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Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon
The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  
ABOVE: GUNTER WEGENER
Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon
Deep Sea Microbes Produce Graphite-like Carbon

The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  

The first evidence of biologically produced elemental carbon inspires more questions than answers.  

ABOVE: GUNTER WEGENER

chemical biology

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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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High-Quality Screening and Target Validation During Drug Development
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific | Oct 18, 2021
Drew Adams will discuss his work developing therapeutics that promote remyelination for neurological diseases.
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Fruit Flies Hide Their Eggs in Plain View
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Chemical cues help Drosophila mask their eggs from predators.
Neurobiologist Paul Greengard Dies
Ashley Yeager | Apr 15, 2019
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
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
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
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
Synthetic biologists introduce bacterial and poppy plant genes into yeast to manufacture morphine.
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Tracy Vence | Jun 30, 2014
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
Two new techniques identify how often zinc fingers nucleases cleave off-target sites.