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The first issue features research into longer-lasting batteries, new
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an anticancer drug from a marine source and much more.
David Bradley is an award-winning science journalist based in Cambridge,
England. He is a chemist by training and was, for several years, deputy
editor for the RSC's primary research journal Chemical Communications.
He writes a weekly column for ChemWeb's The Alchemist and has contributed
to a wide variety of other publications including Science, New Scientist,
Chemistry in Britain and Chemistry & Industry. He can be
reached through his Elemental Discoveries web site at www.sciencebase.com
and when not preparing science words and pictures he spends time playing
cars, trains, bricks and swings with his children.
Advanced Chemistry Development (www.acdlabs.com) is the leader in
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Blistering barnacles - the total synthesis of anticancer agent bryostatin 2 first extracted from marine barnacles. Harvard University chemists have devised the first synthetic route to the potential anticancer drug bryostatin 2, which could also make it easier to
produce the archetypal member of the group, bryostatin 1.
Long live the battery - Israeli scientists bump up the life of batteries. Chemist Stuart Licht and colleagues at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel have devised a new type of battery that lasts 50% longer than everyday typical batteries based on "super iron".
Isoflavones - plant compounds that could benefit the uterus. Whether or not compounds found in soy and clover could reduce the risk
of endometrial cancer is the subject of a clinical trial recently launched by
the Center for Women's Health at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los
Balls and tubes - self assembly builds nanocomponents. A way to make nanoscale balls and tubes using the same building blocks has been designed by Jerry Atwood and his team at the University of Missouri in Columbia. The technique could speed up the development of new materials, biomimetic molecular devices, and molecular electronics.
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