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September 1, 2014

As FDA Decision Loomed For Suvorexant, Chemists Discussed Sleep Drug Field’s Big Questions

ACS Meeting News: Symposium addressed selectivity, dosing of orexin receptor antagonists

September 1, 2014

Aiming For HIV’s Weak Spot

Scientists seek ways to block the virus before it can infect a single cell

September 1, 2014

Enzyme Stabilizes RNA On Nanoparticles

Method preserves RNA bioactivity by eliminating the need to derivatize nucleic acids when binding to delivery substrates

September 1, 2014

Viral Coat Protein Guides Self-Assembly

Shape of viruslike particle depends on the length of a silklike block in the middle of the protein

September 1, 2014

Xenon Quells Rat Response To Traumatic Memories

Already an anesthetic, the gaseous element might be developed into a PTSD treatment for humans

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