Process to customize molecules does double duty

Inspired by your liver and activated by light, a chemical process developed in labs at Rice University and in China shows promise for drug design and the development of unique materials.

How cells control their borders

Bacteria, fungi, and yeast are very good at excreting useful substances such as weak acids. One way in which they do this is through passive diffusion of molecules across the cell membrane. At the same time, cells need to ...

Shaping the catalysts of the future

From the pharmaceutical industry to pesticides and construction materials, man-made materials are indispensable in many areas of our lives. Their production requires long and time-consuming chemical transformations. A new, ...

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