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Modifications of a nanoparticle can change chemical interactions with cell membranes

Chemical, Membranes, Chemical, Nanoparticle
Researchers at Syracuse University's Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at L C Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are studying the toxicity of commonly used nanoparticles particles up to one million times smaller ... - Read More

Microbiologists eavesdrop on the hidden lives of microbes

Gene, Genes
Microbiologists who study wild marine microbes as opposed to the lab grown variety face enormous challenges in getting a clear picture of the daily activities of their subjects But a team of scientists from MIT ... - Read More

BPA substitute could spell trouble: Experiments show bisphenol S also disrupts hormone activity

BPA, Hormone, bisphenol S
A few years ago manufacturers of water bottles food containers and baby products had a big problem A key ingredient of the plastics they used to make their merchandise an organic compound called bisphenol A ... - Read More

Image sensors out of a spray can

Light
Researchers from Technische Universität München TUM have developed a new generation of image sensors that are more sensitive to light than the conventional silicon versions with the added bonus of being simple and cheap to ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Bubbling up organics in an ocean vent simulator

Ocean
Fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Calif that is reminiscent of the pillared Emerald City ... - Read More

Ultra-small devices for energy-efficient electronics

Electronics, Electronics, Energy, Energy, Energy
A team of scientists from Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork and the National University of Singapore have designed and fabricated ultra small devices for energy efficient electronics By finding out how molecules behave in ... - Read More

Odd biochemistry yields lethal bacterial protein

Lethal, Protein, Protein, Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemistry
Jan 22 2013 — While working out the structure of a cell killing protein produced by some strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis researchers stumbled on a bit of unusual biochemistry They found that a ... - Read More

Small change for big improvement: Halogen bonds and drug discovery

Drug, Drug, Drug, Drug discovery, Drug, Drug discovery, Drug discovery
Halogen bonding has been applied in crystal engineering materials research and nanotechnology for some time Scientists from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies HITS and the Czech Academy of Science in Prague have now developed ... - Read More

Separating gases using a rigid polymer sieve: New polymer selectively sieves gas molecules

Gas separation is crucial for many industrial processes including obtaining nitrogen or oxygen from air and purifying natural gas or hydrogen Currently the most energy efficient method for separating gases involves polymer membranes however most ... - Read More

Using snail teeth to improve solar cells and batteries

cells, cells
An assistant professor at the University of California Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a marine snail found off the coast of California to create less costly and more efficient nanoscale ... - Read More

Gas that triggers ozone destruction revealed

Scientists at the Universities of York and Leeds have made a significant discovery about the cause of the destruction of ozone over oceans Share This See Also Ozone Holes Atmosphere Environmental Issues Air Quality Oceanography ... - Read More

DNA prefers to dive head first into nanopores

DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA
If you want to understand a novel it helps to start from the beginning rather than trying to pick up the plot from somewhere in the middle The same goes for analyzing a strand of ... - Read More

Molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing

Molecular
An industrial revolution on a minute scale is taking place in laboratories at The University of Manchester with the development of a highly complex machine that mimics how molecules are made in nature Share This ... - Read More

Building electronics from the ground up

Building, Electronics, Electronics
There's hardly a moment in modern life that doesn't involve electronic devices whether they're guiding you to a destination by GPS or deciding which incoming messages merit a beep ring or vibration But our expectation ... - Read More

Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors devised

Chemical, Chemical
Scientists are reporting development of chemical modules that can reproduce on an unprecedented molecular level changes and interactions that occur in natural populations of plants and animals including those of hunting and being hunted for ... - Read More

Death on a nanometer scale: Study measures holes antibacterials create in cell walls

Bacteria
The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria has initiated a quest for alternatives to conventional antibiotics One potential alternative is PlyC a potent enzyme that kills the bacteria that causes strep throat and streptococcal toxic shock ... - Read More

3-D mapping of lipid orientation in biological tissues such as skin

Lipid
A non invasive method that makes it possible to observe in situ how assemblies of lipids are oriented in biological tissues and which does not require any labeling or preparation has been developed by physicists ... - Read More

Chemistry resolves toxic concerns about carbon nanotubes, experts say

Chemistry, Carbon nanotubes, Carbon, Chemistry, Chemistry
Safety fears about carbon nanotubes due to their structural similarity to asbestos have been alleviated following research showing that reducing their length removes their toxic properties experts say Share This See Also Pharmacology Personalized Medicine ... - Read More
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