Chemistry

Scientists discover powerful way to overcome antibiotic resistance

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are a major cause of serious infections that often persist despite antibiotic treatment. In a new study, researchers have discovered a way...

Scientists rewire damaged hearts with nanotube fibers

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep...

Scientists can now control thermal profiles at the nanoscale

At the human scale, controlling temperature is a straightforward concept. Turtles sun themselves to keep warm. To cool a pie fresh from the oven, place it...

Can eating poop save you from the deadly bacterium C. diff

Every year, around half a million people in the United States get sick from the bacterium C. diff, often after taking antibiotics. Sounds counterintuitive? This week...

Scientists create the world’s thinnest gold

Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick - the thinnest unsupported gold...

New graphene discovery could help develop superconductors

When two mesh screens are overlaid, beautiful patterns appear when one screen is offset. These "moiré patterns" have long intrigued artists, scientists and mathematicians and...

Scientists find new way to convert carbon dioxide into fuels

A growing number of scientists are looking for fast, cost-effective ways to convert carbon dioxide gas into valuable chemicals and fuels. Now, researchers have revealed...

Scientists discover new chemistry that may help explain the origins of life

Before life began on Earth, the environment likely contained a massive number of chemicals that reacted with each other more or less randomly. It is...

Scientists make five times tougher glass with nanoparticles

UCLA mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a process that uses nanoparticles to strengthen the atomic structure of glass. The result is a product...

Top 5 strangest poisons that can kill you

There are some crazy poisons in this world of ours, and they're often found in things you'd least expect. In this week's episode of Reactions,...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...