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Rare-earth half-sandwiches prove rewarding

The chemical frameworks of ’natural products’—molecules generated by biological organisms—have inspired many of today’s most potent pharmaceuticals. But the complexity of these compounds makes time-consuming ...

dateMay 18, 2012 in Materials Science
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Positioning enzymes with ease

Virtually all processes in the human body rely on a unique class of proteins known as enzymes. To study them, scientists want to attach these molecules to surfaces and hold them fast, but this can often be a tricky undertaking.

dateApr 11, 2011 in Biochemistry
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