Summarizing recent chemical literature
Paper-Based Blood Typing Device That Reports Patient’s Blood Type “in Writing” Li, M.; Tian, J.; Al-Tamimi, M.; Shen, W. Angew. … Continue reading
The cocoons, the silkworm itself, and the produced silk become colored when dye is incorporated into the silkworm feed. The concentration of dye in the produced silk changes based on how hydrophobic the dye is (increasing partition coefficient).
I hope most of us have experienced the wonder of watching fireflies lighting up on a warm summer evening.
This article demonstrates the metabolic labeling of bacteria without genetic engineering.
Title: Photoreversible Patterning of Biomolecules within Click-Based Hydrogels Authors: Cole A. DeForest and Kristi S. Anseth Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition Affiliation: Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Colorado and … Continue reading
To do the biological study of how particular (good) chemicals like antioxidants affect people, there needs to be a quick, reliable, and consistent way to measure those chemicals in humans. Furthermore, a good method would test for multiple chemicals, because the health benefits from some chemicals only exist in the presence of others (phenolic acids and flavonoids in this case). The authors of this paper demonstrate a gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry (GC-MS) method to investigate how some of the chemicals present in cranberries (from cranberry juice) go into your bloodstream after you ingest them.