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Neutrons produce first direct 3-D maps of water during cell membrane fusion
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:52:02 EDT
New 3-D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new treatments for diseases associated with cell fusion.

To improve auto coatings, new tests do more than scratch the surface
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:52:00 EDT
Data from new suite of tests could eventually help your vehicle's exterior better defend itself against dings, dents, scratches and things that go bump on the highway.

Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:51:57 EDT
Imagine your liver being just a big puddle. Some organelles in your cells are exactly that including prominent ones like the nucleolus. Now a synthetic organelle engineered in a lab shows how such puddle organs can carry out complex life-sustaining reaction chains.

Plug-and-play technology automates chemical synthesis
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:09:57 EDT
Researchers have developed an automated chemical synthesis machine that can take over many tedious aspects of chemical experimentation, freeing chemists to spend time on the more analytical and creative aspects of their work.

Major breakthrough in controlling the 3D structure of molecules
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:09:21 EDT
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in chemical synthesis that now makes it possible to quickly and reliably modify the 3D structure of molecules used in drug discovery. The new method allows scientists to employ cross-coupling reactions to generate new compounds while controlling their 3D architecture.