All articles by Michael Gross – Page 6

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    Biotronics branches out


    Nanowire devices can communicate with individual nerve cells and their extensions.

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    Nanoparticle toxicity tested


    The first direct in vivo comparison of nanoparticles with their equivalent bulk materials shows little difference in their toxic effects

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    Barcode for toxin sensors


    Stripy nanowires detect different toxins or bioweapons

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    Catalyst cracks tough cellulose


    Could straw furnish the fuel of the future?

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    Insecticide simplified


    Structure-function analysis will help to tackle the growing problem of insecticide resistance.

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    Copper corrosion makes the print clock tick


    A technique used to pinpoint the time at which new species of life evolved has been adapted to date historic prints.

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    Chemical origami


    Sensors with molecular probes that fold around their targets, in combination with electrochemical detection, are being heralded as the ultimate user-friendly 'just add sample' device. Michael Gross reports.

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    New twists on catalysis


    Chemists around the world have discovered several new twists to improve the performance of asymmetric catalysts in hydrogenation reactions

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    A physiological role for healthy prions


    The healthy version of the scrapie pathogen helps regulate intracellular copper ion levels.

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    Precious platinum photographs


    A photograph printed in platinum and then modified with the gum bichromate process, has sold for nearly $3 million at Sotheby's.

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    Chilling warnings on receding permafrost


    The annual loss of around one per cent of the world's permafrost areas could trigger the release of even more greenhouse gases.

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    Arrays learn to multitask


    US researchers have increased the information density of microarrays without further shrinking the dimensions of the spots.

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    Plant virus fixed with antennae


    Researchers in the UK have coupled a virus with redox-active molecules, creating particles they say could be useful in nanoelectronics.

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    Chemists crack cocaine detection


    Researchers, including two high school students and a Nobel laureate, have created a sensitive, simple, cocaine sensor.

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    A DNA switch for RNA folding


    US researchers have equipped a large RNA domain with a DNA switch, which they say can fold or unfold the RNA molecule at will.

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    Chiral catalysis on a chip


    Chiral catalysis and analytical separation of the resulting enantiomers can now be performed on a single chip.

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    Cupid's chemistry


    Scientists are beginning to make sense of romantic love through modern imaging techniques and a multidisciplinary approach. Michael Gross uncovers the method behind the madness

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    Grammatical analysis for protein annotation


    A linguistic approach could revolutionise the analysis and annotation of complex proteome data, an Italian protein expert has argued.

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    Chemists queue up for Cuban collaboration


    Chemists from UK and Cuban universities will meet in Havana next week to discuss the application of chemistry in the life sciences.

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    The expanding world of microarrays


    DNA microarrays play a major role in gene expression research and now second generations of the technology are coming into play. Michael Gross reports