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OMG Moment Affects GPAs

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When Wake Forest University chemistry professor Angela King realized how much students' expectations for a class impact their learning, she turned to a pop culture phenomenon for innovative teaching ideas.

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Expert Available Re GFP Research, Genetically Modified Mosquitoes. @ConnCollege Chem Prof Marc Zimmer, Author Of "Illuminating Disease"

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Is the Flame Retardant, Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), a Reproductive or Developmental Toxicant?

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The objectives of these GLP US EPA OPPTS 970.3800 and 970.3700 studies were to examine the effects of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) at oral doses of 10, 100 or 1000 mg/kg bw/day over the course of 2 generations on growth as well as behavioral, neurological and neuropathologic functions in offspring.

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Combating Bacterial Infections Through Immunoengineering

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A collaboration between Clarkson University and the Trudeau Institute aims to improve the fight against bacterial infections through immunoengineering.

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Structure-Based Design Used as Tool for Engineering Deimmunized Biotherapeutics

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While methods for identifying immunogenic hotspots, or epitopes, are evolving rapidly, technologies to redesign the hotspots while maintaining biotherapeutic activity and stability are far less developed.

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Scientists Get First Glimpse of a Chemical Bond Being Born

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Scientists have used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule.

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Better Catalysts, Made-to-Order

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University of Utah scientists captured enough data on crucial steps in a chemical reaction to accurately predict the structures of the most efficient catalysts, those that would speed the process with the least amount of unwanted byproducts. The new approach could help chemists design catalysts that are not just incrementally better, but entirely new.

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Research Team Finds How CBD, a Component in Marijuana, Works Within Cells

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A team of Stony Brook University researchers have identified fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) as intracellular transporters for two ingredients in marijuana, THC and CBD (cannabidiol). The finding, published early online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, is significant because it helps explain how CBD works within the cells. Recent clinical findings have shown that CBD may help reduce seizures and could be a potential new medicine to treat pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy.

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Spiky 'Hedgehog Particles' for Safer Paints, Fewer VOC Emissions

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A new process that can sprout microscopic spikes on nearly any type of particle may lead to more environmentally friendly paints and a variety of other innovations.

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No Joke: Chemistry Thesis Transmuted Into Comic Book

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As thesis writing approached, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Veronica Berns faced a conundrum. She knew how hard it was to describe her work to friends and family — indeed, anybody outside the tight clan of structural chemists. And that was particularly true since she concentrated on a category of should-be-impossible structures called “quasicrystals.” However, Berns liked drawing and using “normal, English-language words,” and so about a year before graduation, she opted to accompany her traditional Ph.D. thesis with a comic book version, “Atomic Size Matters.”