calcium carbonate

Making nanoparticles in artificial cells

The researchers produced cadmium sulphide particles in microscopically small membrane bubbles. Depending on which of the construction manuals they follow, the…

Adapting to Extreme Environments

As an undergraduate, Kim Davies worked with Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe, biology professor at the University Victoria, examining how mussels have adapted to…

Purdue study finds dairy better for bones than calcium carbonate

Connie Weaver, distinguished professor and head of the food and nutrition department, found that the bones of rats fed nonfat dry milk were longer, wider, more…

Fishdunnit! Mystery Solved

An international team of scientists has solved a mystery that has puzzled marine chemists for decades. They have discovered that fish contribute a significant…

Sea Urchin Yields a Key Secret of Biomineralization

Used to crush food, for structural support and for defense, the materials of which shells, teeth and bones are composed are the strongest and most durable in…

Switched on new nanotechnology paints for hospitals could kill superbugs

The new paints contain tiny particles of titanium dioxide, which is the dazzling white compound often used as a brightener in commercial paints. It will also…

Overfishing Pushes Baltic Cod to Brink of Economic Extinction

A study of Stone Age fish unearthed on an island in the Baltic Sea suggests overfishing by humans is causing fish populations to evolve and driving…

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