Thiols are sulfur containing molecules found in most proteins of the human body Characterized by their 'garlicky' smell they also give coffee sweat and the spray of skunks their unique odor Because they are so ... - Read More
A new use for glass is being developed by researchers in Penn State's Materials Research Institute that could make future hybrid electric and plug in electric vehicles more affordable and reliable Thin and flexible glass ... - Read More
The interior of a living cell is a crowded place with proteins and other macromolecules packed tightly together A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon University has approximated this molecular crowding in an artificial cellular ... - Read More
Introductory chemistry students learn that oil and water repel each other So do other hydrophobic substances which carry no electric charge and hydrophilic substances which carry an electric charge that allows them to mix with ... - Read More
A new way of detecting and visualizing fingerprints from crime scenes using colour changing fluorescent films could lead to higher confidence identifications from latent hidden fingerprints on knives guns bullet casings and other metal surfaces ... - Read More
For protein based drugs such as insulin to be taken orally rather than injected bioengineers need to find a way to shuttle them safely through the stomach to the small intestine where they can be ... - Read More
Researchers from McGill University RIKEN The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research Wako Japan and the Institute for Molecular Science Okazaki Japan have discovered a way to make the widely used chemical process of hydrogenation ... - Read More
Released 6 27 2013 10 40 AM EDTSource Newsroom McGill University more news from this source Researchers discover way to use iron as catalyst for widely used chemical process replacing heavy metals Jun 27 2013 ... - Read More
Tiny implants to monitor bodily functions or to provide insulin or any other drug based on immediate need would be an advancement in personalized medicine but a problem inherent in implants is the tendency of ... - Read More
Researchers working to design new materials that are durable lightweight and environmentally sustainable are increasingly looking to natural composites such as bone for inspiration Bone is strong and tough because its two constituent materials soft ... - Read More
As spring warms up Wisconsin humans aren't the only ones tending their gardens At the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Bacteriology colonies of leaf cutter ants cultivate thriving communities of fungi and bacteria using ... - Read More
Sandia National Laboratories researchers want airports border checkpoints and others to detect homemade explosives made with hydrogen peroxide without nabbing people whose toothpaste happens to contain peroxide That's part of the challenge faced in developing ... - Read More
New research shows that exposing polymer molecular sieve membranes to ultraviolet UV irradiation in the presence of oxygen produces highly permeable and selective membranes for more efficient molecular level separation an essential process in everything ... - Read More
Think about windows coated with transparent film that absorbs harmful ultraviolet sunrays and uses them to generate electricity Consider a water filtration membrane that blocks viruses and other microorganisms from water or an electric car ... - Read More
Today's technological innovation enables smartphone users to diagnose serious diseases such as diabetes or lung cancer quickly and effectively by simply breathing into a small gadget a nanofiber breathing sensor mounted on the phones Il ... - Read More
Nanotechnologies require a detailed knowledge of the molecular state For instance it is useful to know when and how a generic polymer a long chain of polymers chain of beads knots The study of molecular ... - Read More
Structural biologists from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine BCM have captured the first three dimensional crystalline snapshot of a critical but fleeting process that takes place thousands of times per second in each ... - Read More
A new version of solar cells created by laboratories at Rice and Pennsylvania State universities could open the door to research on a new class of solar energy devices The photovoltaic devices created in a ... - Read More
Nanostructures that assemble themselves from polymer molecules could prove to be useful tools in chemistry and industry However it is difficult to develop structurally robust self assembling materials because they are often adversely affected by ... - Read More
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