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October 24, 2018
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Crappy crystals? No problem.
Crappy crystals? No problem.
Two new papers show that electron crystallography can be a powerful tool for determining the structures of small molecules in powder form. "Even if this technique only works for a subset of organic small molecules, what is shown in these papers is stunning," says one observer.
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How spiders store their silk.
BIOMATERIALS
How spiders store their silk.
Turns out, the arachnids pack their threads as nanoparticles. The finding could aid production of artificial silks.
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Eavesdropping on ovarian cancer.
MASS SPECTROMETRY
Eavesdropping on ovarian cancer.
Mass spec imaging can listen in on the chemical crosstalk between migrating cancer cells and ovarian tissue.
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ISQ EM Single Quadrupole MS. Easily mastered.
The new ISQ EM mass spectrometer allows for routine LC-MS analysis with extended mass range, providing more insights from every sample.
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Sexual harassment in che chemical sciences.
DIVERSITY
Sexual harassment in the chemical sciences.
What role should the American Chemical Society play in preventing sexual harassment in the chemical sciences? ACS President Peter Dorhout reviews what ACS has done and the various suggestions it's received for what it should do next. Don't miss your chance to weigh in.
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For National Chemistry Week, meet the heroes who put our astronauts in the sky.
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A to-do list for 'clean' meat.
FOOD
A to-do list for 'clean' meat.
U.S. regulators are meeting this week to talk about lab-grown meat—what to call it, how to make it safe, and how to make it taste like... meat. Bone up on all the challenges facing lab-grown meat with this week's cover story.
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What the EU's proposed copyright law means to you.
POLICY
What the EU's proposed copyright law means to you.
The legislation would allow researchers to use text- or data-mining computer programs on material they have legal access to read, if such mining is for nonprofit purposes or in the public interest. But it's not without controversy.
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Just one plant makes most of the world's polymeric drugs.
PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMICALS
Just one plant makes most of the world's polymeric drugs.
C&EN's Mike McCoy takes you inside to find out what goes into making a drug that is intended to stay unabsorbed, capturing unwanted salts or acids in its molecular web until they are excreted away.
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When chemists try interior decorating.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
When chemists try interior decorating.
Adil Kabylda of Moscow State University delighted us with this photo, taken by Olga Shmatova.
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Introducing the Litesizer 500
The Litesizer™ 500 is the only DLS-based particle analyzer that can perform a straightforward measurement of the sample's refractive index.
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