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Chemicals in and around us: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: 22 hours ago

Chemicals in and around us: Oct. 23-30

The ephemeral carbonic acid

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/new-insights-carbonic-acid-water?et_cid=4224475&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from R&D Mag.

What the heck is stevia?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77333

Short explanation, link, video from NSF

Lactose assembled

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77330

Free video from NSF



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Chemistry now: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chemistry now: Oct. 16-23

Chems from here and there

Rice sequesters arsenic, avoids toxicity for itself

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41257/title/How-Rice-Overcomes-Arsenic/

Full, free essay, citation from The Scientist

How did polymers arise originally?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77304

Free video from NSF

Carbs

Sugar and ageing

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/sugared-soda-consumption-linked-cell-aging?et_cid=4215145&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Assembling glucose with candy corn, more: Chemistry Week!

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77313

Free video, links from NSF



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Chemicals all around us: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chemicals all around us: Oct. 9-16

Unstable?

Free radicals aid in wound healing

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/free-the-radicals-for-better-wound-healing/81250466/

Full, free article from GEN

Protein instability in ALS

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/als-progression-linked-increased-protein-instability?et_cid=4207239&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from R&D Mag.

Good chems

FAHFA: new class of beneficial fatty acids

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/new-class-of-good-fats-protects-against-diabetes/81250460/

Complete, free report from GEN

Have you looked at this month's FASEB J?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/10.toc

Table of contents, free abstracts

Oxygen production before life?

http://blogs.ucdavis.edu/egghead/2014/10/02/making-oxygen-before-life/

Press release, image from U. Cal./Davis

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Those biochemicals: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 02, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Those biochemicals: Oct. 2-9

Proteins

BRCA2 protein shown repairing DNA

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/first-pictures-brca2-protein-show-how-it-works-repair-dna?et_cid=4191706&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from R&D Mag.

Proteins and parkinsonism

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/applying-proteomics-parkinson%E2%80%99s?et_cid=4189180&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article, image from Biosci. Tech.

Misfolding proteins in Huntington Disease

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/misfolded-proteins-travel-in-huntington-s-disease/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20141001

Complete, free report, link from Sci. Am.

This enzyme also helps protect DNA against stress

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/ancient-protein-making-enzyme-moonlights-dna-protector?et_cid=4188355&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Other chemicals that we should care about

More carcinogens added to official list

http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/roc/roc13/index.html

13th Report on Carcinogens from US HHS

Nobel Prize for chemistry, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29536525

Full, free essay from BBC

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The biochemistry we need to know: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Biochemistry: we need to know: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Human bone protein may encourage red marrow repair

http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/24295

Short, free item from Dot Med

Have you looked at molecular movies lately?

http://www.molecularmovies.com/showcase/#Cell Division / Cell Cycle

Searchable website

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Best biochemical information: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Best biochemical information: Sept. 18-25

Perchlorate in water linked to lower IQ in kids

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lower-iq-in-children-linked-to-chemical-in-water/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140930

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

What do they mean by mirror image amino acids?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/oscillator/2014/09/29/weird-biology-fact-of-the-day-mirror-image-amino-acids/

Short, free essay, images from Sci. Am.

Is oxytocin the "love potion?"

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-oxytocin-is-the-love-hormone/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140912

Complete, free report, links, image from Sci. Am.

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Chemicals today: Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, September 15, 2014

Chemicals today: Sept. 11-18

What can we get from that alchemy painting?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40911/title/Painting-Pseudoscience/

Full, free video from The Scientist


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Bouncing biochemicals: Sept. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Updated: Thursday, September 04, 2014

Bouncing biochemicals: Sept. 4-11

Look at the copper atoms in water!

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/09/electron-microscopes-take-first-measurements-nanoscale-chemistry-action?et_cid=4134655&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, EM video from R&D Mag.

 

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Biochemicals are basic: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Biochemicals are basic: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Why do we have those protein blobs with our cells?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/protein-clouds-gather-and-disperse-but-why/81250296/

Full, free essay from GEN

First look: calcium ion channel in pain receptor

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/surprising-new-role-calcium-sensing-pain?et_cid=4130578&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from R&D Mag.

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Chemistry is important: Aug. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chemistry is important: Aug. 21-28

Children's behavioral problems related to lead exposure

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/lead-kids%E2%80%99-blood-linked-behavioral-emotional-issues?et_cid=4027168&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Missing protein and Alzheimer Disease

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/lack-of-naturally-occurring-protein-linked-to-early-dementia/81250283/

Full, free essay from
GEN

Is excessive fluoride in well causing an IQ decline?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-fluoride-in-private-wells-causing-an-iq-decline1/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140822

Complete, free story, maps from
Sci. Am.

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