Monthly Archives: January 2012

One-pot synthesis creates anticancer candidates

One-pot synthesis creates anticancer candidates – Researchers in Germany have developed a simple, rapid and high-yielding cascade synthesis of a collection of polycyclic compounds that resemble indole alkaloid natural products and which interfere with cell division. The compounds could be …

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First electronic optical fibers with hydrogenated amorphous silicon are developed

First electronic optical fibers with hydrogenated amorphous silicon are developed – A new chemical technique for depositing a non-crystalline form of silicon into the long, ultra-thin pores of optical fibers has been developed by an international team of scientists in …

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MSU chemists solve 84-year-old theory

MSU chemists become the first to solve an 84-year-old theory – The same principle that causes figure skaters to spin faster as they draw their arms into their bodies has now been used by Michigan State University researchers to understand …

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New synthetic molecules treat autoimmune disease in mice

New synthetic molecules treat autoimmune disease in mice – A team of Weizmann Institute scientists has turned the tables on an autoimmune disease. In such diseases, including Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's tissues. But …

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Scientists Fixate on Ric-8 to Understand Trafficking of Popular Drug Receptor Targets

Scientists Fixate on Ric-8 to Understand Trafficking of Popular Drug Receptor Targets – Half the drugs used today target a single class of proteins – and now scientists have identified an important molecular player critical to the proper workings of …

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Record reaction cascade yields cancer drug candidate

Record reaction cascade yields cancer drug candidate – New active substances can be produced quickly and efficiently with the help of reaction cascades. Once set in motion, these processes lead to the desired end product via a series of intermediate …

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