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2010-10-22 01:56:56

The flu virus uses a shuttle mechanism to relay protons through a channel in a process necessary for the virus to infect a host cell, according to a research project led by Mei Hong of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory. The findings are published in the Oct. 22 issue of the journal Science. Hong, an Iowa State professor of chemistry and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, said her research team used solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)...

2010-09-30 07:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Substantially relieving skin dryness and eczema symptoms has been the extremely positive experiences of NewFresh Water Systems customers, based on feedback and comments from usages of their products. The InjectaFLO line was initially designed to automatically add a measured dose of SCALE SOFT liquid softener containing alanine, a simple AMINO ACID, into household water to address hard water concerns. Further research revealed reasons for...

2010-09-28 06:50:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most important ingredients to skin care, although widely ignored, is AMINO ACIDS. Certain skin products which contain amino acids will give a smoother texture to skin. "Only of recent have amino acids been applied more to shampoos, rinses, and body soaps for their various important merits," according to Martin Cody, Managing Director, NewFresh Water Systems. "SCALE SOFT liquid softener added to household water contains alanine, a simple...

2010-09-22 14:31:10

An unusual substance known as "dry water," which resembles powdered sugar, could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, scientists reported at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The powder shows bright promise for a number of other uses, they said. It may, for instance, be a greener, more energy-efficient way of jump-starting the chemical reactions used to make hundreds of consumer products....

2010-09-21 11:44:00

COVINGTON, La., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With football season in full swing, fanatics are throwing viewing parties and parking lot tailgates full of classic Americana favorites, like hot wings, cheeseburgers and nachos. Unfortunately, these same dishes often result in heartburn, making it difficult to comfortably enjoy the big game. Evamor Natural Artesian Water, high alkaline water with natural acid-fighting properties, has drafted a line up of healthier tailgate trades to aid fans in...

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2010-08-30 13:37:35

A new test could help predict which women will have a natural birth or will need a Caesarean section.  Scientists found that when high levels of lactic acid are measured in the amniotic fluid, it is more likely the mother will need a Caesarean section. The test is already being administered in a number of European hospitals. Over half of the caesareans in the U.K. are emergency rather than elective procedures. Swedish company Obstecare helped developed the test with the help of...

2010-08-24 17:15:16

Mapping the structure of protonated water clusters Water molecules are continuously forming short-lived networks called clusters. These can in turn bind positively charged protons, and such clusters can provide active functional groups in proteins. Using infrared spectroscopy, it is possible to determine the bond strengths, geometrical structures and chemical properties of protonated water clusters. In order to measure the spectrum of molecular vibrations in clusters it is, however, necessary...

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2010-08-06 12:15:00

It has been widely reported that the build up of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air, which is caused by human behavior, will likely lead to climate change and have major implications for life on earth. But less focus has been given to global warming's evil twin, ocean acidification, which occurs when CO2 lowers the pH of water bodies, thus making them more acidic. This lesser known phenomenon may have catastrophic effects on all sea life.Oysters in PerilInna Sokolova, associate professor of...

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2010-06-30 14:19:13

Novel artificial proteins for industry and science The creation of synthetic proteins plays an important role for economy and science. By the integration of artificial amino acids in proteins (genetic code engineering), their already existing qualities can be systematically improved, allowing new biological features to arise. Now, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, have succeeded in taking another important step in this research...

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2010-06-16 13:47:28

Chemicals that helped solve a global environmental crisis in the 1990s "” the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer "” may be making another problem "” acid rain "” worse, scientists are reporting. Their study on the chemicals that replaced the ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) once used in aerosol spray cans, air conditioners, refrigerators, and other products, appears in ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry A, a weekly publication. Jeffrey Gaffney, Carrie J....


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Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

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2005-05-25 18:44:16

In chemistry, salt is a general term used for ionic compounds composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. These ions can be inorganic (Cl-) as well as organic (CH3-COO-) and monoatomic (F-) as well as polyatomic ions (SO42-). Solutions of salts in water are called electrolytes. Electrolytes as well as molten salts conduct electricity. Zwitterions are salts that contain an anionic center and a cationic...

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