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Exhaust fumes as a resource

Chemists at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a process in which nitrogen oxides generated during industrial processes can be used in the manufacture of colourants and medicines. Using ...

dateMar 15, 2017 in Materials Science
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Synbio and biosecurity

The world in 1918 was emerging from under the pall of a World War that had claimed 38 million lives, and yet in the span of only one year, just as many lives would be lost to the Spanish Flu—an influenza pandemic that is ...

dateFeb 07, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Fluorescence dyes from the pressure cooker

Perylene bisimides are organic pigments with interesting dye properties. While these compounds are red in the solid state, when dissolved, they generate bright yellowish-green solutions under UV irradiation. Aside from their ...

dateJan 30, 2017 in Materials Science
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Quality control inside the cell

The ability to dispose of proteins that are either aberrant or (in the worst case) toxic is fundamental to a cell's survival. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been able to demonstrate the manner ...

dateJan 19, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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