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December 20, 2021
A Yale-led team of chemists has unveiled the blueprints for a key enzyme that may contain design principles for a new generation of synthetic solar fuel catalysts. The...
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December 15, 2021
When your goal is to create new chemical products or pharmaceuticals, there are times when an electron source — in the form of a chemical compound known as a reductant — can...
Molecular protein structures
December 14, 2021
Using cryo-electron microscopy, an international team of researchers uncovered key principles in the molecular design behind how some photosynthetic microorganisms, called...
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December 6, 2021
Spiegel, professor of chemistry, and his research lab were recently awarded a grant that has the potential to transform treatments for cancers, diseases, and multi-drug...
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November 15, 2021
The Zoom room opened and, within a minute, more than 100 middle school and high school students joined the online webinar. They began filling the chat with greetings to one...
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November 11, 2021
Erin McAvoy joined the staff of Yale University in September 2013 as the director of Finance and Administration for the Chemistry Department. In June 2015, Erin added the...
Confocal fluorescence microscopy image of a microprotein in human cells,
November 3, 2021
Scientists have begun to solve the mysterious function of tiny human “microproteins,” identifying one such gene – NBDY, which was completely unknown before 2017 – as a master...
October 28, 2021
If you know what you’re looking for — examples of green chemistry are everywhere. They can be found on our walls where modern paints reduce toxic chemicals that are released...
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October 27, 2021
The French & American Chemical Societies (FCS & ACS) announced Robert Crabtree, C. P. Whitehead Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, as the winner of the 2020 Franco-...
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October 25, 2021
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, a leader in the field of theoretical chemistry who is recognized for her groundbreaking work on chemical and biological reactions, has been appointed...
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October 22, 2021
A major renovation at Yale’s West Campus concluded this fall with the expansion of the Energy Sciences Institute (ESI) into consolidated space adjacent to the Institute for...
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October 8, 2021
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has honored Mark A. Johnson, the Arthur T. Kemp Professor of Chemistry in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, with its E. Bright Wilson...
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October 7, 2021
Outdoors, in the fire extinguisher training station, incoming graduate students hoisted red canisters of carbon dioxide to snuff out flames in a burn pan. Inside, in the...