News tagged with reactivity

Protecting resources from oxygen damage

Vital to life on this planet, oxygen has a sinister and ravenous side that harms plants and biofuel production. That's why the Department of Energy's Office of Science supports research to tame oxygen's dark side.

dateJun 20, 2017 in Biotechnology
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How plants prevent oxidative stress

When excess light energy is absorbed by plants during photosynthesis, harmful reactive oxygen species are produced. These reactive oxygen species break down important structures such as proteins and membranes, preventing ...

dateJun 08, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Deadly nanoparcel for cancer cells

Most tumors contain regions of low oxygen concentration where cancer therapies based on the action of reactive oxygen species are ineffective. Now, American scientists have developed a hybrid nanomaterial that releases a ...

dateMay 04, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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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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