Infected cattle can transmit E. coli to humans through contaminated ground beef, but scientists are looking for a solution.
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The onset of Alzheimer’s disease is still not well understood. Researchers have developed a high-resolution visualization technique that could lead to improved treatment outcomes. Check it out!
Developing new ways to produce clean alternative energy sources is of paramount importance. Let’s find out how researchers are using reactions within droplets to produce hydrogen gas, a clean energy source.
Developing a drug that is able to enter the cell and interact with its target is no mean feat, especially for large molecules. Read about how this group ‘masked’ large molecules to improve their cell permeability.
While most scientists search for specific treatments for viruses like Ebola, Zika and SARS-Cov-2, non-specific methods can have broad impact. Researchers from the United States and Germany joined forces to make non-specific molecular “tweezers” that pluck pieces out of its membrane, leading to disintegrating and dead viruses.
The story of a research team in Botswana that joined forces with local traditional healers for a powerful scientific collaboration.
A new way to have incompatible reactions occur in spatially separate regions of a liquid to create methanol from methane.
The earthy smell of soil originates from the bacteria that live there. But why do they produce this particular scent?
Tired of consuming 5 different medications a day? Read how the researchers are developing new ways to load different drugs in a single delivery system.
The power of levitation isn’t just for magicians anymore. Learn about a new way of examining water droplets as they float in midair using just sound!
How do pheromones travel from one insect to another? Humidity may change the answer to this question.
Black mulberry juice is a known antioxidant – compounds that can consume free radicals before they can harm your cells. Researchers at Guangdong University also show that boiling mulberries increases its ability to treat colon cancer in cell culture, but not through antioxidant mechanisms.
Ashley Walker, founder of #BlackInAstro and co-founder of #BlackInChem, explores her experiences and motivations. Having overcome many barriers and obstacles, she shares her unique journey as a Black woman in physical chemistry, what she’s learned, and her advice to others.
Armed with the belief that chemistry should be as diversified as the world that we all live in, Joy Rutherford tells us how this motivates her to overcome the odds that come with being a PoC PhD student. However, these challenges don’t stop her from becoming a multi-faceted academic success!
Biochar may be one of the most multi-talented materials in existence—do you know what your leftover orange peels are capable of?
Zweli Hlatshwayo shares his experiences as a Black international student at Ohio State University, and his struggles with impostor syndrome after he started his PhD.
The Scream is one of the most famous paintings in the world, but it’s bright colours are fading! The worlds of art and science team up to help solve this mystery.
Ayanna Jones, a PhD student and passionate advocate for representation in science, shares her story and advice on making chemistry more inclusive