Tag Archives: biochemistry

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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Chemical favorites

These are my reactive chemistry links for December 3rd from 09:39 to 15:19: Kate Middleton’s sapphire ring – Sapphires are just chunks of aluminum oxide. Nothing special really…unless your chemistry professor Martyn Poliakoff who uses the highly pure, transparent and …

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Beating Heart Disease with Vitamin B Drugs

Niacin is involved in the metabolism or carbohydrates, fats and proteins, but at high dosage it can increase HDL more than a third and reduce levels of “artery-clogging” triglycerides by half. Graeme Semple of Arena Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, reports how …

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Validating steroid tests

German researchers have devised new ways to validate dope-testing of athletes, in suspicious cases. Detlef Thieme, of the Institute of Doping Analysis and Sports Biochemistry, in Dresden, described analytical techniques that can not only validate current tests for narcotics and …

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