Monthly Archives: April 2011

Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Water molecules characterize the structure of DNA genetic material – Water molecules surround the genetic material DNA in a very specific way. Lignin cut down to size by nickel catalyst – A nickel-based homogeneous catalyst that breaks down lignin – …

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Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Starting a new metabolic path: Researchers develop technique to help metabolic engineering – Efforts to engineer new metabolic pathways into microbes for the inexpensive production of valuable chemical products, such as biofuels or therapeutic drugs, should get a significant boost …

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Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Hydrocarbons in the deep Earth – A computer modeling study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that at deep Earth pressures and temperatures, longer hydrocarbons may be formed from the simplest one, the methane …

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Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Device proves solar cell potential of high bandgap inorganic nanowire arrays – A report, published in the March 14 edition of the Journal of Materials Chemistry, announced the successful fabrication and testing of a new type solar cell using an …

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Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Microrockets aim at cancer diagnostics – Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have made self-propelled microtube rockets that can find and capture cancer cells from blood samples. Nanomechanical investigations show how green tea can repair cancer cells – …

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Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

The ‘molecular octopus’: A little brother of ‘Schroedinger’s cat’ – For the first time, the quantum behaviour of molecules consisting of more than 400 atoms was demonstrated by quantum physicists based at the University of Vienna in collaboration with chemists …

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