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October 24, 2016

Tapping into the human microbiome yields MRSA-active antibiotics

Researchers develop new bioinformatics-based approach to natural product discovery

October 24, 2016

Superhydrophobic packaging protects water-sensitive catalysts

Strategy calls for incorporating catalyst metals within porous water-repellent polymers

October 24, 2016

Attaching ‘unlinkable’ drugs to antibodies

Quaternary ammonium group connects drugs to antibodies for targeted delivery

October 24, 2016

Engineered plants produce malaria drug efficiently

Doubly transgenic tobacco plants that produce artemisinin in high yield could make drug more accessible

October 24, 2016

Coffee-ring effect produces chemical patterns

Chemists take advantage of chemical equilibria in a network of reversible reactions to precipitate out rings

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