Exploring microfluidics…using Lego?

LEGO is lots of fun and can be used to create almost anything, from gigantic towers to intricate machines. But did you know LEGO can even be used to build tiny chemistry labs?

Dealing a Double Blow to Cancer

Researchers have developed a way to combine chemotherapy and radiation into one ultra effective treatment. Check out how these packages of drugs get activated at the tumor by X-rays!

Let machine teach about atoms

We have been trained to be adaptive to our environment in our daily life. Same for chemists to train computers to model atoms. Let’s look at how chemists make functions adaptive to different situations!

Printing Carbon Nanotube Patterns Using Electron Beams

Carbon nanotubes have material properties straight out of a science fiction novel. Yet, it is still difficult to assemble carbon nanotubes into organized structures where the science fiction-like properties can really shine. Discover what researchers are doing to solve this problem!

Designer Enzymes

Enzymes are nature’s catalysts. But there are not enough enzymes for all the reactions in the world! How do chemists design enzymes? Let’s take a look!

New Findings on Viral Inhibition

Successful resistance to a viral infection requires the host to deploy incredibly intricate biological tactics that somehow selectively inhibit key processes in the viral lifecycle. In this paper, researchers delve deeper into the molecular mechanisms of one of such resistance mechanisms!

Can Chemists Cure the Common Cold?

Although getting the common cold is not a nice experience, it is only a relatively minor misfortune for most people. But the consqeuences of a cold can be severe. This paper describes a significant step towards a cure!

Charges that challenge scientists!

Rub a ruler with a wool and hold it towards paper bits, then you’d find the ruler attracts papers. This may sound a common sense to you – the two surfaces have opposite charges.
But now, researchers find that not all materials behave the same and the reason is still a mystery.
Let’s take a look at the charges that challenges scientists!