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BPA may affect the developing brain by disrupting gene regulation

developing, BPA
Environmental exposure to bisphenol A BPA a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system according to a ... - Read More

Clues to climate cycles dug from south pole snow pit

Climate, climate
Particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events a team from the University of California San Diego and a colleague from France ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

Laser mastery narrows down sources of superconductivity

Laser, Laser
Identifying the mysterious mechanism underlying high temperature superconductivity HTS remains one of the most important and tantalizing puzzles in physics This remarkable phenomenon allows electric current to pass with perfect efficiency through materials chilled to ... - Read More

Watching molecules grow into microtubes

molecules
Sometimes the best discoveries come by accident Share This See Also Organic Chemistry Nature of Water Chemistry Materials Science Nanotechnology Biochemistry Nanorobotics Mechanical engineering Molecule Nanotechnology A team of researchers at Washington University in St ... - Read More

Creating next-generation materials able to operate in the toughest environments

Materials, materials
Loughborough University is leading a new £4.2 million research project to develop next generation materials able to operate in the most extreme environments Share This See Also Materials Science Civil Engineering Weapons Technology Engineering Physics ... - Read More

Tiny tweezers and their big influence on bustling proteins: Scientists investigate molecular 'clothespins'

Molecular, molecular
Tiny molecular tweezers have a remarkable impact on bustling proteins Three research groups from the University of Duisburg Essen UDE the Chemical Genomics Centre of the Max Planck Society in Dortmund and the Max Planck ... - Read More

When water speaks: Solvents make catalysts more efficient

Catalysts
Why certain catalyst materials work more efficiently when they are surrounded by water instead of a gas phase is unclear RUB chemists have now gleaned some initial answers from computer simulations They showed that water ... - Read More

Protein 'passport' helps nanoparticles get past immune system

System, Immune system
The body's immune system exists to identify and destroy foreign objects whether they are bacteria viruses flecks of dirt or splinters Unfortunately nanoparticles designed to deliver drugs and implanted devices like pacemakers or artificial joints ... - Read More

New way to probe Earth's deep interior proposed

Probe
Researchers from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique that might one day reveal in higher detail than ever before the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth ... - Read More

Explosives vapor detection technology: The new 'sniff test'

Sample
A quick accurate and highly sensitive process to reliably detect minute traces of explosives on luggage cargo or travelling passengers has been demonstrated by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The ... - Read More

Sunlight yields more efficient carbon dioxide to methanol model

Methanol
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are pioneering a new method for using carbon dioxide or CO2 to make liquid methanol fuel by using copper oxide nanowires and sunlight Share This See Also ... - Read More

Ancient 'Egyptian blue' pigment points to new telecommunications, security ink technology

A bright blue pigment used 5 000 years ago is giving modern scientists clues toward the development of new nanomaterials with potential uses in state of the art medical imaging devices remote controls for televisions ... - Read More

Cure for common hangover? 'Pill' mimics action of human liver in fighting alcohol intoxication

Enzyme, Enzyme, Engineering, Enzyme, enzyme
In a discovery that could promise a quick fix to the common hangover a team of researchers led by UCLA engineers has identified a method for speeding up the body's reaction to the consumption of ... - Read More

Molecules assemble in water, hint at origins of life

molecules
The base pairs that hold together two pieces of RNA the older cousin of DNA are some of the most important molecular interactions in living cells Many scientists believe that these base pairs were part ... - Read More

New therapeutics could accelerate wound healing

cells, cells
In before and after photos from advertisements for wound healing ointments bandages and antibiotic creams we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin Share This See Also Wounds ... - Read More

New taxonomy of platinum nanoclusters

Physicists have gained new insights into the inner intricacies of the structural variations of metallic nanoclusters This work by Luca Pavan Cono Di Paola and Francesca Baletto from King's College London UK is about to ... - Read More

Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production

In the search for renewable alternatives to gasoline heavy alcohols such as isobutanol are promising candidates Not only do they contain more energy than ethanol but they are also more compatible with existing gasoline based ... - Read More

Pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation

Pollution, Pollution
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More

Microbial biorefinery provides new insight into how bacteria regulate genes

Genes, Bacteria, Genes, bacteria
Digesting lignin a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch ... - Read More
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