New study shows inhibiting copper chaperones reduces tumor cell proliferation
Chemists create adaptable metallic-cage gels
MIT chemists have created a new material that combines the flexibility of polymer gels with the rigid structure provided by metal-based clusters. The new gels could be well-suited for a range of possible functions, including ...
The molecular breakdance of seeing
The detection of light by pigments in the retina, called rhodopsin or visual purple, leads to our sense of vision. New experiments by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter and the ...
Palladium-catalyzed C-H activation of primary amino alcohols
Giant fullerene system inhibits infection by artificial Ebola virus
Using an artificial Ebola virus model, a European team coordinated by researchers of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid/IMDEA-Nanociencia has proved how a supermolecule—constituted by 13 fullerenes—has been able of ...
Solving the zeolite conundrum: Researchers make 'unfeasible' zeolites
First steps towards new therapy for diseases caused by defective anion transport
Research by a team at the University of Bristol has taken the first steps towards new treatments for inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis; one form of Bartter's syndrome (severe salt loss from the kidney); and two forms ...
Entanglement at heart of '2-for-1' fission in next-generation solar cells
An international team of scientists have observed how a mysterious quantum phenomenon in organic molecules takes place in real time, which could aid in the development of highly efficient solar cells.
New technique offers a window into light-activated therapies
Researchers have observed how a light-activated compound alters the structure of DNA - which could be the first step in creating new, targeted cancer treatments.