Image of the Day: Frigid Cells
Image of the Day: Frigid Cells
A new cryoprotectant safeguards frozen cells against degradation.
Image of the Day: Frigid Cells
Image of the Day: Frigid Cells

A new cryoprotectant safeguards frozen cells against degradation.

A new cryoprotectant safeguards frozen cells against degradation.

biochemistry
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2019
The Northwestern University professor developed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, an invaluable technique for detecting and identifying individual molecules.
Fungus Found in Australian Soil Can Oxidize Gold
Fungus Found in Australian Soil Can Oxidize Gold
Kerry Grens | May 24, 2019
The chemical process may make the metal more soluble and move it closer to the Earth’s surface.
Found: A Cancer Drug’s Mechanism of Action
Found: A Cancer Drug’s Mechanism of Action
Ashley P. Taylor | May 21, 2019
As ONC201 moves through human clinical trials, scientists finally figure out that the compound and its analogs target a mitochondrial protease.
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2019
Genes inserted into the yeast genome produce the compounds CBD and THC in the microbes.
DNA’s Coding Power Doubled
DNA’s Coding Power Doubled
Ruth Williams | Feb 21, 2019
All life on Earth uses a genetic code based on four nucleotides. Now, scientists have created one with eight.
Image of the Day: Drop Set
Image of the Day: Drop Set
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2018
Liquid-like droplets containing DNA and proteins provide a model for researchers to study membraneless organization in the cell.
Thomas Steitz, Biologist and X-Ray Crystallographer, Dies
Thomas Steitz, Biologist and X-Ray Crystallographer, Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 11, 2018
Steitz determined the atomic structure of the ribosome, work for which he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Directed Evolution, Phage Display Nab Chemistry Nobel
Directed Evolution, Phage Display Nab Chemistry Nobel
Catherine Offord, Kerry Grens | Oct 3, 2018
The 2018 award goes to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter, and George Smith.
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 5, 2018
The Merck biochemist found the compound that led to a popular cholesterol-lowering drug.