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10 chemical hits: Slinn Pickings

Venom of marine snails provide new drugs – Baldomero Olivera studies chemical compounds found in the venoms of marine cone snails, a potential source of powerful, yet safe and effective drugs. He will discuss the development of Prialt – an …

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Chemistry news as a ten pack: Slinn Pickings

U of Alberta researcher discovers potential cancer therapy target – One of the most important genes in the human genome is called p53 and its function is to suppress tumours, according to Roger Leng, a researcher in the Faculty of …

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A chemical decathlon: Slinn Pickings

Atom-thick sheets unlock future technologies – A new way of splitting layered materials, similar to graphite, into sheets of material just one atom thick could lead to revolutionary new electronic and energy storage technologies. ‘Cornell dots’ that light up cancer …

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Robert Slinn’s chemical picks

Nanosilver: a new name – well known effects – Nanosilver is not a new discovery by nanotechnologists – it has been used in various products for over a hundred years, as is shown by a new Empa study. The antimicrobial …

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Chemistry news from Slinn Pickings

Filtered chemistry news from Robert Slinn for Reactive Reports. Luminescence gives 2D pH images – Researchers in Germany have devised a safe method to image the pH of tissue in the human body. The method, which involves measuring the luminescence …

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Slinn Pickings – news from the world of chemistry

Guest blogger and chemist Robert Slinn contributes his favorite news snippets from the world of chemistry Einstein in your engine – Cars start thanks to Einstein's principle of relativity. That's the peculiar conclusion of new calculations by Rajeev Ahuja of …

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