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2009-05-27 11:39:02

Researchers at the University of Texas have identified an abnormality in molecules they believe is responsible for one form of Lou Gehrig's disease. The molecules, known as immature superoxide dismutase 1 or SOD1, can't interact normally with metals that provide stability and instead become destructive knots that are seen in one inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the formal name of Lou Gehrig's disease, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reports. The...

2009-05-14 15:27:08

The natural world is a shining example when it comes to the self-assembly of molecules. However, it has not disclosed all of its secrets yet. Controlling the shape and structure of self-assembled systems continues to be a stumbling block for scientists.

2009-05-05 12:00:00

The description of compounds and interactions between atoms is one of the basic objectives of chemistry. Admittedly, chemical bonding models, which describe these properties very well, already exist.

2009-05-01 08:54:15

The discovery of a soccer-ball-shaped molecule made of 60 carbon atoms was a minor revolution in chemistry: Fullerenes are spherical, highly symmetrical molecules made of carbon atoms, and are the third form of carbon after diamond and graphite.

2009-04-29 15:33:00

PITTSBURGH, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High school and undergraduate students now have a ringside seat to watch atoms and molecules in super-slow motion and vivid color, as they jostle and bump each other within the cozy environs of a human cell or a beaker on a lab bench.

2009-04-23 16:33:44

German-led scientists say they have observed for the first time a rare molecule, the existence of which has until now only been predicted by theory. The researchers from the University of Stuttgart and the University of Oklahoma told the BBC the so-called Rydberg molecule was theorized to form when one of its two atoms has an electron orbiting at an extreme distance from the atom's nucleus. First predicted by physicist Chris Greene of the University of Colorado, the existence of the Rydberg...

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2009-04-23 12:00:10

Scientists say the Rydberg molecule, a molecule that until now existed only in theory, has finally been created.

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2009-04-21 09:05:58

Scientists in the US and Germany have discovered two of the most complex molecules ever to be found in space, and their scientific models imply that even larger molecules, such as amino acids, may also exist.

2009-04-13 12:30:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kansas State University engineers think the possibilities are deep for a very thin material. Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is leading research combining biological materials with graphene, a recently developed carbon material that is only a single atom thick. "The biological interfacing of graphene is taking this material to the next level," Berry said.

2009-04-13 14:07:54

Kansas State University engineers think the possibilities are deep for a very thin material.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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