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March 4, 2014
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Neu: Umweltfreundliche chemische Reaktion verschwendet keine Atome

In der Arbeitsgruppe von Nuno Maulide, Chemiker an der Universität Wien, wurde eine neue chemische Synthese für α-arylierte Carbonylverbindungen entwickelt. Vertreter dieser Substanzklasse zeigen interessante biologische und pharmakologische Eigenschaften und kommen z.B. bei entzündungshemmenden Medikamenten zur Anwendung. Die neue Technik, … Continue reading

March 8, 2013
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A Window into Europa’s Ocean Right at the Surface

If you could lick the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, you would actually be sampling a bit of the ocean beneath. A new paper by Mike Brown, an astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., and … Continue reading

February 12, 2013
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Vitamin D, Omega-3 May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques Found in Alzheimer’s

A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system’s ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. In a small pilot study published … Continue reading

September 26, 2012
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Large Bacterial Population Colonized Land 2.75 Billion Years Ago

There is evidence that some microbial life had migrated from the Earth’s oceans to land by 2.75 billion years ago, though many scientists believe such land-based life was limited because the ozone layer that shields against ultraviolet radiation did not … Continue reading

July 15, 2012
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Copper Kills Harmful Bacteria, UA Researchers Find

Copper alloys may make more hygienic cooking surfaces than stainless steel, according to a recent study by Sadhana Ravishankar of the UA department of veterinary science and microbiology. Her lab group discovered that copper alloys have antimicrobial effects against the … Continue reading

May 16, 2012
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UMD Finding May Hold Key to Gaia Theory of Earth as Living Organism

Discovery ultimately could lead to better climate understanding and prediction COLLEGE PARK, Md. Is Earth really a sort of giant living organism as the Gaia hypothesis predicts? A new discovery made at the University of Maryland may provide a key … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
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Touch of Gold Improves Nanoparticle Fuel-Cell Reactions

Chemists at Brown University have created a triple-headed metallic nanoparticle that reportedly performs better and lasts longer than any other nanoparticle catalyst studied in fuel-cell reactions. The key is the addition of gold: It yields a more uniform crystal structure … Continue reading

January 5, 2012
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Upper Atmosphere Facilitates Changes That Let Mercury Enter Food Chain

Humans pump thousands of tons of vapor from the metallic element mercury into the atmosphere each year, and it can remain suspended for long periods before being changed into a form that is easily removed from the atmosphere. New research … Continue reading