News tagged with compounds

Building new drugs just got easier

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a method for modifying organic molecules that significantly expands the possibilities for developing new pharmaceuticals and improving old ones.

dateMar 12, 2014 in Materials Science
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Flavor secrets of Hass avocados probed

What makes an avocado delicious? U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant physiologist David M. Obenland and a team led by University of California-Riverside colleague Mary Lu Arpaia are collaborating ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Ecology
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Peat soils as gigantic batteries

Wetlands, including peatlands, have a high content of humic substances, which are organic compounds that form during incomplete decomposition of biomass. Under anoxic conditions, soil bacteria can use these ...

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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