An easier and safer way to synthesize medicines

Despite being some of the most versatile building blocks in organic chemistry, compounds called carbones can be too hot to handle. In the lab, chemists often avoid using these highly reactive molecules due to how explosive they can be. Yet in a new study, published today in the journal Science, Researchers from The Ohio State … Read more

Chemists create artificial protein that peers into Earth’s chemical past

Scientists have developed an artificial protein that could offer new insights into chemical evolution on early Earth. All cells need energy to survive, but because the kinds of chemicals available during the planet’s early days were so limited compared to today’s vast scope of chemical diversity, multicellular organisms had a lot less energy to build … Read more