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July 28, 2014

Sugar Mimic Helps Embryonic Stem Cells Develop Toward Nerve Cells

Chemical Biology: Molecule mimics proteoglycans that play a role in stem cell differentiation

July 28, 2014

Phage Display Finds Bioorthogonal Chemistry

Technique speeds palladium-mediated cross-coupling

July 28, 2014

Forcing Reactants To Click

By pushing alkyne-coated elastomeric tips onto an azide-covered surface, chemists induce the Huisgen reaction and quantify the force needed to do so

July 24, 2014

Cystic Fibrosis Letdown Explained

Drug Combo: Cell studies suggest way to boost clinical outcomes

July 24, 2014

Scripps Leader Marletta Resigns

Conflict: Change at top comes after faculty opposed talks of merger with USC

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