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Oganesson: a most unusual ‘inert gas’

Posted on 19. July, 2018.

Oganesson, with the symbol Og, is the artificially prepared (i.e. ‘man-made’) elementwith atomic number 118, previously known as eka-radon or Uuo (‘ununoctium’), and recently ‘blessed’ with an official name by IUPAC3. Atoms of the element were first produced using the U400 cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, via a heavy-ion fusion reaction utilising collision of a 4820Ca beam with a 24998Cf target. 


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Averting Comfortable Lifestyle Crises

Posted on 12. June, 2014.

How have climate change and diet shaped the evolution of human energy metabolism, and responses to vitamin C, fructose and uric acid?


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Evaluation of genotoxic and oxidative stress response to dimethoate in freshwater fish Channa punctatus (Bloch)  

Posted on 11. June, 2014.

Dimethoate (O, O-dimethyl S-methyl carbamoylmethyl phosphorodithioate) is a broad-use systemic organophosphate insecticide. It exerts acute toxic effects to pests by irreversible inhibition of the cholinesterase enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine. 


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Effect of temperature and catalyst type on the catalytic combustion of formaldehyde

Posted on 10. June, 2014.

Recent, environmental legislation has imposed increasingly stringent targets for permitted levels of atmospheric emissions. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a wide-ranging class of chemicals occurring in commercial waste streams, and currently over 300 compounds are classed as VOCs by the US EPA.


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Extra-pair paternity in relation to age of the Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva males

Posted on 9. June, 2014.

In many bird species, social monogamy is widely observed but real mating systems can differ significantly from findings based on behavioural observations, especially among passerine birds.


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Contents: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 39, No.2, 2014

Posted on 5. June, 2014.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism presents results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.


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Synthesis and insecticidal evaluation of aryl pyrazole 5‑fluorouracil compounds

Posted on 5. June, 2014.

Aryl pyrazole derivatives occupy an important position in medicinal and pesticide chemistry because of their diverse 

bioactivities.


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Metal-based drugs

Posted on 5. June, 2014.

Metals have been considered for millennia to have medicinal values and with the advent of modern medicine, numerous metal-based drugs have proven to be highly effective in the clinic.


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Free from the Archives - Artificial transmembrane channels for sodium and potassium

Posted on 5. June, 2014.

Transport of alkali metals, particularly sodium and potassium, across cell membranes is an essential function performed by special proteins that enable cells to regulate inter- and extracellular ion concentrations with exceptional selectivity. The importance of these channel-forming proteins has led to researchers emulating of their structural features: an ion-specific filter and conduction at rates up to 108 ions per second. 


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