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Ultracold mystery: Solved
Last December, Harvard researchers designed technology that could achieve the lowest temperature chemical reactions and then broke and formed the coldest bonds in the history of molecular coupling. (2020-07-20)
Chemical thermometers take temperature to the nanometric scale
Scientists from the Coordination Chemistry Laboratory and Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems, both of the CNRS, recently developed molecular films that can measure the operating temperature of electronic components on a nanometric scale. (2020-07-17)
Graphene-Adsorbate van der Waals bonding memory inspires 'smart' graphene sensors
Electric field modulation of the graphene-adsorbate interaction induces unique van der Waals (vdW) bonding which were previously assumed to be randomized by thermal energy after the electric field is turned off. (2020-07-16)
Looking at linkers helps to join the dots
Understanding the optimal process for fabricating coupled nanocrystal solids could help researchers to improve optoelectronics devices. (2020-07-09)
Scientists synthesize novel artificial molecules that mimic a cell membrane protein
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) recently developed an artificial transmembrane ligand-gated channel that can mimic the biological structure and function of its natural counterpart. (2020-07-03)
Fluorine enables separation-free 'chiral chromatographic analysis'
Researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a new platform for rapid chiral analysis, producing chromatogram-like output without the need for separation. (2020-07-02)
New light-based method for faster and 'green' production of building blocks for medicines
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands have developed a new method to convert gaseous, low-weight hydrocarbons into more complex molecules by illuminating the hydrocarbons with light in the presence of a suitable catalyst. (2020-07-02)
A new view of microscopic interactions
When two cars collide at an intersection -- from opposite directions -- the impact is much different than when two cars -- traveling in the same direction -- 'bump' into each other. (2020-06-30)
Wrapping up hydrophobic hydration
Studied in detail, the embedding of hydrophobic molecules in water looks quite different than previously assumed. (2020-06-29)
Study is first to identify potential therapeutic targets for COVID-19
A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are the first in the world to profile the body's immune response to COVID-19. (2020-06-25)
Molecular simulations show how drugs block key receptors
Many pharmaceuticals work by targeting what are known as ''G-protein-coupled receptors''. (2020-06-24)
Breaking the limit
University of Freiburg researchers introduce new transition metal carbonyl complexes relevant to textbooks and applications (2020-06-23)
Microscopic computers: The wires of the future may be made of molecules
There are physical limits to how powerful computers can become if they are to maintain their size. (2020-06-23)
Product recommendation systems can help with search of antiviral drugs
Scientists from Skoltech and the Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immune-and-Biological Products of RAS checked the ability of artificial intelligence that suggest products to buy, recommend new antiviral compounds. (2020-06-22)
Polymers can fine-tune attractions between suspended nanocubes
In new research published in EPJ E, researchers demonstrate a high level of control over a type of colloid in which the suspended particles take the form of hollow, nanoscale cubes. (2020-06-19)
Better than cyclodextrins
Molecular containers that remove drugs, toxins, or malodorous substances from the environment are called sequestering agents. (2020-06-17)
Researchers map out intricate processes that activate key brain molecule
For the first time, scientists have revealed the steps needed to turn on a receptor that helps regulate neuron firing. (2020-06-17)
Silicones may lead to cell death
Silicone molecules from breast implants can initiate processes in human cells that lead to cell death. (2020-06-12)
Warburg effect: Sugar-tagging helps drug compounds to target human prostate cancer cells
Scientists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), together with German and Russian colleagues, have developed a lead compound to fight chemotherapy-resistant prostate cancer. (2020-06-11)
We're not all equal in the face of the coronavirus
HLA genes, responsible for the adaptive immune system, differ between individuals. (2020-06-10)
Ancient asteroid impacts created the ingredients of life on Earth and Mars
A new study reveals that asteroid impact sites in the ocean may possess a crucial link in explaining the formation of the essential molecules for life. (2020-06-08)
New study: Chemists at the University of Halle are able to induce uniform chirality
Chirality is a fundamental property of many organic molecules and means that chemical compounds can appear in not only one form, but in two mirror-image forms as well. (2020-06-08)
Astronomers find elusive target hiding behind dust
Some young, still-forming stars are surrounded by regions of complex organic molecules called ''hot corinos.'' In some pairs of young stars forming together as binary pairs, astronomers found a hot corino around one, but not the other. (2020-06-08)
How to gently caress atoms
It is extremely difficult to study oxygen molecules on the metal oxide surface without altering them. (2020-06-08)
New discovery may lead to effective and natural treatment for Parkinson's disease
McLean Hospital researchers have identified two molecules naturally produced by the body that stimulate the production of dopamine, the molecule that is in short supply in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease. (2020-06-04)
Counterintuitive phase behavior observed in isotopic hydrogen (H2-HD-D2) alloy
A joint team from the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, collaborating with researchers from the Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research and University of Edinburgh, has reported a new discovery in which they found counterintuitive effects of isotopic doping on the phase diagram of H2-HD-D2 molecular alloy. (2020-06-03)
The broken mirror: Can parity violation in molecules finally be measured?
Scientists have long tried to experimentally demonstrate a certain symmetry property of the weak interaction - parity violation -- in molecules. (2020-06-03)
Smart molecules could be key to computers with 100-times bigger memories
Researchers have discovered a single molecule 'switch' that can act like a transistor and offers the potential to store binary information -- such as the 1s and 0s used in classical computing. (2020-06-02)
New marine molecules with therapy potential against Alzheimer's disease
An interdisciplinary research study of the University of Barcelona identified two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer's disease. (2020-05-28)
A new horizon for vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy
(1) The development of solid state and time-step VCD methods opened a new horizon to reveal the mechanism of chirality amplification from microscopic to supramolecular scales. (2020-05-28)
CSIC researchers use whole living cells as 'templates' to seek for bioactive molecules
A study performed by researchers at the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC) from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) pioneers the use of whole living cells (human lung adenocarcinoma) in dynamic combinatorial chemistry systems. (2020-05-27)
Physicists measure a short-lived radioactive molecule for first time
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have combined the power of a super collider with techniques of laser spectroscopy to precisely measure a short-lived radioactive molecule, radium monofluoride, for the first time. (2020-05-27)
HKBU scientists eliminate drug side effects by manipulating molecular chirality
Scientists from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have developed a novel technique that can produce pure therapeutic drugs without the associated side effects. (2020-05-19)
What if we could design powerful drugs without unwanted side effects?
The paper describes how to minimize or eliminate side effects in drugs that target G protein-coupled receptors. (2020-05-19)
Molecule-plasmon coupling strength tunes surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectral lineshapes
Molecular vibration-plasmon interactions lead to not only the enhancement of molecular spectral intensity but also the distortion of spectral Lorentzian lineshapes into asymmetric Fano-type or more complicated lineshapes in the surface-enhanced infrared absorption (SEIRA) spectra; this effect hampers the correct readout of vibrational frequencies and intensities for an accurate interpretation of the measured spectra and quantitative analysis. (2020-05-19)
Eavesdropping on single molecules with light by replaying the chatter
Scientists have pioneered a new technique to expose hidden biochemical pathways involving single molecules at the nanoscale. (2020-05-15)
NMR confirms molecular switches retain function in 2D-array
Researchers led by Jiri Kaleta of IOCB Prague have synthesized regular 2D assemblies of isotopically labelled molecular switches and measured the properties of their isomerization, revealing that formation of such an assembly doesn't hamper the photochemical switching properties of the embedded molecules. (2020-05-13)
The makings of a crystal flipper
Hokkaido University scientists have fabricated a crystal that autonomously flips back and forth while changing its flipping patterns in response to lighting conditions. (2020-05-13)
'The head-tail of tadpoles': The dynamics of polymers with a very singular shape
They are in the shape of a tadpole and interact with each other by harpooning between head and tail, thus presenting unexpected physical properties. (2020-05-13)
Lighting the path for cells
ETH researchers have developed a new method in which they use light to draw patterns of molecules that guide living cells. (2020-05-12)
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