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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Synthetic Tooth Enamel May Lead to More Resilient Structures

Mar. 1, 2017 — Unavoidable vibrations, such as those on airplanes, cause rigid structures to age and crack, but researchers may have an answer for that -- design them more like tooth enamel, which could lead to ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — How do tumours grow? And how do bacteria transform harmless substances into medical agents? When biophysicists want to understand what is happening in living cells, they have to introduce fluorescent ... read more

How Protein Misfolding May Kickstart Chemical Evolution

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated a connection between abnormal protein folding and the potential to kickstart chemical ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A super-material that bends, shapes and focuses sound waves that pass through it has been invented by scientists, outlines a new ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery, say ... read more

New Polymer Additive Could Revolutionize Plastics Recycling

Feb. 24, 2017 — Only 2 percent of the 78 million tons of manufactured plastics are currently recycled into similar products because polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which account for two-thirds of the ... read more

Computing With Biochemical Circuits Made Easy

Feb. 23, 2017 — A software tool and a systematic wet-lab procedure proven in practice are an advance in the design and construction of circuits made of ... read more

New Laser Spectroscopy Technique to Understand Atomic and Nuclear Structure of Radioactive Atoms

Feb. 23, 2017 — An international collaboration with research groups from five countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and Russia – have applyied high-resolution laser ionization of radioactive atoms in a ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — A team of researchers argues that the nitrate anion can display a counterintuitive Lewis acidity. Their findings may serve as a (retrospective) guide to interpret data involving the chemical behavior ... read more

Scientists Discover How Essential Methane Catalyst Is Made

Feb. 22, 2017 — New ways to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane gas for energy use are a step closer after scientists discovered how bacteria make a component that facilitates the process. Recycling CO2 into ... read more

Uncertainty Perception Drives Public's Trust, Mistrust of Science

Feb. 22, 2017 — Many policies -- from medicine to terrorism -- depend on how the general public accepts and understands scientific evidence. People view different branches of sciences as having different amounts of ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in a host of environments like a busy airport or even a remote location in South America, may hold the key to detecting the dreaded ... read more

Superfluid Is Now Helping Brain Surgeons

Feb. 22, 2017 — A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — A new study reports that participants with multiple sclerosis who used tDCS while playing the cognitive training computer games designed to improve information processing abilities showed ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Tiny nanostraws that sample the contents of a cell without causing damage may improve our ability to understand cellular processes and lead to safer medical ... read more

MRI-Guided Laser Surgery Proving Effective for Some Epilepsy Patients

Feb. 21, 2017 — The MRI-guided laser ablation method is far less invasive and time-consuming than conventional surgery and has produced good results for people with medial temporal lobe epilepsy, report ... read more

Chemists Reveal Novel Biocatalysts for Bioactive Alkaloid Synthesis

Feb. 21, 2017 — Alkaloids are natural nitrogen-containing compounds produced by plants and microbes. These molecules, such as morphine and quinine, are important human medicines. Alkaloids are typically polycyclic ... read more

Engineers Overcome a Hurdle in Growing a Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial

Feb. 21, 2017 — Engineers have now produced an elusive diamond crystal structure that could revolutionize photonics. This has put them on the path to achieving a material that is the 'holy grail of directed ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Chemists predict a better future for these types of batteries, called redox flow batteries. Using a predictive model of molecules and their properties, the team has developed a charge-storing ... read more

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