Seven days in science - 17 Feb 2017

Quiz

Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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What Rings Do Medicinal Chemists Use, And Why?

Poster

Investigation into the most common ring system and substitution patterns in the recent medicinal chemistry literature, as derived from the ChEMBL database.

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Leaf-Inspired Photomicroreactor Could Power A Step Change In The Chemical Industry

Article

We talk to Dr. Tim Noel about work and inspiration behind his group's latest design, a photomicroreactor.

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Gut Bugs Advance Alzheimer's Disease

News

Study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, describes how reducing gut bacteria prevented the advancement of neurodegeneration in a mouse model of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Do You Have A Games Console? You Could Be Solving The Structure Of Proteins

Article

Sjors Scheres solves the 3D structures of proteins. In this article, he tells us how Cryo-Electron Microscopy is shining new light on the workings of the protein machines in our cells.

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Leaf-Inspired Continuous-Flow Photochemistry

Leaf-Inspired Continuous-Flow Photochemistry

News

Solar-powered photomicroreactor harnesses Sun's energy for continuous flow photoredox reactions.

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Building Better Cancer Models
News

Study shows that the aberrant genetic signatures found in aggressive cancers are not random but reflect selective forces in tumor evolution.

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A One Two Punch for Brain Cancer
News

A promising combination of immunotherapies for brain cancer tumours has demonstrated a high cure rate in mice.

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Rapid HIV Nanosensor 100,000 Times More Sensitive Than Current Tests
News

Nanomechanical optoplasmonic HIV test is 100,000 times more sensitive than current clinical testing methods. It can detect the presence of the virus within the first week of infection, and takes just 4.5hours to complete.

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