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Podcast: Real talk with social media sensation Jen Heemstra

Stereo Chemistry caught up with this Emory supramolecular chemist to talk about leadership, adversity, and blowing up on Twitter

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Forensic Science

Extended wash removes drug contaminants from forensic hair samples

Mass spectrometry method on individual hairs can distinguish zolpidem contamination from ingested drug


Amyloids found in human cataracts

2-D infrared spectroscopy also detects amyloids in lenses without diagnosed cataracts


Boron helps to gently couple dinitrogen

Organoboron compounds offer a direct route for synthesizing nitrogen chains that may be used in explosives and pharmaceuticals

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Cancer

Genetic tests reveal that the ancestry of some cancer cell lines is misclassified

A common prostate cancer cell line classified as African-American actually carries more than 90% European ancestry, study reports


Scientists probe STING structure and activity

Drug companies want to use STING to fight cancer. New insights into the structure and activity of the protein could help that quest.