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July 4, 2015

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July 4, 2015

'Invisible' Protein Structure Explains the Power of Enzymes

July 3, 2015 — A research group has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Making carbon-carbon bonds continues to be an important strategy to synthesize useful pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and organic materials. Chemists have now expanded the scope of a Nobel ... read more

June 23, 2015 — The development of new methods for the chemical synthesis of proteins is highly significant to access a range of proteins inaccessible by conventional approaches. Chemists have succeeded in the first ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Engineers have demonstrated a bacterial method for the low-cost, environmentally friendly synthesis of aqueous soluble quantum dot nanocrystals at room ... read more

June 22, 2015 — The Nobel Prize winner Roderick MacKinnon suggested that ion channels (the pores on the cell membrane that regulate the exchange of ions between the inside and outside of cells) were like rigid tubes ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Using X-rays, scientists measured the ultrafast response of DNA nucleobases to UV light. They found that the UV excited state in the nucleobase thymine decays rapidly, harmlessly dissipating the ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Scientists for the first time tracked ultrafast structural changes, captured in quadrillionths-of-a-second steps, as ring-shaped gas molecules burst open and unraveled. Ring-shaped molecules are ... read more

Chemistry: Simplistic Beauty of a Free Radical

June 19, 2015 — Scientists experimented with nitric oxide, a highly stable molecule of supreme importance in science. NO is highly reactive and a free radical, meaning a single, unpaired electron is present in its ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Scientists have developed an ultra-thin, super-strong membrane to filter liquids and gases, with the potential to cut energy consumption in ... read more

Five New Calcium Carbides: Unique Reducers and New Hydrocarbon Synthesis Methods

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have used computer simulation to predict the existence of five completely new compounds of carbon and calcium with varied chemical and physical properties, obtaining two of them by ... read more

Researchers Develop Pioneering New Method to Map Enzyme Activity

June 17, 2015 — A new discovery could have wide-reaching implications for the creation of manufactured goods, biofuels and therapeutic drugs, investigators report. By labelling certain segments of an enzyme with ... read more

June 17, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have shown that a dissociation pathway called roaming radical dynamics is a possibility for not just simple, single molecule reactions but more complex, multiple ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers report the first detailed characterization of the hydration structure of carbonic dioxide gas as it dissolves in water to form carbonic acid. Though carbonic acid exists for only a ... read more

Softly Does It to Solve Our Nuclear Waste Problem

June 16, 2015 — Driven by the need to find ways of separating, recycling and reducing nuclear waste, chemists are developing our understanding of how uranium interacts with elements from around the periodic table to ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Efficiently turning sunlight into storable fuels requires catalysts that convert a maximum amount of solar energy into fuel. A lack of standardized analytic conditions and methods has made ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Scientists have observed, in metals for the first time, transient excitons – the primary response of free electrons to light. Detecting excitons in metals could provide clues on how light is turned ... read more

Buckle Up for Fast Ionic Conduction

June 15, 2015 — Material engineers found that the performance of ion-conducting ceramic membranes that are so important in industry depends largely on their strain and buckling profiles. For the first time, ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers on three continents have discovered that functionalized carbon nanotubes, when ground together, react and unzip into nanoribbons. The all solid-state process suggests that nanostructures ... read more

June 15, 2015 — A new method of converting squalene, which is produced by microalgae, to gasoline or jet fuel, has been developed. This study is part of a research project that attempts to make use of oil-producing ... read more

New, Robust and Inexpensive Technique for Protein Analysis in Tissues

June 12, 2015 — A new technique to study proteins, which does not require advanced equipment, specialized labs or expensive reagents, has been developed. The technique could be further developed to be used in point ... read more

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