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Glue With Mussels: Purdue Chemist Synthesizes Wet-Set Adhesive

Date : 02/01/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:55

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, Purdue University materials chemist and marine biologist Jon Wilker explains his work: creating a new synthetic glue by mimicking the molecular structure of the sticky substance secreted by mussels and oysters. A glue that works in wet conditions could be of particular use in surgical medicine.

Glue With Mussels: Purdue Chemist Synthesizes Wet-Set Adhesive
Georgia Tech Chemist Works to Detect

Date : 08/30/2011

Clip Length : 00:04:24

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, Georgia Tech University chemist Facundo Fernandez explains his efforts to detect worthless or harmful counterfeit medications -- eventually using a hand-held device, he hopes. Worldwide, an estimated 700,000 people a year die from counterfeit malaria and TB drugs.

Georgia Tech Chemist Works to Detect "Fake" Medicines
Chemistry of Biotoxins: Using Venom from Deadly Snails to Kill Pain

Date : 05/24/2011

Clip Length : 00:04:41

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, City University of New York chemist Mande Holford explains her research on the toxins produced by venomous sea snails, and her work to synthesize these long-peptide toxins for eventual use in treating chronic pain in humans.

Chemistry of Biotoxins: Using Venom from Deadly Snails to Kill Pain
Odor Reader Chemist Works to Develop Artificial Nose

Date : 06/02/2011

Clip Length : 00:06:15

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, California Institute of Technology chemist Nate Lewis explains his work developing an artificial, electronic "nose" that can read odor patterns to detect and distinguish odors.

Odor Reader Chemist Works to Develop Artificial Nose
Seeing Tiny Cancer

Date : 05/02/2011

Clip Length : 00:06:31

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, Purdue University analytical chemist Mary Wirth works with "nanomaterials" to improve the clarity and accuracy of tests for tiny "biomarker" proteins that indicate disease -- specifically, levels of PSAs, or Prostate Specific Antigens, that signal prostate cancer.

Seeing Tiny Cancer "Markers" Sooner: Purdue Chemist Works on 'Nano' Scale
From Metal to Plastic: Iowa State Chemist Works on Organic Semiconductors

Date : 05/13/2011

Clip Length : 00:04:57

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, Iowa State University organic chemist Malika Jeffries-EL explains her work to make less costly, more energy-efficient semiconductors and LEDs from organic, carbon-based materials such as plastics, "doping" the organic materials so that they are more conductive.

From Metal to Plastic: Iowa State Chemist Works on Organic Semiconductors

Date : 10/12/2011

Clip Length : 00:04:40

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, North Carolina State University chemist Dr. Elon Ison explains his research on catalysts that could be used to make alternative fuels -- for example, efficiently converting methane gas into methanol as an alternative to gasoline.

"Green" NC State Chemist Looks for Cleaner, Safer Fuel Process
Origami Chemistry: NYU Chemist Folds Molecules

Date : 09/28/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:32

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, New York University chemist Kent Kirshenbaum explains his work folding long-chain molecules into synthetic molecules called peptoids, that might be developed into, among other things, "hunter-killer" antibiotics that target and destroy lethal drug-resistant bacteria.

Origami Chemistry: NYU Chemist Folds Molecules
Georgia Tech Chemist Designs Molecules That May Stop or Slow Effects of Alzheimer's

Date : 12/06/2011

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In this 21st Century Chemist profile, Georgia Institute of Technology chemist Stefan France describes his work designing "neuro-protective" molecules that he hopes might be used to prevent or slow the effects of diseases such as Alzheimer's in patients' brains.

Georgia Tech Chemist Designs Molecules That May Stop or Slow Effects of Alzheimer's
How to Wash an Ocean: Testing Chemical Dispersants on Oil Spill Clean-Up

Date : 09/20/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:55

Responding to the months-long oil spill from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, a team of polymer chemists in Mississippi set to inventing a non-toxic chemical dispersant that could break up oily deposits without harming marine or wetlands wildlife.

How to Wash an Ocean: Testing Chemical Dispersants on Oil Spill Clean-Up
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Date : 09/20/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:17

In October 2011, Scientific American identifies "10 Unsolved Mysteries" for 21st century chemists to answer. Those 10 questions are counted down and briefly explained in this is NBC Learn video. Additional images provided by James Hedberg.

10 "Big Question" Mysteries for Chemistry to Solve

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