News tagged with chemists

Keeping track to selenium metabolism

Spanish and Danish researchers have developed a method for the in vivo study of the unknown metabolism of selenium, an essential element for living beings. The technique can help clarify whether or not it ...

dateMar 21, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
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The computer knows its chemistry

New software developed by ETH Zurich researchers has learned important rules of chemistry. The scientists can use it to simulate the chemical synthesis of molecules in a computer and develop completely new ...

dateMar 16, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Building a beetle antifreeze

Animals and plants have evolved all sorts of chemical tricks that allow them to colonize extreme environments. For species that call Antarctica or the Arctic home, surviving sub-zero temperatures is an essential ...

dateMar 02, 2012 in Materials Science
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New malaria method could boost drug production

German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price significantly, increasing the availability of treatment for a disease that kills hundreds ...

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Ordered planar polymers created for the first time

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists under the direction of ETH Zurich have created a minor sensation in synthetic chemistry. They succeeded for the first time in producing regularly ordered planar polymers that form ...

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Polymers
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Economizing chemistry, atom by atom

In chemistry, downsizing can have positive attributes. Reducing the number of steps and reagents in synthetic reactions, for example, enables chemists to boost their productivity while reducing their environmental ...

dateFeb 03, 2012 in Materials Science
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