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Researchers Develop Cost-Effective, Complementary Approach to Fundamental Chemical Reaction

Researchers Develop Cost-Effective, Complementary Approach to Fundamental Chemical Reaction

A team of researchers at Princeton University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Merck & Co. has developed a cost-effective and complementary approach to a fundamental chemical reaction known as a C-N bond coupling, which is a staple of modern drug development. [More]
Biofabric Better than Bioplastic for Certain Vegetable Production

Biofabric Better than Bioplastic for Certain Vegetable Production

The use of polyethylene mulch is a common practice in vegetable production, but environmental issues related to the disposal of petroleum-based plastic mulches have producers looking for alternatives. [More]
Researchers Demonstrate Alternative Manufacturing Method for Succinic Acid

Researchers Demonstrate Alternative Manufacturing Method for Succinic Acid

Today’s chemical industry is based on oil, because many chemical products originate from oil and its components. Products ranging from solvents to medication, plastics to detergents and crop protection products are all based on oil. Due to the limitations in the number of oil reserves, scientists are now searching for new techniques to produce these products from sustainable materials. [More]
Molecular Imaging Technique Helps Observe Proteins’ Reactions in Real Time

Molecular Imaging Technique Helps Observe Proteins’ Reactions in Real Time

Proteins are complex molecules that are responsible for carrying out all of the processes that sustain life. A better understanding of how these molecules perform their functions can be achieved by learning the assembly of their atoms and how the structure of this assembly changes as the atoms react. Until now, no imaging technique has allowed the observation of molecular movement in such speed and detail. [More]
Researchers Recreate Bacterial Properties to Shape Synthetic Materials

Researchers Recreate Bacterial Properties to Shape Synthetic Materials

All living cells are essentially soft and squishy balloons containing DNA, proteins, and a large amount of water. These cells are surrounded by oily membranes, which can withstand considerable amounts of stress like bending, stretching, and squeezing. It was only recently that researchers have started to understand the functions and organization resulting from that stress. [More]
Engineered Biofilms to Prevent Biofouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Engineered Biofilms to Prevent Biofouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes

A beneficial biofilm with the capability of preventing the biofouling of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes has been developed by a team of chemical engineers from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). [More]
Newly Developed Biosurfactants Lower Oil Viscosity and Minimize Operating Costs

Newly Developed Biosurfactants Lower Oil Viscosity and Minimize Operating Costs

Researchers at the Mexican Oil Institute (IMP) have created biosurfactants capable of decreasing oil viscosity and reducing operating costs. [More]
Electric vehicles Get Lightweight Battery Pack

Electric vehicles Get Lightweight Battery Pack

Outokumpu material experts, in collaboration with scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, in Germany, are working towards developing future-oriented stainless steel solutions. The recent invention is a new battery pack designed specifically for electric vehicles. [More]
Advances in Synthetic Biochemistry Could Lead to Biofuel Production

Advances in Synthetic Biochemistry Could Lead to Biofuel Production

A team of biochemists from UCLA have created a method to convert sugar into a range of useful chemical compounds, without the use of cells. These chemical compounds could potentially be applied in the manufacture of new pharmaceuticals and biofuels. [More]
New 3-D Modeling and Data-Extraction Technique May Transform X-ray Crystallography

New 3-D Modeling and Data-Extraction Technique May Transform X-ray Crystallography

A new 3-D modeling and data-extraction technique is about to transform the field of X-ray crystallography, with potential benefits for both the pharmaceutical industry and structural biology. [More]