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Article ID: 586231

Report Examines What U.S. Can Learn From Eu Chemicals Law

Indiana University

A new report from Indiana University supplies a close examination of the European Union's reformed chemicals law REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), focusing on potential lessons for the U.S.

Released:
28-Feb-2012 9:00 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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    21-Feb-2012 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 585901

Serotonin Could Play a Large Role in Bone Loss

American Physiological Society (APS)

New study has extensive implications due to effects of lactation and breast cancer on bone.

Released:
16-Feb-2012 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 585941

Better Control for DNA-Based Computations

North Carolina State University

An NC State University chemist has found a way to give DNA-based computing better control over logic operations. His work could lead to interfacing DNA-based computing with traditional silicon-based computing.

Released:
17-Feb-2012 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 585922

Mother of Pearl Tells a Tale of Ocean Temperature, Depth

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nacre -- or mother of pearl, scientists and artisans know, is one of nature's amazing utilitarian materials. Produced by a multitude of mollusk species, nacre is widely used in jewelry and art. It is inlaid into musical instruments, furniture and decorative boxes. Fashioned into buttons, beads and a host of functional objects from pens to flatware, mother of pearl lends a lustrous iridescence to everyday objects.

Released:
16-Feb-2012 7:00 PM EST

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Article ID: 585914

‘Mini-Cellulose’ Molecule Unlocks Chemistry of Biofuel

University of Massachusetts Amherst

A team of chemical engineers at UMass Amherst has discovered a small molecule that behaves like cellulose when converted to biofuel. Studying this ‘mini-cellulose’ molecule reveals the chemical reactions that take place in wood and prairie grasses during high-temperature conversion to biofuel.

Released:
16-Feb-2012 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 585902

NSF Grant Challenges Traditional Teaching Strategies in Chemistry Labs

South Dakota State University

Two South Dakota State University professors want to change the way students learn about chemistry. That’s the goal of a two-year, $200,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded to associate professors of chemistry and biochemistry, David Cartrette and Matt Miller.

Released:
16-Feb-2012 2:45 PM EST

Article ID: 585786

New Compound May Help Battle Superbugs

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University chemists have created a compound that makes existing antibiotics 16 times more effective against recently discovered antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.”

Released:
14-Feb-2012 2:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 585635

Chemists Harvest Light to Create 'Green' Tool for Pharmaceuticals

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A team of University of Arkansas researchers, including an Honors College student, has created a new, “green” method for developing medicines. The researchers used energy from a light bulb to create an organic molecule that may be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.

Released:
9-Feb-2012 1:00 PM EST

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Article ID: 585485

Researchers Discover Why Common Tree Is Toxic to Snowshoe Hares

Boise State University

Boise State University biologists have uncovered why the chemical defenses in birch, a common type of tree found in North America, are toxic to snowshoe hares.

Released:
6-Feb-2012 3:25 PM EST

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