Small protein fragments also called peptides are promising as drugs because they can be designed for very specific functions inside living cells Insulin and the HIV drug Fuzeon are some of the earliest successful examples ... - Read More
is an organ transplant But there are far more patients on waitlists for a transplant than there are donated hearts Even if a patient receives a new heart complications can arise The ideal solution would ... - Read More
In collaboration with colleagues from Berlin and Madrid researchers at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have pulled up isolated molecular chains from a gold surface using the tip of an atomic ... - Read More
It is increasingly recognized that climate change has the potential to threaten people and nature and that it is imperative to tackle the drivers of climate change namely greenhouse gases One way to slow climate ... - Read More
Physicists have developed a planet satellite model to precisely connect and arrange nanoparticles in three dimensional structures Inspired by the photosystems of plants and algae these artificial nanoassemblies might in the future serve to collect ... - Read More
Seeds from Moringa oleifera trees can be used to purify water Uppsala University leads a research group which has discovered that seed material can give a more efficient purification process than conventional synthetic materials in ... - Read More
Electron motions induced by a strong electric field are mapped in space and time with the help of femtosecond x ray pulses An x ray movie of the crystal lithium hydride shows that the electric ... - Read More
In the EU funded project MicroMilk European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB have developed a novel method for pasteurization of milk with microwaves The system preserves the valuable components ... - Read More
Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars cell phones and other devices ... - Read More
Animal and plant cells are prominent examples of how nature constructs ever larger units in a targeted preprogrammed manner using molecules as building blocks In nanotechnology scientists mimic this 'bottom up' technique by using the ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Manchester's Institute of Biotechnology have used the power of off the shelf computer gaming technology to capture previously unobservable atomic movements The research is helping to chart one of nature's ... - Read More
Taking inspiration from the human immune system researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab have created a new material that can be programmed to identify an endless variety ... - Read More
An innovative strategy produces positively and negatively charged polymer chains ideal for generating multifunctional coatings Gelatin a well known food ingredient belongs to a class of molecules called polyampholytes that contain both positively and negatively ... - Read More
One problem in developing more efficient organic LED light bulbs and displays for TVs and phones is that much of the light is polarized in one direction and thus trapped within the light emitting diode ... - Read More
Magnetic molecules are regarded as promising functional units for the future of information processing An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Jülich and Aachen were the first to produce particularly robust magnetic molecules that enable a ... - Read More
Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend Flexible electronics could spawn new products clothing wired to cool or heat reading tablets that ... - Read More
By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor University of Utah physicists were able to tune the plastic like polymer to emit light of different colors a step toward more efficient less expensive and truly ... - Read More
was part of the 246th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society ACS the world’s largest scientific society “We found that advanced sewage treatment reduced the levels of pyrethroids by more than ... - Read More
A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has found a way to self assemble complex structures out of bricks smaller than a grain of salt The self ... - Read More
exhibited potent antioxidant activities Degradation of chlorogenic acid quinic acid and caffeic acid upon heat treatment produced additional antioxidants in roasted coffees The results suggest that continuous ingestion of antioxidants by habitual coffee drinkers has ... - Read More
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