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Chemistry
You Be the Chemist: Middle school challenge held at Chief Kanim  April 23, 2014

Chief Kanim Middle School science teacher Todd Henderson congratulates the winners of the You Be the Chemist Challenge, and the Seattle Science Infinity volunteers who helped to host the event.

Halving hydrogen  April 23, 2014

Like a hungry diner ripping open a dinner roll, a fuel cell catalyst that converts hydrogen into electricity must tear open a hydrogen molecule.

Attracting female clients, employees: It's not all about gender, so don't forget about chemistry  April 23, 2014

This won't be the case for much longer. About half of advisers under 40 are women, and females are poised to control $20 trillion in personal assets by 2020.

Chemistry in close-up  April 23, 2014

In August 2009, the world was shown the first ever 'photograph' of a molecule . It was the first time every atom and every bond in a molecule had been imaged and people were amazed.

human hand holding soybeans with field in background  April 23, 2014

Soybeans are the second-largest US crop after corn , covering about a quarter of US farmland.

Pharmacology and Medicine
Biology
Vanderbilt study tracks new lung cancer drug target 
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have identified a potential new drug target in subtypes of lung cancer that are difficult to treat.
Large number of antibiotic resistance genes discovered in cow manure 
Could the antibiotic resistance genes inhabiting the guts of dairy cows be passed into the human ecosystem via bacteria in the cows' farm soil-fertilizing manure?
Stem cells show bizarre absorption property 'not seen before in cells' 
Researchers have found that stem cell nuclei demonstrate an unusual, counterintuitive property never seen before in cells - auxeticity - where stretching causes them to expand.
New approach to Alzheimer's treatment found in novel class of compounds 
A research team has identified a new class of so-called chaperone compounds that stabilize a protein complex, thus protecting neurons from amyloid-beta, a hallmark of Alzheimer's.
Nature Bank opens the door to unlimited opportunities, starting with Parkinson's disease 
Researchers at Griffith University's Eskitis Institute have developed a new technique for discovering natural compounds which could form the basis of novel therapeutic drugs.
Materials
Grow and Expand Together (GET) Channel Partner Program from Alfa Aesar  April 23, 2014
Alfa Aesar, A Johnson Matthey Company, announced today that it will commence a new Grow and Expand Together (GET) Channel Partner Program. The GET Program will facilitate the development of research...
Implants Powered By Heart  January 26, 2014
Rechargeable biomedical implant devices harvest energy from the motions of the heart, lungs, and diaphragm
Researchers Study How Rare-Earth Nanoparticles Trigger Inflammation  February 6, 2014
Toxicology: Coating the nanoparticles in phosphates could prevent the toxic process
Bio-inspired transparent synthetic materials could protect cars and people  April 15, 2014

A Scanning Electron Microscope image of the region surrounding an indentation the researchers made in a piece of shell from Placuna placenta.

FRITSCH Disk Mill PULVERISETTE 13 premium line now features the seal of quality - Best of 2014  April 23, 2014
For the ninth time the Huber publishing house for Neue Medien GmbH (New Media) selects outstanding companies from the industry for the INDUSTRIEPREIS (industry award) within the time period of the...
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