A quick and inexpensive test that uses infrared light to detect malaria at a very early stage of its development could dramatically reduce the number of people who die from the disease.
A natural citrus scent called limonene may be the key to sustainability when it comes to making fragrances, solvents and perhaps even jet fuel.
A university and a biopharmaceutical company have announced the first potentially effective means for preventing a MERS coronavirus outbreak in the form of a vaccine.
In a study of obese adults, whey protein— found in milk and cheese— lowered blood levels of fatty acids and boosted helpful amino acids after meals.
Scientists have developed a new generation of photoactive materials, based on the element Germanium, which will make filling cavities a faster and easier process.
Researchers have found a two-dimensional, self-assembling material that might produce solar cells or transistors.
Barnacles might seem like a given part of a seasoned ship’s hull, but they’re literally quite a drag and cause a ship to burn more fuel. To prevent these and other hangers-on from slowing ships down, scientists are developing a sustainable paint ingredient from plants that can repel clingy sea critters without killing them.
Using colors from deep blue to rich coral, a novel sensor can tell us how much force and pressure objects, such as crash-test dummies, “feel.”
Inspiration can come in many forms, but a recent spark truly was a breath of fresh air. A team has reduced the sophisticated chemistry required for testing water safety to a simple pill, by adapting technology found in a dissolving breath strip.
A new wastewater treatment system, intended for use in breweries and wineries, will generate enough electricity to meet 25 to 50 percent of these facilities’ needs and allow reuse of about 25 percent of their water.
Alcoholic powder will likely attract a youthful and risk-taking customer base just as alcoholic Jello did, and the result might just be more drinking, more addiction, injuries and other adverse consequences to the drinkers as well as the people around them.
The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell grain leftover from making beer to ranchers and dairy farmers.
Researchers have found that the addition of pectin molecules significantly improves the mechanical properties of silk-based hydrogels that act as tissue engineering substrates.
A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets.
A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists have discovered the mat’s molecular mix.
The electrolyte in a team’s new battery design has dual functions: it serves not only as an ion conductor but also as a cathode supplement. This cooperative chemistry, enabled by the use of a solid electrolyte, delivers an extra boost to the battery’s capacity and extends the lifespan of the device.
An invisible label could ensure that expensive olive oil isn't counterfeit or adulterated. The tag comprises tiny magnetic DNA particles encapsulated in a silica casing and mixed with the oil.
The results of an international study indicate that the DNA recovered from the inside of a pumpkin, previously attributed to the French King Louis XVI, does not actually belong to the monarch, guillotined in 1793.
Triclosan, a common antibacterial compound in soaps and other products, spurred the growth of breast cancer cells in lab tests and mice.
A novel compound that targets an important brain receptor has a dramatic effect against a host of cocaine addiction behaviors, including relapse behavior, an animal study has found.
Usually, chemical reactions just take their course, much like a ball rolling downhill. However, chemists using femtosecond laser pulses can change the distribution of electrons in molecules and the disturbance of the electrons can initiate chemical processes.
Scientists have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they’re still in the ground.
A mineralogy researcher has discovered a new mineral that is unique in structure and composition among the world's 4,000 known mineral species.
In a new video, scientists explain the chemistry behind marijuana's high, and investigate what scientists are doing to ensure legalized weed won't send users on a bad trip.