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  • Mini-fuel cell generates electricity using the body's sugar

    Glucose is the most important energy source in the human body. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now want to use the body's sugar as an energy source for medicinal implants. They have developed a glucose fuel cell which convert more

  • Hybrid electro-biosystem upcycles carbon dioxide into energy-rich long-chain compounds

    Artificial upcycling of carbon dioxide (CO2) into value-added products in a sustainable manner represents an opportunity to tackle environmental issues and realize a circular economy. However, compared with facilely available C1/C2 products, efficient and sustainable synthesis of energy-rich long-ch more

  • How sugar promotes inflammation

    People who consume sugar and other carbohydrates in excess over a long period of time have an increased risk of developing an autoimmune disease. In affected patients, the immune system attacks the body's own tissue and the consequences are, for example, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases such as C more

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How Do Evergreen Trees Stay Green?

While some trees drop their leaves in autumn, others stay green all year round. How do they accomplish this, and what’s the benefit? This graphic takes a look at some of the chemical tricks these trees utilise.  more

Why Doesn’t Honey Spoil?

Honey is something of an oddity, in that, unlike most foods, it doesn’t spoil over time. In fact, the oldest known sample of honey, found in an Ancient Egyptian tomb and dated to approximately 3000 years ago, was still perfectly edible (supposedly*). What is it, then, that gives honey this unusual p more

World Diabetes Day

Here’s a mini-graphic taking a quick look at what diabetes is, and the differences between the three main types. more

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Glucose

Glucose Glucose (Glc), a monosaccharide (or simple sugar ), is an important carbohydrate in biology . The living cell uses it as a source of energy and metabolic intermediate. Glucose is one of the main products of photosynthesis and starts ... more

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