Chemistry in the News
Neutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:44:40 EDT
Scientists have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs to battle diseases such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria and diabetes. Specifically, the team used neutron crystallography to study the location of hydrogen atoms in aspartate aminotransferase, or AAT, an enzyme vital to the metabolism of certain amino acids.
Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence-based sensors
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:21:20 EDT
Researchers have designed and tested a series of plasmonic nanoantenna arrays that could lead to the development of a new generation of ultrasensitive and low-cost fluorescence sensors that could be used to monitor water quality.
Wildlife in the ditches need a detox cure
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:17:08 EDT
When it's raining on the roads, slops of road dust and contaminants drain into the road trenches. What does it do to wildlife living by the road?
Cold molecules on collision course
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:15:33 EDT
Using a new cooling technique scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules.
Direct Numerical Simulations enhance combustion efficiency, reduces pollution
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:02:26 EDT
Researchers use Direct Numerical Simulations to enhance efficiency, reduce pollution in diesel engines.