Feature Channels:

Chemistry

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Science

Channels:

Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Agriculture, Biology, Business, Economics, Atmospheric Science, Education, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science

International Year of Chemistry Video Explores a Day without Chemistry

DayWithoutChemistry_ScreenShot2.jpg

The American Chemical Society (ACS) entertainingly explores this unsettling premise of a world without chemistry in a new high-definition video released before the official launch of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC). A Day without Chemistry follows a person who sees more and more of his everyday necessities and conveniences disappear.

Science

Channels:

Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Agriculture, Biology, Business, Economics, Atmospheric Science, Education, Technology, Engineeriing, Computer Science

American Chemical Society Unveils International Year of Chemistry Calendar Contest

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is offering students, teachers and others the chance to win monthly cash cards and grand prizes of an iPad, iPod Touch or iPod Nano in its “365: Chemistry for Life Contest,” celebrating the International Year of Chemistry (IYC).

Science

Channels:

Nerve Agents, Security, AChE, Enzymes, Evolution, Tawfik, Weizmann Institute Of Science

Tailor-Made Enzymes Protect Against Nerve Gas

At the Weizmann Institute, an interdisciplinary team of scientists have used “natural selection” in a test tube to modify the PON1 enzyme so that it provides protection against nerve agents. This ability to tailor enzymes could be used to develop defensive treatments against all known nerve agents.

Science

Channels:

Peptide Therapy, BH3, Cancer Therapies, Cancer Treatment, peptide cancer treatment, Apoptosis, Biological Chemistry

Use of Novel Peptide, ATAP, for Inducing Cancer Cell Death May be More Successful than Current Peptide-Based Therapies

Researchers from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have discovered a novel peptide that can act as a potent inducer of cancer cell death, which may have significant implications for therapeutic agents used to treat cancer. Their study indicates that the amphipathic tail-anchoring peptide, or ATAP, may provide more successful outcomes in cancer treatment than the BH3 peptide-based therapy currently used. The study was released online December 28, 2010, as a Paper of the Week in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Science

Channels:

Business, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Earth Science

Latest American Chemical Society Podcast: Biodegradable Foam from Milk Protein and Clay

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) award-winning podcast series, “Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions,” focuses on development of a new ultra-light biodegradable foam plastic material made from two unlikely ingredients: The protein in milk and ordinary clay.

Medicine

Science

Channels:

Nanomedicine, Red Blood Cells, Synthetic cells, Cancer, Biomimicry, synthetic blood, Desimone, Unc Chapel Hill, Nanotechnology

Researchers Inch Closer to Unlocking Potential of Synthetic Blood

UNCarticle572183.image1.jpg

UNC researchers have created synthetic particles that closely mirror some of the key properties of red blood cells. The particles, which mimic the size, shape and flexibility of natural red blood cells, could potentially help pave the way for the development of synthetic blood and lead to more effective treatments for diseases such as cancer.

Science

Channels:

Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Atmospheric Science, Agriculture, Biology, Earth Science

Press Registration Opens for American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 27-31, 2011

News media now can apply for registration for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) 241st National Meeting & Exposition March 27-31, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif., one of the largest scientific conferences of the New Year. The meeting, held during the International Year of Chemistry, will take place at the Anaheim Convention and Exhibition Center and at area hotels.

Science

Channels:

Graphene Grains Make Atom-Thick Patchwork ‘Quilts’ – as Scientists Find Their Electrical and Mechanical Properties

Artistry from science: Cornell University researchers have unveiled striking, atomic-resolution details of what graphene “quilts” look like at the boundaries between patches, and have uncovered key insights into graphene’s electrical and mechanical properties.

Science

Channels:

Chemistry, Physics, Materials, Agriculture, Biology, Business, Economics, Atmospheric Science, Education, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science

American Chemical Society Greets the New Year with Launch of the International Year of Chemistry Calendar: Virtual “Time Machine” for 2011

IYCcalendar_HIRES1.jpg

The American Chemical Society (ACS) today launched the International Year of Chemistry’s IYC 365: Chemistry for Life, a vibrant science calendar for 2011 highlighting the great intellects and epic events that have shaped modern society through the magic of chemistry.







Chat now!