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Hyaluronic acid is just getting started.
Hyaluronic acid is just getting started.
Hyaluronic acid has come a long way from its discovery in eyeballs. Scientists have since found the disaccharide biopolymer throughout human and animal bodies and around the cell walls of some bacteria. Meanwhile, cosmetic and medicinal chemists have found numerous ways to use manufactured versions of hyaluronic acid in skin care, joint health, wound healing, eye surgery, and scalpel-free cosmetic procedures. As academic researchers work out the material’s complex biochemistry, industrial scientists are exploring the synthetic options afforded by the sugar’s side groups. Both lines of work could yield even more uses for this ubiquitous substance.
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Lithium-ion battery soaks up the sun for recharge.
SOLAR POWER
Lithium-ion battery soaks up the sun for recharge.
Hooking up solar panels to batteries is the norm for storing extra energy produced when the sun is shining. To streamline this process, researchers now report a lithium-ion battery that can be directly charged in sunlight, with no solar cells needed.
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ExxonMobil proposes huge carbon capture and storage hub.
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ExxonMobil proposes huge carbon capture and storage hub.
ExxonMobil is proposing to build infrastructure to capture its own CO2 emissions, as well as those from power plants, oil refineries, and chemical plants in the Houston area. The project would store 100 million metric tons of CO2 annually and cost $100 billion.
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Magic methyls added with ease.
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Magic methyls added with ease.
Chemists demonstrate that a one-step radical reaction can be used to add methyl groups to many drugs or druglike molecules, including agomelatine, an antidepressant marketed in Europe and Australia.
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Biden nominates 3 people to the US Chemical Safety Board.
INDUSTRIAL SAFETY
Biden nominates 3 people to the US Chemical Safety Board.
The nominees are Sylvia Johnson, an epidemiologist; Steve Owens, an attorney who focuses on environmental, safety, and health issues; and Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental nonprofit organization.
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Capsida raises $140 million for targeted AAV gene therapies.
GENE THERAPY
Capsida raises $140 million for targeted AAV gene therapies.
Capsida is the latest start-up to debut flush with cash, and it plans to develop safer and more effective gene therapies. The Thousand Oaks, California–based company is developing new adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) designed to deliver genes to specific types of cells in the brain.
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The world needs water. These materials take it from the air.
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The world needs water. These materials take it from the air.
Materials like this water-harvesting hydrogel could someday help mitigate the world’s water woes. Four billion people face water scarcity at least 1 month a year, and a hotter world brought about by climate change is expected to exacerbate the problem.
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Who pays when a graduate student gets hurt in a British or French lab?
LAB SAFETY
Who pays when a graduate student gets hurt in a British or French lab?
Faculty and university administrators in the UK and France say that graduate students are better cared for than in the US. Medical costs are covered by national health insurance, while other financial support varies and depends on the student’s status, the institution’s insurance policy, and at times, the discretion of the school’s administration.
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Star cluster.
Star cluster.
Megan Cassingham was, well, starstruck when she came across this crystal cluster in one of her vials. The cluster grew over the course of a week out of a solution of lead iodide and an organic molecule. Cassingham, a graduate student working in Brent Melot’s and Mark Thompson’s labs at the University of Southern California, researches hybrid materials like this one that are similar to perovskites, a class of materials that have impressive electronic properties. But by using a larger organic molecule than is commonly found in perovskite hybrids, Cassingham disrupted the crystalline structure typically found in perovskites. She aims to take advantage of this altered structure to create materials that have more-tunable electronic properties. Submitted by Megan Cassingham and Allen Shariaty.
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