News articles classified as Chemistry

Study finds silica particles chemically react

Considered inert and deemed safe for consumption by the Food and Drug Administration, silica has been shown to react with key biomolecules, potentially degrading their function.

A nanoscale look at coronavirus infection

Using super-resolution microscopy, a team of Stanford scientists uncovered new details about the location of viral molecules in a cell after coronavirus infection.

Infrared vision for immunotherapy

A new technique employs a bright infrared light that can pass through millimeters of tissue to illuminate tumors deep inside the body.

Healing compounds in scorpion venom

Stanford chemists have identified and synthesized two new healing compounds in scorpion venom that are effective at killing staph and tuberculosis bacteria.

A chemical cloak of invisibility could reveal RNA’s secrets

Biologists do not know the purpose of about 90 percent of the RNA in living cells, in large part because RNA is so chemically unstable. A new method called RNA cloaking, developed by chemistry Professor Eric Kool and his lab, could make the molecule easier to study.