Chemists teach an enzyme a new trick, with potential for building new molecules

Princeton chemists have found a way to make a naturally occurring enzyme take on a new, artificial role, which has significant implications for modern chemistry, including pharmaceutical production. ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Artificial vision enables solar field calibration overnight

Researchers have developed a prototype for calibrating an entire solar field in a single night, shaving months off the current calibration system for large size concentrated solar power (CSP) ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers solve major challenge in mass production of low-cost solar cells

An international team of university researchers today reports solving a major fabrication challenge for perovskite cellsthe intriguing potential challengers to silicon-based solar cells.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from TechXplore

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Super-resolution imaging reveals mechanism of GLUT1 clustering

Glucose is the primary source of energy and substrate for cells, and its uptake through the cell plasma membrane is largely dependent on the glucose transport (GLUT) family. GLUT1, one of the ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Discovery of a new vehicle peptide opens up a drug delivery route

In the field of anticancer therapeutics, cationic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have gained prominence because of their cytotoxic and anticancer activity in drug-resistant cancer cells. Peptides ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers achieve unprecedented control of polymer grids

Synthetic polymers are ubiquitousnylon, polyester, Teflon and epoxy, to name just a fewand these polymers are all long, linear structures that tangle into imprecise structures. Chemists have ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater spurs fat cell development

Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in living cells in a laboratory, according to a new Duke University-led study.

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Nanolaser changes color, just like a chameleon

Chameleons are able to change color via a layer of skin cells known as iridophores, which contain nanocrystals. As the lizards stretch or relax their skin, the spacing between those ...

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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DNA enzyme shuffles cell membranes a thousand times faster than its natural counterpart

A new synthetic enzyme, crafted from DNA rather than protein, flips lipid molecules within the cell membrane, triggering a signal pathway that could be harnessed to induce cell death in cancer ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Molecular machine exploits motion in a single direction

Life is driven by molecular machines. Found in every cell, these tiny motors convert chemical energy into work to keep the body moving. The invention of synthetic molecular machines, which perform ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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