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Sep 12, 2022

Researchers Explore Enzymes That Use a Cation, not Oxygen-Addition, to Drive Reactions

Researchers studied structure and binding mechanisms of Fe/2OG enzymes to explore their potential for use in creating valuable molecules. 

Apr 28, 2022

Researchers Create Self-Assembled Logic Circuits From Proteins

Stable, self-assembled, protein-based digital circuits take advantage of an electron’s properties at quantum scales. 

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Feb 21, 2022

Pine Needles Tell the Story of PFAS in North Carolina

Researchers used pine needles to trace the 50-year history of PFAS in central and eastern North Carolina. 

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Apr 13, 2021

Researchers Streamline Molecular Assembly Line to Design, Test Drug Compounds

Researchers have fine-tuned the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics. 

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Sep 16, 2020

Researchers Discover New Photoactivation Mechanism for Polymer Production

Researchers demonstrate a way to use low-energy, visible light to produce polymer gel objects from pure monomer solutions. 

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May 29, 2020

Metabolite Analysis of ALS Patient Blood Plasma Could Reveal, Rule Out, Possible Biomarkers for Disease

Blood plasma analysis could aid in search for ALS biomarkers. 

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Apr 21, 2020

New Macrolactone Database Could Aid Drug Discovery, Research

A new, free-to-use database of macrolactones fills a knowledge gap and could aid drug development. 

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Jan 16, 2019

Researchers Create ‘Shortcut’ to Terpene Biosynthesis in E. coli

Researchers create a more efficient, customizable enzymatic pathway for producing terpenes – molecules useful in everything from cancer drugs to biofuels – in E. coli. 

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Nov 27, 2018

Virtual Library of 1 Million New Macrolide Scaffolds Could Help Speed Drug Discovery

New virtual library of 1 million macrolide scaffolds could speed antibiotic, anti-cancer drug discovery 

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Sep 17, 2018

Rocky Road: Nanocars Roll, Hop and Skid Across Surfaces

A nanocar’s rolling wheels can move the vehicle in a straight line in distances up to 16 times its body length. 

Jun 29, 2018

Researchers Find Vitamin D Receptor is Target for Disruption by Environmental Chemicals

Vitamin D receptor is target for disruption by environmental chemicals 

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Jun 4, 2018

ChemMaps Lets Researchers Navigate the Chemical Universe

ChemMaps lets users navigate the chemical space of over 8,000 drugs and 47,000 environmental compounds in 3D and real time.