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Congressional Briefing Warns of Dangers of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

To mark 25 years of research into chemicals that disrupt the body’s hormones the Endocrine Society will sponsor a Congressional briefing Sept 21 exploring the latest breakthroughs in the field The evidence is more definitive ... - Read More

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in living cells Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have now achieved this by applying the popular DNA editing technique CRISPR Cas9 to RNA The study is published March 17 in ... - Read More

UEA Scientists Pave Way for New Generation of Superbug Drugs

Released 18 Feb 2016 11 05 AM ESTEmbargo expired 22 Feb 2016 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of East Anglia Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature February ... - Read More

Humans settled, set fire to Madagascar's forests 1,000 years ago

There's no question that our species has had a dramatic impact on the planet's physical environment particularly over the last few centuries with the rise of modern industry transportation and infrastructure But as new research ... - Read More

A metal that behaves like water

Graphene is going to change the world or so we've been told Since its discovery a decade ago scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics ... - Read More

Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics

When you're on the go and your smartphone battery is low in the not so distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe An innovative energy harvesting and storage technology ... - Read More

Fluorescent biosensors light up high-throughput metabolic engineering

Synthetic biologists are learning to turn microbes and unicellular organisms into highly productive factories by re engineering their metabolism to produce valued commodities such as fine chemicals therapeutics and biofuels To speed up identification of ... - Read More

Researchers develop new, more-efficient selective oxidation catalyst

Since August 2012 Thomas Manz Chemical and Materials Engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University and Ph D student Bo Yang have worked to develop a new more efficient selective oxidation catalyst Our new ... - Read More

Doughnut-shaped holes of killer proteins observed for the first time

Spanish and German researchers have successfully seen for the first time the pores shaped like rings and crescent moons that the Bax protein perforates in mitochondrial membranes This advance has been achieved thanks to super ... - Read More

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Released 11 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Arizona State University Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature CommunicationsFeb 12 2016 Living systems rely on a dizzying variety ... - Read More

Secondary tropical forests absorb carbon at higher rate than old-growth forests

At the climate talks in Paris all attention was focused on how humanity can reduce climate change by reducing carbon emissions or by increasing carbon uptake Forests are an important carbon sink While most attention ... - Read More

Why not recycled concrete?

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles products made from recycled materials permeate our lives One notable exception is building materials Why can't we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material ... - Read More

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into 'green' products

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost effectively turn agricultural waste like corn stover and orange peels into a variety of useful products ranging ... - Read More

Researchers Create Synthetic Biopathway to Turn Agriculture Waste Into 'Green' Products

Released 8 Feb 2016 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature ... - Read More

Carbon Dioxide Captured From Air Converted Directly to Methanol Fuel for the First Time

Released 3 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Southern California USC Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of American Chemical SocietyFeb 6 2016 They're making ... - Read More

Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical Factories

a characteristic essential for future applications Aussignargues said “The engineered protein was also more stable than its natural counterpart which was a big surprise ” he said “You can treat it with things that normally ... - Read More

Graphene composite may keep wings ice-free

A thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy developed at Rice University has proven effective at melting ice on a helicopter blade The coating by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour may be an ... - Read More

New Ceramic Firefighting Foam Becomes Stronger When Temperature Increases

Released 14 Dec 2015 1 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom ITMO University Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ACS Applied Materials & amp InterfacesDec 16 2015 A team of chemists ... - Read More

Commercial Sea Salt Samples Purchased in China Contaminated with Microplastics

Released 11 Nov 2015 11 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Environmental Science & amp TechnologyNov ... - Read More

Maglab Research Paves Way for Flu Treatments

scientists were able to get a clear image of the channel and how protons moved through it causing the fusion of the virus with the host membranes “We can actually see the protons move ” ... - Read More
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