10 quick chemical hits: Slinn Pickings

Researchers Discover New Way to Design Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts – Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a new strategy for fabricating metal nanoparticles in catalysts that promises to enhance the selectivity and yield for a wide range of structure-sensitive catalytic reactions. Simpler way of making proteins could lead to new nanomedicine agents – Researchers have […]

Slinn Pickings – Chemistry News – Issue 50

Cardiff study suggests targeted treatment for leukaemia group – Antibody-directed chemotherapy offers improved survival to particular sub-groups of leukaemia sufferers, a Cardiff University-led study has found. The findings suggest that the treatment may be effective for the majority of younger acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) sufferers, who can be identified by genetic profiling. Nano-sized vaccines – […]

Chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

Guest contributor, chemist Robert Slinn of the University of Liverpool, filters the latest happenings from the world of chemistry. Simple, ingenious way to create lab-on-a-chip devices could become a model for teaching and research – With little more than a conventional photocopier and transparency film, anyone can build a functional microfluidic chip. Contagious cancers switch […]

Naturally Fibrous Mimic

One of the important components of the extracellular matrix is collagen, which comprises the major structural protein component of higher organisms. However, it remains a major challenge to emulate the unique structural and biological properties of native collagenous biomaterials in synthetic analogues. Consequently, numerous opportunities exist for synthetic collagens in biomedical applications as extracellular matrix […]

Celiac Diet

An enzyme added to foods containing gluten could put an end to the misery of celiac disease for many sufferers, allowing them to eat almost anything they fancy without having to worry about the effects on their digestive system. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine in which an abnormal reaction to […]