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April 24, 2017

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Apr. 24, 2017 — Synthetic rubber and plastics -- used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products -- are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Cells in the brain’s master circadian clock synchronize voltage rhythms despite asynchronous calcium rhythms, which might explain how a tissue-wide rhythm is ... read more

Broad Advance from Chemists Dramatically Simplifies Olefin Synthesis

Apr. 19, 2017 — Chemists have discovered a new method that greatly simplifies, and in many cases enables for the first time, the making of a vast range of organic ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have created a new method to extract the static and dynamic structure of complex chemical systems. In this context, 'structure' doesn't just mean the 3-D arrangement of ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique that works rapidly to sort through ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — High performing lithium-ion batteries are a key component of laptops, smart phones, and electric vehicles. Currently, the anodes, or negative charged side of lithium ion batteries, are generally made ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Silky chocolate, a better medical drug, or solar panels all require the same thing: just the right crystals making up the material. Now, scientists trying to understand the paths crystals take as ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Photosynthesis requires a mechanism to produce large amounts of chemical energy without losing the oxidative power needed to break down water. A research team has clarified part of this mechanism, ... read more

Chemists Devise Simple Method for Making Sought-After Boronic Acid-Based Drugs and Other Products

Apr. 14, 2017 — A broad and strikingly easy method has been developed for synthesizing a class of molecules that have demonstrated value as ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — An eco-friendly method to synthesize DNA-copper nanoflowers with high load efficiencies, low cytotoxicity, and strong resistance against nucleases has been developed by ... read more

New Material Could Save Time and Money in Medical Imaging and Environmental Remediation

Apr. 14, 2017 — Chemists have developed a material that holds the key to cheap, fast and portable new sensors for a wide range of chemicals that right now cost government and industries large sums to ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — When water comes in for a landing on the common catalyst titanium oxide, it splits into hydroxyls just under half the time. Water's oxygen and hydrogen atoms shift back and forth between ... read more

Harnessing CRISPR for Rapid Detection of Viral and Bacterial Infection

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have created a version of CRISPR-Cas that can be used to diagnose infections, such as Zika and dengue, with a high level of ... read more

Nanotubes That Build Themselves

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have succeeded in producing nanotubes from a single building block using so-called molecular self-recognition. The tube can also change shape depending on the surrounding environment. The ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Genome mapping complements DNA sequencing, offering insight into huge, intact molecules between 150,000 and 1 million base pairs in length. Obtaining measurements of such large segments is not ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A new method by which proteins can be transported to a new location in a cell has been developed by researchers. The novel tool enables scientists to study the function of proteins depending on their ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — A nanoscale product of human cells that was once considered junk is now known to play an important role in intercellular communication and in many disease processes, including cancer metastasis. ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — What chemical processes in space could have created the building blocks of life is being researched by chemists. In their experiments, the scientists are simulating the conditions in space to ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Water is made of oxygen and hydrogen, and splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen for fuel is a promising path for alternative energy. One of the main obstacles to making hydrogen production a ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — A new catalytic system has been developed that enables highly stereoselective synthesis of amino acid derivatives. A slight structural change in this amino acid-derived organic catalyst leads to ... read more

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