Monthly Archives: February 2011

10 chemical picks

Erlotinib effective and with fewer side-effects after first-line treatment – The targeted cancer drug erlotinib has comparable efficacy to chemotherapy, and is better tolerated, in hard-to-treat cases where a patient's cancer has progressed quickly after treatment with first-line therapy, the …

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10 chemical picks

Researcher lists more than 4,000 components of blood chemistry – After three years of exhaustive analysis led by a University of Alberta researcher, the list of known compounds in human blood has exploded from just a handful to more than …

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10 quick chemical hits: Slinn Pickings

Researchers Discover New Way to Design Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts – Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a new strategy for fabricating metal nanoparticles in catalysts that promises to enhance the selectivity and yield for a wide range of structure-sensitive catalytic …

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Slinn Pickings – Chemistry News – Issue 50

Cardiff study suggests targeted treatment for leukaemia group – Antibody-directed chemotherapy offers improved survival to particular sub-groups of leukaemia sufferers, a Cardiff University-led study has found. The findings suggest that the treatment may be effective for the majority of younger …

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Slinn Pickings latest 10

Reprogrammed stem cells hit a roadblock – An international study shows that reprogramming cells leads to genomic aberrations. Blocking enzyme cut cancer spread – Scientists at the UK's Institute of Cancer Research have prevented breast cancer spreading to other organs …

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Sunday Slinn Pickings

Stanford researchers develop new technology for cheaper, more efficient solar cells – Applying an organic layer less than a nanometer thick improves the efficiency of certain solar cells three-fold. The technology could lead to cheaper, more efficient solar panels. Manipulating …

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