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October 27, 2015
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A ‘home run’ approach: Yale lab finds new ways to synthesize HIV inhibitor

Yale University chemists have created a new process for synthesizing an organic, nitrogen-based compound that inhibits HIV. The process represents a fundamentally different approach to synthesizing alkaloids, which are naturally occurring compounds that contain nitrogen. The new approach uses a … Continue reading

March 26, 2013
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Bio for nano

Engineers work to create new biomaterials with energy technology applications When automotive engineers want to create a new car, they don’t build thousands of prototypes. Instead, they create computer models and run simulations for performance, efficiency and desirability before a … Continue reading

November 28, 2012
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Energy Savings – Easy as Dirt, Heat, Pressure

By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of Michigan State University researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material. This is important, they said, because the vast majority of heat that is generated from, for … Continue reading

July 25, 2012
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Diamond in The Rough: Half-Century Puzzle Solved

A Yale-led team of mineral physicists has for the first time confirmed through high-pressure experiments the structure of cold-compressed graphite, a form of carbon that is comparable in hardness to its cousin, diamond, but only requires pressure to synthesize. The … Continue reading

December 4, 2011
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E. Coli Bacteria Engineered to Eat Switchgrass and Make Transportation Fuels

*Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) Researchers Reach Milestone on the Road to Biofuels* A milestone has been reached on the road to developing advanced biofuels that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuels with a domestically-produced clean, green, renewable alternative. Researchers … Continue reading