as 'burnt-bridge' Brownian monorail efficiently hydrolyzing recalcitrant biomass
PHYS.ORG Molecular motors convert energy into unidirectional mechanical motion. Most biomolecular motors in cells use adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as a chemical energy source. Recently, however, Serratia marcescens chitinase A (SmChiA) has... 5 days
Chemists produce and test novel solid oxide electrolysis cell
PHYS.ORG Researchers of the Institute of Chemical Engineering of Ural Federal University and the Institute of High-temperature Electrochemistry (Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed new electrochemical cells... 5 days
When a chemical tag makes the difference in cell fate and gene expression
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have uncovered the role of special chemical 'tags' in controlling vital genes... 5 days
Geroscience takes center stage in Journal of the American Medical Association
NEWS MEDICAL Geroscience--the burgeoning research field that focuses on the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that make aging a major risk factor for most chronic diseases as we... 5 days
New research suggests link between PFAS chemicals and hyperthyroidism in pet cats
NEWS MEDICAL New research suggests that there may be a link between higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the environment and higher levels of... 5 days
New chemo-optogenetic method enables multi-directional activity control of cellular processes
NEWS MEDICAL Cells need for reactions on environmental changes and a balanced system of signaling cascades within the cell. Proteins outside of the cell, on the cellular surface, inside the... 5 days
Multi-directional activity control of cellular processes as a new tool
SCIENCE DAILY The spatial and temporal dynamics of proteins or organelles plays a crucial role in controlling various cellular processes and in development of diseases. Yet, acute control of activity... 5 days
New nanoparticle superstructures made from pyramid-shaped building blocks
SCIENCE DAILY In research that may help bridge the divide between the nano and the macro, chemists have used pyramid-shaped nanoparticles to create what might be the most complex macroscale superstructure ever assembled. 5 days
[Editors' Choice] Identifying and targeting residual leukemic cells
Science Magazine Targeting leukemia regenerating cells following chemotherapy can prevent relapse of the disease. 5 days
Optical detection of picomolar concentrations of RNA using switches in plasmonic chirality
PHYS.ORG Even tiny amounts of viruses can have disastrous consequences. RNA identification can reveal the type of virus present. A fast and sensitive technique based... 5 days
When a chemical tag makes the difference in cell fate and gene expression
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered the role of special chemical 'tags' in controlling vital genes involved in early mammalian development. 5 days
'Hoppy' beer without exploding bottles and too much alcohol
PHYS.ORG The forgotten art of "dry-hopping" beer to enhance flavor is back in vogue. But this practice sometimes has undesirable side effects, such as an unexpectedly high alcohol content and high... 5 days
Seeing pesticides spread through insect bodies
PHYS.ORG Pesticides have been linked with declining honey bee numbers, raising questions about how we might replace the many essential uses of these chemicals in agriculture and for control of insect-borne diseases. As many governments seek to... 5 days
Mercury studies reveal an intriguing target for BepiColombo
PHYS.ORG A month before the planned launch of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury, two new studies shed light on when the innermost planet formed and the puzzle of its chemical composition.... 5 days
DermTech completes enrollment in clinical study to assess DNA damage and reversal
NEWS MEDICAL DermTech, Inc., the global leader in non-invasive molecular dermatology, announced today it has completed enrollment in a clinical study to assess DNA damage induced... 5 days
Plan to restore and protect the Hudson River
PHYS.ORG The Hudson River is not an ordinary river. Rather, it is an estuary, where salt water from the ocean mixes with freshwater for 153 miles, from New York Harbor to Troy, NY.... 6 days
Chemicals linked to endocrine disorder in older pet cats
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests that there may be a link between higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment and higher levels of hyperthyroidism in pet cats as... 6 days
Soot forensics: Carbon fingerprints reveal curved nanostructure
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Researchers have moved one step closer to reducing air pollution from engines by imaging soot nanoparticles to reveal their unique signatures. The nanoparticle structures are like fingerprints, revealing curved fullerene-like molecules and helping to... 6 days
Researchers study DNA polymerases at the molecular level
PHYS.ORG Complex biological systems can be described as a network of chemical processes that take place in molecules. The scientists of the "ChemLife" research initiative at the University of Konstanz are working together... 6 days
Engineered E. coli using formic acid and CO2 as a C1-refinery platform strain
PHYS.ORG A research group at KAIST has developed an engineered E. coli strain that converts formic acid and CO2 to pyruvate and produces... 6 days
Medical News Today: Key molecule explains why bones weaken with age
MNT New research reveals the molecular dynamic that explains why bones become more frail as we age. The findings may improve treatments for osteoporosis. 6 days
Graphene tunnelling junctions: beyond the breaking point
PHYS.ORG Molecular electronics is a burgeoning field of research that aims to integrate single molecules as active elements in electronic devices. Obtaining a complete picture of the charge transport properties in molecular junctions is the... 6 days
Transparent loudspeakers and mics that let your skin play music
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers affiliated with UNIST has presented an innovative wearable technology that turns the user's skin into a loudspeaker. This breakthrough was led by Professor... 6 days
Interaction of chemical slurry and ancient shale in fracking wastewater causes radioactivity
NEWS MEDICAL Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between a chemical slurry and ancient shale during the hydraulic fracturing process, according to Dartmouth College... 6 days
Chemicals linked to endocrine disorder in older pet cats
PHYS.ORG New research suggests that there may be a link between higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment and higher levels of hyperthyroidism in pet cats as... 6 days
Scientists discover new molecules that work together to remove unwanted DNA
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have discovered a new family of molecules that work together to precisely remove unwanted DNA during reproduction in single-celled, freshwater organisms called ciliates. 6 days
Researchers acquire new insights into DNA polymerases
NEWS MEDICAL Complex biological systems can be described as a network of chemical processes that take place in molecules. The scientists of the "ChemLife" research initiative at the University of Konstanz are working together in an... 6 days
Sandalwood mimicking odorant could stimulate hair growth in humans
NEWS MEDICAL A chemical that mimics sandalwood has been found to have the ability to stimulate hair growth among humans finds a new study. This brings hope for people losing hair worldwide. 6 days
Better chemo drug adsorption onto targeted delivery capsules
SCIENCE DAILY One of the challenges in cancer research is improving the delivery of chemo drugs to enhance their efficacy while decreasing the risk of side effects. Scientists now perform a theoretical prediction of... 6 days
New hurdle for developing immunotherapies
SCIENCE DAILY A new discovery tosses a new wrench into the process of building better molecules to develop immunotherapies. 6 days
How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste
SCIENCE DAILY Study explains how radioactive radium transfers to wastewater in the widely-used method to extract oil and gas. 6 days
How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste
PHYS.ORG Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between a chemical slurry and ancient shale during the hydraulic fracturing process, according to... 6 days
Jumping genes work together to control programmed deletion in the genome
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a new family of molecules that work together to precisely remove unwanted DNA during reproduction in single-celled, freshwater organisms called ciliates. 6 days
Aluminum inclusions help enhance adsorption of chemo drugs onto active carbon delivery capsule
NEWS MEDICAL The efficacy of chemotherapy treatment depends on how effectively it reaches cancerous cells. Increasing targeted delivery could mean decreasing side effects. 6 days
Engineered E. coli using formic acid and CO2 as a C1-refinery platform strain
SCIENCE DAILY A research group has developed an engineered E. coli strain that converts formic acid and CO2 to pyruvate and produces cellular energy... 6 days
Better chemo drug adsorption onto targeted delivery capsules
PHYS.ORG The efficacy of chemotherapy treatment depends on how effectively it reaches cancerous cells. Increasing targeted delivery could mean decreasing side effects. Scientists are enhancing methods of selectively transmitting active chemotherapy agents and... 6 days
Jumping genes work together to control programmed deletion in the genome
PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered a new family of molecules that work together to precisely remove unwanted DNA during reproduction in single-celled, freshwater organisms called ciliates. 6 days
Chemists create circular fluorescent dyes for biological imaging
PHYS.ORG Sept. 18, 2018—University of Oregon chemists have created a new class of fluorescent dyes that function in water and emit colors based solely on the diameter of circular nanotubes made of carbon... 6 days
New insights into DNA polymerases in interaction with modified substrates
SCIENCE DAILY New findings at the molecular level of polymerases can be used for genome sequencing and other areas of molecular biology-based diagnostics. 6 days
Chemists create circular fluorescent dyes for biological imaging
SCIENCE DAILY Chemists have created a new class of fluorescent dyes that function in water and emit colors based solely on the diameter of circular nanotubes made of carbon and hydrogen. 6 days
Small molecule plays big role in weaker bones as we age
SCIENCE DAILY With age, expression of a small molecule that can silence others goes way up while a key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone... 7 days
Detangling DNA replication
PHYS.ORG VIDEO DNA is a lengthy molecule—approximately 1,000-fold longer than the cell in which it resides—so it can't be jammed in haphazardly. Rather, it must be neatly organized so proteins involved in critical processes can access the information contained in its nucleotide... 7 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
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Soot forensics: Carbon fingerprints reveal curved nanostructure
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Detangling DNA replication
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Accelerating electrocatalyst discovery with machine learning
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Kidnapping in the Antarctic animal world?
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Worms in space—the molecular muscle experiment
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