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November 21, 2017

Pressure pumps up protein reaction yields

A common reaction for adding polyethylene glycol to proteins becomes way more efficient under high pressure

November 13, 2017

Looking beyond opioids for safer pain relief

Researchers explore many avenues to treat chronic pain but don’t see a single, clear path forward

November 6, 2017

Study shows how tuberculosis sugars interact with mammalian receptors

Carbohydrate screening array has 60 synthesized glycans representative of those on TB surface

November 1, 2017

Mussels’ iron grip inspires strong and stretchy polymer

Iron-catechol cross-links used by the seafood favorite to cling to rocks help chemists create innovative material

October 31, 2017

Giving needle-free flu vaccines a shot

Despite a setback in developing injection-free delivery methods, some strategies are showing promise

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