If you're firing up the barbecue this week for an Independence Day cookout, you don't want to miss this week's Reactions video. They've got chemistry knowledge that will impress your guests around the grill.
Sugar-sweetened beverages cause an estimated 184,000 deaths each year across the globe,...
The Periodic Table may not sound like a list of ingredients but, for a group of materials...
Cultured human lung cells infected with a benign version of anthrax spores have yielded insights into how anthrax grows and spreads in exposed people. The study will help provide credible data for human health related to anthrax exposure and help officials better understand risks related to a potential anthrax attack.
For the first time, researchers have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic inflammation is known to contribute to the development and progression of several diseases, including some cancers.
Researchers have, for the first time, uncovered the complex interdependence and orchestration of metabolic reactions, gene regulation and environmental cues of clostridial metabolism, providing new insights for advanced biofuel development.
Laboratory Equipment’s scientist of the week is Emmanuel Asante from University College London. He and a team, inspired by brain-eating cannibals from Papua New Guinea who survived a scourge of brain disease, used genetically engineered mice to study resistance to mad cow disease.
Like other nations, the U.S. has engaged in human medical experimentation, some of which clearly violated the Hippocratic Oath. But, as years go by and more documents become available, the scope of the projects in the 20th Century only continues to grow. The latest revelation is a race-based series of experiments using mustard gas on American soldiers during World War II.
From gummy bears to silky mousses, gelatin is essential for making some of our favorite sweets. Now, scientists are exploring another use for the common food ingredient: spinning it into yarn so it can be made into clothing.
A group of teenage inventors in the United Kingdom has invented a condom that changes colors to warn of STDs, according to multiple reports. The three teenagers from the Isaac Newton Academy in Illford, Essex, won the Teen Tech awards with their novel innovation.
Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses for which state laws have approved its use. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to a review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders and Tourette's syndrome.
Researchers have identified a new class of antifungals to treat the more than 300 million people worldwide who develop serious fungal infections. In test tube and animal studies, the compounds were highly effective against several pathogenic fungi and were well tolerated in animals.
A lamb that was genetically modified with jellyfish genes for advanced research was sold to a slaughterhouse for meat in France, according to European news accounts. An investigation to find out how the genetically altered animal ended up as meat is underway.
In this one-minute video, hear from Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., CEO of the American Chemical Society, on how he expects the organization to take chemistry to new global heights. As a truly global enterprise, chemistry has the potential to help tackle some of the world's largest problems, such as human health and nutrition.
There's nothing like the smell of salty sea air over summer vacation. But instead of frolicking on the beach, a group of chemists is researching the compounds inside that air.
Scientists have discovered the first known instance of a plant or animal lacking several key genes involved in energy production in cells. That was the find of an analysis of the parasitic plant Viscum scurruloideum, a species of mistletoe whose apparent ability to survive and thrive without several genes involved in the primary energy-producing pathway of oxygen-respiring organisms could make it one of the most unusual plants on Earth.
Given recent law and attitude changes in the United States, the cannabis industry is on the rise— which means the cannabis testing industry is likewise growing. From analyzing potency and pesticides to testing for terpenes and residual solvents, chromatography is aptly suited to the analytical needs of the cannabis testing industry.
Researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich the crop's genetic diversity and boost the nutritional value of soybeans.
In 2002, archeologists discovered the jawbone of a human who lived in Europe about 40,000 years ago. Geneticists have now analyzed ancient DNA from that jawbone and learned that it belonged to a modern human whose recent ancestors included Neanderthals.
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. Today, a leading doctors group proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it— what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.
North Korea— which has allegedly starved millions of its people and is unable to treat even modest medical problems such as cataracts— has a new drug on the market that claims it can cure AIDS, Ebola and some cancers.
By volunteering to mail saliva to researchers working with their health care provider, thousands of Californians have helped build one of the nation's most powerful research tools. Scientists have published the first reports describing these volunteers' genetic characteristics, how their self-reported ethnicity relates to genetic ancestry and details of the innovative methods that allowed them to complete DNA analysis within 14 months.
Welcome to Laboratory Equipment's new Friday series, In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), where we bring you three trending news stories from the week. Sexually confused moths at the museum, how elephant dung is cracking down on poachers and beautiful photos of the Earth and sky are the topics this week.
An ordinance was passed on June 19, 1816 to allow the Gas Light Company of Baltimore to lay pipes in the city of Baltimore for gas-powered streetlights. Baltimore was the first city to allow it so broadly. London had some gaslights but not the systemic, city-wide version Baltimore was embracing.
Like other cats and territorial animals, tigers mark their boundaries by spraying their scent. A new technique will allow conservation scientists to take advantage of this chemical language and better track the biggest cats of all.
Scientists have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals. They have identified the exact mechanism and structure of two key enzymes isolated from yeast molds that together provide a new, cleaner route to the production of hydrocarbons.
Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body’s immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues.
By measuring the motion of single molecules, scientists have discovered how specialized proteins control gene expression by binding and compacting discrete parts of DNA inside the cell. The find has significant implications for genetics and cancer research.
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