News tagged with oxygen radicals

Making artificial blood for transfusions

Blood transfusions can save the lives of patients who have suffered major blood loss, but hospitals don't always have enough or the right type on hand. In search of a solution, researchers have developed a promising substitute ...

dateApr 19, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Bakar Fellow: Aiding cells' strategy to survive

As any human biology text will tell you, enzymes in the stomach and intestine break down proteins that are locked into almost every bite we eat. The proteins' amino acid building blocks are then transported to the body's ...

dateFeb 06, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Harnessing the oxidising power of air

Researchers report the catalysis of a highly specific chemical reaction where oxygen from the air is one ingredient and the other, an organic molecule, is selectively "oxidised". A simple manganese compound catalyses this ...

dateJan 28, 2016 in Materials Science
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