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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

An Unexpected Finding: Rare Iodine Polymer Discovery Is Key to Starch-Iodine Mystery

Aug. 18, 2016 — In the pursuit of a new class of photovoltaic materials, researchers happened upon an entirely different discovery that addresses a centuries-old mystery of chemistry: Why does an iodine solution ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have proposed a graphene-based spaser that can 'sniff out' a single molecule, which could be used to detect even small amounts of various substances, including ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — A graduate student has devised an ingenious way to make tiny knotted and interlocked chemical structures that have been impossible for chemists to fabricate until ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Graphene nanoribbons twist and bend like DNA or proteins in a solution and their rigidity can be tuned, making them potentially useful for biomimetic applications, according to ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Fatty acids found on the surface of water droplets react with sunlight to form organic molecules, a new study reports, essentially uncovering a previously unknown form of ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Depending on their applications, quantum dots need to be tailored in terms of their structure and properties. Chemists have shown that quantum dots obtained by their novel method can be successfully ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — Scientists have developed a process that could lead to stickier -- and better -- gene therapy drugs. The drugs, called antisense DNA, are made from short, single strands of synthetic ... read more

Simplified Approach to Drug Development With Upsalite

Aug. 10, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have revealed the nanostructure of the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite and pore size control was achieved without organic templates or swelling agents. By ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — The upconversion of photons allows for a more efficient use of light: Two photons are converted into a single photon having higher energy. Researchers now showed for the first time that the inner ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Using a unique combination of advanced computational methods, chemical engineers have demystified some of the complex catalytic chemistry in fuel cells -- an advance that brings cost-effective fuel ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Normally, individual molecules of genetic material repel each other. However, when space is limited DNA molecules must be packed together more tightly. This case arises in sperm, cell nuclei and the ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Researchers have taken a different approach to studying the conformations of larger proteins. By slowly pulling apart a protein called Protein S, they discovered a previously unknown stable ... read more

New Class of Artificial Proteins Created

Aug. 9, 2016 — Researchers report that they have developed a new class of artificial proteins. In the long term, the results could lead to better treatment of cancer and ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Synthetic biology is an emerging and rapidly evolving engineering discipline. Now scientists have engineered a chemically switchable version of the light-driven proton pump proteorhodopsin -- an ... read more

Towards a Better Screen

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers have designed more than 1,000 new blue-light emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that could dramatically improve displays for televisions, phones, tablets and ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. Now, a surprising discovery reveals that MOFs also exist in nature -- albeit in the form of ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Scientists have developed an oxygen-assisted aluminum/carbon dioxide power cell that uses electrochemical reactions to both sequester the carbon dioxide and produce ... read more

Catalysis Research Could Aid Drug Development

Aug. 4, 2016 — Products like pharmaceuticals have to be synthesized to have molecules of only one 'handedness' to match the structure of biomolecules in human proteins. Catalysts currently used to ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new technique gives biofuel-producing microbes the upper hand against unwanted invaders. The development could reduce the cost and environmental impact of producing liquid biofuels and biochemicals ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Researchers have developed a computer model that will aid in the design of nanocarriers, microscopic structures used to guide drugs to their targets in the body. The model better accounts for how the ... read more

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