Life Sciences and Chemistry

Articles and reports from the Life Sciences and chemistry area deal with applied and basic research into modern biology, chemistry and human medicine.

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Uncovering new details of the brain’s first line of defense

Researchers report in unprecedented detail how some of the brain’s immune cells develop, and how to distinguish them from other cells. Thanks to over a century of modern neuroscience, we…

Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics

Novel surface treatment developed at UCLA stops microbes from adhering to medical devices like catheters and stents. A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you’d expect to…

Chloride ion channel ASOR is required for vesicle shrinkage

Since the discovery of the chloride ion channel ASOR three years ago, researchers have been searching for its biological functions. Now, the team led by Prof. Thomas Jentsch at the…

New hope for broad spectrum viral entry inhibitors

– Negatively charged Polymer proves effective. A large number of viruses are known to make life difficult for both humans and animals. While broad-spectrum antibiotics can offer protection against a…

Sparking sustainable new chemical catalysts

Pitt chemical engineers show how tungsten oxide can be used as a catalyst in sustainable chemical conversions. Engineers rely on catalysts for a vast array of applications from food manufacturing…

New method melds data to make a 3-D map of cells’ activities

Just as it’s hard to understand a conversation without knowing its context, it can be difficult for biologists to grasp the significance of gene expression without knowing a cell’s environment….

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