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One-molecule thick coating to help improve disease and drug testing

July 10, 2019

A new breakthrough has the potential to improve sensors used to test for diseases and detect doping in…
These nano-bugs eat CO2 and make eco-friendly fuel

June 12, 2019

By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells, the researchers were able to create…
Isotope detection: Big results come from small instrument

October 17, 2018

A new kid is coming to town in the form of an ultra-sensitive, laser-based, carbon-14 spectrometer that will…
Antibiotics killer’s structure revealed by X-ray laser experiments

October 2, 2018

First experiments at Europe’s new X-ray laser reveal unknown structure of antibiotics killer. DESY-led international collaboration obtains first…
International team makes rare discovery of new fatty acids

August 29, 2018

Named for the sites of the two leading institutions, Nebraskanic acid and Wuhanic acid make up nearly half…
Size matters: if you are a bubble of volcanic gas

August 7, 2018

The chemical composition of gases emitted from volcanoes – which are used to monitor changes in volcanic activity…
The Shape in Water: First Nanometer-Scale Measurements of the Folded Structure of Biomolecules in Liquids

July 24, 2018

NIST-developed method could provide new insights into Alzheimer’s and other diseases. Tinkering with a method they helped develop…
Separate But Together: Ultrathin Membrane Both Isolates and Couples Living and Non-Living Catalysts

June 27, 2018

Berkeley Lab innovation paves the way for scaling up biohybrid systems to synthesize fuels, chemicals. Bioelectrochemical systems combine…
How the Food We Eat Affects Biochemical Signals in the Gut

June 8, 2018

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – For years, researchers have studied how the body’s microbiome impacts virtually every aspect of…
Cellular Valve Structure Opens Up Potential Novel Therapies

May 16, 2018

Biochemists at the University of Zurich have determined the detailed structure of a volume-regulated chloride channel. This cellular…
In Pursuit of Perfect Chemistry: A Vision for Unifying Catalysis

April 18, 2018

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley researchers say hybrid approach could lead to next-generation catalysts In a 2016 study, Berkeley…
Scaffolding mehod allows biochemists to see proteins in remarkable detail

April 12, 2018

UCLA biochemists have achieved a first in biology: viewing at near-atomic detail the smallest protein ever seen by…
Neutrons reveal promising properties of novel antioxidant polymer

February 28, 2018

Many natural and synthetic antioxidants help defend the body against oxidative stress—a biochemical imbalance that can damage cells…
New Interaction Mechanism of Proteins Discovered

February 21, 2018

UZH researchers have discovered a previously unknown way in which proteins interact with one another and cells organize…
UCLA scientists develop low-cost way to build gene sequences

February 13, 2018

A new technique pioneered by UCLA researchers could enable scientists in any typical biochemistry laboratory to make their…
Study of salts in water causing stir

February 3, 2018

New insight into science that seems, on its surface, exceedingly simple — what happens when you add salt…
A new ‘atmospheric disequilibrium’ could help detect life on other planets

January 29, 2018

As NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and other new giant telescopes come online they will need novel strategies…
How to build better silk

November 9, 2017

Reconstituted silk can be several times stronger than the natural fiber and made in different forms. When it…
Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes digest pollutants

June 29, 2017

Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in…
Detecting early onset of metastatic disease using FAST disc

February 7, 2017

A new research, affiliated with UNIST has been highlighted on the front cover of the January 2017 issue…
Glycocluster design could lead to targeted drug delivery

December 4, 2016

A team led by researchers at the RIKEN Biofunctional Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory in Japan has developed a way…
Scientists Bring Silicon to Life through Directed Evolution

November 30, 2016

Up until now, forging silicon-carbon bonds in molecules has only been possible through chemical engineering, as they do…
New study uses cutting-edge miniature photography to unravel how vitamin A enters cells

September 2, 2016

Using technology similar to smartphone cameras, University of Maryland School of Medicine biologists uncover never-before-seen details Using a…
How Mechanical Force Triggers Blood Clotting at the Molecular Scale

August 20, 2016

Using a unique single-molecule force measurement tool, a research team has developed a clearer understanding of how platelets…
Another brick in the molecule

August 9, 2016

Chemical engineers and chemists from Rice University and China’s Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics have made something so…
Self-assembling protein icosahedral shell designed

June 22, 2016

The same 20-sided solid that was morphed into geodesic domes in the past century may be the shape…
Tarantula toxins converted to painkillers

March 1, 2016

When venom from animals such as spiders, snakes or cone snails is injected via a bite or harpoon,…
New flow battery offers lower-cost energy storage

December 21, 2015

Energy storage system owners could see significant savings from a new flow battery technology that is projected to…
HyPer-Tau Provides Spatially-resolved Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing in Cells

December 4, 2015

By attaching a hydrogen peroxide reporter protein to cellular microtubule structures, researchers have developed the first sensor able…
Australian start-up turns superfood into superbug fighter

December 1, 2015

Australian start-up Kayban has developed the world’s first anti-microbial healthcare range made from organic flaxseed oil following a…
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