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Mapping the march to methodical materials

Selective and reactive, metal-organic frameworks or MOFs could replace inefficient materials in batteries, catalysts, solid-state heat pumps, and other products where gas separation and storage are vital. ...

Nov 11, 2014
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Biochemistry detective work: Algae at night

Photosynthesis is probably the most well-known aspect of plant biochemistry. It enables plants, algae, and select bacteria to transform the energy from sunlight during the daytime into chemical energy in the form of sugars ...

Nov 10, 2014
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For enterics, adaptability could be an Achilles heel

In research published in Nature Chemical Biology, scientists from RIKEN in Japan have discovered a surprisingly simple mechanism through which enterics can adjust to the very different oxygen environments inside the human ...

Nov 10, 2014
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'Rewriting' the way to make natural drug compounds

One of the big hurdles in bringing drugs to market is the difficulty of producing large enough quantities of potential compounds to conduct clinical trials. This is particularly true with compounds made by organisms, which ...

Nov 06, 2014
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Versatile bonding for lightweight components

New materials are making cars, planes and all sorts of other things lighter. The catch is that many of these materials can't be welded. Now there's an alternative joining me- thod available – gradient adhesives ...

Nov 04, 2014
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Fewer surgeries with degradable implants

Until now, in cases of bone fracture, doctors have used implants made of steel and titanium, which have to be removed after healing. To spare patients burdensome inter- ventions, researchers are working on ...

Nov 04, 2014
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