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Spring biochemistry: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring biochemistry:  April 23-30

Protein initiates excessive  in eye vascularization

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27400-these-neonlit-cells-reveal-new-ways-of-preventing-blindness.html#.VTkpitJVhBc

Complete, free report, image from New Scientist


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Chemistry forever: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, April 20, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chemistry forever: April 16-23

Common organic solvents with endocrine impacts

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/apr/endocrine-disruption-hormones-benzene-solvents

Full, free essay from Environ. Health News

Oldest Neanderthal DNA found

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/04/oldest-ever-dna-sample-calcified-neanderthal-man?et_cid=4524853&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.

DNA repair proteins imaged

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/new-lab-technique-reveals-structure-function-proteins-critical-dna-repair?et_cid=4522167&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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



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New biochemistry: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New biochemistry: April 9-16

Simpler chemicals

New bone from hydroxyapatite cement

http://rt.com/news/246885-bone-tissue-regeneration-cement/

Short, free item, images from RT

Serotonin from gut bacteria

http://www.caltech.edu/news/microbes-help-produce-serotonin-gut-46495

Press release, link to original abstract from Caltech

Proteins

Imaging antibodies using NMR

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/nmr-fingerprinting-monoclonal-antibodies?et_cid=4516769&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

The key to ongoing youth? metalloproteinase inhibition

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/breast-cancer-research-uncovers-fountain-youth?et_cid=4507669&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Tau mainly the villain in Alzheimer

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/tau-main-culprit-alzheimers-say-two-studies?et_cid=4509918&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image, links from Drug discov. & develop.

Collagen

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42640/title/Image-of-the-Day--Strong-Skin/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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April in chemistry: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 02, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

April in chemistry: April 2-9

Sweat activates this perfume

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/scientists-develop-perfume-activated-sweat?et_cid=4496243&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

The chemistry of body odor

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/b-o-gives-up-its-stinky-secrets/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150403

Full, free essay, audio file, link from Sci. Am.


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New biochemistry: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 27, 2015
Updated: Friday, March 27, 2015

New biochemistry: March 26-April 2

Low estrogen and heart attacks in men

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/03/mens-heart-disease-partly-due-low-estrogen?et_cid=4485204&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Unstable protein in human diseases

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/protein-shake?et_cid=4485139&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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


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Chemistry this week: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chemistry this week: March 19-26

Chemicals here and there

Alkyphenols, endocrine disruptors in the Great Lakes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hormone-mimicking-chemicals-found-throughout-great-lakes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150323

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Proteins only

Tau and Alzheimer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/study-thousands-brains-reveals-tau-driver-alzheimers?et_cid=4480810&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Is there an irisin myth?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42493/title/Irisin-Skepticism-Goes-Way-Back/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist


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New horizons in chemistry: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 13, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New horizons in chemistry: March 12-19

Did amino acids and ribonucleotides arise simultaneously?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42472/title/On-the-Origins-of-Life/

Short, free item, links from The scientist

DNA copier self-regulates

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dna-copy-machine-has-power-save-mode/81251029/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

What do microRNAs do?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/The-Many-Hats-Worn-by-microRNAs/biotechniques-343448.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=0d403d07e0-microRNA-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-0d403d07e0-87291326#.VQh229JVhBc

Full, free essay, image, references from BioTechniq.

Newly-discovered protein in embryogenesis

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/brains-or-skin?et_cid=4465670&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.


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Chemistry for you: March 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 05, 2015
Updated: Friday, March 06, 2015

Chemistry for you: March 5-12

Phthalates cause hCG, fetal masculinization issues

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/phthalates-disrupt-pregnancy-hormone-hamper-fetal-masculinization/81251006/

Full, free essay from GEN

Amyloid clumps start early in brains

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/alzheimer-amyloid-clumps-found-young-adult-brains?et_cid=4445161&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.


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Chemicals of life: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Chemicals of life: Feb. 19-26

What good are oxidants?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2015/02/23/antioxidant-supplements-too-much-of-a-kind-of-good-thing/

Full, free blog, image, link from Sci. Am. 

Amyloids not just for Alzheimer but Type II diabetes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/amyloid-formation-may-link-alzheimers-type-2-diabetes?et_cid=4421938&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

So many micro-RNA sequences in human genome!

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/number-of-micrornas-in-human-genome-skyrockets/81250958/

Full, free item, image from GEN

How RNA helps viruses to persist in our cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42011/title/TSLive--The-Enemy-Within/

Free video from The Scientist


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Living chemistry: Feb. 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Living chemistry: Feb. 12-19

Chemistry from here and there

Calibrating your pH meter

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/02/six-tips-to%C2%A0use-when-calibrating-your-ph-meter?et_cid=4415331&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Reactive oxygen species and lifespan

http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1004972

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from PLoS Gen.

Calcium phosphate lattice in tooth enamel

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42166/title/Image-of-the-Day--Elegant-Enamel/

Short explanation, SER from The Scientist

Alzheimer Disease and chemicals

Iron carrier failing in Alzheimer?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/iron-may-be-factor-dementia?et_cid=4420409&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Inhibitor molecule can stop Alzheimer progression

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/molecular-inhibitor-breaks-cycle-leads-alzheimers?et_cid=4419571&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Nucleic acids or not?

Life without the Central Dogma?

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/02/shadow-biosphere-might-be-hiding-strange-life-right-under-our-noses?rss=1

Complete, free report from Science

RNA signalling: universal in living things

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/rna-signal-recognized-across-domains-of-life/81250926/

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