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Drug Discovery

Macrocyclic peptides: Aiming for the perfect fit

The hunt for drugs that are big enough to interact with proteins but small enough to negotiate cell membranes is coming full circle


DNA

Storing DNA in an amber-like polymer, Jurassic Park–style

Tough, degradable material provides efficient room-temperature DNA storage for genomics and digital data


Wildfire smoke linked to early deaths

A recent study estimates that more than 50,000 adults died prematurely in California over 11 years due to exposure to wildfire smoke


Miniature polymeric tubes separate enantiomers

Devices could offer an alternative to chromatography and speed screening of chiral compounds