Scientists are describing a revolutionary new way to use sunlight to produce steam and other vapors without heating an entire container of fluid to the boiling point. The advance, reported in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal ACS Nano, has potential applications, especially in the poverty-stricken areas of the developing world, that include inexpensive, compact devices for purification of drinking water, sterilization of medical instruments and sanitizing sewage.
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The study of proteins (which are found throughout every cell and tissue in the body) is of specific interest to scientists, as they are an integral part of most biological processes. Proteins are composed of amino acids chemically linked together, while shorter stretches of amino acids are commonly referred to as peptides.
The Boston Biomedical Research Institute in Watertown has scheduled a pivotal vote this week on whether to shutter its operations for good.
According to the Boston Globe, Wednesday’s vote comes amid continued financial pressure at the local life sciences research organization. The institute has been open for nearly five decades.