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break the glycocode, SIB swiss institute of bioinformatics

Bioinformatics focus: Can we break the glycocode?

Frederique Lisacek from SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, provides the computer-based tools for exploring ways of breaking the glycocode.
chemical processes using iron catalysts, rare-earth

Improvements in chemical processes using iron catalysts 

Prof Masahiro Kamitani, Department of Chemistry at Kitasato University, Japan, explains the significance of developing catalysts in the manufacturing industry and improvements made in iron-based chemical processes.
HFO refrigerants, alternative refrigerants

Environmental impact of HFO refrigerants & alternatives for the future

Michael Kauffeld – a refrigeration technology expert & Mihaela Dudita - a chemist - assess the environmental impact of HFO refrigerants & present environmental benign alternatives for the future.
Department of Chemistry - Kitasato University

The Kamitani research group – Improving industrial reactions using iron

The Kamitani research group is focusing on the development of new technology using iron catalysis for improving the industrial reactions that currently require precious metals.
net zero materials, materials

Materials approaches to achieving a net zero carbon economy

Stephen Skinner, Professor of Materials Chemistry at Imperial College London, discusses the impact of net zero carbon policies and the challenges these present for materials and systems developers.
algal bloom, HAB

Seeking a sustainable way to control harmful algal bloom

Here, Researcher Nobuharu Inaba at the Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region (CERI), explains why it is vital to control harmful algal bloom as sustainably as possible.
biological tissues, biology

Next-generation sequencing to analyse biological tissues

Richie Kohman, Synthetic Biology Platform Lead at Wyss Institute at Harvard, explains the use of next-generation sequencing to analyse biological tissues in a spatially resolved context.
click chemistry, RNA ligation

Application of ‘click chemistry’ ligation techniques to modified DNA and RNA

Professor Afaf El-Sagheer and Professor Tom Brown from the Department of Chemistry, Suez University and Oxford University describe their research, including the application of ‘click chemistry’ conjugation techniques to DNA.
Nitric Oxide Formation

Nitric Oxide Formation Research

Dr Alan Schechter of the Molecular Medicine Branch at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and his colleagues discuss research during the last two decades that has revealed a second major pathway for Nitric Oxide formation in mammals.
mystery of the sun, astrophysics

Science explains the atmospheric mystery of the Sun

The hot outer later of our local star has an unusual chemical composition compared to the inner layers - now, scientists think they have an answer for the mystery of the Sun.
renewable energy source, battery

Scientists are working on a new renewable energy source

Renewable energy sources are the environmentally ideal way to proceed, which includes massive lithium batteries that can be recharged - scientists are now looking to solve the scarcity problem of using lithium as a base.
water from different planets, clathrate hydrates

Scientists analyse water from different planets to understand their secrets

Researchers are now looking at the crystalline solid form of water from different planets, to understand how planets, satellites and even comets evolved.
computer simulations, CECAM

The development of science: A focus on computer simulations

Ignacio Pagonabarraga, Director of CECAM, lifts the lid on the field of computer simulations and the crucial role they have played in the development of science since the second half of the last century.
new mineral, battery

Scientists discover a new mineral that could power batteries

Petrovite is the name of the new mineral discovered by scientists at St Petersburg University, a bright blue crystal which could someday provide energy.
UK COVID-19 vaccine, china

When is the UK COVID-19 vaccine going to be ready?

While AstraZeneca and Oxford University continue to work on a UK COVID-19 vaccine, what about the rest of the world?
collect solar power, concentrator

Researchers use people wearing streetwear to collect solar energy

Like something from a sci-fi film, a team of researchers have found a way to collect solar energy from streetwear that people are wearing.
Open Access Government October

Open Access Government October 2020

The October 2020 edition of Open Access Government speaks about global government policy issues, such as health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, international development, environment, energy and equality.
filters for water purification

Chemistry: Nanocellulose filters for water purification

Benjamin S. Hsiao, Distinguished Professor from Stony Brook University details nanocellulose filters for water purification in this fascinating chemistry focus.
ocean carbon uptake

Oceans uptake of carbon ‘widely underestimated’

Researchers have discovered that, compared to previous predictions, there is more than twice the amount of ocean carbon uptake between the atmosphere and oceans.
electronics in the body, tumours

One step closer to implanting diagnostic electronics in the body

The American Chemical Society (ACS) are closer to using electronics in the body, to diagnose tumours and track illnesses.

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