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Summer biochemicals: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer biochemicals: July 30-Aug. 6

Enzyme, linked to Alzheimer, inhibited by this protein

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/naturally-occurring-protein-fragment-found-brain-inhibits-key-enzyme-implicated-alzheimers?et_cid=4699779&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.


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Update on chemistry: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 27, 2015

Update on chemistry: July 23-30

Beautiful chemicals

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78983

Press release from NSF

Registry for bad reagents

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/chemists-start-web-site-fingering-substances-that-ruin-experiments/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150723

Complete, free report, link from Sci. Am.

 

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Quick chemistry: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Quick chemistry: July 16-23

Polypeptides and proteins

Slower beta amyloid turnover with age

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43579/title/Delayed-Turnover/

Short, free story, links, image from The Scientist

Polypeptides from drying mud puddles

http://www.news.gatech.edu/2015/07/19/finding-origins-life-drying-puddle

Press release, video from Georgia Inst. Tech.

Nucleic acids

Improved method of modeling RNA dynamics

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/follow-the-bouncing-rna/81251525/

Complete, free report, links, images from GEN

 

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Your biochemistry: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 13, 2015

Your biochemistry: July 9-16

These RNA's protect against transposons

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dna-protection-inches-from-cytoplasm-to-nucleus/81251492/

Complete, free report, image, links from GEN



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Summer by the chemical beach: July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer by the chemical beach: July 2-9

Microglobulin promotes aging

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nm.3898.html

Free abstract images from Nature

 

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Firecracker chemicals: June 25-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Firecracker chemicals: June 25-July 2

Cell membranes, artifically created, divide

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/06/scientists-create-synthetic-membranes-grow-living-cells?et_cid=4651640&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Insulin increases GABA receptors

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/how-insulin-calms-brain-activity?et_cid=4666676&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

This enzyme attacks gluten at low pH

http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/v110/n6/full/ajg201597a.html

Free abstract from Nature

 

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Those biochemicals: June 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 18, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Those biochemicals: June 19-26

Proteins

Is tau the protein behind Alzheimer?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/peeking-healthy-brains-see-if-alzheimers-brewing?et_cid=4590645&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

This protein keeps cardiomyocytes young

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/protein-keeps-aging-heart-young-at-heart/81251408/

Complete, free report, links from GEN

Simpler compounds

The two sides of sugar

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/sugar-was-a-spice-and-not-always-so-nice/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150623

Full, free blog, videos, images from Sci. Am.

Epigenetic, altered cytosine found in mouse DNA

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43358/title/Extra-DNA-Base-Discovered/

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Chemicals busting out all over: June 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, June 15, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Chemicals busting out all over: June 12-19

Macromolecules

This protein behind parkinsonism and multiple system atrophy

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/single-protein-causes-parkinsons-disease-multiple-systems-atrophy?et_cid=4618971&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

What is the secondary structure of RNA in vivo?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43060/title/RNA-Stucturomics/

Full, free story, images from The Scientist

Cholesterol? Continue to worry!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/don-t-stop-worrying-about-cholesterol/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150612

Full, free essay, link from Sci. Am.

Monomers and more

The short, mysterious life of carbonic acid

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/06/unravelling-mysteries-carbonic-acid?et_cid=4628661&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

FDA: Remove artificial trans fats

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm451237.htm

Press release from FDA

Banning powdered alcohol

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/majority-adults-favor-ban-powdered-alcohol?et_cid=4625228&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Have you looked at this month's FASEB J.?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/6.toc

Free abstracts


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Biochemicals in June: June 7-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Biochemicals in June: June 7-12

Nucleic acids

A six letter "alphabet" for DNA structurally possible

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dna-gains-new-bases-keeps-shapely-helix/81251325/

Complete, free report, links from GEN

The stories told by decaying RNA

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/06/decaying-rna-molecules-tell-story?et_cid=4608743&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, images from R&D Mag.

More chemicals

New insight into primordial soup

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/genesis-life-primordial-soup-probed-scientists?et_cid=4602772&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, link from Biosci. Tech.

Niels Bohr explained the atom

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/watch-live-today-the-man-who-explained-the-atom-video/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150605

Complete, free report, link to video from Sci. Am.

What are those proteins doing in the cell?

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2015/06/protein-map-reveals-traffic-life-cell?et_cid=4612526&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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


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Conference chemicals: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, June 08, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015

Conference chemicals: May 21-June 7

Thanks to 'net detective A. J Petto

Strontium tells the story of her origins

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32835804

Complete, free report, images from BBC

A protein quakes when bonds are broken

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/watching-protein-quake?et_cid=4584835&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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


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