department of chemistry

Light sensitive drugs to target cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new cancer treatment that uses light to target tumour cells, a method which promises greater effectiveness than available treatments. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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Chemical mechanism behind bugs’ antibiotic resistance identified


April 29th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered a unique chemical mechanism by which bacteria evolve themselves to become resistant to antibiotics.The finding may help in designing compounds to ... Read more...

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Targeted photodynamic therapy offers hope for skin cancer patients


April 12th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): The latest research by UK and Swiss scientists has concluded that targeted photodynamic therapy could completely eradicate some models of cancer.The team linked light-sensitive molecules with antibodies that ... Read more...

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Scientists get glimpse of how ‘code’ of life may have emerged


March 24th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A UC Santa Barbara graduate student has unravelled a portion of the 'code' of life.Annia Rodriguez, from the town of Jojutla, Mexico, worked with John Perona, professor in ... Read more...

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New kind of optical fiber paves way for improved surgical and medical lasers


February 26th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed the very first optical fiber made with a core of zinc selenide - a light-yellow compound that can be used as a ... Read more...

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Low-cost filter to provide safe water in emergency


February 24th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): McGill researchers have come up with a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles.Disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often result in the spread ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to drug treatment possibilities for Alzheimer’s


February 11th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new discovery by UC Santa Barbara scientists has the potential for use in the early diagnosis and eventual treatment of plaque-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and ... Read more...

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World’s first programmable nanoprocessor developed


February 10th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Engineers and scientists have developed the world's first programmable nanoprocessor.The groundbreaking prototype computer system, developed in at Harvard University and the MITRE Corporation, represents a significant step forward ... Read more...

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New synthetic compound shows promise in fighting HIV


January 19th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Scripps Research Institute have created a new synthetic compound using natural Japanese-plant compounds as starting point, which has shown great promise in inhibiting replication of HIV ... Read more...

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Search for cancer ‘biomarkers’ to make treatments more effective


January 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A Florida State University scientist is working to identify a variety of 'biomarkers' that might provide earlier warnings of the presence of breast and prostate cancers."Biomarkers are indicators ... Read more...

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New technology could sequence a person’s genome in minutes


December 21st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers at the Imperial College London scientists are developing technology that could lead to ultrafast DNA sequencing tool within ten years.The new technology could ultimately sequence a person's ... Read more...

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Blue light could be highly in potent platinum-based cancer treatment


December 10th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study from the University of Warwick has found a way to use blue light to activate what could be a highly potent platinum-based cancer treatment.The new ... Read more...

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New discovery in the fight against Huntington’s disease


November 28th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Scientists have made a novel discovery in the fight against Huntington's disease (HD).HD is an incurable progressive neurodegenerative genetic disorder which affects motor coordination and leads to cognitive ... Read more...

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How bacteria become resistant to antibiotics


October 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A recent study by two Florida State University biochemists has found that bacteria have an innate ability to produce a large variety of proteins, which make them remarkably ... Read more...

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Cattle’s eyes may become new windows to detect mad cow disease


September 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by Iowa State University, US, says that the eyes of cattle may reveal signs of neurological disorders such as mad cow disease.Noticing the ... Read more...

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New ‘pigment noise’ technology could identify century-old colours


September 6th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): Identifying the composition of pigments in century-old artworks could be made easier soon, with the discovery of a new technology called photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy.The chemical composition of pigments ... Read more...

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Now, e-waste to help in destroying bacterial infections


June 25th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Electronic waste, which can be an environmental hazard to the soil, has now been turned into an anti-microbial substance that can help destroy bacterial infections.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese Secret Of Sticky Rice Mortar Revealed


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The scientists in China appear to have discovered the secret to a 1500 year old super-strong sticky-rice mortar that is found in buildings still standing ... Read more...

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Workshops, manual…Delhi University looks anew at lab safety


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The radiation leak fiasco here that claimed one life was a "wake-up call" for Delhi University. Its chemistry department, which came under heavy fire for ... Read more...

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Delhi University apologises, starts radiation leak probe (Second Lead)


April 29th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Delhi University Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental Thursday accepted "moral responsibility" for the radioactive accident that killed one man and injured seven in a scrap market here. The ... Read more...

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Delhi University apologises for radioactive leak


April 29th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Delhi University Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental Thursday accepted "moral responsibility" for the radioactive accident that killed one man and injured seven in a scrap market here. The ... Read more...

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Delhi University staff to be questioned in radiation case


April 29th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Delhi University's department of chemistry staff will be questioned Thursday after the source of the radioactive material, which claimed one life and affected seven in a west ... Read more...

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Source of ‘noise’ in HIV identified


April 21st, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered a molecular mechanism that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seems to utilize for generating random fluctuations called 'noise' in its gene expression. ... Read more...

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Distinguished scientist KC Dash passes away


April 11th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Distinguished scientist and former head of the Department of Chemistry in the Bhubaneswar-based Utkal University, Prof Kailash Chandra Dash, has died in Chennai following cardiac arrest, according to ... Read more...

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Scientists come a step closer to unlocking secrets of photosynthesis


February 20th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): An international team of scientists has taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, and possibly to cleaner fuels.Plants and algae, as well as cyanobacteria, ... Read more...

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‘Multiferroic’ crystals could pave way for high-powered computer memories


February 13th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new research involving 'multiferroic' crystals could lay the groundwork for future researchers seeking to develop a new generation of computer chips and other information-storage devices that can ... Read more...

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Nanomedicine shows promise for treating spinal cord injuries


November 9th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 9 (ANI): A new approach using nano-spheres shows promise in repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries, according to researchers.Experts from Purdue University found that the synthetic "copolymer micelles" ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to improved Alzheimer’s treatment


November 5th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists from University of Michigan have developed new molecular tools that may offer a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.The team has shown how amyloid-beta peptides, which clump together ... Read more...

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Metals could help treat cancer


October 19th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that drugs made from two transition metals ruthenium and osmium could offer effective treatment against colon and ovarian cancers.Researchers from University of Warwick ... Read more...

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New material helps increase efficiency and decrease cost of fuel cells


October 19th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): Chemists at the University of Calgary (U of C), Canada, have discovered a new material that can help increase the efficiency and decrease the cost of fuel cells.U ... Read more...

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Nanoparticle-laser combo may help deliver drugs into cancer cells


September 11th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have developed a new way to deliver drugs into cancer cells by exposing them briefly to nanoparticles and lasers.Norbert Reich, ... Read more...

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Carbonyl Sulphide gas saved the world from freezing over 3 billion years ago


August 19th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A team of scientists has determined that Carbonyl Sulphide gas warmed the world and saved it from freezing over during the Archean eon more than 3 billion years ... Read more...

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Ground beetles can produce orange-scented aromas as predator repellents


August 14th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that ground beetles produce orange scented aromas as predator repellents.The research by Stevens Institute of Technology Professor Athula Attygalle and his ... Read more...

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Princeton University scientists set new world record in packing puzzle


August 13th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Researchers at the Princeton University claim to have set a new record of packing the most tetrahedral - solid figures with four triangular faces - into a volume.The ... Read more...

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Enzyme modification may revolutionise leukaemia treatment


July 29th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Showing some promise to revolutionise therapies for genetic diseases like leukaemia, a team of Canadian researchers have successfully re-engineered a human enzyme, a protein that accelerates chemical reactions ... Read more...

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