Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays The skin pigment converts the UV ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a ... - Read More
Yeast are commonly used to transform corn and other plant materials into biofuels such as ethanol However large concentrations of ethanol can be toxic to yeast which has limited the production capacity of many yeast ... - Read More
Sugar is a vital source of energy for both plants and animals alike Understanding just how sugar makes its way into the cell could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients and ... - Read More
Molecules containing carbon halogen bonds are produced naturally across all kingdoms of life and constitute a large family of natural products with a broad range of biological activities The presence of halogen substituents in many ... - Read More
The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components In these highly efficient devices individual molecules would take on ... - Read More
Pollution is being removed more slowly from the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere than previously assumed An international research team that includes researchers from Wageningen University established that the atmospheric cleaning agent hydroxyl OH is ... - Read More
In future some diseases might be diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have developed an optical method that makes individual proteins such ... - Read More
Chemists at ETH Zürich and ITbM Nagoya University have developed a new method to build large libraries of bioactive molecules which can be used directly for biological assays by simply mixing a small number of ... - Read More
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter The researchers are not shining light through crystal they are transforming light into ... - Read More
Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon one shaped like a soccer ball the other a tiny diamond to make a molecule that conducts electricity in only one direction This tiny electronic component known ... - Read More
Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people Now a group of scientists ... - Read More
Using an electric prism scientists have found a new way of separating water molecules that differ only in their nuclear spin states and under normal conditions do not part ways Since water is such a ... - Read More
Some species of marine phytoplankton such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi can grow without consuming vitamin B1 thiamine researchers have discovered The finding contradicts the common view that E huxleyi and many other eukaryotic ... - Read More
Scientists have identified the developmental on off switch for Streptomyces a group of soil microbes that produce more than two thirds of the world's naturally derived antibiotic medicines Their hope now would be to see ... - Read More
Tokyo Tech scientists synthesize multicyclic type of polymers for the first time offering insights for tailoring polymer properties as well as the mathematics of complex geometries Polymers come with a range of properties dictated by ... - Read More
A gadolinium based material that can be cooled by varying a magnetic field may be useful for cooling low temperature sensors Magnetic refrigeration is attracting attention as an efficient way to chill sensitive scientific instruments ... - Read More
Cars planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines Mobile assembly carriers on to which the objects are fixed are an important part of these assembly lines In ... - Read More
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic The laboratory recreation of a fungus derived antibiotic viridicatumtoxin B may someday help bolster the fight against ... - Read More
A research group led by Dr Takashi Nakanishi MANA Independent Scientist and Dr Martin J Hollamby ICYSResearcher at NIMS as part of an international joint research project with research institutions in and outside Japan developed ... - Read More
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