Cockroach 'let's hook up' chemical signal could benefit endangered woodpecker
A North Carolina State University discovery of the unique chemical composition of a cockroach signal -- a "Let's hook up" sex pheromone emitted by certain female wood cockroaches to entice potential mates ...
First size-based chromatography technique for the study of living cells
(Phys.org) —Using nanodot technology, Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated the first size-based form of chromatography that can be used to study the membranes of living cells. This unique physical ...
Better protein capture a boon for drug manufacturers
(Phys.org) —Rice University scientists have created a way to fine-tune a process critical to the pharmaceutical industry that could save a lot of time and money.
Breath study brings roadside drug testing closer
(Phys.org) —A group of researchers from Sweden have provided further evidence that illegal drugs can be detected in the breath, opening up the possibility of a roadside breathalyzer test to detect substances such as cocaine, ...
Researchers propose new old way to purify carbon nanotubes
(Phys.org) —An old, somewhat passé, trick used to purify protein samples based on their affinity for water has found new fans at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where materials scientists ...
Researchers look to breath to identify stress
(Phys.org)—The perennial stress-buster—a deep breath—could become stress-detector, claims a team of researchers from the UK.
Study reveals unprecedented impact of Deepwater Horizon on deep ocean
Scientists report they have "compelling evidence" that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has impacted deep-sea corals. Their study, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences utiliz ...
Chemical snapshot: Murchison meteorite reveals diversity of early Solar System
Putting more science into the art of making nanocrystals
Preparing semiconductor quantum dots is sometimes more of a black art than a science. That presents an obstacle to further progress in, for example, creating better solar cells or lighting devices, where ...
Discovering cell surface proteins' behaviour
(Phys.org)—A Simon Fraser University chemist is the lead author on a new paper that advances scientific understanding of the structure and function of glycoproteins, in particular the number and positioning of sugars on ...
Research duo develop new green way to synthesize vanillin from sawdust
Disposable cortisol biosensor developed
Archeologists discover Egyptian mummies styled with fatty hair gel
Rover's 'SAM' lab instrument suite tastes soil
(Phys.org)— A pinch of fine sand and dust became the first solid Martian sample deposited into the biggest instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity: the Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM.