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April 17, 2019
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Can new materials deliver better quantum computers?
Can new materials deliver better quantum computers?
Researchers are developing better manufacturing recipes and control equipment for leading technologies and exploring weird new materials.
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Smallest cyclodextrins ever synthesized.
SYNTHESIS
Smallest cyclodextrins ever synthesized.
A bridging ligand holds the scaffold in position to make strained oligomers.
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Could poop pills and gut bugs boost cancer drugs' effects?
MICROBIOME
Could poop pills and gut bugs boost cancer drugs' effects?
Biotech companies are testing the ability of the microbiome to unleash cancer immunotherapies.
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Butterfly-based sound sensor takes wing.
PHOTONICS
Butterfly-based sound sensor takes wing.
3-D nanostructures in iridescent butterfly wings could be harnessed to make small, fast, and sensitive acoustic detectors.
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How do cephalopods achieve their crazy-colorful chemistry?
CAMOUFLAGING CHEMISTRY
How do cephalopods achieve their crazy-colorful chemistry?
Prepare to be amazed by the work of chemist Leila Deravi and her research team. They're working to understand how squid, octopuses, and other tentacled buddies achieve rapid and complex color shifts, and they hope to apply what they learn for human use.
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All hail halides.
CHEMISTRY IN PICTURES
All hail halides.
Congratulations to Lea Nienhaus of Florida State University for winning the March Chemistry in Pictures photo contest with these glowing flasks containing perovskite nanocrystals.
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Relief from Brexit headache will be short.
POLICY
Relief from Brexit headache will be short.
UK chemistry enterprise's worst fears avoided, for now. We examine what's to come.
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Drugging the gut-immune-brain connection.
START-UPS
Drugging the gut-immune-brain connection.
Kintai Therapeutics, a start-up just launched by Flagship Pioneering, will develop small-molecule drugs aimed at the gut microbiome, gut immune cells, and enteric nervous system.
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GENE THERAPY
Catalent acquires gene therapy service firm.
The acquisition of Paragon will put Catalent in the business of making adeno-associated virus vectors, plasmids, and lentivirus vectors used to deliver gene and cell therapies.
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Need a break from your allergies?
INFOGRAPHICS
Need a break from your allergies?
Explore the origins of hay fever and how we squelch it in this Periodic Graphic by Compound Interest's Andy Brunning.
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