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Illustration of the winners of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Biocompatible Reactions In Living Cells Garner Chemistry Nobel
This year’s award recognizes Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless for developing click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry.
Biocompatible Reactions In Living Cells Garner Chemistry Nobel
Biocompatible Reactions In Living Cells Garner Chemistry Nobel

This year’s award recognizes Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless for developing click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry.

This year’s award recognizes Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless for developing click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry.

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The Unusual Functions of Geosmin
Connor Lynch | Aug 1, 2022 | 5 min read
The compounds responsible for the earthy smell of recent rain are produced by a wide variety of bacteria and fungi. Recent research sheds light on why microbes bother.
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Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon
Chloe Tenn | Nov 11, 2021 | 2 min read
The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  
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High-Quality Screening and Target Validation During Drug Development
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific | Oct 18, 2021 | 1 min read
Drew Adams will discuss his work developing therapeutics that promote remyelination for neurological diseases.
Q&A: Tire Rubber Preservative Harms Coho Salmon, Study Suggests
Max Kozlov | Dec 7, 2020 | 5 min read
6PPD, a tire preservative, reacts with ozone to produce a compound that the researchers say may be responsible for large die-off events.
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Mysterious Illness Linked to Lychees Kills Children in India
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 27, 2019 | 2 min read
Malnourished kids who eat the fruit containing a naturally occurring toxin suffer from low blood sugar and symptoms of encephalopathy.
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Fruit Flies Hide Their Eggs in Plain View
Karl Gruber | Jun 1, 2019 | 2 min read
Chemical cues help Drosophila mask their eggs from predators.
Neurobiologist Paul Greengard Dies
Ashley Yeager | Apr 15, 2019 | 3 min read
The Nobel laureate revolutionized our understanding of how brain cells communicate.
Researchers Look to Sex Pheromones to Trap an Invasive Snake
Steve Graff | Jul 1, 2018 | 4 min read
The brown tree snake has wreaked havoc on the island of Guam, but one solution to the problem could lie in the serpent’s own physiology.
Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 28, 2015 | 3 min read
The consumption of p-coumaric acid, a chemical found in honey and pollen, may help set a female honeybee on its course to becoming a worker instead of a queen.
On the Origins of Life
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2015 | 2 min read
A new experimental system demonstrates that precursors of ribonucleotides, amino acids, and lipids may have simultaneously arisen from the same prebiotic chemistry.
Toward Yeast–Based Opioid Production
Tracy Vence | Aug 24, 2014 | 3 min read
Synthetic biologists introduce bacterial and poppy plant genes into yeast to manufacture morphine.
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Tracy Vence | Jun 30, 2014 | 3 min read
Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.
When Zinc Fingers Miss the Mark
Tia Ghose | Aug 7, 2011 | 3 min read
Two new techniques identify how often zinc fingers nucleases cleave off-target sites.
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