New method can provide rapid detection of food adulteration

University of Missouri scientist Colleen Ray can now add the job of "food detective" to her resumé. Recently, Ray and colleagues in the Department of Chemistry developed a novel method—using nuclear magnetic resonance ...

New strategy developed for synthesis of copper nanoclusters

Due to exact atomic composition and crystal structure, atomically precise copper nanoclusters are used as model catalysts for catalytic reaction mechanisms study. However, the efficient synthesis of copper nanoclusters still ...

Woody vine may help prevent kidney stones

Urolithiasis is usually treated by surgery. However, the high recurrence rate and high cost of treatment call for a non-surgical medical solution. In the Dai minority region of China, the perennial woody vine of Aspidopterys ...

Autophagy: The molecular regulation of self-eating

Autophagy, or "self-eating", is an essential cellular quality control mechanism that clears the cell of protein aggregates and damaged organelles. This mechanism is inactive under normal conditions and only triggered upon ...

Tracing a possible origin of animal pollination

An international team of researchers including Florian Etl and Jürg Schönenberger from the University ofVienna, Stefan Dötterl and Mario Schubert from the University of Salzburg, and Oliver Reiser and Christian Kaiser ...

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