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August 28, 2014

Drug Assembly On-Site

Drug Delivery: Click reaction links small molecules to form larger potential drug inside cells

August 28, 2014

A Step Toward Making Painkillers Without Poppies

Bioengineering: Modified yeast produce morphine and semisynthetic opioids starting from thebaine

August 25, 2014

Methyl Geometry Explains Aspirin Polymorph Stability

Computational study suggests better coupling of electronic and lattice motion reduces energy to favor one crystal form over another

August 25, 2014

Chemists Stabilize Spliceostatins

Engineered bacterium produces more stable versions of natural products that show promising anticancer activity

August 25, 2014

Sulfate Click Chemistry

Researchers use SO2F groups as new links in simple selective reactions for forming carbon-heteroatom bonds

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