Our Green Future - ChemSoc Conference

1 month 1 week ago

Are you worried about what our future will look like? Is plastic good or bad? Are electric vehicles actually going to save our planet? Come and join us at Our Green Future to find answers to all these questions.

The forum will focus on 'Clean Transport', 'Plastics with Potential' and 'Food of the Future' and will host a large number of industry leaders and academics to address the topical issue of climate change. Tickets have just been released! First 250 tickets include a free travel mug so that you can also help fight against the human impact on climate change. All money from tickets will be donated to charities fighting against climate change. Tickets are available here: https://www.warwicksu.com/events/4097/18103/

Molecule which can ‘dance’ away harmful sunlight could be future of tanning lotion

1 month 1 week ago

The end of reapplying sunscreen could be on the horizon after scientists found a molecule which can ‘dance’ away the harmful sunlight.

Plants stay safe from the Sun because they hold a molecule which absorbs ultraviolet light and uses the energy to shake at a speed of 100 billion twists per second, which expends the radiation before it can cause harm.

Scientists at the University of Warwick searched for a structure with similar properties and discovered that diethyl sinapate closely mimics the process when exposed to sunlight.

Breakthrough in understanding enzymes that make antibiotic for drug-resistant pathogen

2 months 1 week ago
  • The pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii is one of three highest priority pathogens identified by WHO (World Health Organisation) for which new antibiotics are urgently needed
  • Understanding the enzymes that assemble antibiotics which can kill the pathogen is key to altering their structures to target the pathogen more effectively

Researchers at the University of Warwick have made a breakthrough in understanding the functions and structures of key enzymes in the assembly of an antibiotic with activity against the pathogen, which could enable more effective versions to be created

For the full article, see here.

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