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10 chemical hits: Slinn Pickings

Venom of marine snails provide new drugs – Baldomero Olivera studies chemical compounds found in the venoms of marine cone snails, a potential source of powerful, yet safe and effective drugs. He will discuss the development of Prialt – an …

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A new batch of ten Slinn Pickings

Sterility in frogs caused by environmental pharmaceutical progestogens – Frogs appear to be very sensitive to progestogens, a kind of pharmaceutical that is released into the environment. Female tadpoles that swim in water containing a specific progestogen, levonorgestrel, are subject …

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Yet more chemistry news

New method takes snapshots of proteins as they fold – Scientists have invented a way to ‘watch’ proteins fold — in less than thousandths of a second — into the elaborate twisted shapes that determine their function. LED products billed …

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Chemical hits from Slinn Pickings

Space ice goes against the grain – Space ice made from a mixture of methanol and water expands under pressure, and shrinks when heated – the opposite behaviour to most solids. Dominic Fortes at University College London, UK, is interested …

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Slinn Pickings: Crystal clear

Three-dimensional atomic imaging of crystalline nanoparticles – Researchers report the 3D reconstruction of a complex crystalline nanoparticle at atomic resolution. Drug discovery: A question of library design – Two approaches have emerged for creating libraries of compounds for use in …

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Chemical news from Robert Slinn

Filtered chemistry news from Robert Slinn for Reactive Reports. First report on fate of underwater dispersants in Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Scientists are reporting that key chemical components of the 770,000 gallons of oil dispersants applied below the ocean …

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