1. Chemistry

    Crystal Reveals Unexpected Beginnings

    For the first time, researchers have directly observed a protein begin to crystallize, and they've found it has a peculiar shape.

  2. Chemistry

    Artistic Elements

    Providing an unusual perspective on the chemical elements, the Chemistry Societies’ Network presents a stunning visual tour of the elements (109 in all) as seen through the eyes of artists. Pick an element, from hydrogen to meitnerium, to see the image it suggested to an artist and, as a bonus, learn a little about the […]

  3. Chemistry

    A safer antioxidant?

    Scientists have developed a synthetic antioxidant that won't, at high doses, foster the tissue damage the compounds are meant to prevent.

  4. Chemistry

    Synthetic molecule may treat anemia

    Researchers have created a new form of the protein erythropoietin (EPO) using synthetic chemistry techniques.

  5. Chemistry

    Lakes reveal low phosphate concentrations

    Researchers using a new technique have found that previous measurements of phosphate, an important nutrient in lake ecosystems, have grossly overestimated its concentration.

  6. Chemistry

    Shark Sense: Gel helps animals detect thermal fluctuations

    New studies suggest that clear jelly under sharks' skin can enable the animals to detect minute changes in seawater temperature—potentially leading them to prey.

  7. Chemistry

    Sea bacteria may be new anticancer resource

    Researchers examining deep-sea sediments have uncovered a large source of previously unknown bacteria that appear to produce disease-fighting chemicals.

  8. Chemistry

    Unnatural Biochemistry: Bacteria make and use an alien amino acid

    Researchers have constructed an organism that synthesizes and incorporates an extra amino acid into its proteins.

  9. Chemistry

    Delivering the Goods

    Experimental gene-delivery therapies generally use viruses to shuttle genetic material into cells, but some researchers are devising ways to avoid using the sometimes-risky viruses.

  10. Chemistry

    Jet Streams: Droplet behavior captured by high-speed camera

    A series of images has captured charged droplets spouting microscopic jets of fluid, a phenomenon that was proposed by Lord Rayleigh in 1882.

  11. Chemistry

    Soy and oat combo protects against UV

    Soybean oil and a natural chemical in oat bran have been chemically combined to make a new sunscreen.

  12. Chemistry

    Clearing the air on dirty art

    Air-pollution damage to artworks may accumulate more stealthily than conservationists thought, suggesting that art exhibitors need to step up protection against such damage.