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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Feb. 10, 2016 — A clever means of localizing and confining enzymes and the substrate molecules they bind with has been presented by researchers, speeding up reactions essential for life ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — A new study sheds light on unique property of 2-D materials -- ability to shield chemical interactions at the molecular level. Discovery of shielding effect allows scientists to control reactivity of ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — Cells are not uniform spheres; they generally come in a variety of disparate shapes. In the broadest sense, this variation in shapes is known as cell polarity, and it is an essential property for a ... read more

New Material Substantially Reduces Nitrogen from Diesel

Feb. 2, 2016 — The Mexican Oil Institute (IMP) developed a catalyst adsorbent material that removes 80 percent of organic compounds from hydrocarbon charges before starting the process of hydrodesulfurization ... read more

Cling-on Warriors: Sandcastle Worms Serve as Inspiration for a New Type of Underwater Adhesive

Feb. 2, 2016 — An interdisciplinary group of researchers has made strides in the development of an underwater adhesive that has the potential for a variety of biomedical and non-biological ... read more

Bio-Inspired Biomimetics Can Outperform Natural Coenzymes

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have developed a range of synthetic biomimetic compounds to replace the relatively expensive natural NADH and NADPH coenzymes in enzymatic conversions of industrial relevance. They show ... read more

New Type of Nanowires, Built With Natural Gas Heating

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new simple, cost-effective approach that may open up an effective way to make other metallic/semiconducting nanomaterials. According to the research team, this method is simple, reproducible, ... read more

Jan. 30, 2016 — A new simple, cost-effective approach that may open up an effective way to make other metallic/semiconducting ... read more

Innovative Molecule Helps Palladium Catalyst Create Complex Compounds

Jan. 28, 2016 — Innovative molecule helps palladium catalyst create complex ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — In the production of margarine, millions of tons of unsaturated fatty acids are converted from vegetable oils using hydrogen. While searching for improved catalysts for these so-called hydrogenation ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Low concentrations of serum albumin proteins have the ability to bind one-to-one to gold nanoparticles and, upon unfolding, prompt them to aggregate, according to scientists. The finding may be ... read more

Harnessing the Oxidizing Power of Air

Jan. 28, 2016 — Researchers report the catalysis of a highly specific chemical reaction where oxygen from the air is one ingredient and the other, an organic molecule, is selectively 'oxidized'. A simple ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have shown that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers is possible by controlled chain and crystallite orientation. These pioneering ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A research team at Umeå University in Sweden has showed, for the first time, that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers is possible by controlled chain and ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — A cost-effective catalyst material has been produced for fuel cells using a new preparation process which researchers analyzed in detail. It consists of iron-nitrogen complexes embedded in tiny ... read more

Creating 'Greener' Wrinkle-Resistant Cotton Fabric

Jan. 27, 2016 — Ironing is a tedious chore, but wearing crumpled clothing is unprofessional. That's why 'wrinkle-resistant' garments have become so popular. But the current methods for making these ... read more

New Fluorescent Nanomaterials Whose Inspiration Was Taken from Plant Antenna Systems

Jan. 26, 2016 — One of the biggest temptations facing a scientist is to try and reproduce natural phenomena which are so fascinating given their effectiveness and perfection. Scientists have now designed a set of ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have re-engineered a fluorescent probe into a powerful optogenetic photosensitizer that can be used to manipulate cells. The technology could help researchers better understand the role ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new catalyst that paves the way for low-cost, large-scale ... read more

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