Light as a tool for the synthesis of complex molecules

Chemists at the University of Münster have developed a novel and straightforward way to produce complex organic molecules. Mild reaction conditions, simple operation, scalability and the use of an inexpensive and commercially available photosensitizer make the method interesting for industrial applications. The results of the study are currently (Aug. 1) published in Nature Chemistry. Chemists … Read more

Researchers determine the complex structure o

image: From left to right, the experts Natàlia Llopart, Estefanía Moreno, Verònica Casadó and Vicent Casadó. view more Credit: UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA A study published in the journal Pharmacological Research reveals the oligomeric molecular structure of the MOR-Gal1R complex, a component present in the brain which is involved in the analgesic and addictive effects of … Read more

Retraining the brain to dislodge the ‘multiple complex factors’ that can form and fuel prejudice

Prejudice rears its ugly head in hateful and tragic acts small and large every day — from personal microaggressions to horrific events like this year’s mass shooting at a Buffalo, NY, grocery store. It might seem as if the false information and assumptions that fuel prejudice are all learned, but biology may actually play a … Read more

Hanging Lake source water study highlights complex nature of canyon’s cave geology

Dave Woods, senior project scientist at Ozark Laboratories, installs charcoal samplers in Dead Horse Creek near Hanging Lake in September 2021.White River National Forest / Courtesy photo The shortest distance between the headwaters above the north rim of Glenwood Canyon and the canyon’s most iconic feature, Hanging Lake, is anything but a straight line. Along … Read more

Dopamine regulates insulin secretion through a complex of receptors, finds new study – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Diabetes is a lifelong, chronic health condition caused by abnormalities in the body’s production and use of the hormone insulin. Research has shown that the feel-good hormone, dopamine (DA), plays a key role in how the body regulates insulin production. Typically, insulin is secreted by cells in the pancreas called ‘beta-cells,’ in response to glucose … Read more

In Its Greatest Biology Feat Yet, AI Unlocks the Complex Proteins Guarding Our DNA

AI has done it again. After solving one of the grandest mysteries in biology — predicting protein structure — it decoded how proteins link up into complexes, and dreamed up novel protein structures that may ultimately be turned into drugs to control our basic biology, health, and life. Yet when faced with enormous protein complexes, … Read more

Sizzling Sound of Deep-Frying Reveals Complex Physics of Vapor Cavities

Experienced cooks can tell when cooking oil is at the right temperature by the sizzling sound produced by inserting moist chopsticks. Moistened chopsticks, water droplets in hot cooking oil reveal complicated bubble dynamics and sound characteristics. As its name implies, fluid mechanics is a branch of physics concerned with the mechanics of fluids (liquids, gases, … Read more

Striking dunes on Mars boast a complex formation history

Scientists are tracing the movement of dust over Martian eons using a high-definition camera from orbit. A Twitter account for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Experiment, at work at Mars since 2006, recently posted a picture of “barchan dunes” formed by the Red Planet’s winds pushing continuously in a single direction. “Now, who … Read more

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Childbirth Became So Complex and Dangerous

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 300,000 people die each year due to pregnancy-related causes. A study finds that complex human childbirth and cognitive abilities are a result of walking upright. Childbirth in humans is much more complex and painful than in great apes. It was long believed that this was a result of … Read more

Nucleai Announces Partnership with Ultivue to Provide AI-Powered Spatial Biology Analysis to Complex Pathology Images

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & TEL AVIV, Israel – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Nucleai, a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered spatial analysis for pathology, and Ultivue, an industry leader in multiplexing tools for tissue biomarker studies, today announced a collaboration to advance the discovery of novel spatial biomarkers. The partnership will layer Nucleai’s cutting-edge AI spatial models … Read more