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Peptides vs. superbugs

Several peptides have an antibacterial effect - but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. Empa researchers have now succeeded in encasing peptides in a protective coat, which could prolong ...

dateOct 18, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Video: Meet a molecular architect: Hosea Nelson

Speaking of Chemistry visits the University of California at Los Angeles to meet with Hosea Nelson, Ph.D., who is tackling the challenge of total synthesis—the use of chemistry to build any molecule.

dateOct 04, 2016 in Other
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Giant plankton gains long-due attention

A team of marine biologists and oceanographers from CNRS, UPMC and the German organization GEOMAR have revealed the importance in all the world's oceans of a group of large planktonic organisms called Rhizaria, which had ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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China widens ban on ivory imports

China said Tuesday it has widened a ban on ivory imports as it comes under pressure to restrict a trade which sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered every year.

dateMar 22, 2016 in Ecology
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