Chemistry

Chemistry - Life Sciences - Jan 13
Chemistry - Life Sciences
As smokers know all too well, nicotine is highly addictive. It's hard to quit smoking, a habit that claims the lives of more than seven million people each year. Smoking tobacco delivers nicotine to the neuroreceptors responsible for addiction, affecting the nervous system and causing addiction. A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, into the molecular interactions involved has revealed how these neuroreceptors respond to nicotine.
Chemistry - Physics - Jan 10

Chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power - transforming an unused stockpile into a versatile compound which could be used to create valuable commodity chemicals as well as new energy sources.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - Jan 6
Chemistry - Life Sciences

Researchers have copied the way organisms produce toxic chemicals without harming themselves, paving the way for greener chemical and fuel production.

Materials Science - Chemistry - Dec 16, 2019
Materials Science - Chemistry

An oil-catching sponge, developed at the University of Toronto and Imperial, could help thwart water contamination from offshore oil drilling.

Chemistry - Jan 8
Chemistry

From the synthesis of drugs to the generation of plastics, catalysts - substances that speed up chemical reactions without being consumed - are the backbone of many industrial processes.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - Dec 18, 2019

A fundamental problem for biology is explaining how life evolved. How did we get from simple chemical reactions in the prebiotic soup, to animals and plants? A key step in explaining life is that about 4 billion years ago, all we had was just the simplest molecules that could replicate themselves.

Chemistry - Environment - Dec 2, 2019
Chemistry - Environment

Imperial College London scientists have created a new type of membrane that could improve water purification and battery energy storage efforts.


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