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Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

...could one day score a touchdown for better health, chemists in Australia have created a "superbowl" molecule t...cules have been extensively studied and refined by chemists for their wide range of potential uses, including drug delivery, chemical synthesis and as models fo...

Study shows nanoshells ideal as chemical nanosensors

...ng, isused by medical researchers, drug designers, chemists and otherscientists to determine what materials are made of. An enormouslimitation in the use of Raman scattering has been its extremely weaksensitivity. While it was discovered almost three decades ago thatroughened metallic surfaces could enhance R...

Duke Chemists Isolating Individual Molecules Of Toxic Protein In Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

...heimer's and Parkinson's diseases, Duke University chemists have figured out how to capture and "micromanipula... study interactions individually." Thus, the Duke chemists capture individual monomers at the end of long chained polyethylene glycol molecules. They then atta...

UCSD discovery may help extend life of natural pesticide

...Cremer and Tinglu Yang, coauthors on the paper and chemists at Texas A&M University, Griffitts and Aroian found that Bt toxin directly binds glycolipids. However, in each of the four Bt resistant mutants tested--bre-2, bre-3, bre-4 and bre-5--the researchers found that there was either zero or dramaticall...

Chemists identify key gene in development of type 1 diabetes

... multidisciplinary membership of more than 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers. It publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Oh...

Towards precise classification of cancers based on robust gene functional expression profiles

... multidisciplinary membership of more than 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers. It publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Oh...

Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges

... multidisciplinary membership of more than 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers. It publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Oh...

Liposome finding implies electrical effect on cell development

...perating living systems. Arizona State University chemists Mark Hayes and Michele Pysher have found that liposomes have a tendency to form tube-like extensions in their membranes through the influence of local electrical fields. In particular, the surprising finding of such electrically caused bionanotubule ...

Polymers with copper show promise for implanted sensors

...glucose levels is a major challenge for analytical chemists and biomedical engineers. The problem is, the body responds to these foreign objects in ways that interfere with their ability to accurately measure blood chemistry. In the bloodstream, clots form on the surface of implanted sensors or blood vessels ...

Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs

Johns Hopkins chemists have discovered a new way to sabotage DNA's ability to reproduce, a finding that could eventually lead to the development of new anti-cancer drugs and therapies. The method could enable future doctors to target treatment more precisely, rather than ...

Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny

... multidisciplinary membership of more than 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers. It publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Oh...

To control germs, scientists deploy tiny agents provocateurs

...round 15 variations of AHLs. In particular, the UW chemists are synthesizing molecules that interact with a specific class of proteins that are linked to AHLs and are critical in quorum sensing. "We want to design molecules to confuse bacteria so they can't sense their neighbors," says Blackwell, "but some t...

Disease diagnosis, biodefense among UH chemical research projects

...h an international membership of more than 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers. Chartered by the U.S. Congress, ACS is a world leader in fostering chemical education and research. Faculty members of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Cullen College of Engineering, in addition to numerous...

Successful Test Of Single Molecule Switch Opens The Door To Biomolecular Electronics

...ists Fan Chen, and Jin He; and Columbia University chemists Colin Nuckolls, Tucker Roberts and Jennifer E. Klare. ...

Chemists synthesize molecule that helps body battle cancers, malaria

...elps the body battle disease, has been achieved by chemists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In clinical trials, QS-21A has been shown to significantly improve the body's immune response in vaccine therapies against aggressive diseases such as melanoma, breast cancer, small-cell lung cancer...

Computational Tool Predicts How Drugs Work In Cells, Advancing Efforts To Design Better Medicines

...orative work by a team of biomedical engineers and chemists at Boston University. The team was led by Tim Gardner, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and its Center for BioDynamics, and James Collins, a professor in BME and co-director of the Cent...

Protein synthesis can be controlled by light, opening way for new scientific, medical applications

...stems has been extremely difficult. Now, a team of chemists and neurobiologists led by Timothy Dore at the University of Georgia and Erin M. Schuman at the California Institute of Technology has found a way to use light to regulate protein synthesis in specific locations. The new method, which uses so-called...

Breakthrough: Scientists create world's tiniest organic particles

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chemists have developed what they believe is a breakthrough method of creating the world's tiniest manufactured particles for delivering drugs and other organic materials into the human body.Adapting technology pioneered by the electronics industry in fabrica...

Novel compounds show promise as safer, more potent insecticides

... multidisciplinary membership of more than 158,000 chemists and chemical engineers. It publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Oh...

Harmless virus may hold key to more effective HIV drug discovery

...lever about mutating to defeat the best efforts of chemists and biologists," said Weiss, an assistant professor of chemistry and molecular biology and biochemistry. "By recruiting a harmless virus, we're learning how HIV will respond to new classes of anti-viral drugs before these compounds are tested in the ...

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