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Catalyst in a teacup: New approach to chemical reduction

Reduction, Catalyst, Chemical reduction
Taking their inspiration from nature scientists at the University of New South Wales have developed a new method for carrying out chemical reduction an industrial process used to produce fuels and chemicals that are vital ... - Read More

Huge and widespread volcanic eruptions triggered the end-Triassic extinction

Earth, earth
More than 200 million years ago a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species marking the end of the Triassic period and the onset of the Jurassic This devastating event cleared the ... - Read More

Understanding the continuous corn yield penalty

As escalating corn prices have encouraged many farmers to switch to growing corn continuously they wonder why they have been seeing unusually high yield reductions over the past several years The University of Illinois conducted ... - Read More

Enzymes allow DNA to swap information with exotic molecules

molecules
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone resolved a longstanding puzzle permitting the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs into Ancient Greek Share This See Also Biochemistry Research Biotechnology Organic Chemistry Biochemistry RNA Protein folding Denaturation biochemistry Macromolecule ... - Read More

Los Alamos science sleuth on the trail of a Martian mystery

Science, Science
When it comes to examining the surface of rocks on Mars with a high powered laser five is a magic number for Los Alamos National Laboratory postdoctoral researcher Nina Lanza Share This See Also Nature ... - Read More

Global nitrogen availability consistent for past 500 years linked to carbon levels

Carbon, Nitrogen, nitrogen, carbon
A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the past 500 years Their work appears in the journal ... - Read More

Novel insights into the evolution of protein networks

Protein, Protein, protein
System wide networks of proteins are indispensable for organisms Function and evolution of these networks are among the most fascinating research questions in biology Bioinformatician Thomas Rattei University of Vienna and physicist Hernan Makse City ... - Read More

Molecular geometry, new field in the making

Molecular, molecular
Professor Deok Soo Kim of Hanyang University is working towards creating a new field called Molecular Geometry which provides geometrical solutions within the study of molecules Share This See Also Biochemistry Organic Chemistry Nanotechnology Mathematics ... - Read More

Researchers devise hidden dune filters to treat coastal stormwater runoff

to treat
When it rains untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters potentially endangering public health Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed low cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and ... - Read More

DNA catalysts do the work of protein enzymes

Illinois chemists have used DNA to do a protein's job creating opportunities for DNA to find work in more areas of biology chemistry and medicine than ever before Share This See Also Human Biology Genes ... - Read More

Mechanism of novel biological electron transfer revealed

biological
When researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by microbiologist Derek Lovley discovered that the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens conducts electricity very effectively along metallic like microbial nanowires they found physicists quite comfortable with the ... - Read More

Oxygen-poor 'boring' ocean challenged evolution of early life

Ocean, Ocean
A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California Riverside has filled in a billion year gap in our understanding of conditions in the early ocean during a critical time in the history ... - Read More

Cell on a chip reveals protein behavior: In the future, artifical cells may produce complex protein structures on demand

Protein, Protein, protein
For years scientists around the world have dreamed of building a complete functional artificial cell Though this vision is still a distant blur on the horizon many are making progress on various fronts Prof Roy ... - Read More

Intense terahertz pulses cause DNA damage but also induce DNA repair

Terahertz THz radiation a slice of the electromagnetic spectrum that occupies the middle ground between microwaves and infrared light is rapidly finding important uses in medical diagnostics security and scientific research As scientists and engineers ... - Read More

Large plastic bags in unique experiment to study ocean acidification

Ocean, Plastic, Plastic, Ocean
To study the effects of ocean acidification ten huge plastic containers called mesocosms are placed in the Gullmar Fjord in Sweden The project is unique mesocosms of this size have never been used for such ... - Read More

High-resolution endoscope as thin as a human hair

Light, Light
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much sought after instruments fourfold over existing designs The advance could lead to an era of needle thin minimally ... - Read More

Biodiesel algae: Starvation diets damage health

It may be better to tolerate lower oil content in algae grown for biodiesel to boost growth and overall productivity says research from the University of Sheffield Share This See Also Petroleum Organic Chemistry Oil ... - Read More

When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic

algae, algae
When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival according to a new study by scientists from North Carolina State ... - Read More

Biological wires carry electricity thanks to special amino acids

Slender bacterial nanowires require certain key amino acids in order to conduct electricity according to a study to be published in mBio® the online open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology on March ... - Read More

Watery Research Theme to Flow Through New Tokmakoff Lab

it’s just mind boggling ” Tokmakoff said Tucked into the many aspects of that problem is the molecular fine print how a protein recognizes and binds to its partner Many classes of proteins exhibit such ... - Read More
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