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Category: Chemistry

SciTechDaily features the latest chemistry news and recent research articles from leading universities and institutes from around the world. Read interesting chemistry news and breakthrough research on related topics like Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoparticles, and Polymers.

MIT Chemists Discover Unexpected Enzyme Structure

Many microbes have an enzyme that can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide. This reaction is critical for building carbon…

Scientists Discover Tiny Protein Has Big Impact in Times of Stress

Ribosomes churn out proteins that carry out all of life’s functions, but when missing a key and previously overlooked factor,…

Scientists Find Evidence Of A Protein That Existed When Life Began

How did life arise on Earth? Rutgers researchers have found among the first and perhaps only hard evidence that simple…

Scientists See the Inner Workings of the Enzyme Telomerase for the First Time

Cancer, aging-related diseases and other illnesses are closely tied to an important enzyme called “telomerase.” UCLA researchers report in the…

Janus Graft Block Copolymers, A Breakthrough in Nanostructured Materials

Block copolymers (BCPs) have been of great interest to researchers in recent years. These nanostructured materials, made from blocks of…

Scientists Are On The Path To Making An Artificial Cell

With the integration of a rudimentary metabolic function into a tiny droplet, a step has been made towards advancing the…

New Technique Could Improve Electronics’ Energy Efficiency

New technique could improve electronics’ energy efficiency by removing the microscopic flaws usually formed during manufacturing. UCLA scientists and engineers…

Scientists Synthesize New Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Researchers from North Carolina State University have synthesized an analog of lipoxazolidinone A, a small molecule that is effective against…

Chemists Develop New Way to Create Lithium Metal Electrodes for Batteries

Researchers at Yale and Donghua University in China have developed a new process for creating lithium metal that may boost…

Stardust and Radiation Could Lead to Complex Biomolecule Forms

New research offers evidence that humans -- and the rest of life on Earth -- may have been able to…

New Achievement Could Lead to More-Efficient Quantum Computing

In terms of size, it may be the smallest scientific breakthrough ever made at Harvard. Harvard Assistant Professor of Chemistry…

Chemists Create Flexible Polymer Gels From Caffeine

Caffeine is well-known for its ability to help people stay alert, but a team of researchers at MIT and Brigham…

Biochemists Discover A New Target For Patients With Diabetes

Focusing on a simple hormone in us all, a Yale researcher has found specific forms of it that poke toxic…

New Approach to Better Electrolytes for Next-Generation Lithium Batteries

A new approach to analyzing and designing new ion conductors — a key component of rechargeable batteries — could accelerate…

Perfect Shot of Espresso Every Time With Chemistry

The average American drinks more than three cups of coffee a day, contributing to a $40 billion industry in the…

One in 10 People Have Traces of Heroin or Cocaine on Their Fingerprints

Scientists have found that drugs are now so prevalent that 13 per cent of those taking part in a test…

Chemists Discover a New Way to Work with Heterogeneous Catalysts

Scientists have found a new way to work with heterogeneous catalysts, which are key chemical drivers in the development of…

Lab Experiments Reveal Pathway to Forming Life’s Building Blocks in Space

Scientists have used lab experiments to retrace the chemical steps leading to the creation of complex hydrocarbons in space, showing…