Chemistry
Crossing the great divide between model studies and applied reactors in catalysis  nanowerk · 2 hours
Controlled pulses of chemicals over a wide pressure range can link fundamental studies to practical performance, informing catalyst design. more
Targeting CCR5 trafficking to inhibit HIV-1 infection  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Using a cell-based assay monitoring differential protein transport in the secretory pathway coupled to high-content screening, we have identified three molecules that specifically reduce the delivery of the major co-receptor for HIV-1, CCR5, to... more
Low-temperature synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Titans surface ices and on airless bodies  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Titan’s equatorial dunes represent the most monumental surface structures in our Solar System, but the chemical composition of their dark... more
[Research Articles] Astrocyte molecular signatures in Huntingtons disease  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Astrocytes are implicated in neurodegenerative disorders and may contribute to striatal neuron loss or dysfunction in Huntington’s disease (HD). Here, we assessed striatal astrocyte gene and protein signatures in two HD mouse... more
Computational 'match game' identifies potential antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Computational biologists have devised a software tool that can play a high-speed 'Match Game' to identify bioactive molecules and the microbial genes that produce them so they can be evaluated as possible antibiotics and other therapeutic... more
Could young blood hold secrets to longer, healthier life?  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together old and young mice so they shared a circulatory system. Youthful blood seemingly rejuvenated... more
In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity. Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend... more
Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
For the first time, astronomers have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. At three locations in the disk around a young star called HD 163296, gas is flowing like... more
New marker for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A new study of tumor samples from people with the rare genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has uncovered novel molecular clues about which tumors are most likely to be... more
Scientists discover method to create and trap trions at room temperature  nanowerk · 5 hours
Scientists chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions -- quasi-particles potentially useful in bioimaging, chemical sensing and quantum computing. more
Newly identified compounds could help give fire ants their sting  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world. These invasive pests have painful stings that, in... more
Distribution of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
New method allows scientists to create a quantitative map of radioactive cesium-rich microparticle distribution in soils collected around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). This could help... more
How hunger makes food tastier: A neural circuit in the hypothalamus  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Using optogenetic and chemogenetic techniques, researchers have identified brain circuits underlying hunger-induced changes in the preferences for sweet and aversive tastes in mice. These circuits involved... more
Creating and trapping trions at room temperature  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
A team chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions at room temperature. Trions are quasi particles that can potentially carry more information than electrons in applications from bioimaging to chemical sensing and... more
Computational 'match game' identifies potential antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a software tool that can play a high-speed "Match Game" to identify bioactive molecules and the microbial genes that produce them so they can be evaluated as possible... more
Researchers develop a procedure and a cheap, fast and eco-friendly device capable of detecting bitter almonds  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Alicante University's Analytical Atomic Spectrometry research group led by Analytical Chemistry Professor Juan Mora Pastor, has... more
Airborne chemicals instantly identified using new technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Scientists have developed a device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. more
Researchers develop machine learning tool to refine personalized immunotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and... more
Distribution and origin of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A large quantity of radioactivity was released into the environment during the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. The released radioactivity included small, poorly soluble, cesium-rich microparticles.... more
New DNA 'clock' could help measure development in young children  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Scientists have developed a molecular 'clock' that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. more
Radioactive chlorine from nuclear bomb tests still present in Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Antarctica's ice sheets are still releasing radioactive chlorine from marine nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s, a new study finds. This suggests regions in Antarctica store and vent... more
From ribbon to scroll: Gaining shape control by electrostatics  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
New insights into how the molecular organization of charged molecules can be regulated to transform large-scale structures from ribbons to scroll-like cochleate structures could inform future drug-delivery strategies. more
Glowing particles in the blood may help diagnose and monitor brain cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A chemical that has improved surgeries for brain cancer by making tumor cells fluorescent may also help doctors safely diagnose the disease and monitor... more
Bullies may come and go, but the 'molecular memory' of being a target lingers  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Life at the bottom of the social ladder may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility can't undo, according... more
Calcium batteries: New electrolytes, enhanced properties  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. This lab-scale technology has the potential for replacing lithium-ion technology in future energy storage systems. Using the electrolytes available, however, it has been... more
Non-invasive tape strips can be used in children to assess atopic dermatitis on the molecular level  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
In a study using non-invasive tape strips in young children with eczema (or atopic dermatitis), researchers... more
New initiative aims to use artificial intelligence to identify early drug candidates  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Insilico Medicine, in collaboration with ChemDiv, Inc., launched a drug discovery initiative that aims to use the power of artificial intelligence for screening chemistry... more
Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods  MNT · 22 hours
A new mouse study identifies a specific bacterium that lives in our gut and breaks down harmful chemicals from processed foods into harmless byproducts. more
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods  MNT · 1 day
A new mouse study identifies a specific bacterium that lives in our gut and breaks down harmful chemicals from processed foods into... more
New molecular "clock" could help monitor life-altering development disorders in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists have developed a molecular "clock" that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development... more
Discovered: Unknown yellow colors from antiquity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Antique artefacts have been studied by chemists, revealing a hitherto unknown use of yellow in Ancient Egypt. more
Scientists develop more accurate method to find good targets for cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to... more
Machine learning tool refines personalized immunotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and orchestrate the immune response to tumors and infectious agents. more
Finnish study offers new information about molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have discovered new changes in blood samples associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new international study was conducted on disease-discordant Finnish twin pairs: one sibling suffering... more
Airborne chemicals instantly identified using new technology  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. more
Chemists create self-assembling material with suite of new properties  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Chemists have created a new material that self-assembles into 2D networks in a predictable and reproducible manner. They have successfully synthesized a complex material by design -- paving the way... more
Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists use the plasmonic properties of gold nanoparticles to amplify light from molecules triggered by electrochemiluminescence. The work could help researchers analyze the active surfaces of catalysts and other materials at the nanoscale. more
Controlling the charge state of organic molecule quantum dots in a 2D nanoarray  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have fabricated a self-assembled, carbon-based nanofilm where the charge state (ie, electronically neutral or positive) can be controlled at the level... more
Chemists create self-assembling material with suite of new properties  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Chemists from have created a new material that self-assembles into 2-D networks in a predictable and reproducible manner. The material has a suite of new properties, which means it may... more
Nobel-winning lithium-ion batteries powering space  ESA · 1 day
ESA’s space power experts congratulate the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their invention of lithium-ion batteries. These energy-dense, long-lasting and rechargeable batteries... more
Floating magnetic microrobots for fiber functionalization  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Minimally invasive surgery is increasingly used to target small lesions and a growing demand exists for miniaturized medical tools. These include microcatheters, articulated micro-forceps or tweezers to sense and actuate during precision surgery. The accurate integration... more
Giving ATLAS a boost  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The outer realms of the periodic table, where stable, long-lived isotopes give way to radioactive ions, offer nuclear scientists a unique glimpse into the structure of nuclei and a better understanding of how the different elements in our universe came... more
Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Rice University scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle. more
Mitochondria work much like Tesla battery packs, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For years, scientists assumed that mitochondria—the energy-generating centers of living cells—worked much like household batteries, generating energy from a chemical reaction inside a single chamber or cell. Now, UCLA researchers... more
Metal-organic framework based technology instantly identifies airborne chemicals  nanowerk · 2 days
The new prototype device is portable and suitable for rapid deployment by agencies to identify airborne hazards, such as from tiny gas molecules like sulphur dioxide. It can also identify larger compound... more
Rapid and sensitive tracking of fat molecules in the body  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Fats have earned a bad name as the source of all that is wrong with our hearts and blood vessels, not to mention our appearance. The dysfunctional handling... more
Ludwig scientists develop robust method to refine personalized cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which... more
Prestigious journal rejects paper about chemical attack in Syria after backlash  Science Magazine · 2 days
Science and Global Security editors decide not to publish study that cast doubt on Syrian government's responsibility more
Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle. more
Cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial electrolyzer... more
Scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Through a new scanning transmission electron microscopy method, researchers are able to observe electron distribution between atoms and molecules and uncover clues to the origins of ferroelectricity, the capacity of... more
How mucus tames microbes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study from MIT reveals glycans, branched sugar molecules found in mucus, can prevent bacteria from communicating with each other and forming infectious biofilms, effectively rendering the microbes harmless. more
Scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new scanning transmission electron microscopy method that enables visualization of the electric charge density of materials at sub-angstrom resolution. more
Unlocking the biochemical treasure chest within microbes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Secondary metabolites—the compounds produced by microbes to mediate internal and external messaging, self-defense, and chemical warfare—are the basis for hundreds of invaluable agricultural, industrial, and medical products. And given the increasing pace of discovery... more
Study reveals how mucus tames microbes  MIT · 2 days
Specialized sugar molecules called glycans can disarm opportunistic pathogens and prevent infection. more
Converting absorbed photons by 2-oxocarboxylic acids into highly reactive singlet oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Kentucky found that when aqueous solutions with pyruvic acid, a 2-oxocarboxylic acid, were exposed to light, the generated triplet excited state... more
Taking 2-D materials to the MAX  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Discovered by researchers at Drexel University as electrodes for energy applications, MXenes have become a research focus for KAUST. Husam Alshareef and his team specialize in creating nanomaterials for electronic and energy applications. They turn them... more
Femtogenix announces efficacy, toxicity data of new DNA-binding ADC payload molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Femtogenix Ltd, a UK biotechnology company developing the next generation of DNA-interactive Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) payloads, today announced data verifying the favorable toxicity profile and... more
Controlling the charge state of organic molecule quantum dots in a 2-D nanoarray  nanowerk · 2 days
Molecular self-assembly on a metal results in high-density 2D organic (carbon-based) quantum dot array with electric-field-controllable charge state. more
Controlling the charge state of organic molecule quantum dots in a 2-D nanoarray  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A Monash University experimental study has fabricated a self-assembled, carbon-based nanofilm where the charge state (ie, electronically neutral or positive) can be... more
Under the sea: Study reveals secret building blocks of northern algae  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research from U of T 's Mississauga and Scarborough campuses reveals fascinating secrets about the complex structure of a marine organism found around the globe.... more
Popcorn packaging contains high levels of toxic chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Many chemicals used at home and in various industries use per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Several studies have traced these substances in materials used for packaging foods, such as microwavable bags and... more
Medical News Today: What are neurotransmitters?  MNT · 4 days
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here. more
What are neurotransmitters?  MNT · 4 days
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here. more
New study explores the chemistry and alarming history of fast-acting insecticide  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society explores the chemistry as well as the complicated and alarming history of DFDT, a fast-acting... more
Family of crop viruses at the molecular level  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. more
Soft nanocomposite electroadhesives for digital micro- and nanotransfer printing  Science Magazine · 5 days
Automated handling of microscale objects is essential for manufacturing of next-generation electronic systems. Yet, mechanical pick-and-place technologies cannot manipulate smaller objects whose surface forces dominate over gravity, and emerging microtransfer... more
Allosteric pathway selection in templated assembly  Science Magazine · 5 days
Assembling large numbers of molecular building blocks into functional nanostructures is no trivial task. It relies on guiding building blocks through complex energy landscapes shaped by synergistic and antagonistic supramolecular interactions. In nature, the use of... more
Fast-acting German insecticide lost in the aftermath of WWII  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study explores the chemistry as well as the complicated and alarming history of DFDT, a fast-acting insecticide. more
Researchers rediscover fast-acting German insecticide lost in the aftermath of WWII  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society explores the chemistry as well as the complicated and alarming history of DFDT, a fast-acting... more
Family of crop viruses revealed at high resolution for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. more
€7.6 million ERC Synergy grant to support research on molecular mechanisms of viral infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The interdisciplinary team wants to investigate the molecular mechanisms of viral infection, which will contribute to fundamental knowledge about cellular... more
Physics: An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have explored the initial consequences of the interaction of light with molecules on the surface of nanoscopic aerosols. more
Liquid metals the secret ingredients to nanotechnology-enabled metallurgy  nanowerk · 5 days
Chemical engineers shine a light on the mysterious world of liquid metals and their role as catalysts to speed up chemical processes using low amounts of energy. more
The structure of master growth regulator  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of Whitehead Institute scientists has for the first time revealed the molecular structure of a critical growth regulator bound to its partner proteins, creating a fine-grained view of how they interact to sense nutrient... more
New material captures carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new material that can selectively capture carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University, along with colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Jiangsu Normal... more
Research identifies chemical mechanism that shows how iron in soils can immobilize arsenic  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have discovered the mechanism to "switch on" iron residing in clay mineral structures, leading to the understanding of... more
Unlocking cedar's hidden potential against pests  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Trained as an entomologist, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemist Fred Eller still has a soft place in his heart for insect-related research. When he noticed ants climbing up the pole of his backyard hummingbird feeder to... more
Saving heather will help to save our wild bees  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study published today in the journal Current Biology from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Royal Holloway, University of London, has discovered that a natural nectar chemical in... more
An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Our lives are governed by submicroscopic processes in the nanocosmos. Indeed many natural phenomena begin with a minuscule shift in the states of atoms or molecules, triggered by radiation. One... more
Medical News Today: Study links home cooked meals with fewer harmful chemicals  MNT · 6 days
New research suggests that people who eat more homemade meals tend to have lower levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in their blood. more
Medical News Today: Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries  MNT · 6 days
A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis. more
Scientists are decoding the genetic mechanisms of aging  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The discovery in the 1990s that a mutation in a single gene of an experimental worm could double its lifespan set off a stampede of research on the molecular biology of aging... more
Fossilized dinosaur proteins, and making a fridge from rubber bands  Science Magazine · 6 days
Have you ever tried to scrub off the dark, tarlike residue on a grill? That tough stuff is made up of polymers—basically just byproducts of cooking—and it is... more
Water + air + electricity = hydrogen peroxide  nanowerk · 6 days
The novel electrosynthesis process uses an oxidized carbon nanoparticle-based catalyst and could enable point-of-use production of pure hydrogen peroxide solutions, eliminating the need to transport the concentrated chemical, which is hazardous. more
Researchers show how food estrogen migrates through the placenta  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The human fetus is considered to be particularly sensitive to environmental contaminants. A team led by Benedikt Warth from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna and Tina... more
Study: Human Milk Contains Powerful Antimicrobial Compound  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Human breast milk contains many known antimicrobial and immunomodulatory molecules, including immunoglobulins, antimicrobial peptides, and fatty acids. In a study published today... more
Direct electrosynthesis of pure aqueous H2O2 solutions up to 20% by weight using a solid electrolyte  Science Magazine · 6 days
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) synthesis generally requires substantial postreaction purification. Here, we report a direct electrosynthesis strategy... more
Synergistic sorbent separation for one-step ethylene purification from a four-component mixture  Science Magazine · 6 days
Purification of ethylene (C2H4), the largest-volume product of the chemical industry, currently involves energy-intensive processes such as chemisorption (CO2 removal), catalytic hydrogenation (C2H2 conversion), and cryogenic... more
New tool visualizes nature's benefits worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. Wild bees buzz through farms, pollinating vegetables as they go. Nearby, wetlands might remove chemicals from the farm's runoff, protecting a community drinking water... more
How chlamydia takes up new DNA from host  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Molecular biologists have pinpointed a gene that allows chlamydia to take up DNA from its host environment. more
Stable radicals can solve unconventional problems in modern science and technology  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Verdazyl radicals are stable molecules that are part of a variety of organic substances. You can literally sense, touch, and see them. More importantly, they can... more
New electrolyte stops rapid performance decline of next-generation lithium battery  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have designed and tested a new electrolyte composition that could greatly accelerate the adoption of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. more
Experimental vaccine offers long-term protection against Ebola  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists show, on the molecular level, how an experimental vaccine offers long-term protection against the disease. more
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