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One-third of recent global methane increase comes from tropical Africa
One-third of recent global methane increase comes from tropical Africa. (2019-12-11)
Looking at tropical forests through new eyes
New University of Arizona-led science is using air-based maps of plant chemistry to improve carbon cycling models in hyperdiverse tropical forests. (2019-12-04)
Growing nano-tailored surfaces using micellar brushes
Growing nanoscale polymer brushes on materials' surfaces overcomes a key challenge in surface chemistry, researchers report, creating a new way to fabricate a diverse array of materials that could hold advanced uses in catalysis or chemical separation applications, for example. (2019-11-28)
Artificial intelligence algorithm can learn the laws of quantum mechanics
Artificial intelligence can be used to predict molecular wave functions and the electronic properties of molecules. (2019-11-19)
Immune system targets vitamin B12 pathway to neutralize bacteria
How a recently identified defensive compound called itaconate tricks the bacteria behind tuberculosis. (2019-10-31)
Visible light and nanoparticle catalysts produce desirable bioactive molecules
Northwestern University chemists have used visible light and extremely tiny nanoparticles to quickly and simply make molecules that are of the same class as many lead compounds for drug development. (2019-10-30)
Newly identified compounds could help give fire ants their sting
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world. (2019-10-16)
New method for quicker and simpler production of lipidated proteins
The new method developed at TU Graz and the University of Vienna is leading to a better understanding of natural protein modifications and improved protein therapeutics. (2019-10-15)
Stable radicals can solve unconventional problems in modern science and technology
Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University study reaction properties of verdazyl radicals, which can expand scientific knowledge into the field of organic chemistry and help to obtain new materials. (2019-10-10)
Research brief: Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have shown that nanoparticles may have a bigger impact on the environment than previously thought. (2019-10-09)
West Africa: human-induced air pollution is higher than expected
Emissions of volatile organic pollutants in West Africa are 100 to 150 times higher than current estimates for the region. (2019-09-24)
Researchers resolve how fungi produce compounds with potential pharmaceutical applications
Research led by the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has solved a nearly 50-year-old mystery of how nature produces a large class of bioactive chemical compounds. (2019-09-23)
AI learns the language of chemistry to predict how to make medicines
Researchers have designed a machine learning algorithm that predicts the outcome of chemical reactions with much higher accuracy than trained chemists and suggests ways to make complex molecules, removing a significant hurdle in drug discovery. (2019-09-03)
New rechargeable CCNY aqueous battery challenges Lithium-ion dominance
A new rechargeable high voltage manganese dioxide zinc battery, exceeding the 2 V barrier in aqueous zinc chemistry, is the latest invention by City College of New York researchers. (2019-08-20)
What exactly happened at Chernobyl? (video)
On April 26, 1986 the Soviet Union's Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded. (2019-08-16)
Virginia Tech researchers lead breakthrough in quantum computing
A team of Virginia Tech chemistry and physics researchers have advanced quantum simulation by devising an algorithm that can more efficiently calculate the properties of molecules on a noisy quantum computer. (2019-07-25)
Scientists opening the door to a new era of medicinal chemistry
A new molecular descriptor estimates molecular complexity and defines the evolution of small molecules in medicinal chemistry. (2019-07-11)
Origin of life insight: peptides can form without amino acids
Peptides, one of the fundamental building blocks of life, can be formed from the primitive precursors of amino acids under conditions similar to those expected on the primordial Earth, finds a new UCL study published in Nature. (2019-07-10)
Small-volume, high-throughput organic synthesis
University of Groningen Professor of Drug Design, Alexander Dömling, has devised a method to rapidly synthesize thousands of new molecules and evaluate their properties as potential drugs. (2019-07-09)
New probe could help surgeons more accurately remove tumours
A study led by researchers at RCSI's Department of Chemistry has the potential to help surgeons more accurately remove tumours and detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery. (2019-07-08)
Most powerful and mildest reagents obtained based on eco-friendly iodine
An international team of chemists from Tomsk Polytechnic University, USA, Great Britain, Canada, Belgium, and France has synthesized environmentally friendly reagents for the pharmaceutical industry. (2019-07-08)
Branching out: Making graphene from gum trees
Researchers have developed a cost-effective and eco-friendly way of producing graphene using one of Australia's most abundant resources, eucalyptus trees. (2019-06-23)
How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space
Researchers have investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. (2019-06-07)
Researchers synthesize antimalaria molecules found in a fungus from Nunavut
The solution to the problem of increasing drug resistance among malaria-causing parasites could come from the North, according to a study published in Chemical Communications by researchers from Université Laval and the CHU de Québec Research Centre. (2019-06-05)
What are the northern lights? (video)
Every winter, thousands of tourists head north hoping to catch a glimpse of the luminous auroras dancing in the sky. (2019-05-31)
Nature inspires a novel new form of computing, using light
McMaster researchers have developed a simple and highly novel form of computing by shining patterned bands of light and shadow through different facets of a polymer cube and reading the combined results that emerge. (2019-05-24)
Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality
Scientists from the University of Bristol's Intangible Realities Laboratory (IRL) and ETH Zurich have used virtual reality and artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the details of chemical change. (2019-05-23)
Re-designing hydrogenases
EPFL chemists have synthesized the first ever functional non-native metal hydrogenase. (2019-05-21)
Skoltech researchers developed new perovskite-inspired semiconductors for electronic devices
The collaborative effort of researchers from Skoltech, SB RAS Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, and RAS Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics translated into the development of advanced lead-free semiconductors for solar cells, based on complex antimony and bismuth halides. (2019-05-13)
Is it really 'dry clean only'? (video)
Knowing the do's and don'ts of washing your clothes can be difficult, but chemistry has got your back. (2019-04-18)
New method may transport medicine better through the body
One of the major challenges in fighting inflammation is to get the medicine transported properly through the body. (2019-04-11)
Cleaning up oil using magnets
In the future, it could be possible to remove oil spills on the surface of the ocean by using magnets. (2019-04-01)
Inert nitrogen forced to react with itself
Direct coupling of two molecules of nitrogen: chemists from Würzburg and Frankfurt have achieved what was thought to be impossible. (2019-03-21)
New measurement method for radioactive methane
The method developed by Juho Karhu in his PhD thesis work is a first step towards creating a precise measuring device. (2019-03-20)
How hair dye works (video)
Whether you need a disguise to run from the law or are just trying to emulate *NSYNC-era frosted tips, you may need some chemical assistance to put the hue in your do. (2019-03-01)
Sea worms and jellyfish treat cancer and kill insects
Scientists of the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (PIBOC) of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) and the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) found out marine invertebrates living in Troitsa Bay, the Sea of Japan, contain biologically active compounds with strong antitumor and antimicrobial properties, and also capable of killing insects. (2019-02-14)
Scientists developed a method that allows removal of antibiotic residue from waste water
In February the article 'Metal-doped organic aerogels for photocatalytic degradation of trimethoprim' written by the researchers of two research groups (nanoporous materials and environmental technology research groups) of Tallinn University of Technology was published in the high-impact peer-reviewed professional journal Chemical Engineering Journal. (2019-02-13)
Microbial manufacturing
Led by Emily Balskus, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, a team of researchers has untangled how bacteria found in soil are able to manufacture streptozotocin, showing for the first time that the compound is produced through an enzymatic pathway and revealing the novel chemistry that drives the process. (2019-02-06)
Cooking chemistry minus heat equals new non-toxic adhesive
A new soy-based, non-toxic adhesive could be used in organic food packaging and some speciality food items. (2019-01-31)
The limonene myth (video)
Limonene, a compound found in citrus fruits, has two enantiomers: mirror-image molecules that cannot be superimposed, like a left and right hand. (2019-01-17)
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