The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine: How our cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels

October 7th, 2019|

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Today saw the first of the 2019 Nobel Prizes awarded. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” This graphic takes a look at the prize-winning research.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 075: Rhenium: Superalloys and making lead-free petrol

October 6th, 2019|

Element 75 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is rhenium. Rhenium is used in superalloys in jet engine parts and is also used in the process for making lead-free petrol.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 074: Tungsten: Tools, bulbs, and counterfeit gold

October 3rd, 2019|

Element 74 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is tungsten. Tungsten is used in tools and armour-piercing bullets and has also been used to make counterfeit gold.

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The chemistry of ant venom and pheromones – in C&EN

October 1st, 2019|

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Ant bites and stings can cause intense pain. Here, we highlight some of the chemical components in ant venom that are responsible and zero in on molecular signals the insects use to communicate. View the full graphic on the Chemical & Engineering News site.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 073: Tantalum: Electronics and implants

September 28th, 2019|

Element 73 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is tantalum. Tantalum is used in electrical components in phones and computers; it’s also used in dental and surgical instruments and implants.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 072: Hafnium: Nuclear submarines and microchips

September 25th, 2019|

Element 72 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is hafnium. Hafnium is used in reactors in nuclear submarines and also helps make microchips smaller and faster.

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