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From good to bad with a copper switch

At the molecular level, the difference between Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde lies in a metal, copper. In its physiological form, the prion protein (PrPC ) is 'good' and is involved in normal body processes. It can happen, however, ...

dateOct 20, 2015 in Biochemistry
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A more benign blue for pyrotechnics

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich chemists have developed a novel pyrotechnic formulation that produces a blue flame of unprecedented purity and radiance upon combustion, and is free of the toxic chlorine-containing ...

dateSep 14, 2015 in Materials Science
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