Using Biology to Harness the Power of Fluorine Chemistry
Biological

Using Biology to Harness the Power of Fluorine Chemistry

What comes to mind when you think of fluorine? The sodium fluoride in toothpaste and mouthwash is the typical, everyday example that most people think of, but fluorine plays a large role in many other compounds. Pure fluorine is a highly reactive and poisonous gas, while fluorinated compounds are incredibly stable, fairly nontoxic, and used in many real-life applications. Continue reading

Harry: Do you know my blood type?……………….. Riddle’s Diary: Yes
Analytical / Biological / General Interest

Harry: Do you know my blood type?……………….. Riddle’s Diary: Yes

 Paper-Based Blood Typing Device That Reports Patient’s Blood Type “in Writing”                      Li, M.; Tian, J.; Al-Tamimi, M.; Shen, W. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012                               DOI: 10.1002/anie.201201822 Summary: What’s your blood type? Chances … Continue reading

Using photochemistry to attach and release biomolecules in hydrogels
Biological / Uncategorized

Using photochemistry to attach and release biomolecules in hydrogels

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 the Howard Hughes Medical Institute   Hydrogels have become an important category of materials for studying cell growth and development.  Scientists are able to control … Continue reading