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Nagoya University Researchers Break Down Plastic Waste
26-May-2017

Nagoya University-based research team develops new highly efficient catalyst for breaking resistant chemical bonds, paving the way for easier recycling of plastic waste.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Solid acetylene reagent
25-May-2017

Acetylene is one of the primary starting materials for chemical synthesis. However, acetylene is known as gas, which is highly flammable, dangerous and difficult to use in regular research laboratories. A novel solid acetylene regent was developed to make chemical applications safe and easy to use (doi: 10.1039/c7gc00724h).

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Contact: ZIOC Laboratory Institution: Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences Category: Technology
 
Catalytic teamwork transforms propane
25-May-2017

Tungsten and titanium compounds join forces to turn a common alkane into other hydrocarbons.

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Contact: Michelle D'Antoni Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
An inflammatory inference
25-May-2017

The surface proteins responsible for navigating immune cells to sites of inflammation are identified.

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Contact: Michelle D'Antoni Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
How dinosaurs may have evolved into birds
25-May-2017

Tohoku University researchers and their international collaborators have identified a possible genetic mechanism underlying the evolution of birds, according to a recently published study in Nature Communications.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
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