Rapid chemical synthesis of proteins by a new amino acid partner
The development of new methods for the chemical synthesis of proteins is highly significant to access a range of proteins inaccessible by conventional approaches. Dr. Ivano Pusterla and Prof. Jeffery Bode ...
Improving the selective extraction of spent uranium in nuclear waste clean-up
Driven by the need to find ways of separating, recycling and reducing nuclear waste, chemists at The University of Nottingham are developing our understanding of how uranium interacts with elements from around the periodic ...
Chemists find efficient, scalable way to synthesize potential brain-protecting compound
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have invented the first practical, scalable method for synthesizing jiadifenolide, a plant-derived molecule that may have powerful brain-protecting properties.
Blood test for cancer biomarkers using an electrochemical clamp assay
Unusual structure, bonding, and properties may provide a new possibility for a californium borate
The heaviest element that exists in usable quantities on Earth, californium is surprisingly able to covalently bond with borate, dramatically altering the electronic characteristics of the californium ion, ...
Mechanism for aprotic sodium-air batteries
Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery
Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy ...
DNA mutations get harder to hide
Rice University researchers have developed a method to detect rare DNA mutations with an approach hundreds of times more powerful than current methods.
Toward solid-state molecular circuitry: Molecular shuttle within a metal-organic framework
Solving streptide from structure to biosynthesis
Bacteria speak to one another using peptide signals in a soundless language known as quorum sensing. In a step towards translating bacterial communications, researchers at Princeton University have revealed ...
Chemists' synthesis of silicon oxides opens 'new world in a grain of sand'
In an effort that reaches back to the 19th-century laboratories of Europe, a discovery by University of Georgia chemistry researchers establishes new research possibilities for silicon chemistry and the semiconductor ...
Decoding the cell's genetic filing system
A fully extended strand of human DNA measures about five feet in length. Yet it occupies a space just one-tenth of a cell by wrapping itself around histones—spool-like proteins—to form a dense hub of ...
Happily ever after: Scientists arrange protein-nanoparticle marriage
Fastening protein-based medical treatments to nanoparticles isn't easy. With arduous chemistry, scientists can do it. But like a doomed marriage, the fragile binding that holds them together often separates.
Inhibitor for abnormal protein points the way to more selective cancer drugs
Nowhere is the adage "form follows function" more true than in the folded chain of amino acids that makes up a single protein macromolecule. But proteins are very sensitive to errors in their genetic blueprints. ...
Study shows novel pattern of electrical charge movement through DNA
Electrical charges not only move through wires, they also travel along lengths of DNA, the molecule of life. The property is known as charge transport.