Chemistry
New family of molecules to join altered receptors in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
An article published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry shows a new family of molecules with high affinity to join imidazoline receptors,... more
First genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2 viruses in Austria openly available  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The first 21 SARS-CoV-2 genomes in Austria have now been completed and published within the scope of the “Mutational Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2” project recently launched by CeMM, the... more
Lubricated friction around nanodefects  Science Magazine · 1 day
The lubrication properties of nanoconfined liquids underpin countless natural and industrial processes. However, our current understanding of lubricated friction is still limited, especially for nonideal interfaces exhibiting nanoscale chemical and topographical defects. Here, we use atomic force microscopy to explore... more
Quantum biology revisited  Science Magazine · 1 day
Photosynthesis is a highly optimized process from which valuable lessons can be learned about the operating principles in nature. Its primary steps involve energy transport operating near theoretical quantum limits in efficiency. Recently, extensive research was motivated by the hypothesis... more
Scattering of adiabatically aligned molecules by nonresonant optical standing waves  Science Magazine · 1 day
We study the effect of rotational state–dependent alignment in the scattering of molecules by optical fields. CS2 molecules in their lowest few rotational states are adiabatically aligned and... more
Metal-free activation of molecular oxygen by covalent triazine frameworks for selective aerobic oxidation  Science Magazine · 1 day
Oxygen activation is a critical step in ubiquitous heterogeneous oxidative processes, most prominently in catalysis, electrolysis, and pharmaceutical applications. We present here... more
New temperature sensing mechanism in plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Cell biologists reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times... more
Tissue dynamics provide clues to human disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have studied oscillating patterns of gene expression, coordinated across time and space within a tissue grown in vitro, to explore the molecular causes of a rare human hereditary disease known as spondylocostal dysostosis. more
An antibiotic masquerading as a natural compound in the Giant Madeiran Squill  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A previous study has shown that a type of squill growing in Madeira produces a chemical compound that may be useful as a medicinal... more
An antibiotic masquerading as a natural compound in the giant Madeiran squill  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A previous study has shown that a type of squill growing in Madeira produces a chemical compound that may be useful as a medicinal... more
Isolating an elusive phosphatetrahedrane  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A research team in the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge U.S., explored a synthetic pathway to generate a phosphatetrahedrane framework. During the synthetic route, the team replaced a single carbon vertex with another p-block... more
Capturing 3-D microstructures in real time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Modern scientific research on materials relies heavily on exploring their behavior at the atomic and molecular scales. For that reason, scientists are constantly on the hunt for new and improved methods for data gathering and analysis... more
Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New artificial proteins have been created to function as molecular logic gates. Like their electronic counterparts in computers, these biochemical tools can be used to program the behavior of complex systems, such... more
3D reconstructions of individual nanoparticles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Want to find out how to design and build materials atom by atom? A new liquid phase electron microscopy will advance full control of nanoengineering. Whether a material catalyzes chemical reactions or impedes any molecular response is all... more
Lifestyle changes could delay memory problems in old age, depending on our genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have shown that how we respond to changes in nutrients at a molecular level plays an important role in the aging... more
New molecular mechanism that regulates the sentinel cells of the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A study suggests that it may be possible to regulate macrophages with drugs that modulate the nuclear receptor RXR. more
New IONICON corporate, product & technologies brochure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
We proudly present our new corporate overview brochure. It will take you from an introduction to the business, our main products & services, to the core technology of our solutions: genuine PTR-MS with TRU-E/N... more
Using chemistry to unlock the difference between cold- and hot-brew coffee  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Cold brew may be the hottest trend in coffee-making, but not much is known about how this process alters the chemical characteristics of the beverage. Now,... more
3-D reconstructions of individual nanoparticles  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What do you see in the picture above? Merely a precisely-drawn three-dimensional picture of nanoparticles? Far more than that, nanotechnologists will say, due to a new study published in the journal Science. Whether a material catalyzes chemical reactions... more
Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The same basic tools that allow computers to function are now being used to control life at the molecular level. The advances have implications for future medicines and synthetic biology. more
Molding molecular matter  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists used a focused beam of electrons to stitch platinum-silicon molecules into graphene, marking the first deliberate insertion of artificial molecules into a graphene host matrix. more
Using chemistry to unlock the difference between cold- and hot-brew coffee  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Cold brew may be the hottest trend in coffee-making, but not a lot is known about how this process alters the drink's chemical characteristics. Scientists now... more
New supramolecular copolymers driven by self-sorting of molecules  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers in Japan have succeeded in creating a new type of helicoidal supramolecular polymer. The process and mechanism of the generation of its structure were observed using atomic force microscopy (AFM); the... more
CAS releases new open access COVID-19 Antiviral Candidate Compounds Dataset  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society specializing in scientific information solutions, is partnering with research and technology organizations worldwide to tackle the complex challenges presented by... more
Regulatory pathway modulates infection-related morphogenesis and pathogenicity in insecticidal fungus  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Prof. WAMG Sibao from Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Prof. Wei Gang from CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational... more
Researchers unveil the universal properties of active turbulence  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Turbulent flows are chaotic yet feature universal statistical properties.Over the recent years, seemingly turbulent flows have been discovered in active fluids such as bacterial suspensions, epithelial cell monolayers, and mixtures of biopolymers... more
Electrically neutral radical: A strong chemical reducing agent when exposed to light  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A combined team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kent State University has discovered an electrically neutral radical... more
A map of reactions helps control molecular properties  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Chemical reactions are used to produce all kinds of important molecules such as drugs, agrochemicals and materials. more
Technique reveals how crystals form on surfaces  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The process of crystallization, in which atoms or molecules line up in orderly arrays like soldiers in formation, is the basis for many of the materials that define modern life, including the silicon in... more
Bacteria on nanowires convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to organic building blocks  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have developed a hybrid system combining bacteria and nanowires that can capture the energy of sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and... more
Inherited gene mutation can predispose children to SHH medulloblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, and the German Cancer Research Center have identified ELP1 as a novel predisposition gene in the SHH subgroup... more
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon... more
Remdesivir Has Therapeutic Potential against SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus, Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Two new papers published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy provide a summary of therapeutic compounds that... more
Physical force alone spurs gene expression, study reveals  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cells will ramp up gene expression in response to physical forces alone, a new study finds. Gene activation, the first step of protein production, starts less than one millisecond after a cell... more
Molecular targeting of FATP4 transporter for oral delivery of therapeutic peptide  Science Magazine · 3 days
Low oral bioavailability of peptide drugs has limited their application to parenteral administration, which suffers from poor patient compliance. Here, we show that molecular targeting of... more
A chemically unmodified agonistic DNA with growth factor functionality for in vivo therapeutic application  Science Magazine · 3 days
Although growth factors have great therapeutic potential because of their regenerative functions, they often have intrinsic drawbacks, such as low... more
Pretargeted delivery of PI3K/mTOR small-molecule inhibitor-loaded nanoparticles for treatment of non-Hodgkins lymphoma  Science Magazine · 3 days
Overactivation of the PI3K/mTOR signaling has been identified in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. BEZ235 is an effective dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor, but it was withdrawn from early-phase... more
A multifunctional surfactant catalyst inspired by hydrolases  Science Magazine · 3 days
The remarkable power of enzymes to undertake catalysis frequently stems from their grouping of multiple, complementary chemical units within close proximity around the enzyme active site. Motivated by this, we report here a bioinspired... more
MAP6 is an intraluminal protein that induces neuronal microtubules to coil  Science Magazine · 3 days
Neuronal activities depend heavily on microtubules, which shape neuronal processes and transport myriad molecules within them. Although constantly remodeled through growth and shrinkage events, neuronal microtubules... more
Chemistry education goes online  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With colleges and universities around the world shuttered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, chemistry teachers are navigating the shift to online learning. There are several factors to consider in this effort, from technology to accessibility. Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN),... more
FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling drugmakers to immediately pull a type of heartburn drug off the market due to contamination with a chemical that may... more
The discovery of new compounds for acting on the circadian clock  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The circadian clock controls a variety of biological phenomena that occur during the course of the day, such as sleeping and waking. Perturbation of the circadian... more
The candy-cola soda geyser experiment, at different altitudes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Dropping Mentos candies into a bottle of soda causes a foamy jet to erupt. Although science fair exhibitors can tell you that this geyser results from rapid degassing of the beverage induced... more
Thermo Fisher announces availability of AcroMetrix Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) RNA Control  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the availability of the Thermo Scientific AcroMetrix Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) RNA Control, its latest quality... more
An all-organic proton battery energized for sustainable energy storage  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sustainable energy storage is in great demand. Researchers at Uppsala University have therefore developed an all-organic proton battery that can be charged in a matter of seconds. The battery can... more
Newly-Discovered Gene Mutation Improves Cognitive Flexibility in Mice  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A team of U.S. researchers has discovered a genetic mutation that improves cognitive flexibility in mice. Electrical signals stimulate chemical... more
Scientists unravel a new mechanism that triggers cell death and inflammation  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Z-form nucleic acids are double-stranded DNA and RNA molecules with an unusual left-handed double helix structure, as opposed to the classical right-handed Watson-Crick double helix. Z-nucleic... more
Study provides insights into pain signaling mechanism in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Fast communication between our brain cells - or neurotransmission as it is called - is hugely important for our brain to work properly. Some of the messengers involved... more
Fracking chemical may interfere with reproductive hormones in men  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine... more
Newly-Synthesized Peptide Could Disarm SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have chemically synthesized a new peptide (a short protein fragment) that can bind to part of... more
Nanocrystals will help detect methanol and other alcohols  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Skoltech scientists have developed highly sensitive sensors based on cobalt oxide nanoflakes which are capable of detecting various alcohols in the air. The new sensors can be used for both medical diagnostics... more
Success in synthesizing black phosphorus with a safe and high-yielding method toward artificial photosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A joint research group at Osaka City University and Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. have succeeded to synthesize black phosphorus... more
Scientists reveal photochemical rationale of SH(X)/H2S abundance ratios in interstellar medium  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Research group led by Prof. YUAN Kaijun and Prof. YANG Xueming from the Dalian Institue of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed... more
Health concerns over fracking chemical that may cause adverse effects in male sex hormones  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A study has found that fracking chemicals can interfere with male sex hormones and possibly cause adverse health effects. more
Fracking chemical may interfere with male sex hormone receptor  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to new research. more
Researchers discover molecule's unusual cell-killing mechanism  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Soon after Jake Eaton joined the lab of Stuart Schreiber at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in 2015, the postdoctoral researcher became intrigued by some wild theories being debated by his colleagues. The theories... more
Phage capsid against influenza: Perfectly fitting inhibitor prevents viral infection  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new approach brings the hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza and avian flu. On the basis of an empty and therefore non-infectious shell of... more
Researchers develop chemically modified phage capsid that “stifles” influenza viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new approach brings the hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza and avian flu: On the basis of an empty - and therefore non-infectious -... more
Oral apixaban as effective as dalteparin for treating blood clots in people with cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
For people with cancer, the oral blood thinner apixaban is at least as effective as dalteparin, a low molecular weight... more
Artificial Intelligence Identifies Potential Anti-COVID-19 Drugs  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Scientists from Gero Pte. Ltd., Singapore, have used a deep neural network to search for host-target acting antivirals among experimental and approved drugs with... more
Unique structural fluctuations at ice surface promote autoionization of water molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Hydrated protons at the surface of water ice are of fundamental importance in a variety of physicochemical phenomena on earth and in the universe. Hydrated protons... more
A chemical embrace from the perfect host  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An industrial process that currently consumes vast amounts of energy in petrochemical plants around the globe could be replaced by an alternative process so efficient that it requires no heating or elevated pressure. more
Team develops new wastewater treatment process  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Globally, there is a growing concern regarding the presence of trace emerging contaminants such as retinoids and oestrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in aquatic environments. Retinoids such as retinoic acids and their metabolites, which are the... more
Unique structural fluctuations at ice surface promote autoionization of water molecules  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Water ice is one of the most abundant solid substances in nature and hydrated protons on ice surfaces critically influence physical and chemical properties of ice.... more
“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases  MIT · 6 days
Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection. more
Runny honey, furry spinach and shiny apples: Surprising facts about your food  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Spending a lot more time in your house doesn't have to make you any less curious about the world around you. Just look inside... more
Manipulating noble metal aerogels by reductant chemistry  nanowerk · 6 days
One of the key issues that is holding back widespread applications of noble metal aerogels is a lack of understanding of the underlying structure-performance correlations. Presumably, this is caused by an insufficient understanding of... more
Bricks can act as 'cameras' for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed a technique for determining the historical location and distribution of radioactive materials, such as weapons grade plutonium. The technique may allow... more
Scientists create triple-threat genetic toolkit for producing eco-friendly chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have developed a triad of innovative tools to engineer low-pH-tolerant yeast Issatchenkia orientalis for production of valuable bioproducts from renewable biomass. more
Scientists electrify aluminum to speed up important process  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have found a way in the laboratory to shorten the time it takes to create a key chemical used to synthesize a variety of medications, fertilizers and other important substances. The... more
Chemical boundary engineering: A new route toward lean, ultrastrong yet ductile steels  Science Magazine · 1 week
For decades, grain boundary engineering has proven to be one of the most effective approaches for tailoring the mechanical properties of metallic materials, although... more
Atomic-scale insights into the interfacial instability of superlubricity in hydrogenated amorphous carbon films  Science Magazine · 1 week
The origin of instability or even disappearance of the superlubricity state in hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) film in the presence of oxygen... more
Scientists create model to measure how cells sense their surroundings  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Our body's ability to detect disease, foreign material, and the location of food sources and toxins is all determined by a cocktail of chemicals that surround our cells,... more
A new battery chemistry promises safer high-voltage lithium-ion batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For the first time, researchers who explore the physical and chemical properties of electrical energy storage have found a new way to improve lithium-ion batteries. They successfully increased not only... more
Dietary components decrease cadmium bioavailability in rice  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A recent research paper published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry describes an alternative strategy to reduce cadmium (Cd) exposure. more
An experimental peptide could block Covid-19  MIT · 1 week
MIT chemists are testing a protein fragment that may inhibit coronaviruses’ ability to enter human lung cells. more
New approach shows promise as a treatment for chemo-resistant ovarian cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have made a discovery about the behavior of ovarian cancer cells that could lead to a new treatment approach. more
Scientists identify microbe that could help degrade polyurethane-based plastics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One of the most widely used oil-based plastics, polyurethane, is particularly hard to recycle or destroy safely. It also releases toxic chemicals into landfills. However, some microorganisms are capable of... more
Scientists uncover key molecular mechanism underlying different aspects of sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that kills millions annually; it is poorly understood and has no specific treatment. more
SLAC structural biologist discovers a strange cavity in key tuberculosis protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a strange new feature of a protein that’s thought to be important in the... more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  nanowerk · 1 week
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
A new battery chemistry promises safer high-voltage lithium-ion batteries  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers develop a cyclic phosphate-based battery electrolyte for high voltage and safe operation. more
Just add salt to enhance the spatial resolution of single-molecule Raman spectroscopy  nanowerk · 1 week
A thin substrate of sodium chloride aids the spectroscopic resolution of single-molecule vibrations. more
Roscovitine enhances nuclear enrichment of traditionally cytoplasmic signaling molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 12 reported that using the HL-60 human non-APL AML model where ATRA causes nuclear enrichment of c-Raf that drives differentiation/G0-arrest, the research team now observe that... more
Upgrading biomass with selective surface-modified catalysts  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists demonstrated how the conversion of a plant derivative into fuels and other valuable chemicals can be achieved by loading single atoms of platinum onto titanium dioxide. more
Quantum effect triggers unusual material expansion  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research may bring a whole new class of chemical elements into a materials science balancing act for designing alloys for aviation and other applications. more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Experimental heart disease drug may treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Most ovarian cancer starts in fallopian tubes. Then it sloughs from its site of origin and floats around in fluid until finding new sites of attachment. It's not easy for... more
Ultrahigh-field 67Zn NMR reveals short-range disorder in zeolitic imidazolate framework glasses  Science Magazine · 1 week
The structure of melt-quenched zeolitic imidazole framework (ZIF) glasses can provide insights into their glass-formation mechanism. We directly detected short-range disorder in ZIF glasses using ultrahigh-field... more
Frequency-comb spectroscopy on pure quantum states of a single molecular ion  Science Magazine · 1 week
Spectroscopy is a powerful tool for studying molecules and is commonly performed on large thermal molecular ensembles that are perturbed by motional shifts and interactions with... more
Scientists electrify aluminum to speed up important process  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Earth's own evolution used as guide to hunt exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cornell astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. more
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