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February 23, 2017

Fighting fungal infection with targeted therapy

Tweaking the structure of a membrane-disrupting antifungal compound reduces collateral damage to mammalian cells

February 22, 2017

Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer could increase crop yields

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff

February 16, 2017

New amination chemistry brought to light

Photogenerated radical cations yield amines previously impossible to make

February 16, 2017

Organics found on dwarf planet Ceres

Dawn spacecraft’s discovery suggests chemistry needed to make life’s building blocks is widespread in solar system

February 15, 2017

Mussel glues rely on cation-aromatic attraction

Protein adhesives that anchor the shellfish to rocks get their strength from cation-π interactions between amino acids, study suggests

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