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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

Single-Step Hydrogen Peroxide Production Could Be Cleaner, More Efficient

May 24, 2016 — Chemical and biological engineers have uncovered new insight into how the compound hydrogen peroxide decomposes. This advance could inform efficient and cost-effective single-step strategies for ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Scientists have designed an optically active nanosized supercrystal whose novel architecture can help separate organic molecules, thus considerably facilitating the technology of drug ... read more

Power Up When the Temperature Is Down

May 20, 2016 — Chemists have developed a new synthesis method for organic radical batteries that are re-chargeable and continue to function at below-freezing temperatures. The specific model has greater voltage ... read more

Calcium Channels Team Up to Activate Excitable Cells

May 18, 2016 — Voltage-gated calcium channels open in unison, rather than independently, to allow calcium ions into and activate excitable cells such as neurons and muscle cells, researchers have ... read more

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

May 18, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks. The ... read more

Bending Hot Molecules

May 18, 2016 — Hot molecules are found in extreme environments such as the edges of fusion reactors. For simulations that e.g. help to understand the physics of planetary atmospheres, it is crucial to know how ... read more

May 17, 2016 — DNA-based straight and branched polymers or nanomaterials that can be created and dissolved using biocompatible methods are now possible thanks to the work of biomedical ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have used computer modeling to design carbon dioxide binding materials so that they retain a low viscosity after sponging up carbon dioxide, based on a surprise they found in their ... read more

Technique Improves Efficacy of Fuel Cells

May 16, 2016 — Fuel cells, which generate electricity from chemical reactions without harmful emissions, have the potential to power everything from cars to portable electronics, and could be cleaner and more ... read more

May 16, 2016 — By accelerating the formation of the oxygen-oxygen bond in water oxidation, newly developed ruthenium catalysts could drive the reaction needed to efficiently store solar energy in the chemical bonds ... read more

Laser Pulses: Conductors for Protons

May 13, 2016 — Scientists have managed to manipulate the positions of atoms in hydrocarbon molecules using ultrashort laser ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. A group of researchers hope to develop the pieces of that puzzle to create a clearer picture ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Scientists have uncovered the secret of the 'Mona Lisa of chemical reactions' -- in a bacterium that lives at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. It is hoped the discovery could lead to the ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Bioengineers have converted a protein pathway found in freshwater photosynthetic bacteria into the first engineered transcriptional regulatory tool that is activated exclusively by UV-violet light. ... read more

Performing Cellular Surgery With a Laser-Powered Nanoblade

May 10, 2016 — To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but researchers describe a ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Researchers recently used non-contact atomic force microscopy to look at simple chemical reactions with atomic resolution, confirming what chemists have heretofore only inferred from spectroscopy. ... read more

May 10, 2016 — A nanoparticle commonly used in food, cosmetics, sunscreen and other products can have subtle effects on the activity of genes expressing enzymes that address oxidative stress inside two types of ... read more

Catalytic Nanocages: Hollow and Filled With Potential

May 6, 2016 — Catalytic nanocages, which are tiny, open structures with reactive surfaces that could boost key chemical processes, are notoriously difficult to synthesize. Scientists recently succeeded in a new ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Every process that sustains life is carried out by proteins, but understanding how these complex molecules do their jobs depends on learning the arrangement of their atoms -- and how this structure ... read more

May 5, 2016 — An international team has uncovered the regulation of a system that allows a globally abundant bacterium to efficiently capture sunlight and perform ... read more

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