News tagged with potent chemical

Light-activated reversal of anesthesia

In a new study, a light-sensitive moiety has been added to propofol, a commonly used anesthetic, allowing its narcotic effect to be controlled by light. The compound also offers a possible route to the treatment of certain ...

dateSep 13, 2012 in Biochemistry
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New drugs from mutant bugs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol have discovered how marine bacteria join together two antibiotics they make independently to produce a potent chemical that can kill ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Biochemistry
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How Mercury Becomes Toxic In The Environment

(PhysOrg.com) -- Naturally occurring organic matter in water and sediment appears to play a key role in helping microbes convert tiny particles of mercury in the environment into a form that is dangerous to ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Environment
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