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Fighting Fungi by Capturing Sugars

Fighting Fungi by Capturing Sugars

Scientists from the Yale Chemistry Department have developed a new small molecule that bolsters the body’s own immune system against fungal infections.

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Professor Spotlight: Professor Jim Mayer wins 2018 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Professor Spotlight: Professor Jim Mayer wins 2018 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Professor Jim Mayer was recently named one of the winners of the 2018 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry and has published multiple papers in 2017. His lab focuses on synthesis of new molecules, analysis of their structure and properties, and study of their chemical reactivity.

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Putting a Patch on Resistance: A total synthesis of pleuromutilin opens the door to new long-lasting antibiotics

Putting a Patch on Resistance: A total synthesis of pleuromutilin opens the door to new long-lasting antibiotics

Researchers in the Herzon lab at Yale have devised a total synthesis of the antibiotic pleuromutilin, opening the door to new potential antibiotics to help fight bacterial resistance.

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Nano-sized Drills Punch through Disease

Nano-sized Drills Punch through Disease

Researchers at Rice, Durham, and North Carolina State have developed and tested molecular motors that, upon UV activation, drill holes through cell membranes and kill the targeted cells. Their research has the potential to lead to revolutionary new photodynamic treatments for diseases like cancer.

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Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Yale researchers have developed a small-scale, solar-powered water purification system using nanotechnology. The design, created in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems center, is intended to provide clean water in off-grid scenarios, such as rural areas and disaster zones.

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Upgrading CO2

Upgrading CO2

As global warming accelerates, researchers are exploring methods to mitigate these effects, such as changing carbon dioxide into more useful reactions. Yueshen Wu, a PhD student at Yale, invented a new method of converting carbon dioxide into a useful chemical feedstock.

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Knocking Around Atoms: A chemical synthesis for the quantum age

Knocking Around Atoms: A chemical synthesis for the quantum age

A team of researchers at IBM have succeeded in using a new method of chemical synthesis to create a previously non-synthesizable molecule called triangulene. Both this molecule and its method of synthesis are promising in the budding quantum age.

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Undergraduate Profile Maheen Zakaria (ES ’17): Pakistani Philanthropic Prodigy

Undergraduate Profile Maheen Zakaria (ES ’17): Pakistani Philanthropic Prodigy

Born and raised in Pakistan, Maheen Zakaria ES ’17 has loved science for as long as she can remember. In Pakistan, students decide what “track” they want to pursue in life in middle school, and without hesitation, she chose science.

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Unraveling the Chemistry of the Tightest Knot Yet

Unraveling the Chemistry of the Tightest Knot Yet

Knots have proven useful since the dawn of mankind. Drawing on this as inspiration, Professor David A. Leigh, along with his team at the University of Manchester’s School of Chemistry, synthesized the most complex chemical knot yet, and believe that it holds many promising applications.

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Piecing Together the Protein Repacking Puzzle

Piecing Together the Protein Repacking Puzzle

Proteins play an important role in all life processes. From catalyzing reactions to protecting our body to supporting cell structure, proteins have a wide variety of functions based on each specific protein’s structure. Naturally-occurring proteins are perfectly evolved for their

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