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1 min ago | Examiner.com

Is carnitine crucial for restoring body, brain, and moving nutrients into cells?

Acetyl-L- carnitine produces acetyl-choline, an important neurotransmitter of memory and mood in the brain.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Acetyl-L Carnitine, Medicine, Nutrition, Carnitine, Heart Failure, Health, Diabetes, Science

4 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

Molecule Enhances Copper's Lethal Punch Against Microbes

Harnessing a natural process in the body that pumps lethal doses of copper to fungi and bacteria shows promise as a new way to kill infectious microbes, a team of scientists at Duke University report.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Science, Biology

5 hrs ago | Science Daily

Chemists create nanofibers using unprecedented new method,...

Researchers have developed a novel method for creating self-assembled protein/polymer nanostructures that are reminiscent of fibers found in living cells.

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Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Weird

6 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

New Radiation Chemistry Findings from P.P. Naik and Co-Researchers...

Editor at Physics Week -- Fresh data on Radiation Chemistry are presented in a new report.

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Related Topix: Science, Physics, Journalism

10 hrs ago | Examiner.com

California Guitar Trio brings six-string chemistry to Yoshi's

There is nothing particularly novel in hearing a musician speak of the chemistry that exists among members of his current group.

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Related Topix: Science, Progressive-Rock, Oakland, CA, King Crimson

10 hrs ago | R & D

New paper describes how DNA avoids damage from UV light

The findings advance fundamental understanding of DNA damage by the UV rays found in sunlight.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Health, Genetics, Biochemistry, Biology, Science

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Hungarian scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device

Hungarian scientists are aiming for the first prototype of a new device in two years that will help surgeons distinguish between healthy tissue and tumors in a split-second as they operate and remove cancerous tissue precisely.

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Related Topix: Science, Scientific Instruments, Electronics, Waters

12 hrs ago | R & D

Chemists demonstrate "bricks-and-mortar" assembly of new molecular structures

Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have described the self-assembly of large, symmetrical molecules in bricks-and-mortar fashion, a development with potential value for the field of organic electronic devices such as field-effect transistors and photovoltaic cells.

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Related Topix: Science, Indiana University Bloomington, Purdue University Indianapolis

14 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers identify RNA that modulates action of important gene in process of programmed cell death

Researchers from the University of S-o Paulo have identified an RNA known as INXS that, although containing no instructions for the production of a protein, modulates the action of an important gene in the process of apoptosis, or programmed cell death.

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Related Topix: Science, Kidney Cancer, Health

17 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Investigators at Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry...

These compounds were obtained by a two-step method: triphenylamine compounds with one, two and three phenylacetylene arms were synthesized by Sonogashira reaction between iodine-substituted triphenylamines and phenylacetylene, followed by post-modification of these electron-rich alkynes by addition of the strong electron acceptor, ... (more)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Coatings World

Solazyme and AkzoNobel Expand Partnership in Surface Chemistry

Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, and AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, have expanded their previously announced joint development agreement.

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Sys-Con Media

CAS Announces the 2014 SciFinderA Future Leaders in Chemistry

The 18 participants, a diverse group of international scientists, have the exclusive opportunity this August to share their research experience and knowledge and to take part in one of the most respected scientific meetings in the world.

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Science Daily

Striatal dopamine transporter binding correlates with body...

Scientists have described a way that brain chemistry may make some people notice food more easily, which can tempt overeating even in people who are not overweight.

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Science Daily

Finding quantum lines of desire

What paths do quantum particles, such as atoms or photons, follow through quantum state space? Scientists have used an "artificial atom" to continuously and repeatedly record the paths through quantum state space.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Researchers aim to find new uses for shrimp shells

"I believe in what I would call a chitin economy. I personally believe, if properly developed, the material you can develop from chitin and the markets you could sell them in would make the shrimp shell worth more than the meat," said Rogers, an owner and founder of 525 Solutions, a startup company housed in UA's Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of ... (more)

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Related Topix: University of Alabama, Science, Life, Food, Seafood, Department of Energy, CPU, Science / Technology, University of Texas at Austin

Chemistry World

Psylloborine A

It's a somewhat surprising assertion that almost a fifth of natural products are thought to include a dimerisation step somewhere in their biosynthesis.1 Of course, this is not always apparent at first glance - it's often masked by subsequent modifications - and the ability to spot such 'hidden symmetry' can often lead to strikingly effective total ... (more)

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Triple Pundit

Are Chemical Flame Retardants Doing More Harm Than Good?

Lurking inside your bed, your couch, your carpet and the upholstery of your car is a secret arsenal.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Science, California Government, California

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

Paint Shifts Shades to Signal Heat

Imagine walls and doors that could warn firefighters of the intensity of a fire by changing color, or equipment that turns from blue to red when it's too hot to handle.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Science

Hispanic Business

Acid Seawater Will Hit Alaska Hard

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.

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Related Topix: Science, Oceanography

CiteULike

Implications of the Unpaired Spins in Li-O2 Battery Chemistry and Electrochemistry: A Minireview

Recent experimental and theoretical reports suggest that the valence states of oxygen species residing in the Li-O2 cell discharge products can be very complex.

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