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April 29, 2016

Decoy tricks sperm, prevents fertilization in mice

Peptide outside of egg cells could lead to new contraceptive strategy

April 29, 2016

Turning on biorthogonal reactions catalytically

Catalysts could help researchers control when and where tetrazine ligations occur in cells or organisms

April 29, 2016

Plant protein acts like a prion

Discovery contributes to idea that prions are more than just bad actors

April 28, 2016

Researchers use artificial evolution to combat insect pesticide resistance

Method produces modified Bt toxins that potently target new receptor on insect gut cells

April 28, 2016

Using strain to form collagen fibers

Tissue engineers could use data on how mechanical forces drive collagen-fiber formation

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