Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

Quiz

Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Chemists Tie Tightest Knot Ever!

Video

Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known – a scientific achievement which has the potential to create a new generation of advanced materials.

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Do You Have A Games Console? You Could Be Solving The Structure Of Proteins

Article

Sjors Scheres solves the 3D structures of proteins. In this article, he tells us how Cryo-Electron Microscopy is shining new light on the workings of the protein machines in our cells.

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Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquids

News

Five metals that are toxic have been found in in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape.

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From Cajal To Now

Article

We compare the pioneering drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal with modern-day images from the same brain areas.

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Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

News

Replacing conventional power supplies with TENG devices for charging the molecules being analyzed, can boost the sensitivity of mass spectrometers to unprecedented levels.

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New LC-MS Method to Evaluate Salivary Proteins as Oral Cancer Biomarkers
News

Multiple reaction monitoring (MRM/SRM) of peptides is a growing technology for target protein quantification because it is more robust, precise, accurate, high-throughput, and multiplex-capable than antibody-based techniques such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs).

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Deuterium and Tritium Separated Using a Functionalized Metal-Organic Framework
News

Deuterium and tritium can be separated from each other relatively easily using a functionalized metal-organic framework compound.

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Rare Proteins Collapse Earlier Than Thought
News

Only a few key proteins determine the life and heat-induced death of a cell. Researchers show that only a small fraction of key proteins denature at the same time when a critical temperature threshold is reached.

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