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3D structure opens new avenue for drug discovery

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international consortium has determined the structure of an important new drug target in complex with a synthetic molecule designed by our researchers, opening up new avenues for drug discovery.

Apr 02, 2012
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Materials science: Perfecting the defect

Strong metals have a tendency to be less ductile — unless the metal happens to be a peculiar form of copper known as nanotwinned copper. The crystal structure of nanotwinned copper exhibits many closely-spaced ...

May 03, 2012
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Cat litter to become an edible product?

Sepiolite is a lightweight porous mineral used in cat litter and other applications. The extraordinary properties of this clay make it a highly sought after mineral, despite its scarcity in the Earth's crust: ...

Jul 12, 2011
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