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Schlau-Cohen and Willard collaboration published in Chem

The paper, “Engineering couplings for exciton transport using synthetic DNA scaffolds", was published on January 14, 2021.

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3 Questions: Professor Mei Hong’s latest research reveals the long-awaited structure of a bacterial membrane transporter involved in multidrug resistance.

Cutting edge NMR technique from the Hong Lab has helped to solve a long-standing biomedical and structural biology mystery.

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Cellular connections found between nervous and immune systems

Pain-sensing neurons link to lymph nodes and potentially regulate their activity.

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RNA molecules are masters of their own destiny

New work from scientists including Arup Chakraborty suggests RNA molecules themselves are responsible for regulating their formation through a feedback loop.

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3 Questions: Using fabric to “listen” to space dust

Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; a possible application is spacesuit smart skins.

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Researchers decipher structure of promising battery materials

Family of compounds could someday be useful for fuel cells, supercapacitors, catalysts, and sensors.

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Faculty Forum Online: Course 5 on COVID-19

On June 29, 2020, five Department of Chemistry faculty members discussed their work on COVID-19.

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Shalek paper published in Nature Communications

The paper, “Functional compensation precedes recovery of tissue mass following acute liver injury", was published on November 19, 2020.

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Chemists discover the structure of a key coronavirus protein

The protein, which acts as an ion channel, could be a target for new drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Single-cell study of Ebola highlights virus’s lethal maneuvers

Analysis of individual immune cells shows how Ebola manipulates the immune system.

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Yogesh Surendranath wants to decarbonize our energy systems

By developing novel electrochemical reactions, he hopes to find new ways to generate energy and reduce greenhouse gases.

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Technique recovers lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.

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A step toward a universal flu vaccine

With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.

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