Using light to produce medication and plastics more efficiently

Anyone who wants to produce medication, plastics or fertilizer using conventional methods needs heat for chemical reactions—but not so with photochemistry, where light provides the energy. The process to achieve the desired ...

How bacteria defend themselves against plasmas

Plasmas are used in wound treatment against pathogens that are resistant to antibiotics. However, bacteria can defend themselves. They employ a heat shock protein that protects them.

Shining light on the radical production of DNA building blocks

Despite its fundamental role in biology and extensive studies over half a century, many aspects of how DNA's building blocks are formed remain unclear. Now, an international team of scientists has revealed valuable details ...

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