All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Chemistry’

Percy Julian Honored With Google Doodle On His 115th Birthday

Google is celebrating the life of Percy Lavon Julian with a doodle on its homepage today, his 115th birthday. He died from liver cancer in 1975 at the age of 76. Julian is known as a brilliant chemist, who emerged from the Jim Crow South to pioneer chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs and human hormones like progesterone and testosterone from …

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Fred Sanger: Two-Time Nobel Prize Winner Dies at 95

The world lost one of the most noteworthy scientists ever. British Chemist, Fred Sanger died at age 95. Sanger was the only scientist to win two Nobel prizes in Chemistry, and one of four to win the Nobel Prize twice in any category. His first Nobel Prize was won in 1958, after Sanger made significant strides in the structure of …

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2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded

Today, the Nobel Prize committee announced that three scientist from the U.S. have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The recipients were Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel. Karplus is a professor at the Universite de Strasbourg in France, and Harvard University. Levitt is a professor in cancer research at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Warshel …

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Periodic Table Song Is Both Catchy AND Informative

Ah, yes – the periodic table. Foe to all high schoolers who suck at chemistry. It’s important information, though, and it helps to know even a little bit about the elements that make up our great, big, beautiful world. Thankfully, AsapSCIENCE is here to help with a catchy tune the highlights all the elements. I’m not sure that this is …

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The Path To Science Is Marked By Explosions

We all love explosions, right? I bet that love of explosions came from science. Building a vinegar/baking soda volcano was probably the coolest experience you ever had as a child. Unfortunately, the allure of such childish explosions wears off with age. That’s why you have to kick it up a notch. Dr. Roy Lowry of Plymouth University recently showed a …

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Male Birth Control Pill Molecule Identified

Biochemists at the Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have isolated a molecule that could lead to a male birth control pill. A study led by Dr. Martin Matzuk, director of the Center for Drug Discovery at Baylor, and Dr. James Bradner, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, found that the molecule, called JQ1, inhibited the amount and …

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Transparent Devices On the Horizon

Want a see-through cellphone you can wrap around your wrist? Such a thing may be possible before long, according to Rice University chemist James Tour, whose lab has developed transparent, flexible memories using silicon oxide as the active component. In a talk at the national meeting and exposition of the American Chemical Society in San Diego, Tour revealed that the …

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Exclusive Interview With The Scientist Using PageRank For Chemistry

A couple weeks ago, we reported on Washington State University chemistry professor Aurora Clark, who is applying the Google PageRank concept to water molecules to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions “without the expense, logistics and occasional danger of lab experiments.” When asked about the whole thing, Google Fellow Amit Singhal told WebProNews, “Our goal in search is to help …

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