Chemistry
New bandage soaks up pro-healing molecule to improve bone repair  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Researchers at Duke University have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural... more
Molecular subtyping of bladder tumors outperformed by standard pathology tests  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
While trying to develop a comparatively easy, inexpensive way to give physicians and their patients with bladder cancer a better idea of likely outcome and best treatment options,... more
Unearthing the mystery of the meaning of Easter Island's Moai  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Based on a 5-year excavation of two Moai found within the Easter Island quarry called Rano Raraku, the Easter Island Statue Project released the first definitive study to... more
Mitochondria are the 'canary in the coal mine' for cellular stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Mitochondria, tiny structures present in most cells, are known for their energy-generating machinery. Now, researchers have discovered a new function of mitochondria: they set off molecular... more
Mitochondria are the 'canary in the coal mine' for cellular stress  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Mitochondria, tiny structures present in most cells, are known for their energy-generating machinery. Now, Salk researchers have discovered a new function of mitochondria: they set off... more
How two experimental Alzheimer's drugs reverse aging  MNT · 1 day
New research in mice reveals the molecular and genetic mechanisms through which two Alzheimer's drug candidates can reverse aging in general. more
Standard pathology tests outperform molecular subtyping in bladder cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
While trying to develop a comparatively easy, inexpensive way to give physicians and their patients with bladder cancer a better idea of likely outcome and best treatment options, scientists found... more
Nanoscience breakthrough: Probing particles smaller than a billionth of a meter  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists developed a new methodology that allows researchers to assess the chemical composition and structure of metallic particles with a diameter of only 0.5 to 2... more
Barrels of ancient Antarctic air aim to track history of rare gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An Antarctic field campaign last winter led by the US and Australia has successfully extracted some of the largest samples of air dating from... more
Topology-dependent anomalous dynamics of ring and linear DNA are sensitive to cytoskeleton crosslinking  Science Magazine · 2 days
Cytoskeletal crowding plays a key role in the diffusion of DNA molecules through the cell, acting as a barrier to effective intracellular... more
Ordered colloidal clusters constructed by nanocrystals with valence for efficient CO2 photoreduction  Science Magazine · 2 days
The ability to construct discrete colloidal clusters (CCs) as complex as molecular clusters is limited due to the lack of available colloidal building blocks... more
Direct imaging of short-range order and its impact on deformation in Ti-6Al  Science Magazine · 2 days
Chemical short-range order (SRO) within a nominally single-phase solid solution is known to affect the mechanical properties of alloys. While SRO has been indirectly... more
Nanoscience breakthrough: Probing particles smaller than a billionth of a meter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a new methodology that allows researchers to assess the chemical composition and structure of metallic particles... more
Bone bandage soaks up pro-healing biochemical to accelerate repair  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have engineered a patch or bandage that captures a pro-healing molecule called adenosine that briefly surges at the site of a bone break or fracture to accelerate and improve... more
Medical News Today: How two experimental Alzheimer's drugs reverse aging  MNT · 2 days
New research in mice reveals the molecular and genetic mechanisms through which two Alzheimer's drug candidates can reverse aging in general. more
Bone bandage soaks up pro-healing biochemical to accelerate repair  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at Duke University have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural healing process. more
Colliding molecules and antiparticles  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Antiparticles—subatomic particles that have exactly opposite properties to those that make up everyday matter—may seem like a concept out of science fiction, but they are real, and the study of matter-antimatter interactions has important medical and technological applications. Marcos Barp... more
Protein injections in medicine  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Pathogens can use a range of toxins to damage their host organism. Bacteria, such as those responsible for causing the deadly Plague, use a special injection mechanism to deliver their poisonous contents into the host cell. Stefan Raunser, Director at... more
Scientists develop a way to increase winter wheat yield by 46-60%  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Agricultural chemists from RUDN University have developed a new way to deal with cleavers, a weed that is the main enemy of winter wheat crops. They... more
Scientists explain why some molecules spontaneously arrange themselves into five slices of nanoscale pie  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Materials formed on vanishingly small scales are being used in medicine, electronics, manufacturing and a host of other applications. But... more
A nano-sized slice of pie (w/video)  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists explain why some molecules spontaneously arrange themselves into five slices of nanoscale pie. more
Slippery when wet: How does lubrication work?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a recent paper in Science Advances, researchers from the University of Amsterdam present new experimental insight into how lubrication works. They have developed a new method using fluorescent molecules to directly observe nanometric... more
Barrels of ancient Antarctic air aim to track history of rare gas  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ancient air samples from one of Antarctica's snowiest ice core sites may add a new molecule to the record of changes to Earth's atmosphere... more
Deadly 'superbugs' destroyed by molecular drills  nanowerk · 2 days
Motorized molecules activated by light target and drill through highly antibiotic resistant bacteria and kill them within minutes. The molecules can open bacteria to attack by drugs they previously resisted. The strategy could be applied to... more
Baltic blooms  ESA · 2 days
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the green algae blooms swirling around the Baltic Sea.'Algae bloom' is the term used to describe the rapid multiplying of phytoplankton – microscopic marine... more
Caution is advised in interpreting the findings on radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroidism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Caution is advised in interpreting the findings of the recent JAMA Internal Medicine publication1 on radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid patients and cancer mortality. more
'Forever chemicals' remain in the human body for decades and don’t break down  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
They’re called “forever chemicals” because once they enter the human body, they remain there for decades. more
Research could pave way for regenerative TBI-IV therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes- "cargo" molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain- can minimize or... more
Sweet potato can warn neighbors of insect attacks  Science Magazine · 2 days
Breeding potatoes that produce chemical compound could provide an all-natural pest defense more
Deadly 'superbugs' destroyed by molecular drills  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Molecular drills have gained the ability to target and destroy deadly bacteria that have evolved resistance to nearly all antibiotics. In some cases, the drills make the antibiotics effective once again. more
Tiny quantum sensors watch materials transform under pressure  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Since their invention more than 60 years ago, diamond anvil cells have made it possible for scientists to recreate extreme phenomena—such as the crushing pressures deep inside the Earth's mantle—or to enable... more
Molecular drills target and destroy deadly superbugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Molecular drills have gained the ability to target and destroy deadly bacteria that have evolved resistance to nearly all antibiotics. In some cases, the drills make the antibiotics effective once again. more
Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Studying radiation chemistry and electronic structure of materials at scales smaller than nanometers, scientists prepared samples of clay in ultra-thin layers. Working at the TRIUMF particle accelerator, they... more
To the brain, straight from the vein: IV treatment for TBI  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A team of researchers has found that neural exosomes -- 'cargo' molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain -- can minimize or... more
Deadly 'superbugs' destroyed by molecular drills  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Motorized molecules activated by light target and drill through highly antibiotic resistant bacteria and kill them within minutes. The molecules can open bacteria to attack by drugs they previously resisted. The strategy could be applied to... more
Sensory coding mechanisms revealed by optical tagging of physiologically defined neuronal types  Science Magazine · 3 days
Neural circuit analysis relies on having molecular markers for specific cell types. However, for a cell type identified only by its circuit function, the... more
Imaging stress and magnetism at high pressures using a nanoscale quantum sensor  Science Magazine · 3 days
Pressure alters the physical, chemical, and electronic properties of matter. The diamond anvil cell enables tabletop experiments to investigate a diverse landscape of high-pressure... more
Depletion of microbiome-derived molecules in the host using Clostridium genetics  Science Magazine · 3 days
The gut microbiota produce hundreds of molecules that are present at high concentrations in the host circulation. Unraveling the contribution of each molecule to host biology remains difficult.... more
Geneticists identify small molecules that are potential indicators for disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers identified hundreds of metabolites that might serve as intermediates to translate variation in the genome to variation in complex traits. Findings could someday facilitate early or more... more
Tropical flower offers potential new route for treating pancreatic cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An international team of scientists have made drug-like molecules inspired by a chemical found in a tropical flower, that they hope could in the future help to treat... more
Medical News Today: Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's  MNT · 3 days
New research in mice and flies suggests that failure to transport molecules that break down proteins in neurons may lead to neurodegenerative... more
Chemists' calculations may advance cancer prediction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When do cancer-prone cells turn into full-blown cancer? A Rice University scientist and his colleague believe there's a way to know. more
Chemists' calculations may advance cancer prediction  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A computational study by chemists showed the dynamics of tumor formation don't necessarily correlate with clinical data on lifetime cancer risks. It suggests biomarkers may someday be able to help predict when mutations in cells will... more
Biologist develops new model for analyzing photosynthesis in vivo  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A RUDN University biologist has developed a model for the analysis of photosynthesis in vivo. This method calculates the absorption coefficient of light by chlorophyll based on its reflectivity. Analysis... more
Fundamental discoveries for future nanotools: Chemists distinguish multiple weak forces  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The process of building a tiny cube has revealed some of the fundamental mysteries of how molecules bind together in natural environments. Researchers hope to apply this knowledge... more
Slippery when wet: how does lubrication work?  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have developed a new method using fluorescent molecules to directly observe nanometric lubrication films with a sensitivity of a single molecular layer. more
Forensic chemist proposes sweat testing strip as breathalyzer replacement  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Forensic chemist Jan Halámek once again has found an innovative use for human sweat—this time to keep drunk drivers off the road. more
Fundamental discoveries for future nanotools: Chemists distinguish multiple weak forces  nanowerk · 3 days
The process of building a tiny cube has revealed some of the fundamental mysteries of how molecules bind together in natural environments. Researchers hope to apply this knowledge... more
Scientists harvest energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells  nanowerk · 3 days
By replicating biological machinery with non-biological components, scientists have found ways to create artificial cells that accomplish a key biological function of converting light into chemical energy. more
Flipping the script on novel cancer therapy leads to insights into lupus  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In the last decade, scientists discovered that blocking a key regulator of the immune system helped unleash the body's natural defenses against several forms... more
Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's  MNT · 3 days
New research in mice and flies suggests that failure to transport molecules that break down proteins in neurons may lead to neurodegenerative diseases. more
Gut disease and gene analysis networks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Gut diseases are difficult to diagnose in many cases, and their underlying dysfunction is hard to understand in many cases. Now, a new study published in the journal Molecular Omics promises to uncover a better insight... more
Pathways toward post-petrochemistry  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Ethylene, or ethene, is a primary feedstock for the chemical industry, including as a starting material for the production of a wide variety of plastics. Scientists have now introduced a new electrochemical technique for selective and energy-efficient production of ethylene... more
Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Chemistry researchers have uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global climate change. more
New material design tops carbon-capture from wet flue gases  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Chemical engineers have designed a material that can capture carbon dioxide from wet flue gasses better than current commercial materials. more
Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
By measuring the chemistry of fossilized seashells collected in Antarctica, researchers discovered that Earth was already experiencing carbon cycle instability before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. more
Chemical found in tropical flower could help to treat deadly pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
An international team of scientists led by the University of Bath have made drug-like molecules inspired by a chemical found in a tropical flower,... more
Rising CO2 drives divergence in water use efficiency of evergreen and deciduous plants  Science Magazine · 4 days
Intrinsic water use efficiency (iWUE), defined as the ratio of photosynthesis to stomatal conductance, is a key variable in plant physiology and... more
Identification of the hyaluronic acid pathway as a therapeutic target for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy  Science Magazine · 4 days
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is linked to epigenetic derepression of the germline/embryonic transcription factor DUX4 in skeletal muscle. However, the... more
Congress to halt military use of toxic foam contaminating drinking water  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Congress has reached a deal on a spending bill that would require the military to stop using firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals linked to cancer, but... more
Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
If you use a vacuum-insulated thermos to help keep your coffee hot, you may know it's a good insulator because heat energy has a hard time moving through... more
Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating... more
Scientists convert plastics into useful chemicals using sunlight  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Chemists have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight. more
Electroreduction of carbon monoxide for the highly selective production of ethylene  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ethylene, or ethene, is a primary feedstock for the chemical industry, including as a starting material for the production of a wide variety of plastics. In... more
There's a new squid in town  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers in OIST's Molecular Genetics Unit, in collaboration with a researcher from Australia, have identified a new species of bobtail squid inhabiting Okinawa's waters -- dubbed Euprymna brenneri. The scientists' findings, published in Communications Biology, highlight... more
Nano-sized vesicles released by bacteria may protect against HIV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Nano-sized vesicles released by certain bacteria that inhabit the vagina may protect against HIV infection, suggests a study of human cells and tissues by researchers at the National... more
Antibiotic resistance and cancer: six surprising places scientists are looking for new drugs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists recently announced the discovery of a novel antibiotic produced by bacteria living inside a nematode (roundworm). Although this molecule needs further... more
Scientists develop molecular sensor that can emit light in more colours than ever before  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physicists at the University of Alberta have created a molecular colourant that can emit light in a wider range of... more
Scientists convert plastics into useful chemicals using sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight. more
Bruker launches Luxendo TruLive3D Imager light-sheet imaging system  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
At the 2019 joint meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology and European Molecular Biology Organization, Bruker today announced the launch of the Luxendo TruLive3D Imager light-sheet imaging system. more
Quick and simple method for identifying illicit drugs in powdered mixtures  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The composition of suspicious powders that may contain illicit drugs can be analyzed using a quick and simple method called magneto-Archimedes levitation, according to a new... more
Second stellar population found in Milky Way's thick disk  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study on the kinematics and chemical composition of a sample of stars in the vicinity of the sun, led by Dr. Daniela Carollo, researcher of the Italian National... more
How sharp is that sniffer? Newly patented Army invention trains, tests working dogs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A U.S. Army researcher has scored a patent for inventing a new tool for training dogs to detect chemical compounds. more
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments collaborates with NMU to support medicinal plant chemistry program  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Northern Michigan University have partnered to establish the Shimadzu Analytical Core Laboratory for Medicinal Plant Sciences. more
Water common - yet scarce - in exoplanets  nanowerk · 4 days
The most extensive survey of atmospheric chemical compositions of exoplanets to date has revealed trends that challenge current theories of planet formation and has implications for the search for water in the... more
Water common—yet scarce—in exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The most extensive survey of atmospheric chemical compositions of exoplanets to date has revealed trends that challenge current theories of planet formation and has implications for the search for water in the solar system and beyond. more
One-third of recent global methane increase comes from tropical Africa  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Concentrations of methane, a greenhouse gas about 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide, have risen steadily in Earth's atmosphere since 2007. Although several potential explanations, including an... more
Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, including improved cardiometabolic health, improved blood chemistry and reduced risk for diabetes, new research conducted in part at Texas State University indicates. more
Alzheimer's drug candidates reverse broader aging, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells. Now, researchers have shown how these compounds can... more
Toxicologists find toxic chemicals from LCDs in nearly half of household dust samples  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Chemicals commonly used in smartphone, television, and computer displays were found to be potentially toxic and present in nearly half of dozens... more
Combination regimen shows promising results in preclinical models of triple negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Tumor volume in a preclinical model of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) was reduced four times more when an experimental polo-like kinase... more
Scientists are designing accelerators that one day could help clean the environment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It's been 30 years since a pilot project in Miami-Dade County found that blasting wastewater with electrons could clean it up, removing all kinds... more
Porous polymers show remarkable stability at high pressure  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Umeå physicists in collaboration with the Technical University of Dresden and Chalmers University are the first to show high stability of the porous nanomaterial COF-1. The study is published in Angewandte Chemie,... more
The role of superstructure in first-cycle voltage loss in lithium-ion batteries  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded for the development of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Akira Yoshino created the first commercially viable lithium-ion battery in 1985,... more
Studying the wake of reflected shockwaves reveals the cascade of chemical reactions involved in combustion  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The hot, sometimes high-pressure, yet smooth conditions behind reflected shockwaves are the ideal environment for studying the chemical... more
Immunotherapy more effective than chemotherapy for children, young adults with relapsed B-ALL  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
New findings from a clinical trial show that treatment with the immunotherapy drug blinatumomab is superior to standard chemotherapy for children and young adults... more
Watching a drug in action: Precise action anti-cancer drugs in the cell clarified  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists from Utrecht University have applied advanced microscopy to visualize the activity of the widely used drug Taxol. Taxol is often used... more
Bayer targets climate-neutral business by 2030  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer said Tuesday it aims to become "climate-neutral" by 2030, slashing or compensating all of its greenhouse gas emissions. more
New function for plant enzyme could lead to green chemistry  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could inspire the design of new chemical catalysts. The enzyme catalyzes, or initiates, one of the cornerstone... more
Pairing chemotherapy azacitidine with enasidenib boosts complete remission in AML patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A multi-institutional, Phase II study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that pairing standard chemotherapy azacitidine (AZA) with a drug called... more
Innovative experimental therapy may stop growth of triple-negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Mount Sinai researchers have designed an innovative experimental therapy that may be able to stop the growth of triple-negative breast cancer, the deadliest type of breast cancer, which... more
Researchers design experimental therapy to stop growth of triple-negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Mount Sinai researchers have designed an innovative experimental therapy that may be able to stop the growth of triple-negative breast cancer, the deadliest type of breast... more
Research shows how high levels of blood fat induce inflammation and organ damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Viral and bacterial infections are not the only causes of inflammation of body tissue. It has been known for some time that... more
Green hydrogen: Research to enhance efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen is obtained from water by applying electric... more
A tech jewel: Converting graphene into diamond film  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Can two layers of the "king of the wonder materials," i.e. graphene, be linked and converted to the thinnest diamond-like material, the "king of the crystals?" Researchers of the Center for Multidimensional... more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have discovered that the viscosity of solutions of electrically charged polymers dissolved in water is influenced by a quantum effect. This tiny quantum effect influences the way... more
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