Nanocrystals that eradicate bacteria biofilm

IMAGE: Schematic diagram showing removal of bacterial biofilm via Mtex view more  Credit: POSTECH The COVID-19 pandemic is raising fears of new pathogens such as new viruses or drug-resistant bacteria. To this, a Korean research team has recently drawn attention for developing the technology for removing antibiotic-resistant bacteria by controlling the surface texture of nanomaterials. A […]

Scientists turned toxic pesticide into treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

N-Aryl-C-nitroazoles are an important class of heterocyclic compounds. They are used as pesticides and fungicides. However, these substances could be toxic to humans and cause mutations. As they are not frequently used, there is little data about them in the medicinal chemistry literature. However, it has been suggested recently that the groups of compounds that […]

New therapy for flu may help in fight against COVID-19

IMAGE: Philip S. Low, the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, is developing a new therapy for flu that may help in the fight against COVID-19. view more  Credit: John Underwood/Purdue University WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new therapy for influenza virus infections that may also prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections, including […]

Perspectives of infrared spectroscopy in quantitative estimation of proteins

Infrared (IR) spectroscopy is a frequently used technique for the structural analysis of simple and complex molecules. It has wide applications in both the qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteins in different samples. The technique provides a clear picture of primary, secondary or tertiary structure of a protein to biochemists. Infrared radiation is useful in […]