One-pot synthesis creates anticancer candidates – Researchers in Germany have developed a simple, rapid and high-yielding cascade synthesis of a collection of polycyclic compounds that resemble indole alkaloid natural products and which interfere with cell division. The compounds could be promising new anticancer drug candidates.
Rutgers Offers Hope in New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries – Scientists at the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University and Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have developed a chemically synthesized siRNA molecule that allows regeneration of nerve cells. Sweet chemistry: Carbohydrate adhesion gives stainless steel implants beneficial new functions – A new chemical […]
Researcher lists more than 4,000 components of blood chemistry – After three years of exhaustive analysis led by a University of Alberta researcher, the list of known compounds in human blood has exploded from just a handful to more than 4,000. Bone drug zoledronic acid may help prevent spread of early lung cancer – A […]
The lock shapes the key – Proteins normally recognize each other by their specific 3-D structure. If the key fits in the lock, a reaction can take place. However there are reactions at the onset of which the key does not really have a shape. Chemists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen and the Max Planck […]
Chemist Robert Slinn and Reactive Reports webmaster David Bradley contribute their favorite news snippets from the world of chemistry About dopamine and brain chemistry – YouTube – Aspirin – Periodic Table of Videos – The handedness of DNA – DNA is handed. Henry Rzepa reflects on this fact. Alchemist chemistry news – This week The […]
These are my reactive chemistry links for October 15th through October 16th: Evergreen anticancer drug – Yet another natural product for treating a form of cancer has been uprooted from an evergreen tree. Milky stats – A statistical model based on chemical spectra can reveal the fat content and profile of milk samples quickly and […]