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Building new drugs just got easier

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a method for modifying organic molecules that significantly expands the possibilities for developing new pharmaceuticals...

New sugar-test to reduce false-positive cancer diagnoses

The world’s most widespread test for ovarian cancer reports false-positives in 94 of 100 diagnosed cases. Now, chemists at the University of Copenhagen working...

Swiss cheese crystal, or high-tech sponge?

The sponges of the future will do more than clean house. Picture this, for example: Doctors use a tiny sponge to soak up a drug...

New method brings high-quality, printable electronics and photonics closer

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully developed a method to chemically exfoliate molybdenum disulfide crystals, a class...

Artificial lung to remove carbon dioxide — from smokestacks

The amazingly efficient lungs of birds and the swim bladders of fish have become the inspiration for a new filtering system to remove carbon...

Existence of new element, 115, confirmed

An international team of researchers, led by physicists from Lund University, have confirmed the existence of what is considered a new element with atomic...

Common condiment could enable new high-tech industry

Chemists at Oregon State University have identified a compound that could significantly reduce the cost and potentially enable the mass commercial production of silicon...

Designing water-soluble solution to build better painkillers

Finding better painkillers is a high priority for doctors, researchers, and patients. While opioids, such as morphine, are very effective, they come with unwanted side...

Science Video: Chemistry of Easter Egg Dyeing

http://youtu.be/lMQ_qhEeyl8 With millions of eggs about to have their annual encounter with red, green, blue and other dyes this holiday weekend, the American Chemical Society...

Chemists build an ‘off’ switch for pain

The notion of a pain switch is an alluring idea, but is it realistic? Well, chemists have now shown in laboratory experiments that it...

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