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August 29, 2016

Synthesis of fluorinated pyridine offers new avenue for PET imaging

Direct nucleophilic fluorination of pyridine N-oxide leads to a tracer for imaging brain disorders

August 29, 2016

New insights suggest whole grain compounds boost immune health

Scientists aim to take advantage of benzoxazinoid compounds in whole grains to improve immune system health

August 29, 2016

Hydrogel burn dressing promises painless removal

Bandage dissolves on demand, thanks to thiol-reactive linkers in gel

August 29, 2016

Enlisting fungi to recycle lithium-ion batteries

Fungi-produced acids could leach lithium and other metals from batteries in a ‘greener’ recycling method

August 21, 2016

Pnictogen-silicon additions to the inorganic benzene family

Phosphorus-silicon and arsenic-silicon benzene analogs expand the collection of inorganic aromatic ring compounds

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