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Scientists discover world's smallest superconductor
Scientists have discovered the world's smallest superconductor, a sheet of four pairs of molecules less than one nanometer wide. (2010-03-29)
Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors
A sensing element tailored for mass production of cheap, highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors has been developed by a research group led by a mechanical engineer at The University of Texas at Austin. (2005-02-10)
Chemists create adaptable metallic-cage gels
MIT chemists have created a new type of gel by linking metal organic cages with long polymer strands. (2015-11-17)
Ultracold molecules pave way for quantum 'super molecule'
Researchers at JILA, a joint institute of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, have done the physics equivalent of efficiently turning yin into yang. (2003-07-02)
Scientists identify molecule that could have helped cells thrive on early Earth
A new study, led by Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, PhD, of Scripps Research, and Sheref Mansy, PhD, of the University of Trento, offers an explanation for how ''protocells'' could have emerged on early Earth, eventually leading to the cells we know today. (2019-10-08)
DNA molecules directly interact with each other based on sequence, study finds
Proteins play a large role in DNA regulation, but a new study finds that DNA molecules directly interact with one another in a way that's dependent on the sequence of the DNA and epigenetic factors. (2016-03-22)
Particle trap paves way for personalized medicine
A team led by Yale University researchers has trapped individual charged particles in an aqueous solution using a method called (2011-05-23)
Why paintings turn yellow
Dutch researchers have shown that when old-master paintings are cleaned, larger molecules of aged varnish can be left behind which actually seem to contribute to the yellowing of canvases and panels. (1999-09-17)
Molecular chameleons reveal bacterial biofilm
A research team lead by Karolinska Institutet have synthesized a new compound that is set to shine a light on the clandestine life of infectious bacteria. (2016-11-23)
Molecular origins of allergy to house dust mites discovered
Scientists at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin found which molecules of the house dust mites are initially targeted by the immune system of children developing, even years later, allergic rhinitis and asthma. (2016-10-25)
Scientists develop a 'nanosubmarine' that delivers complementary molecules inside cells
Recently, researchers created nanoparticles that under the right conditions, self-assemble -- trapping complementary guest molecules within their structure. (2014-06-25)
An advance toward ultra-portable electronic devices
Scientists are reporting a key advance toward the long-awaited era of (2011-07-20)
Probing hydrogen catalyst assembly
Biochemical reactions sometimes have to handle dangerous things in a safe way. (2014-01-23)
Organic electronics -- how to make contact between carbon compounds and metal
Organic electronics has already hit the market in smart-phone displays and holds great promise for future applications like flexible electroluminescent foils (a potential replacement for conventional light bulbs) or solar cells that convert sunlight to electricity. (2013-02-17)
Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants
Scientists at The University of Manchester hope a major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins. (2014-10-19)
When Is A Liquid Not A Liquid?
The glass may be half empty or half full, but the water touching the glass may only be half-liquid. (1999-03-14)
Gene activity and transcript patterns visualized for the first time in thousands of single cells
Biologists of the University of Zurich have developed a method to visualize the activity of genes in single cells. (2013-10-06)
New Approach For Producing Novel Antibiotics Demonstrated
Stanford scientists report in the July 18 issue of Science the development of a new approach for making novel antibiotics that may aid in the fight against the growing drug resistance of many strains of bacteria (1997-07-17)
Neutralizing a protein linked to tumor development
In a study published in the freely-available online journal PLoS Biology, the strategy used to select aptamers that bind a tyrosine kinase mutated in certain cancers holds promise for targeting other members of this biomedically important class of proteins. (2005-03-21)
Chemists Create A Molecular Antenna That Harvests Light
Scientists at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new class of large, organic molecules which could one day be used for focusing and converting sunlight into electricity. (1997-11-10)
Disrupting male fertility
The sexual function of male rodents can be impaired by in utero and/or neonatal exposure to external molecules such as DES that disrupt normal hormone functioning, giving rise to concerns that low-level exposure to such molecules might cause similar effects in humans. (2009-11-02)
Mimicking nature, water-based 'artificial leaf' produces electricity
A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices -- (2010-09-24)
Genomes on 'chips' boon to cancer research
New research published in Genome Biology uses microchips coated with DNA to discover the surprising way that the drug flavopiridol acts to kill cancer cells. (2001-09-13)
Precisely defined polymer chains now a reality
The materiality exhibited by manmade polymers currently relies on simple chemical bonds and the sequence order taken by molecules in the polymer chain. (2017-09-21)
Arterial, venous or total mesenteric ischemia/reperfusion causes different types of injury?
When blood flow to the intestine or other organs is interrupted and then reinstated, severe injury takes place. (2009-08-26)
U of T researchers one step closer to creating oral insulin
University of Toronto researchers have shown that (2004-03-26)
Researchers control chemical reactions one molecule at a time
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside showed that L. (2004-12-13)
Paul Chirik early career award for synthetic chemistry
Paul J. Chirik, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University, is one of this year's recipients of a Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). (2002-12-12)
From the dust -- mixing stem cells with clay to regenerate human tissue
Gels made from clay could provide an environment that would stimulate stem cells to regenerate damaged tissues such as bone, skin, heart, spinal cord, liver, pancreas and cornea. (2014-05-02)
Biomarker may be an early predictor of advanced breast cancer
Researchers have identified a molecule that may be more accurate than existing biological signposts used to predict which breast cancers will develop into advanced forms of the disease. (2007-11-05)
Tags? We're it. NIST opens new 'biolabeling' research facility
With the recent opening of its new Biomolecular Labeling Laboratory, NIST has become one of a small handful of facilities in the world that specializes in tagging large molecules with different isotopes to make them easier to analyze. (2011-11-23)
Small molecules mimic natural gene regulators
In the quest for new approaches to treating and preventing disease, one appealing route involves turning genes on or off at will, directly intervening in ailments such as cancer and diabetes, which result when genes fail to turn on and off as they should. (2009-06-03)
UCLA researchers determine toxic levels of Alzheimer's clusters in brain
Scientists know that small, grape-like clusters of a protein called the amyloid β-protein are toxic, causing Alzheimer's (AD). (2009-08-11)
Molecule-by-molecule growth of thin films promises to speed up optical communication
Virginia Tech researchers are developing new organic materials for the conversion of electrical signals to optical signals. (2002-04-08)
Tethered molecules act as light-driven reversible nanoswitches
A new technique for attaching light-sensitive organic molecules to metal surfaces allows the molecules to be switched between two different configurations in response to exposure to different wavelengths of light. (2008-06-23)
Glycocluster design could lead to targeted drug delivery
A team led by researchers at the RIKEN Biofunctional Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory in Japan has developed a way to engineer glycan complexes -- clusters of sugar chains attached to proteins or lipids -- in a way that allows the molecules to be transported preferentially to specific organs of the body, depending on the sugar chains contained in the cluster. (2016-11-27)
Scientists discovers 'firework' display in Helix Nebula
A star does not die without getting noticed and may even leave the universe with (2009-07-20)
'Molecular' Computers? Munich/UD Researchers Report First Glimpse Of Artificial Molecule In Action
JULY 7, 1998-As researchers worldwide scramble to create computers based on molecular and even biological systems, University of Munich and University of Delaware researchers will report in a forthcoming paper in Physical Review Letters, the first-ever glimpse of 'artificial molecules' at work--thanks to a new invention for stimulating them the way light excites real molecules. (1998-07-07)
Cells use import machinery to export their goods as well
Research suggests a new level of regulation for cellular export process by molecules previously assumed to be dedicated to import activities. (2009-06-25)
IUPUI chemists develop Distributed Drug Discovery: Finding drugs for neglected diseases
Researchers from IUPUI have developed Distributed Drug Discovery, a new low-cost strategy to accelerate the discovery of drugs to treat neglected diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy, leshmaniasis, dengue fever and Chagas disease. (2009-06-15)
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