Tag: "dissolving" at biology news
Proteins stop blood-vessel and tumor growth in mice
...alter levels of extracellular proteins involved in dissolving
and remodeling the extracellular matrix, which can make way for blood-vessel growth. Moving forward, Dr. Schiemann is working to isolate the portion of the fibulin molecules that actually binds to receptors and causes their biological effect. If th...
Ocean acidification threatens cold-water coral ecosystems
... (CO2), driven by the burning of fossil fuels, are dissolving
into the oceans, causing them to become slightly more acidic. This change in seawater chemistry could harm deep-sea calcifying animals like corals. Cold-water corals that make their skeletons from aragonite ?a form of calcium carbonate (the main com...
Lower carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants possible with technology development
...rparts, his process captures carbon dioxide gas by dissolving
it in a solution containing the chemical monoethanolamine or a related amine. The solution is then boiled to produce pure carbon dioxide. In Rochelle’s campus laboratory, he will work to improve this approach by using a chemical additive to incre...
Plastic that grows on trees
...g metal chloride catalysts in a solvent capable of dissolving
cellulose. The solvent, called an ionic liquid, enabled the metal chlorides to convert the sugars to HMF. Ionic liquids provide an additional benefit: It is reusable, thus produces none of the wastewater in other methods that convert fructose to H...