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Jewel-toned organic phosphorescent crystals: A new class of light-emitting material

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Pure organic compounds that glow in jewel tones could potentially lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, among other applications. University of Michigan researcher Jinsang Kim and his colleagues ha...

When nature calls

COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 9, 2011 -- When you've got to go, you've got to go -- upstream, that is, if you are a male swordtail fish seeking a mate, according to research from Texas A&M University. A recent study led by Texas A&M biologists Dr. Gi...

First report on fate of underwater dispersants in Deepwater Horizon oil...

Scientists are reporting that key chemical components of the 770,000 gallons of oil dispersants applied below the ocean surface in the Deepwater Horizon spill did mix with oil and gas spewing out of the damaged wellhead and remained in the deep ...

Louisiana Tech University professor visits India as part of US delegation...

RUSTON, La. -- While most people were busy shopping during the holiday season, Dr. Daniela Mainardi, associate professor of chemical engineering at Louisiana Tech University and member of the Institute for Micromanufacturing, was preparing for a tr...

The future of metabolic engineering — designer molecules, cells and microorganisms

Will we one day design and create molecules, cells and microorganisms that produce specific chemical products from simple, readily-available, inexpensive starting materials? Will the synthetic organic chemistry now used to produce pharmaceutical d...

Cedars-Sinai ‘nano-drug’ hits brain-tumor target found in 2001

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 4, 2010) -- Nine years ago, scientists at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute detected a subtle shift occurring in the molecular makeup of the most aggressive type of brain tumors, glioblastoma multiforme. With fu...

Scripps Research team ‘watches’ formation of cells’ protein factories for first...

LA JOLLA, CA -- October 29, 2010 -- For Immediate Release -- A team from The Scripps Research Institute has revealed the first-ever pictures of the formation of cells' "protein factories." In addition to being a major technical feat on its own, t...

Scented consumer products shown to emit many unlisted chemicals

The sweet smell of fresh laundry may contain a sour note. Widely used fragranced products -- including those that claim to be "green" -- give off many chemicals that are not listed on the label, including some that are classified as toxic. A stu...

Sniffing out shoe bombs: A new and simple sensor for explosive...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois chemists have developed a simple sensor to detect an explosive used in shoe bombs. It could lead to inexpensive, easy-to-use devices for luggage and passenger screening at airports and elsewhere. Triacet...

Mount Sinai researchers analyze impact of chemical BPA in dental sealants...

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that bisphenol A (BPA) released from some plastic resins used in pediatric dentistry is detectable in the saliva after placement in children's mouths. BPA is a widely used synthetic chemical...

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