Chemistry & Biochemistry

Engineered Bacteria Produce Biofuel Alternative for High-Energy Rocket Fuel


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Researchers are using engineered bacteria to produce a hydrocarbon that may be useful as a rocket fuel.
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Robotic Arm Probes Chemistry of 3-D Objects by Mass Spectrometry


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A new robotic system at Georgia Tech’s Center for Chemical Evolution could soon let scientists better simulate and analyze the chemical reactions of early Earth on the surface of real rocks.
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Art Ragauskas Honored with 2014 TAPPI Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award


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The award is the highest honor that TAPPI can bestow upon an individual and will be presented at the 2014 PaperCon Conference in April.
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Researchers Discover Potential Drug Targets for Early Onset Glaucoma


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Scientists have for the first time identified molecules with the potential to block the accumulation of a toxic eye protein that can lead to early onset of glaucoma.
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Chemical Warfare on Coral Reefs: Suppressing a Competitor Enhances Susceptibility to a Predator


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Competition may have a high cost for at least one species of tropical seaweed.
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RNA Was Capable of Catalyzing Electron Transfer on Early Earth with Iron’s Help, Study Shows


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Complex biochemical transformations may have been possible under conditions that existed when life began on the early Earth.
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Molecules Assemble in Water, Hint at Origins of Life


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Researchers have spontaneously assemble "proto-RNA bases" in water, suggesting that the genes of life could have gotten started from these or similar molecules.
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Seven Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


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They were awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
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