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70-year-old chemical mystery solved: How tropolone are synthesized in fungi

Chemists and biologists have finally cracked one of the longest standing chemical mysteries. They have demonstrated exactly how an unusual class of compounds known as tropolones are synthesized in fungi.
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Research update: Chemists find help from nature in fighting cancer

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (last year)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Inspired by a chemical that fungi secrete to defend their territory, MIT chemists have synthesized and tested several dozen compounds that may hold promise as potential cancer drugs. read more Read Post

Solved: Mystery of Moroccan Village Built on Boulders

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (11 hours ago)

In the High Atlas Mountains, a tiny Moroccan village called Arroumd sits on a pile of boulders whose origins, until now, were a mystery. Turns out those boulders came from a rockfall 4,500 years ago, a new study finds. Previous theo... Read Post

Help from nature in fighting cancer: Compounds based on a fungal chemical show potent anti-tumor activity

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (last year)

Inspired by a chemical that fungi secrete to defend their territory, chemists have synthesized and tested several dozen compounds that may hold promise as potential cancer drugs. Read Post


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