Section: Chemistry

(Phys.org) — Edward Yu took note of the facts – nearly 2 million deaths each year, 9 million infected each year, developments of multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant and now totally drug-resistant strains – and decided to shift…


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The carbon–oxygen (C=O) double bond is an important chemical motif, particularly in compounds called ketones. Chemists expect that substituting the carbon for a heavier atom would produce ‘heavy ketones’, which are attractive targets to further under…


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The Dutch tyre company Apollo Vredestein has successfully produced the first prototypes of tyres obtained from natural latex from guayule and Russian dandelion plants. An outcome of the EU-PEARLS (‘EU-based production and exploitation of alternative ru…


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The Bureau of Reclamation has found that silicone foul release coatings may be an important tool for mitigating invasive quagga and zebra mussels’ impacts to water and hydropower infrastructure. Allen D. Skaja, Ph.D., PCS, of Reclamation’s Technical Se…


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The carbon–oxygen (C=O) double bond is an important chemical motif, particularly in compounds called ketones. Chemists expect that substituting the carbon for a heavier atom would produce ‘heavy ketones’, which are attractive targets to further under…


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(Phys.org)—When a cell divides, it passes on genetic information by producing copies of its DNA. Chemists have also learned to copy DNA. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a German team has now introduced a new copying technique that uses a single str…


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In Science Village, Science Happens. Be one of the first 50 to stop by the STEM Center (SV-25) and get… Read more »


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With nearly 55 million students, teachers and school staff about to return to elementary and secondary school classrooms, scientists today described a new hand-held sensor ― practical enough for wide use ― that could keep classroom air fres…


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The likelihood of becoming seriously ill from cholera depends on your blood group. It is possible to find a new remedy for the feared illness by studying the molecular structure in the toxin in the cholera bacteria.


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(Phys.org)—Tuberculosis or TB as it’s become more commonly known, is a horrible disease by all accounts, it slowly kills many of its victims, particularly those living in the developing world. In 2010, it killed an estimated four thousand people ever…


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Northwestern University scientists have connected 250 years of organic chemical knowledge into one giant computer network — a chemical Google on steroids. This “immortal chemist” will never retire and take away its knowledge but instead will continue …


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