News tagged with chemists

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 ability, ...

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 a kind of "molecular ...

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 footprint. ...

dateFeb 03, 2012 in Materials Science
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