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Schizophernia, Drug Discovery, Vanderbilt

Researchers Develop Drug-Like Molecules to Improve Schizophrenia Treatment

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Researchers at Vanderbilt University have identified chemical compounds that could lead to a major advance in the treatment of schizophrenia. In a transaction announced this week, Vanderbilt has licensed the compounds to Karuna Pharmaceuticals in Boston, Mass., for further development leading to human testing.

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Kansas State University, K-State, Insect, bug, Protein, Bioplastics, Biomaterial, Pest Control, Cuticle, knickkopf, Entomology, Biochemistry

From Protein To Planes And Pigskin: Discovery In Insects' Skin Could Lead To Improved Pest Control, New Bioplastics Technology

The discovery that a protein in insect skin responsible for protecting the insect as it molts its skin opens the possibilities for selective pest control and new biomaterials like football padding or lightweight aircraft components.

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Researchers Link DNA to Nanostructures

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Assembly of nanostructures using DNA may lead to the production of new materials with a wide range of applications from electronics to tissue engineering. Researchers in the Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering at the University of Arkansas have produced building blocks for such material by controlling the number, placement and orientation of DNA linkers on the surface of colloidal nanoparticles.

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American Physiological Society, Cystic Fibrosis

Unraveling a New Regulator of Cystic Fibrosis; Study Suggests a Protein Named Nedd4l May Play a Role

Cystic fibrosis is caused by a genetic defect. Although scientists do not fully understand how or why the defect occurs, researchers have found that a protein called ubiquitin ligase Nedd4 may hold a promising clue

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Kevin J. Tracey, Autoimmune Disease, Feinstein Institute For Medical Research, Science, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Discovery of T Cells Making Brain Chemicals May Lead to Better Treatments for Inflammation, Autoimmune Diseases

Scientists have identified a surprising new role for a new type of T cell in the immune system: some of them can be activated by nerves to make a neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) that blocks inflammation. The discovery of these T cells is novel and suggests that it may be possible to treat inflammation and autoimmune diseases by targeting the nerves and the T cells.

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Chemistry, Water Quality, Space Travel, astronaut safety

Chemists Help Astronauts Make Sure Their Drinking Water Is Clean

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Researchers from Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed chemistry and procedures that astronauts can use to test the quality of their drinking water at the International Space Station.

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Chem Prof Sees Red, Catches Nonacene Error

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University of Kentucky chemistry professor John Anthony's "fun" has led to an entire new area of organic materials research.

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Biological Clocks, Cyanobacteria, Bacteria, Cancer, Diabetes, Biochemistry, Proteins, Obesity, Neurological Disease

Professor Discovers Mechanism Behind Bacteria’s Biological Clock

UC Merced biochemistry professor Andy LiWang has found how three proteins in one of the most basic forms of life — cyanobacteria — keep track of time.

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Research, science communications

Special American Chemical Society Symposium on Communicating Science to the Public

Amid ongoing concerns about scientific illiteracy — with studies indicating that many citizens lack a firm grasp of basic scientific concepts and facts — the world’s largest scientific society today is holding a special symposium on how scientists can better communicate their work to the public.

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Nitrogen, Pollution, Agriculture, Fertilizer, plant food

Friend and Foe: Nitrogen Pollution’s Little-Known Environmental and Human Health Threats

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Billions of people owe their lives to nitrogen fertilizers — a pillar of the fabled Green Revolution in agriculture that averted global famine in the 20th century — but few are aware that nitrogen pollution from fertilizers and other sources has become a major environmental problem that threatens human health and welfare in multiple ways, a scientist said here today.







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