Electrons have something in common with people: the more information they acquire about their setting, the more they become aware of their individuality and the more belonging to a group loses its importance. As a result, the coherent harmony that binds the electrons into a fixed relationship with their environment is lost.
Researchers at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT today announced that they have been chosen to receive a six-year, $86M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify and develop molecular tools known as 'small molecules', which can probe the proteins, signaling pathways and cellular processes that are crucial to human health and disease.
Using two abundant and relatively inexpensive elements, Boston College chemists have produced nanonets, a flexible webbing of nano-scale wires that multiplies surface area critical to improving the performance of the wires in electronics and energy applications.
Using a novel technique, medical and engineering researchers at Stanford University have discovered a vulnerable step in the virus? reproduction process that in lab testing could be effectively targeted with an obsolete antihistamine.
The European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division is proud to announce the award of the 2008 EPS CMD Europhysics Prize to Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov of the University of Manchester for discovering and isolating a single free-standing atomic layer of carbon (graphene) and elucidating its remarkable electronic properties.
Scientists now realise that the precise molecular arrangements within natural pathways in organisms have been highly tuned for specific processes and provide both compounds that can be exploited directly and vital information over how to synthesise new products by mimicking biochemical processes.
A research project entitled 'A real-time analysis of the early diagnosis of cancer markers', undertaken by the CAS Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, recently passed the acceptance check by an expert team under the auspices of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.