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September 25, 2017

Calorie restriction slows age-related epigenetic changes

Scientists report a potential epigenetic link between calorie-restricted diet and longevity

September 25, 2017

A new route to fast-acting antidepressants

Chemists design a pathway to ketamine analogs that could open the door to better drug treatments

September 25, 2017

One-pot synthesis yields grapevine moth sex pheromone

Eco-friendly vineyard pest-control compound made more efficiently by new process

September 25, 2017

ApoE worsens neurodegeneration caused by aggregating tau proteins

Findings in mice provide further insight into the mechanism behind the greatest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

September 22, 2017

Metallopeptide catalyst eases synthesis of antibody-drug conjugates

A promising drug-targeting approach is made easier thanks to a new rhodium-based catalyst

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