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Chemistry - Physics - 10.02.2023
A new key discovery for tracing the origins of life
Publication of the LGL-TPE in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A on January 11, 2023. Press realease of the Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University on February 10, 2023.

Chemistry - Physics - 20.12.2022
What is the best recipe for making soap bubbles?
What is the best recipe for making soap bubbles?
A soap bubble attracts the attention of young and old. Who has never wondered the recipe of these fascinating bubbles or how to get the biggest one - In collaboration with artists, who have a great empirical knowledge of the recipes that work in their acts, a team from the Laboratory of Solid State Physics (CNRS/University of Paris-Saclay) has identified the main ingredients ensuring to get the best bubbles.

Chemistry - Physics - 06.12.2022
Séminaire LCMCP | Stephan Wolf ’Potent small molecular-weight antiscalants...’
Sorbonne Université - Campus Pierre et Marie Curie UFR de chimie, tour 32-42, salle 101 Sorbonne Université - Campus Pierre et Marie Curie UFR de chimie, tour 32-42, salle 101 Le LCMCP vous informe Stephan Wolf  (Institute of Glass and Ceramics Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nurnberg Germany) Will present a seminar entitled "Potent small molecular-weight antiscalants operate by specific additive-cluster interactions beyond established m

Chemistry - Materials Science - 07.11.2022
A technology that 'sees' inside commercial batteries
A technology that ’sees’ inside commercial batteries
Controlling and studying the chemistry of batteries is crucial to improving their design. Scientists have developed an optical fibre based method for monitoring the evolving chemistry of a commercial battery in real time during charging and discharging. These results pave the way for easier and improved battery design.

Chemistry - Physics - 02.11.2022
Plastics response to extreme stretching
By coupling a tensile machine and an in situ dielectric measurement, physicists from Lyon (ENS de Lyon Physicis Laboratory and MATEIS) have made a breakthrough in understanding the molecular reorganizations that allow a polymer film to stretch. The results of this study are published in the journal Macromolecules .

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 19.10.2022
How can digital data stored as DNA be manipulated?
Data can be encoded as DNA but are difficult to process thereafter. A new method enables operations to be performed on DNA-encoded data directly, without having to first translate them into their electronic equivalent. DNA can be used to reliably store a vast amount of digital data. However, retrieval or manipulation of specific data encoded in these molecules has hitherto been difficult.

Chemistry - 03.06.2022
Ensuring pollen survival: When putting on your coat becomes a collaborative activity
Publication of the RDP in the journal PNAS on May 24, 2022. CNRS-INSB communication on May 30, 2022. Pollen viability depends on a tough external barrier called the pollen wall. Pollen wall components are produced by tapetum cells, which surround developing pollen grains within the anther. Precise coordination of tapetum activity with pollen grain development is required to ensure effective pollen wall formation.

Chemistry - 24.05.2022
Toward new degradable polymers
Toward new degradable polymers
Vinyl polymers, commonly referred to as "plastics," are ubiquitous materials. They are extremely interesting for their ease of synthesis and their great diversity in terms of architecture and functionality.

Chemistry - 27.04.2021
Structural and molecular basis of cross-seeding barriers in amyloids
Publication of CRMN in the journal PNAS on January 5, 2021. Neurodegenerative disorders are frequently associated with -sheet-rich amyloid deposits. Amyloid-forming proteins can aggregate under different structural conformations known as strains, which can exhibit a prion-like behavior and distinct pathophenotypes.

Health - Chemistry - 15.03.2021
Many Sunscreens Contain a Carcinogenic Compound
An organic sunscreen filter frequently used in sunscreens and anti-aging creams, octocrylene degrades within the bottles themselves into a known carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting compound: benzophenone. This is the result of a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers from the Laboratory of Biodiversity and Microbial Biotechnology of the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer (Sorbonne University/CNRS) in collaboration with their American colleagues, published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology on March 8, 2021.

Physics - Chemistry - 29.10.2020
Towards next-generation molecule-based magnets
Towards next-generation molecule-based magnets
Magnets are to be found everywhere in our daily lives, whether in satellites, telephones or on fridge doors. However, they are made up of heavy inorganic materials whose component elements are, in some cases, of limited availability. Now, researchers from the CNRS, the University of Bordeaux and the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble) 1 have developed a new lightweight molecule-based magnet, produced at low temperatures, and exhibiting unprecedented magnetic properties.

Chemistry - Physics - 27.08.2020
Earth may always have been wet
Earth may always have been wet
The Earth is the only planet known to have liquid water on its surface, a fundamental characteristic when it comes to explaining the emergence of life.

Health - Chemistry - 13.08.2020
The behaviour of therapeutic antibodies in immunotherapy
The behaviour of therapeutic antibodies in immunotherapy
Since the late 1990s, immunotherapy has been the frontline treatment against lymphomas where synthetic antibodies are used to stop the proliferation of cancerous white blood cells. However, in the more than 20 years since their use began, the molecular mechanisms that underlie this therapy are still little understood.

Physics - Chemistry - 17.07.2020
Chemical Thermometers Take Temperature to the Nanometric Scale
Chemical Thermometers Take Temperature to the Nanometric Scale
Scientists from the Coordination Chemistry Laboratory and Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems, both of the CNRS, recently developed molecular films that can measure the operating temperature of electronic components on a nanometric scale. These patented temperature-sensitive molecules have the distinctive quality of being extremely stable, even after millions of uses.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 22.05.2020
Cell reproduction dogma challenged
Meiosis is essential to sexual reproduction. For almost 15 years, it has been commonly held that retinoic acid, a molecule derived from vitamin A, triggers meiosis in mammalian germ cells. Yet, in joint articles published in Science Advances ( 22 May 2020 ), researchers from the Institut de Biologie Valrose (CNRS / INSERM / Université Côte d'Azur) and the IGBMC (CNRS / INSERM / University of Strasbourg), with their colleagues, demonstrate that meiosis in mice begins and proceeds normally even in the absence of retinoic acid.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 14.02.2020
Mandy Bethkenhagen receives a Marie Sk odowska-Curie European fellowship
Mandy Bethkenhagen receives a Marie Sk odowska-Curie European fellowship
The Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support cooperation between industry and academia and innovative training to enhance employability and career development.

Chemistry - 18.07.2019
Reactivity of shape-controlled crystals and metadynamics simulations locate the weak spots of alumina in water
Publication by Laboratoire de chimie on July 17, 2019. The kinetic stability of any material in water relies on the presence of surface weak spots responsible for chemical weathering by hydrolysis. Being able to identify the atomistic nature of these sites and the first steps of transformation is therefore critical to master the decomposition processes.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 10.02.2019
Turbocharged supercapacitors from new ionic liquids
Publication by Laboratoire de chimie, , on August 2019. A new article describes the discovery of a new class of electrolytes, which can improve energy storage efficiency in supercapacitors. A team of scientists from US, France, UK and Australia has worked out a way to improve energy storage devices called supercapacitors, by designing a new class of ionic liquids based on common, non-toxic chemicals.

Chemistry - Physics - 21.12.2018
Fast fine art : 19th century painting tricks revealed
Fast fine art : 19th century painting tricks revealed
Paris, 9 January 2017 To paint quickly while creating exceptional texture and volume effects, J. M. W. Turner and other English artists of his generation relied on the development of innovative gels. All the rage in the 19th century—and still in use today—these compounds alter the properties of the oil paints they are combined with.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 22.11.2018
The origins of asymmetry : A protein that makes you do the twist
The origins of asymmetry : A protein that makes you do the twist
Paris, 22 November 2018 Asymmetry plays a major role in biology at every scale: think of DNA spirals, the fact that the human heart is positioned on the left, our preference to use our left or right hand … A team from the Institute of biology Valrose (CNRS/Inserm/Université Côte d'Azur), in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania, has shown how a single protein induces a spiral motion in another molecule.
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