MOLECULES

  • NASA's 'Curiosity' rover detects organic matter on Mars 2 days ago

    Washington: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules, the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life, on the surface of the Red Planet. The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on Curiosity found the organic molecules in...
  • India's top Chemistry expert creates magic with gels January 1, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Gardening is Dr Ajayaghosh's hobby, a getaway when he is not doing what he's best at which is working with molecules. The lab at CSIR has been Dr Ajayaghosh's passion, and today after years of rigorous research he on the verge of a breakthrough. "This is CSIR NIST, one...
  • Key molecule behind Alzheimer's disease identified December 4, 2012

    Toronto: Canadian researchers have identified a key molecule that controls a scissorlike protein responsible for sprouting of plaques the telltale sign of Alzheimer's disease. Molecule GSK3beta activates a gene that creates a protein, called BACE1. When BACE1 cuts another protein, called amyloid precursor protein (APP), the resulting fragment ...
  • From IITM, nanoscale device to detect big explosives August 28, 2012

    Chennai: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, (IITM) have developed a novel device that can visually detect even a single molecule of TNT used in the making of powerful explosives. Apart from national security, this ultrasensitive and highly selective detection method will have applications in early identification of...
  • Breast cancers 'can be blocked' August 22, 2011

    London: In a major breakthrough, an Indian norigin scientistled team has discovered a molecule which it claims can block the development and spread of breast cancer. Prof Shankar Balasubramanian and colleagues at Cancer Research UK's Cambridge Research Institute says the naturally occurring molecule thiostrepton "clamps" on to a cancer...
  • In a decade, you can eat what you want! September 9, 2006

    London: The world can practically get rid of the fear of food allergies in 10 years, if researchers at the Amsterdam University have their way in creating a vaccine that can help inactivate the molecules which trigger allergens in the body. At the BA Festival of Science in Norwich, lead...