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Newswise: Study finds iron-rich enamel protects, but doesn’t color, rodents’ orange-brown incisors
12-Apr-2024 8:00 AM EDT
Study finds iron-rich enamel protects, but doesn’t color, rodents’ orange-brown incisors
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Microscopic studies of rodent incisors revealed nano-sized pockets of iron-rich material that form a protective shield, a finding that could improve human dentistry, say researchers in ACS Nano.

Newswise: Cell Biology: Molecular Code Stimulates Pioneer Cells to Build Blood Vessels in the Body
Released: 17-Apr-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Cell Biology: Molecular Code Stimulates Pioneer Cells to Build Blood Vessels in the Body
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke and myocardial infarction, are the world's leading causes of mortality, accounting for over 18 million deaths a year. A team of KIT researchers has now identified a new cell type in blood vessels responsible for vascular growth.

   
Newswise: Chemists invent a more efficient way to extract lithium from mining sites, oil fields, used batteries
Released: 16-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Chemists invent a more efficient way to extract lithium from mining sites, oil fields, used batteries
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory chemists invented a more efficient way to extract lithium from waste liquids leached from mining sites, oil fields and used batteries. They demonstrated that a common mineral can adsorb at least five times more lithium than can be collected using previously developed adsorbent materials.

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Newswise: Waterproof ‘e-glove’ could help scuba divers communicate
5-Apr-2024 8:00 AM EDT
Waterproof ‘e-glove’ could help scuba divers communicate
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers reporting in ACS Nano have constructed a waterproof “e-glove” that wirelessly transmits hand gestures made underwater to a computer that translates them into messages. The new technology could someday help divers communicate better with each other and with boat crews on the surface.

Newswise: Unraveling the mystery of misfolded proteins in the brain
Released: 9-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Unraveling the mystery of misfolded proteins in the brain
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Proteins known as oligomeric chaperones help suppress the formation of misshaped proteins that cause a variety of degenerative and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s. In a new study, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers identified a key feature necessary for one of these oligomeric chaperones, known as DNAJB8, to assemble from disparate parts and showed that the parts alone can reshape misfolded proteins. The findings, published in Structure, could lead to better ways to diagnose and treat these conditions.

Newswise: Finding New Chemistry to Capture Double the Carbon
Released: 8-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Finding New Chemistry to Capture Double the Carbon
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A new look at a carbon capture solvent shows clusters and new types of carbon dioxide chemistry that could double carbon conversion.

Newswise: How Scientists Are Accelerating Chemistry Discoveries With Automation
Released: 8-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT
How Scientists Are Accelerating Chemistry Discoveries With Automation
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers have developed an automated workflow that could accelerate the discovery of new pharmaceutical drugs and other useful products. The new approach could enable real-time reaction analysis and identify new chemical-reaction products much faster than current laboratory methods.

Newswise: First-of-its-kind integrated dataset enables genes-to-ecosystems research
Released: 8-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
First-of-its-kind integrated dataset enables genes-to-ecosystems research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A first-ever dataset bridging molecular information about the poplar tree microbiome to ecosystem-level processes has been released by a team of Department of Energy scientists led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Newswise: UC Irvine-led research team builds first tandem repeat expansions genetic reference maps
Released: 8-Apr-2024 6:05 AM EDT
UC Irvine-led research team builds first tandem repeat expansions genetic reference maps
University of California, Irvine

A research team led by the University of California, Irvine has built the first genetic reference maps for short lengths of DNA repeated multiple times which are known to cause more than 50 lethal human diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease and multiple cancers.

Newswise: Computational Chemistry Needs To Be Sustainable, Too
Released: 3-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Computational Chemistry Needs To Be Sustainable, Too
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

As new paradigms in advanced computing take shape, computational chemistry researchers are finding new ways to solve challenging chemistry problems.

Newswise: Chris Anderson combining materials science, physics and electrical engineering to advance quantum technologies
Released: 3-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Chris Anderson combining materials science, physics and electrical engineering to advance quantum technologies
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

Chris Anderson is the newest addition to the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) faculty, and he is ready to make a quantum leap into the world of materials science.

Newswise: “Tug of War” Tactic Enhances Chemical Separations for Critical Materials
Released: 3-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
“Tug of War” Tactic Enhances Chemical Separations for Critical Materials
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Lanthanide elements are important for clean energy and other applications. To use them, industry must separate mixed lanthanide sources into individual elements using costly, time-consuming, and waste-generating procedures. An efficient new method can be tailored to select specific lanthanides.

29-Mar-2024 10:00 AM EDT
Water-based paints: Less stinky, but some still contain potentially hazardous chemicals
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Choosing paint for your home brings a lot of options: What kind of paint, what type of finish and what color? Water-based paints have emerged as “greener” and less smelly than solvent-based options. And they are often advertised as containing little-to-no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Newswise: A simple way to harvest more ‘blue energy’ from waves
29-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EDT
A simple way to harvest more ‘blue energy’ from waves
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers report in ACS Energy Letters that repositioning the electrode in a “blue energy” harvesting device — from the center of a see-sawing liquid-filled tube to the end where the water crashes with the most force — dramatically increased the amount of wave energy that could be harvested.

Newswise: Stellar Explosions and Cosmic Chemistry
Released: 1-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Stellar Explosions and Cosmic Chemistry
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Astronomers have discovered the secrets of a starburst galaxy producing new stars at a rate much faster than our Milk Way. This research revealed many different molecules, more than ever seen before in a galaxy like this.

Released: 1-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
UIC Engineers 'Symphonize' Cleaner Ammonia Production
University of Illinois Chicago

Low temperature, regenerative process saves energy and efficiently produces common chemical

Newswise: Researchers Reveal Evolutionary Path of Important Proteins
Released: 29-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Reveal Evolutionary Path of Important Proteins
University of Wisconsin–Madison

New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison decodes the evolutionary pathway of regulatory proteins, the molecules that help control gene expression.The findings from the Raman Lab in the Department of Biochemistry recently published their findings in the journal Cell Systems.

24-Mar-2024 8:00 PM EDT
Rutgers Racing to Develop Paxlovid Replacement
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

SARS-CoV-2 will eventually become resistant to the only effective oral treatment. The world needs another.

Newswise: DOE officials tour Southern Great Plains atmospheric observatory
Released: 28-Mar-2024 11:45 AM EDT
DOE officials tour Southern Great Plains atmospheric observatory
Argonne National Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy officials received a behind the scenes look at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s Southern Great Plains (SGP) atmospheric observatory in Lamont, Oklahoma.

Newswise: Unveiling the future of nanostructures with soft matter magic
Released: 26-Mar-2024 9:40 PM EDT
Unveiling the future of nanostructures with soft matter magic
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Recently, researchers have made significant progress in the field of soft matter self-assembly, unveiling innovative methods to create complex spherical packing superlattices. These developments pave the way for new approaches in fabricating detailed nanoscale structures.

Released: 22-Mar-2024 3:00 PM EDT
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics names new editor-in-chief
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The Princeton professor's research lies at the intersection of virology and proteomics.

Released: 21-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Bar-Ilan University Researchers Develop Cost-Effective Method to Detect Low Concentrations of Pharmaceutical Waste and Contaminants in Water
Bar-Ilan University

Pharmaceutical waste and contaminants present a growing global concern, particularly in the context of drinking water and food safety. Addressing this critical issue, a new study by researchers at Bar-Ilan University’s Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials has resulted in the development of a highly sensitive plasmonic-based detector, specifically targeting the detection of harmful piperidine residue in water.

Newswise: Elemental Variation in Pyrite: A Key to Ocean Chemistry
Released: 21-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Elemental Variation in Pyrite: A Key to Ocean Chemistry
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory - EMSL

Researchers from the University of Toronto and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) recently published research demonstrating that pyrite—the most abundant sulfide mineral in the Earth’s crust—is enriched in several trace elements. This is important for understanding past ocean chemistry from analyses of sedimentary pyrite. Knowledge from this research will help scientists use pyrite trace metal concentrations to analyze and quantify early ocean chemistry and, as a result, the ocean’s evolution through time.

Newswise: Understanding Corrosion to Enable Next-Generation Metals
Released: 20-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Understanding Corrosion to Enable Next-Generation Metals
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Researchers at PNNL have developed a new technique to get a high-resolution look at how—and why—corrosion happens.

Newswise: Recyclable Reagent and Sunlight Convert Carbon Monoxide into Methanol
Released: 20-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Recyclable Reagent and Sunlight Convert Carbon Monoxide into Methanol
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC) have demonstrated the selective conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into methanol using a cascade reaction strategy.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-model-clarifies-why-water-freezes-at-a-range-of-temperatures
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
New model clarifies why water freezes at a range of temperatures
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Though it’s known that tiny sites like soot and bacteria help water freeze, the fundamentals of how ice forms are vague. Scientists have now developed a theoretical model showing how structural details on surfaces influence water’s freezing point. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

Newswise:Video Embedded crawfish-could-transfer-ionic-lithium-from-their-environment-into-food-chain
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Crawfish could transfer ionic lithium from their environment into food chain
American Chemical Society (ACS)

The increasing use of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries likely means more environmental contamination. Researchers have explored how lithium accumulates in crawfish, with implications for the environment and public health. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

   
Newswise:Video Embedded hitting-this-stretchy-electronic-material-makes-it-tougher
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Hitting this stretchy, electronic material makes it tougher
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Dropping wearable electronics, or hitting them really hard, usually breaks the devices. Now, researchers report on a flexible and electrically conductive material with “adaptive durability,” getting stronger when it is hit. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

Newswise:Video Embedded cleaning-up-environmental-contaminants-with-quantum-dot-technology
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Cleaning up environmental contaminants with quantum dot technology
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Quantum dot research just won a Nobel Prize, and now, the applications for nontoxic quantum dots are being expanded. One team of researchers has designed carbon- and sulfur-based dots to help clean up the environment. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

Newswise: What heat can tell us about battery chemistry: using the Peltier effect to study lithium-ion cells
Released: 19-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EDT
What heat can tell us about battery chemistry: using the Peltier effect to study lithium-ion cells
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

New research from The Grainger College of Engineering suggests that observing how heat flows in conjunction with electricity can give important insights into battery chemistry.

Newswise:Video Embedded molecular-crystal-motors-move-like-microbes-when-exposed-to-light
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Molecular crystal motors move like microbes when exposed to light
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Rabih Al-Kaysi’s molecular motors look like tiny worms, but they’re actually crystallized molecules that move in response to light. These machines could someday solve real-world problems, like being used as drug-delivery robots. The researchers will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

Newswise:Video Embedded is-food-waste-the-key-to-sustainable-plastic-free-diapers-and-sanitary-pads
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Is food waste the key to sustainable, plastic-free diapers and sanitary pads?
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Many disposable diapers and sanitary pads contain plastic and need centuries to decompose. Now, researchers are replacing the plastic with parts made from food waste. That could lead to biodegradable diapers and pads that could be used as fertilizer. They’ll present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

Newswise:Video Embedded artificial-mucus-identifies-link-to-tumor-formation
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Artificial mucus identifies link to tumor formation
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Mucus is critical to human health. To explore how, researchers synthesized its major component, sugar-coated proteins called mucins, and discovered that changing the mucins of healthy cells to be more cancer-like made cells act more cancer-like. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

   
Newswise:Video Embedded better-kombucha-brewing-through-chemistry
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Better kombucha brewing through chemistry
American Chemical Society (ACS)

These chemists are investigating ways to reliably minimize alcohol and tailor taste profiles during the kombucha fermentation process to help home and commercial producers optimize their funky brews. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

Newswise:Video Embedded animal-hair-structure-changes-from-summer-to-winter-to-fend-off-freezing-weather
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Animal hair structure changes from summer to winter to fend off freezing weather
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Some animals can withstand frigid weather, thanks to the insulating properties of the hollow hairs that make up their coats. Little was known about the hairs, but researchers have now discovered that their inner structure changes with the seasons. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

Newswise:Video Embedded the-many-flavors-of-edible-ants
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
The many flavors of edible ants
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Ants are commonly eaten in some parts of the world, roasted and eaten whole or ground and used to add flavor and texture to dishes. Each species has its own unique flavor, and researchers now report the aroma profiles of four species of edible ants. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

Newswise: SMU Chemist and Colleagues Develop Machine Learning Model for Atomic-level Interactions
Released: 13-Mar-2024 8:30 AM EDT
SMU Chemist and Colleagues Develop Machine Learning Model for Atomic-level Interactions
Southern Methodist University

Machine learning interatomic potentials (MLIP)s have become an efficient and less expensive alternative to traditional quantum chemical simulations.

Newswise: You don’t need glue to hold these materials together — just electricity
8-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EST
You don’t need glue to hold these materials together — just electricity
American Chemical Society (ACS)

A study in ACS Central Science shows that applying voltage to certain objects forms chemical bonds linking the objects together. Reversing the direction of electron flow separates the materials. This could help create biohybrid robots, improve biomedical implants and enable new battery technologies.

Newswise: Department of Energy User Facility to Host Hands-on Fungal Research Training
Released: 6-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EST
Department of Energy User Facility to Host Hands-on Fungal Research Training
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory - EMSL

The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers for the 2024 EMSL Summer School focused on fungal research. EMSL is providing transportation and hotel accommodations for up to 25 students who are selected through the application process.

Released: 5-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EST
Researchers provide unprecedented view into aerosol formation in Earth’s lower atmosphere
Argonne National Laboratory

An international team of scientists captures the first clear evidence in the field of Criegee intermediates, which help form aerosols in the atmosphere that impact air quality and human health.

Newswise: Using Light to Precisely Control Single-Molecule Devices
Released: 5-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST
Using Light to Precisely Control Single-Molecule Devices
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Researchers flip the switch at the nanoscale by applying light to induce bonding for single-molecule device switching.

Released: 5-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EST
Dive into the future of molecular life sciences at #DiscoverBMB 2024
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Discover BMB, the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will be held March 23–26 in San Antonio. Secure your front-row seat to cutting-edge findings, approaches and technologies in the biological sciences by registering for a complimentary press pass to attend in person or to access press materials electronically.

Newswise: Want fewer microplastics in your tap water? Try boiling it first
23-Feb-2024 9:15 AM EST
Want fewer microplastics in your tap water? Try boiling it first
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Want to remove microplastics from water? Try brewing it for a cup of tea or coffee! Research reported in Environmental Science & Technology Letters shows that by boiling then filtering tap water, up to 90% of the nano- and microplastics present could be removed.

Newswise: Light stimulates a new twist for synthetic chemistry
27-Feb-2024 12:05 AM EST
Light stimulates a new twist for synthetic chemistry
Hokkaido University

Molecules that are induced by light to rotate bulky groups around central bonds could be developed into photo-activated bioactive systems, molecular switches, and more.

Newswise: How gut bacteria become ‘persisters’ to avoid antibiotics
Released: 27-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
How gut bacteria become ‘persisters’ to avoid antibiotics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A subpopulation of gut bacteria given a commonly used antibiotic became "persisters" that were able to survive without developing true resistance, UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists discovered. Their findings, published in Cell Host & Microbe, could lead to better ways to fight bacterial infections.

Released: 26-Feb-2024 11:45 AM EST
Latest Science Shows Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Plastics, Pesticides, and Other Sources Pose Health Threats Globally
Endocrine Society

A report from the world’s leading scientific and medical experts on hormone-related health conditions raises new concerns about the profound threats to human health from endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that are ubiquitous in our surroundings and everyday lives.

Newswise: Roswell Park Study First to Show Two-Drug Combination Selectively Targets p53-Mutant Cancers
Released: 26-Feb-2024 11:30 AM EST
Roswell Park Study First to Show Two-Drug Combination Selectively Targets p53-Mutant Cancers
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A preclinical study led by a team of researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center highlights the potential of a novel two-drug treatment strategy targeting p53-mutant cancers.



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