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Ketamine helps neurons regrow lost connections

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Researchers glimpse how the antidepressant changes neuron structure and function in “depressed” mice

Video: How do cephalopods achieve their crazy-colorful chemistry?

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Understanding the proteins and pigments of squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses could help humans up their camouflage game

Iridescent fish inspires a new color-changing device

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The prototype device mimics the neon tetra's venetian-blind mechanism of changing colors

Chemist diversity by the numbers

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A new US National Science Foundation report on diversity in the sciences gives insight into where chemistry stands

Grânulos de vidro ajudam robôs a entregar minúsculas quantidades de reagentes

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ChemBeads oferece dosagem em microgramas de reagentes sólidos para rastreio de reação de alta produtividade

Kintai Therapeutics launches to tackle the interface between the gut, immune system, and brain

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The startup, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is developing small-molecule drugs aimed at the gut microbiome, gut immune cells, and enteric nervous system

مبلمرات لاصقة, قوية محضرة بواسطة الضبط الكيميائي الفراغي

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باستخدام محفز انيوني لتحضير عديد(ايثرات الفينيل) يحولها من مواد متخصصة الى لدائن عملية

Arrakis reels in $75 million to drug RNA with small molecules

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The start-up will use its series B financing to build a pipeline of cancer drug candidates taking aim at traditionally undruggable targets like Myc

Switching quorum sensing on and off with light

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Azobenzene-containing molecule could help turn off bacterial chatter and prevent biofilm formation

Researchers restore cell function, metabolism to whole pig brains

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The porcine system could aid drug discovery for diseases such as stroke

Kintai Therapeutics launches to tackle the interface between the gut, immune system, and brain

2 weeks ago from

The start-up, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is developing small-molecule drugs aimed at the gut microbiome, gut immune cells, and enteric nervous system

Structure of plastic-munching enzyme MHETase solved

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Mutations could move plastics biorecycling a step forward

Farming a flower to help fragrance last longer

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North Carolina's clary sage crop protects a perfume's last drop

Lilly recruits Avidity Biosciences to develop antibody-oligonucleotide conjugates

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Avidity's technology will help the duo get RNA therapies to immune cells

Revealing how enzymes turn a toxin into a potential painkiller

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Microbial enzymes that add sulfur groups to saxitoxin could help make nonaddictive drugs that relieve pain

Enthusiasm returns for biobased chemical start-ups

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New crop of firms promises unique and in-demand molecules from fermentation

Lilly recruits Avidity Biosciences to develop antibody-oligonucleotide conjugates

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Avidity's technology will help the duo get RNA therapies to immune cells

Oxytocin analogs show promise for developing drugs for social behavior challenges

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Effects in mice genetically engineered to have autism- and depression-like symptoms lasted as long as 24 h

Revealing how enzymes turn a toxin into a potential painkiller

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Microbial enzymes that add sulfur groups to saxitoxin could help make nonaddictive drugs that relieve pain

Researchers restore cell function, metabolism to whole pig brains

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The porcine system could aid drug discovery for diseases such as stroke

تلوث الهواء يقتل ۰۸۷ الف شخص في افريقيا كل سنة

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دراسة نموذجية من وكالة ناسا تشير الى أن العواصف الترابية الصحراوية تسبب الكثير من العبء. تلوث الهواء يتسبب في

Primeiras moléculas do universo finalmente encontradas no espaço

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A observação de moléculas há muito procuradas pode mudar modelos astronômicos

Lead contamination risk near Notre-Dame cathedral

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Police advise residents to clean with wet wipes after finding lead particles released by cathedral fire

Molecular data-storage system encodes information with peptides

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Text and images translated into molecule-based archives can be read with mass spectrometry

Iron can catalyze metabolic reactions without enzymes

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Findings suggest that the abundant metal might have played a key role in early biochemistry before enzymes evolved

Perovskite device mimics light receptors in human eye

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Photodetector matches sensitivity and color perception of rod and cone cells in the retina

Yellow food coloring helps researchers print organlike structures

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Chemical insight allows researchers to mimic organs' complex structures and blood vessel networks

Crowds swarm gene-therapy conference as excitement hits an all-time high

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The overcrowded American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy annual meeting bodes well for scientists and biotech companies developing cell therapies, gene therapies, and gene editing