Cardiac lasers, nanotech and cancer

The Alchemist gets the beat from a laser charger for cardiac pacemakers, this week, while finding out how to sculpt a molecular trap for nanoparticles. In biomedicine, scientists have homed in on the factors influencing the cancer enzyme and theoretical physical-organic chemistry, benzene reveals new secrets about its aromatic breathing. A major development for miners could help reduce the incidence of silicosis, we hear, and among this year’s AAAS fellows are two chemists from New York University.

Read on in my Alchemist column this week on ChemWeb.

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