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NUS researchers show potential liver cancer treatment by targeting cancer stem-like cells
NUS researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and the N.1 Institute for Health have shown the potential use of small molecule inhibitors to treat advanced liver cancer. (2019-10-09)
A new strategy for the synthesis of complex natural products
Chemists from the University of Basel have succeeded in synthesizing two complex natural products from the group of dithiodiketopiperazines (DTPs). (2019-10-09)
Creating a single phonon in ambient conditions
EPFL physicists have for the first time successfully observed a single quantum of vibrational energy at ambient conditions, involving the oscillation of more than 100 billion atoms. (2019-10-08)
Researchers discover a new defensive mechanism against bacterial wound infections
Wound inflammation which results in impaired wound healing can have serious consequences for patients. (2019-10-04)
Uncovering drug-like small molecules in the human microbiome
Gene clusters once hidden in the human microbiome, whose products resemble clinically used drugs, are now more discoverable, thanks to a new bioinformatics approach. (2019-10-03)
Researchers synthesize new liquid crystals allowing directed transmission of electricity
Liquid and solid - most people are unaware that there can be states in between. (2019-10-01)
Strained, symmetric, and new
Many natural compounds used in medicine have complex molecular architectures that are difficult to recreate in the lab. (2019-09-30)
How neural circuits form in a developing embryo
A new imaging method follows young neurons in a developing embryo as they progress from a messy jumble of cells into a coordinated control center. (2019-09-26)
Tracking Alzheimer's disease pathology in single neuronal cells
University of Warwick researchers have developed a superior method to describe the very earliest effects that Alzheimer's Disease proteins have on the properties of brain cells. (2019-09-26)
Using the immune system as a defence against cancer
Research published today in the British Journal of Cancer has found that a naturally occurring molecule and a component of the immune system that can successfully target and kill cancer cells, can also encourage immunity against cancer resurgence. (2019-09-26)
Converting absorbed photons into twice as many excitons: Successful high-efficiency energy conversion with organic monolayer on gold nanocluster surface
A group of researchers from Kobe and Keio universities found that when light was exposed to the surface of a tetracene alkanethiol-modified gold nanocluster, which they developed themselves, twice as many excitons could be converted compared to the number of photons absorbed by the tetracene molecules. (2019-09-24)
New mechanism for dysfunctional insulin release identified
In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have identified a previously unknown mechanism that regulates release of insulin, a hormone that lowers blood glucose levels, from the β-cells (beta cells) of the pancreas. (2019-09-19)
NTU Singapore scientists develop technique to observe radiation damage over femtoseconds
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a technique to observe how radiation damages molecules over time-frames of just one quadrillionth of a second -- or a femtosecond. (2019-09-19)
Researchers develop thermo-responsive protein hydrogel
Bio-engineering researchers have created a biocompatible, protein-based hydrogel that could serve as a drug delivery system durable enough to survive in the body for more than two weeks while providing sustained medication release. (2019-09-18)
AI-guided robotics enable automation of complex synthetic biological molecules
This article describes a platform that combines artificial intelligence-driven synthesis planning, flow chemistry and a robotically controlled experimental platform to minimize the need for human intervention in the synthesis of small organic molecules. (2019-09-17)
Statistical inference to mimic the operating manner of highly-experienced crystallographer
A research team from Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), RIKEN, and the University of Tokyo developed a novel data analysis method for prior evaluation of single crystal structure analysis. (2019-09-17)
Catch-22 in graphene based molecular devices resolved
The conductivity of Graphene has made it a target for many researchers seeking to exploit it to create molecular scale devices and now a research team jointly led by University of Warwick and EMPA have found a way past a frustrating catch 22 issue of stability and reproducibility that meant that graphene based junctions were either mechanically stable or electrically stable but not both at the same time. (2019-09-16)
Blink and you'll miss it
Many natural and synthetic chemical systems react and change their properties in the presence of certain kinds of light. (2019-09-13)
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but this reaction edits skeletons
Marcos G. Suero and his research group at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) present a new reaction that allows for the edition of organic molecule's skeletons, opening up new avenues of research. (2019-09-13)
Spin devices get a paint job
Physicists created a new way to fabricate special kinds of electronic components known as spintronic devices. (2019-09-12)
Scientists discover hidden differences among cells that may help them evade drug therapy
University of Maryland researchers have discovered that seemingly identical cells can use different protein molecules to carry out the same function in an important cellular process. (2019-09-10)
Molecule properties change through light
Green light affects this chemical compound in a different way than blue light. (2019-09-09)
Researchers develop new interferometric single-molecule localization microscopy
Prof. XU Tao and Prof. JI Wei from Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a new interferometric single molecule localization microscopy with fast modulated structured illumination which named Repetitive Optical Selective Exposure (ROSE). (2019-09-09)
'Resonance' raman spectroscopy with 1-nm resolution
Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy resolved 'resonance' Raman scattering with 1-nm resolution in ultrathin zinc oxide films epitaxially grown on a single-crystal silver surface. (2019-09-04)
Discovered a molecule that regulates the development of cancer in a variety of tumors
Researchers from the Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute (IJC), discover that a non-coding region of the genome originates a key molecule for the proliferation of tumors in breast cancer and some types of sarcoma. (2019-09-04)
Biophysics: Stretching proteins with magnetic tweezers
Physicists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a highly sensitive method for measuring the mechanical stability of protein conformations, and used it to monitor the early steps in the formation of blood clots. (2019-09-04)
Genome mining reveals novel production pathway for promising malaria treatment
Researchers at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois are exploring the relationship between microbial natural products and the gene clusters that enable their production. (2019-09-04)
Graphene layer enables advance in super-resolution microscopy
Researchers at Göttingen University developed a new method that uses the unusual properties of graphene to interact with fluorescing molecules. (2019-09-03)
Single atoms as catalysts
Only the outermost layer of a catalyst can play a role in chemical reactions. (2019-09-02)
Scientists uncover key new molecules that could help to tackle tooth loss and regeneration
New research published in the Journal of Dental Research has shed light on the science behind the formation of the periodontal ligament, which helps keep the tooth stable in the jawbone. (2019-08-30)
Gene therapy reduces obesity and reverses type 2 diabetes in mice
The obesity epidemic affects nearly half a billion people worldwide, many of them children. (2019-08-29)
Cancer cells' immune weak spot revealed
Scientists have found a vulnerability in cancer cells that could make them more susceptible to being destroyed by the immune system, according to a new report in eLife. (2019-08-27)
Stanford chemists discover water microdroplets spontaneously produce hydrogen peroxide
Despite its abundance, water retains a great many secrets. Among them, Stanford chemists have discovered, is that water microdroplets spontaneously produce hydrogen peroxide. (2019-08-26)
Save time using maths: Analytical tool designs corkscrew-shaped nano-antennae
For the first time, an HZB team has derived analytically how corkscrew-shaped nano-antennas interact with light. (2019-08-23)
UCalgary researchers find a way to stop lung damage due to the body's immune response
University of Calgary researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) led by Dr. (2019-08-23)
Nano-thermometer takes temperature inside cells
Rice University scientists develop a nano-thermometer able to take temperatures inside cells. (2019-08-22)
OHIO professor Hla develops robust molecular propeller for unidirectional rotations
A team of scientists from Ohio University, Argonne National Laboratory, Universitié de Toulouse in France and Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan led by OHIO Professor of Physics Saw-Wai Hla and Prof. (2019-08-20)
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases
Together with their Munich-based colleagues, a team of physical chemists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) has clarified which chemical reactions take place during PUVA therapy. (2019-08-20)
DGIST succeeded in materials synthesis for high efficiency in biological reaction
DGIST Professor Jaeheung Cho in the Department of Emerging Materials Science secured materials that lead aldehyde deformylation reaction. (2019-08-19)
Optofluidic chip with nanopore 'smart gate' developed for single molecule analysis
A new chip-based platform developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz integrates nanopores and optofluidic technology with a feedback-control circuit to enable an unprecedented level of control over individual molecules and particles on a chip for high-throughput analysis. (2019-08-16)
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