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Solving mysteries of how water works

Many phenomena depend on the connectivity of hydrogen bonds. Scientists have strived to unlock mysteries about how the network of hydrogen bonds in water controls its behavior since 1806 when Theodor Grotthuss published his ...

dateDec 01, 2016 in Materials Science
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Tailor-made membranes for the environment

The combustion of fossil energy carriers in coal and gas power plants produces waste gases that are harmful to the environment. Juelich researchers are working on methods to not only reduce such gases, but also utilize them. ...

dateNov 30, 2016 in Materials Science
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Deep insights from surface reactions

Things that happen on the surface are often given short shrift compared to what goes on inside. But when it comes to chemical reactions, what occurs on the surface can mean the difference between a working material and one ...

dateNov 30, 2016 in Materials Science
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Peptides as tags in fluorescence microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy visualizes the molecular elements of cells. Proteins of nerve cells, for instance, can be labelled using probes which are subsequently excited with light to fluoresce. In the end, the fluorescence ...

dateNov 30, 2016 in Biochemistry
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New strategy may drop cancer's guard

A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex interactions that in some cases help promote tumors, according to Rice University scientists.

dateNov 30, 2016 in Biochemistry
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