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Building a beetle antifreeze

Animals and plants have evolved all sorts of chemical tricks that allow them to colonize extreme environments. For species that call Antarctica or the Arctic home, surviving sub-zero temperatures is an essential ability, ...

dateMar 02, 2012 in Materials Science
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New malaria method could boost drug production

German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price significantly, increasing the availability of treatment for a disease that kills hundreds ...

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Ordered planar polymers created for the first time

( -- Scientists under the direction of ETH Zurich have created a minor sensation in synthetic chemistry. They succeeded for the first time in producing regularly ordered planar polymers that form a kind of "molecular ...

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Polymers
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