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Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical Factories

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Scientists have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria. The new design provides an entirely new functionality that greatly expands the potential for these compartments to serve as custom-made chemical factories.

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Carbon Dioxide Captured From Air Converted Directly to Methanol Fuel for the First Time

Research could one day create a sustainable fuel source from greenhouse gas emissions.

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Phosphine as a Superconductor? Sure, but the Story May Be Complicated

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Phosphine, one of the newest materials to be named a superconductor, was reported in 2015 to exhibit superconductivity under high pressure. A new study provides insight into what may have happened as phosphine underwent this intense compression.

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Wayne State Chemistry Professor Earns Prestigious NSF CAREER Award to Examine Unusual Chemical Structures

– Wayne State University’s Jennifer Stockdill, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $650,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award that will advance understanding of reactions that form novel chemical structures.

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Study Reveals Proteins Most Associated With Aging

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The finding by Stony Brook University researchers, published in Structure, may be a foundation to better understanding the cellular process and age-related disease.

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Iowa Chemists Uncover How Key Agent Allows Diseases to Reproduce

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University of Iowa chemists have revealed the chemistry behind how certain diseases, from anthrax to tuberculosis, replicate. The key lies in the function of a gene absent in humans, called thyX, and its ability to catalyze the DNA building block thymine. Results published in the journal Science.

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Turning Electronic Waste Into Gold

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Stephen Foley Foley, an associate professor in the University of Saskatchewan Department of Chemistry and his colleagues, have discovered a new financially viable and environmentally friendly way to recover and recycle gold from electronic waste.

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Uncovering Hidden Microbial Lineages from Hot Springs

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Published January 27, 2016 in Nature Communications, a team led by researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility, utilized the largest collection of metagenomic datasets to uncover a completely novel bacterial phylum – “Kryptonia.”

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No More Insulin Injections?

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Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer possible new diabetes treatment.

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Cracking Cases

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A group of nuclear detectives at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory takes on tough challenges, from detecting illicit uranium using isotopic “fingerprints” to investigating Presidential assassination conspiracies.

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Molecular-Like Photochemistry From Semiconductor Nanocrystals

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Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated the transfer of triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to surface-bound molecular acceptors, extending the lifetime of the originally prepared excited state by six orders of magnitude.

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Microbes Take Their Vitamins – for the Good of Science

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Scientists have made a “vitamin mimic” – a molecule that looks and acts just like a natural vitamin to bacteria – that offers a new window into the inner workings of living microbes.

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Targeted Drug Delivery Could Help Fight Tumors and Local Infections

Some drug regimens, such as those designed to eliminate tumors, are notorious for nasty side effects. Unwanted symptoms are often the result of medicine going where it’s not needed and harming healthy cells. To minimize this risk, researchers in Quebec have developed nanoparticles that only release a drug when exposed to near-infrared light, which doctors could beam onto a specific site.

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Researchers Prove Surprising Chemistry Inside a Potential Breakthrough Battery

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Lithium-air batteries hold the promise of storing electricity at up to five times the energy density of today's familiar lithium-ion batteries, but they have inherent shortcomings. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have helped prove that a new prototype is powered by a surprising chemical reaction that may solve the new battery's biggest drawback.

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ORNL Researchers Use Neutrons to Gain Insight Into Battery Inefficiency

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Lithium ions are depleted as a battery charges and are also lost to the formation of a thin coating on a battery’s anode. ORNL researchers used powerful neutron science facilities to try to understand the dynamics behind this phenomenon.

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Greenhouse Gas Can Escape the Deep Ocean in Surprising Way, New Study Says

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A new scientific journal article reports that carbon dioxide can emerge from the deep ocean in a surprising way — a new piece of the global carbon “puzzle” that researchers must solve to fully understand major issues like climate change.

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Heightened Ability to Imagine Odors Linked to Higher Body Weight

Researchers at The John B. Pierce Laboratory and the Yale School of Medicine have revealed that the ability to vividly imagine the smell of popcorn, freshly baked cookies and even non-food odors is greater in obese adults. Their research was published in the journal Appetite in August 2015 and was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior.

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Scientists Discover Blueprint of Body's Heat Sensor

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Touch a hot stove, and your fingers will recoil in pain because your skin carries tiny temperature sensors that detect heat and send a message to your brain saying, "Ouch! That's hot! Let go!"

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Born to Break: Mutation Causes Fragile Bones

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Researchers show gene variant causes Hajdu-Cheney syndrome, may illuminate bone loss more generally.

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TSRI Chemists Devise Powerful New Method for Modifying Drug Molecules

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Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a versatile new technique for making modifications—especially one type of extremely difficult, but much-sought-after modification—to complex drug molecules.