Molecules

Researchers show how plastics can be reused

The Journal for Carbon Research, focuses on chemical recycling which uses the constituent elements of the plastic to make new materials.

Jul 18, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

Molecule shaped like Olympic rings created

The first olympicene molecule was unveiled by British chemists in anticipation of the 2012 London Olympics.

Feb 21, 2018, 17:10 PM IST

Small molecules in spit may help diagnose concussions, says study

They found that the presence of certain microRNAs in saliva was able to better identify concussions and more accurately predict the length of concussion symptoms than relying solely on patient surveys.

Nov 25, 2017, 17:46 PM IST

Novel DNA nanorobot can pick up, sort molecules

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a nanorobot using a single DNA strand that can pick up certain molecules and drop them off in designated locations, paving the way for synthesising novel therapeutic chemicals and drug delivery systems.

Sep 15, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

Practise meditation, yoga daily to 'reverse' stress-causing DNA reactions!

A new study has found that such inteventions could reverse the molecular reactions in the DNA that causes stress as well as boost well-being.

Jun 17, 2017, 00:04 AM IST

New blood test may identify alcohol disorders in foetus

Researchers have identified a blood test that may help predict how severely a newborn can be affected by alcohol exposure during pregnancy.

Nov 10, 2016, 23:15 PM IST

'Electronic' plants to herald new era for scientists

A team of Swedish researchers, by using living roses, has created analogue and digital electronic circuits inside living plants, calling them "electronic plants".

Nov 22, 2015, 12:23 PM IST

Synthesizing molecules the way they were formed at dawn of life on Earth

A team of researchers has come up with a new synthesis method that imitates the way molecules were formed at the dawn of life on Earth.

Sep 24, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

Solar water-splitting method to provide clean energy

 Researchers from Rice University have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules.

Sep 06, 2015, 12:32 PM IST

Diabetes may weaken immunity

People with uncontrolled diabetes may find it hard to control infections as high blood sugar can unleash destructive molecules that interfere with the body's natural infection-control mechanism.

Aug 07, 2015, 12:36 PM IST

Indian-American develops novel technology for water filtration

 An Indian American researcher has developed a self-assembling synthetic membrane that may aid in better gas separation, water purification, drug delivery and DNA recognition.

Aug 01, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

Women's immune system genes operate differently from men's

 Researchers have discovered that men and women use different switches to turn on many immune system genes, a finding that may explain the much higher incidence of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, in women.

Jul 30, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

New mathematical definition of 'kilogram' found

Scientists are close to finding a way to re-define the kilogram in terms of a mathematical constant instead of being based on a cylinder.

Jul 15, 2015, 19:08 PM IST

Too much vitamin B12 may cause acne

Too much vitamin B12 may promote acne, according to a study.

Jun 26, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

Better treatment for MERS in offing

Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have found molecules that shut down the activity of an essential enzyme in the deadly MERS virus, paving the way for better treatments for those infected.

Jun 23, 2015, 18:43 PM IST

World's first artificial molecular pump developed

Scientists have developed the first man-made molecular pump, which transports key proteins that cells need to function, that could be used to power artificial muscles.

May 25, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

Molecules that kill only cancer cells identified

Researchers have identified new molecules that kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells.

May 14, 2015, 12:54 PM IST

Key genes behind aggressive breast cancer identified

From a pool of more than 30,000 possibilities, researchers have identified 35 genes and three other molecules that most likely trigger one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, HER2+.

Apr 25, 2015, 14:22 PM IST

Longer life may lie in more number of anti-inflammatory genes

A new study has revealed that more anti-inflammatory genes mean longer lifespan for mammals.

Apr 08, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Structures tougher than bulletproof vests are here

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have created new structures that can stretch up to seven times their length while remaining tougher than Kevlar -- often used to make bulletproof vests.

Mar 27, 2015, 16:23 PM IST