World Aids Day 2016: 2,000 Proteins Present in HIV Virus

World Aids Day 2016: 2,000 Proteins Present in HIV Virus

aids-day-ribbonAIDS stands for: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV stands for: Human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS is a disease of the human immune system caused by the HIV. World AIDS Day observed on 1 December every year. The earliest fully documented case of HIV dates back to 1959. A Congolese man’s blood sample from a medical study was preserved, found, and then analyzed in 1998. It was verified that he had been HIV+. Read More

Living organisms can be influenced to make silicon-carbon bonds

caltech-jennifer-kan-1PASADENA, US: A new study is the first to show that living organisms can be influenced to make silicon-carbon bonds—something only chemists had done before. Scientists at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) bred a bacterial protein to have the ability to make the man-made bonds, a finding that has applications in several industries. Molecules with silicon-carbon or organosilicon, compounds are found in pharmaceuticals. Read More

Marvel of Chemicals: Old Navy introduces new liquid-repelling white jeans

old-navy-white-repel-jeanSAN FRANCISCO, US: Old Navy, an American clothing retailer company has introduced a new white skinny jean that’s stain (liquid)-repellent. This Mid-Rise Stay-White Rockstar  Super Skinny Jeans are sold as the ever-clean white jeans. The new Stay-White denim technology repels stains & spills so the jeans stay white, no matter how messy the day gets. According to the company this jean is made up of 59 percent Cotton, 39 percent. Read More

New reagent made from pine trees ease chemical synthesis

rice-university-pine-reagentHOUSTON, US: Rice University researchers have created a reagent from the goop from pine trees. This goop contains compounds known as terpenes, which is used in the manufacture of food, cosmetics and drugs. Laszlo Kurti, a synthetic chemist at Rice describes his victory at creating highly efficient aminating and hydroxylating reagents from abundant and bio-renewable terpenoids that promise to make the reagents’ use. Read More