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Chemistry
CarbonCure concrete blocks store CO2 for a lower carbon footprint  April 18, 2014

The production of cement is responsible for as much as 5% of the CO2 emitted each year.

Rule makes 2 synthetic drugs illegal  April 17, 2014

A hallucinating 18-year-old man screamed at Mount Vernon police and medics, telling them they had to shoot him to save his cousin after smoking a strawberry air freshener for most of the day.

ASU professor develops idea for bathtub chemistry toy  April 17, 2014

Science education professor Peter Rillero said interactions with reality seem to be lacking in an age increasingly dominated by virtual experiences.

Multitarget TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance  April 17, 2014

University of Illinois chemists developed analogs of a new tuberculosis drug that could treat many other diseases and defy resistance.

Material Offers Solar Energy - On Demand'  April 17, 2014

MIT and Harvard researchers have developed a switchable material that can absorb the sun's heat and store that energy in chemical form, ready to be released again "on demand."

Pharmacology and Medicine
Biology
Key 'sperm meets egg' protein discovery holds promise for fertility treatments 
To recognize each other, the egg and sperm carry proteins on their surfaces. The sperm one was discovered by Japanese researchers. Now, UK researchers have identified the egg one.
Research shows processing can affect size of nano carriers for targeted drug delivery 
Significant advances have been made in chemotherapy over the past decade, but targeting drugs to cancer cells while avoiding healthy tissues continues to be a major challenge.
Study on Mt. Everest shows how people get type 2 diabetes 
A team of doctors, nurses and volunteers trekked up Mount Everest to exploit the thin air and observe how hypoxia (lack of oxygen) affects development of type 2 diabetes.
Virus-fighting genes linked to mutations in cancer: Genetic evidence supports role of gene family in cancer development 
All cancer-causing processes leave a distinct mutational imprint or signature on the genomes of patients.
Researchers at the University of Valencia discover new molecules against Alzheimer's disease 
Researchers of the Unit of Medicine Design and Molecular Topology (Department of Physics Chemistry) of the University of Valencia (UV) have discovered eight new active molecules against Alzheimer's...
Materials
Carbon Dots For White LEDs Made In One Step  April 8, 2014
Nanotechnology: Simple, low-cost process yields carbon nanoparticles that emit bright white light
New Technique to Extract Plastic-Like Material from Cork Trees  April 18, 2014
On the scale of earth-friendly materials, you'd be hard pressed to find two that are farther apart than polyester (not at all) and cork (very). In an unexpected twist, however, scientists are...
New Brominated Flame Retardant Found In Electronics  April 11, 2014
Environment: Manufacturers may be using the compound as a replacement for toxic PBDEs
Lux Research's Study Finds Tranparent Conductive Films and Sensors as Hot Segments in Printed Electronics  April 18, 2014
Transparent conductive films (TCFs) -- used in touchscreens -- and sensors are currently the hottest sectors in printed, flexible and organic electronics, based on an analysis of start-up...
Nanopixels Of Any Color  March 9, 2014
Researchers assemble multicolor fluorescent nanostructures that might one day be used in miniaturized displays
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