Organic Chemistry News
May 22, 2019

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Synthetic biologists have hacked bacterial sensing with a plug-and-play system that could be used to mix-and-match tens of thousands of sensory inputs and ... read more

Machine Learning Predicts Mechanical Properties of Porous Materials

Machine learning can be used to predict the properties of a group of materials which, according to some, could be as important to the 21st century as plastics were to the ... read more
A team of scientists has created a bowl-shaped electrode with 'hot edges' which can efficiently convert carbon dioxide from gas into carbon based fuels and chemicals, helping ... read more
Radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from 20th-century nuclear bomb tests has reached the deepest parts of the ocean, a new study finds. Crustaceans in deep ocean ... read more
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Virulence Factor of the Influenza A Virus Mapped in Real-Time

Researchers have used high-speed microscopy to investigate native structure and conformational dynamics of hemagglutinin in influenza ... read more

A Cautionary Tale for Researchers Working on Selective Drug Delivery

Many studies indicating that DNA nanostructures can enter cells more readily than simple DNA strands are flawed, according to new ... read more

Marcus Regime in Organic Devices: Interfacial Charge Transfer Mechanism Verified

A new study shows how electrons behave in their injection into organic semiconductor films. Simulations and experiments clearly identified different transport ... read more

Teaching CRISPR and Antibiotic Resistance to High School Students

A team has developed BioBits, a suite of hands-on educational kits that enable students to perform a range of biological experiments by adding water and simple reagents to freeze-dried cell-free ... read more

Driving Chemical Reactions With Light

How can chemical reactions be triggered by light, following the example of photosynthesis in nature? This process is still poorly understood. However, researchers have now uncovered a major piece of ... read more

Graphene is an extraordinary material consisting of pure carbon just a single atomic layer thick. It is extremely stable, strong and conductive. In electronics, however, graphene has crucial ... read more

New Approach for Solving Protein Structures from Tiny Crystals

Scientists have developed a new approach for solving atomic-scale 3-D protein structures from tiny crystals. The advance will open up this structural biology technique to a wide range of ... read more

Monitoring the Lifecycle of Tiny Catalyst Nanoparticles

In order to tailor nanoparticles in such a way that they can catalyze certain reactions selectively and efficiently, researchers need to determine the properties of single particles as precisely as ... read more

Making the Invisible Visible: New Method Opens Unexplored Realms for Liquid Biopsies

A new approach to RNA sequencing reveals thousands of previously inaccessible RNA fragments in blood plasma that might serve as disease- and organ-specific ... read more

Researchers Make Organic Solar Cells Immune to the Ravages of Water, Air and Light

Researchers have devised a way of making organic solar panels robust by performing the molecular equivalent of hair removal by waxing: they used adhesive tape to strip the electron-accepting ... read more

Drugs That Block CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Identified

The discovery of the first small-molecule inhibitors of the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (SpCas9) protein could enable more precise control over CRISPR-Cas9-based genome editing, researchers ... read more

Hydrogen is a critical component in the manufacture of thousands of common products from plastic to fertilizers, but producing pure hydrogen is expensive and energy intensive. Now, a research team ... read more

Environmental Pollutants Could Impact Cellular Signs of Aging

Researchers have linked some environmental pollutants with diseases, a decreased life span and signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles and age spots. But can accelerated aging be detected at the ... read more

As the data boom continues to boom, more and more information gets filed in less and less space. Even the cloud will eventually run out of space, can't thwart all hackers, and gobbles up energy. ... read more

Nanomaterials Mimicking Natural Enzymes With Superior Catalytic Activity and Selectivity

A research team doped nitrogen and boron into graphene to selectively increase peroxidase-like activity and succeeded in synthesizing a peroxidase-mimicking nanozyme with a low cost and superior ... read more

Strategy to Make Graphene Luminescent

A research project is able to incorporate luminescence into this super material, paving a new way to continue expanding ... read more

Poor-quality organic semiconductors can become high-quality semiconductors when manufactured in the correct way. Researchers have now shown that the motion of charges in organic electronic devices is ... read more

Partitioning of Porous Materials

Gases and pollutants can be filtered from air and liquids by means of porous, crystalline materials, such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). To further partition these pores and enhance their ... read more

A new study shows that nanostructures constructed of DNA molecules can be programmed to function as pH-responsive cargo carriers, paving the way towards functional drug-delivery ... read more

The use of proteins involved in the photosynthetic process enables the development of affordable and efficient devices for energy conversion. However, although proteins such as photosystem I are ... read more

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