Author Archives: Mark Peplow

C&EN: Click chemistry sees first use in humans

Targeting mechanism could help to avoid side effects of powerful anticancer drug.

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C&EN: Database brings clarity to chemical weapons lists

Molecular structures and other identifiers will help to compare and contrast chemical warfare agents controlled by three different international frameworks.

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C&EN: DMSO poses decomposition danger

Acids produced by heating dimethyl sulfoxide can trigger a runaway reaction.

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C&EN: COVID-19 antigen assay set to triple US testing capacity

Abbott aims to produce 50 million of the 15-minute, $5 tests per month.

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Nature: Can the history of pollution shape a better future?

The poisonous legacy of industry holds lessons, two books show.

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C&EN: Saliva tests show promise for COVID-19 surveillance at universities and workplaces

Protocols developed at University of Illinois and Yale School of Public Health join growing list of spit-and-test diagnostics.

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C&EN: Cryo-Electron Microscopy Reaches Resolution Milestone

Detailed protein structures are fuelingdrug-discovery efforts.

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C&EN: Artificial intelligence finds alternative routes to COVID-19 drug candidates

If drug-repurposing studies hit pay dirt, backup recipes could help antiviral manufacturers avoid supply chain problems.

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C&EN: Rapid COVID-19 testing breaks free from the lab

Fast, portable systems could help to deliver routine infection screening as countries ease lockdowns.

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C&EN: Enzyme screen unlocks easier route to 2-ketoacids

Computational analysis identifies aminotransferases that convert cheap amino acids into high-value molecules.

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