Chemical Communications


28 Feb 2020
A new compound with the potential to turn genes on and off could lead to new cancer and hereditary disease treatment strategies.
Conceptual illustration showing deep-sea osmolyte TMAO stabilizing the interaction between microtubules and kinesins. (Munmun, T. et. al., Chemical Communications, December 26, 2019)
22 Jan 2020
Researchers have discovered a method to control biomolecular machines over a wide temperature range using deep-sea osmolyte trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). This finding could open a new dimension in the application of artificial machines fabricated from biomolecular motors and other proteins.
30 Sep 2019
DNA amplification -- a molecular "photocopying" technique where genetic material is replicated -- has many applications in scientific research, forensic science, and medical laboratories. It is useful for detecting and identifying certain forms of cancer and viral diseases, and holds promise for treating these diseases in the future.
Compounds that increase the number of stomata on plants
20 Sep 2017
Discovery of small molecules that increases the number of stomata on plant leaves
08 Dec 2016
Professor Jang Hyun Choi of Life Sciences and Professor Mi Hee Lim of Natural Science at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, has been listed in "30 Young Scientists of Korea".
Prof. Cheol-Min Park
25 Aug 2016
The work by Prof. Cheol-Min Park (School of Natural Science) at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected to appear on the front cover of the prestigious journal, ChemComm.
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31 Jul 2015
KAIST has developed a technique to analyze various target DNAs using an aptamer, a DNA fragment that can recognize and bind to a specific protein or enzyme.
10 Sep 2014
A separation method that isolates protein-protected gold clusters enables improved sensing of toxic mercury compounds and pesticides.
30 Jul 2014
Heat-responsive polymers that do not breakdown in water may lead to new antifouling coatings and enhanced oil recovery.
19 Jun 2013
A low-cost molecule boosts the stability and amplification characteristics of solution-based polymer semiconductors
21 Nov 2012
A novel approach produces dual-function molecules that enhance a widely used chemical reaction while reducing harmful by-products
12 Oct 2011
Multi-compartment globular structures assembled from polymer-based materials may soon serve as cell prototypes
03 Aug 2011
The concerted efforts of researchers from both PolyU and Peking University’s Shenzhen Graduate School have led to the first total synthesis of a natural marine product as a promising anti-cancer agent.
Dr Ye Tao
17 Nov 2010
An anti-cancer research jointly conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ) has led to the first total synthesis of an anti-cancer marine natural product, grassypeptolide.


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