1000 disease protein structures

An interdisciplinary study hinging on X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance studies has examined 1000 proteins from more than 40 different human pathogens, including those responsible for plague, anthrax, salmonella, cholera, tuberculosis, leprosy, amoebic dysentery and influenza. Researchers at the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases (CSGID) and the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for […]

Does ChemDoodle do?

  iChemLabs has announced ChemDoodle 4 It looks interesting but I wanted iChemLabs’ Kevin Theisen to tell me about ChemDoodle’s unique selling point. Apparently, it has at least 6! 1. ChemDoodle is, he tells me, the only chemical drawing brand across desktop, web and mobile. 2. ChemDoodle is fully supported on Windows, Mac and Linux. […]

High-temperature Alchemist

Spent the weekend on the coast in scorching temperatures, so posting the latest Alchemist link a little late – The Alchemist Newsletter: July 27, 2011 – New understanding of high-temperature superconductors meshes theory and experiment after twenty years of research and could lead to new developments, even a temperature rise, The Alchemist learns. In energy […]

This week’s chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

An NMR machine in a fume hood – Scientists in Germany have demonstrated a portable nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that's small enough to be placed in a fume cupboard to monitor the progress of a reaction in situ. Scientists a step closer to understanding ‘natural antifreeze’ molecules – Scientists have made an important step […]

This week’s chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

Quantum leap: Magnetic properties of a single proton directly observed for the first time – Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz, together with their colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg and the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, have observed spin quantum-jumps […]

Slinn Pickings – chemistry news

Scientists develop a fatty ‘kryptonite’ to defeat multidrug-resistant ‘Super bugs’ – A team of Canadian scientists have discovered that specific mixtures of antimicrobial agents presented in lipid (fatty) mixtures can significantly boost the effectiveness of those agents to kill the resistant bacteria. Schoolchildren to test local water quality in biggest-ever chemistry experiment – A worldwide […]