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June 16, 2017

Antibacterial molecule may discourage resistance

Agent blocks bacterial but not human RNA polymerase active site

June 14, 2017

Fly-egg profiling method reveals a corpse’s ‘time of death’ faster

Rapid technique for classifying insect eggs on corpses expedites time-of-death estimations

June 8, 2017

Revisiting what went wrong in the clinical trial tragedy in France

Chemists track down off-target enzymes that may have contributed to a drug candidate’s neurotoxicity

June 8, 2017

Synthetic melanins display tunable properties

New method yields bioinspired polymers with UV-absorbing and charge-storing abilities

May 31, 2017

Genetic engineering through click chemistry

Modifying the cell surface offers a highly efficient method for getting nucleic acids into cells

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