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Organic Chemistry

Prof. David Cahen and Ph.D. student Adi Salomon. Switching bonds

Molecular chemistry gives scientists clues to building ultra-tiny switches

Metals Take a Walk
Organic Chemistry Scientists catch a glimpse of platinum-based complexes "walking" a path to their destinations....
A view of the spliceosome showing internal details
Scientists reveal the structure of a cellular machine that pieces together bits of gene code
Slow Release

"Chains" that fall away slowly could lead to new time-release drugs

Israeli Scientists Reveal the Plan of a Key Cellular Machine

The new study gives scientists insight into how the DNA code is turned into instructions for protein construction...

Deinococcus radiodurans
What gives a bacterium the ability to withstand 3000 times more radiation than humans?...
Radiation-Resistant Organism Reveals Its Defense Strategies
The secret to its strength is a ring
Weizmann Institute...
Profs. David Milstein (left) and Ronny Neumann. Chemistry goes green

New catalysts for industrial processes that produce water as their only waste product

Structure of a retinal protein (purple) and its key co-worker (blue)

It was long believed that the rotation of the "retinal molecule" was the first stage in vision. However, Prof. Mordechai Sheves of the Weizmann...