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February 19, 2018

Targeted protein degraders are redefining how small molecules look and act

The new modality promises to open up the human proteome to drug developers, but first they will need to work out the rules

February 12, 2018

How lanthanides keep volcanic bacteria alive

Coordination complex reveals why rare-earth elements give methanol dehydrogenase enzyme a boost

February 12, 2018

Why the end of the world’s most popular coffee could be nigh

Without a fix, climate change and disease are poised to kill off the most prized variety

February 9, 2018

Why don’t poison frogs poison themselves?

Researchers reveal protein mutations that protect these poisonous amphibians

February 5, 2018

Why baking soda could help boost the killing power of some antibiotics

Bicarbonate can disrupt the pH gradient across bacterial membranes and affect the potency of antibiotics

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