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    Phys.org: Chemistry

    • newProgramming DNA to deliver cancer drugs

      Programming DNA to deliver cancer drugs

      DNA has an important job—it tells your cells which proteins to make. Now, a research team at the University of Delaware has developed technology to program strands of DNA into switches that turn proteins on and off.
      - 3 hours ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:41pm -
    • newModified biomaterials self-assemble on temperature cues

      Modified biomaterials self-assemble on temperature cues

      Biomedical engineers from Duke University have demonstrated a new approach to making self-assembled biomaterials that relies on protein modifications and temperature. The hybrid approach allows researchers to control self-assembly more precisely, whi…
      - 3 hours ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:36pm -
    • newTiny implants for cells are functional in vivo

      Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo

      For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of living zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers…
      - 6 hours ago, 19 Mar 18, 10:34am -
    • newStudy suggests helium plays a 'nanny' role in forming stable chemical compounds under high pressure

      Study suggests helium plays a 'nanny' role in forming stable chemical compounds under high pressure

      Helium, the second lightest element in the universe, has a variety of uses, from keeping balloons afloat to cooling superconducting magnets.
      - 8 hours ago, 19 Mar 18, 8:13am -
    • newIdentifying 'designer' drugs taken by overdose patients

      Identifying 'designer' drugs taken by overdose patients

      Drug overdoses are taking a huge toll on public health, with potent synthetic drugs posing a particular threat. Medical professionals are scrambling to meet the growing demand for emergency room treatment, but they're hampered by the lack of a quick…
      - 11 hours ago, 19 Mar 18, 5:27am -
    • newProgress toward a new flu treatment, thanks to a small tweak

      Progress toward a new flu treatment, thanks to a small tweak

      This year's unexpectedly aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still not 100 percent effective. Researchers report that a tweak to a small-molecule drug show…
      - 11 hours ago, 19 Mar 18, 5:23am -
    • The Swiss army knife of smoke screens

      The Swiss army knife of smoke screens

      Setting off smoke bombs is more than good fun on the Fourth of July. The military uses smoke grenades in dangerous situations to provide cover for people and tanks on the move. But the smoke arms race is on. Increasingly, sensors can now go beyond th…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Mar 18, 5:37am -
    • Living sensor can potentially prevent environmental disasters from fuel spills
      The Colonial Pipeline, which carries fuel from Texas to New York, ruptured last fall, dumping a quarter-million gallons of gas in rural Alabama. By the time the leak was detected during routine inspection, vapors from released gasoline were so strong…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Mar 18, 5:37am -
    • Scientists mimic neural tissue

      Scientists mimic neural tissue

      U.S. Army-funded researchers at Brandeis University have discovered a process for engineering next-generation soft materials with embedded chemical networks that mimic the behavior of neural tissue. The breakthrough material may lead to autonomous so…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 11:04am -
    • Near-infrared photoactivatable oxygenation catalysts of amyloid peptide

      Near-infrared photoactivatable oxygenation catalysts of amyloid peptide

      A new, biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst that can selectively oxygenate and degrade the pathogenic aggregation of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) under near-infrared (NIR) light irradiation has been developed. The cata…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:20am -

    Scientific American: Chemistry

    The Guardian: Chemistry

    • Why treating your depression is like learning your times tables | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
      We can say with certainty that antidepressants are effective drugs. But don’t be disheartened if they’re not for youIn my first year of university, just after I had been prescribed fluoxetine for depression, I had an argument about it with a clos…
      - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 18, 1:00am -
    • Kenneth Seddon obituary
      Pioneer of ‘green chemistry’ through his groundbreaking research into ionic liquidsKenneth Seddon, who has died aged 67 after suffering from cancer, was a pioneering chemist and acknowledged leader of “green chemistry”. He led the growth of r…
      - 24 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 1:40pm -
    • Are we poisoning our children with plastic?
      The chemical BPA is widely added to food and drink packaging, and more than 80% of teenagers have it in their bodies. But how dangerous is it?Can exposure to plastics harm your health? It’s a question currently being explored by researchers after a…
      - 29 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:00am -
    • The Beautiful Cure by Daniel M Davis review – how our immune system has shaped world history
      A terrific book by a consummate storyteller and scientific expert considers the past and future of the body’s ability to fight disease and heal itselfNature wants to destroy you. Evolution has been driven by aggressive forces in which organisms wil…
      - 47 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 6:00am -
    • Tetrodotoxin: the poison behind the Japanese pufferfish scare
      The accidental sale of potentially deadly fugu in Japan has sparked a health scare – and the same poison is now found in European speciesGamagori city in Japan was put on alert this week after toxic fish went on sale in a local supermarket. Pufferf…
      - 61 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 8:28am -
    • Breakthrough brings non-addictive opioid alternatives a step closer
      Key discovery around brain’s receptor proteins could help develop painkiller substitutes, raising hopes of an eventual end to global opioid addiction crisisThe prospect of a non-addictive alternatives to morphine and other opioids has moved a step…
      - 74 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
    • We need to talk about Rudolph: sex, drugs and aerodynamic reindeer
      Ever since Rudolph first starred in a 1939 story, we’ve been getting him all wrong. Or should I say her? Let’s look at the science behind the world’s favourite reindeerIt is coming up to Santa’s busy time. Last minute preparations are being m…
      - 89 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 2:00am -
    • End of the smashed phone screen? Self-healing glass discovered by accident
      New type of polymer glass that can mend itself when pressed together is in development by University of Tokyo after a student discovered itJapanese researchers say they have developed a new type of glass that can heal itself from cracks and breaks.Gl…
      - 91 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 6:17am -
    • Cheap fizz or luxury champagne: can you hear the difference?
      The sound of bubbles forming in a glass of fizz might reveal their size – often linked to quality – but choice of receptacle also plays a part, research suggestsWith the bubbly flowing freely over the festive period, you may well wonder if you ar…
      - 5 Dec 17, 8:00am -
    • Kidney disease patients should keep taking their medicines | Letters
      Diet alone is not usually enough to reduce chemicals like potassium or phosphate that can build up in your body, so medicines to help do this are important, writes Fiona Loud, director of policy at Kidney Care UKWe are concerned that the headline on…
      - 1 Dec 17, 1:56pm -

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