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Sugars recruited in fight against persistent infections

Combining a sugar with an antibiotic could be a novel way to treat infections such as tuberculosis

Carbon nanotubes in large panel displays

A new organic light-emitting transistor could make much larger flat screen televisions feasible

New method for aromatic coupling

The Friedel-Crafts reaction can now be used to couple two aromatic sites using clever silane chemistry

Hardy MOFs endure extreme conditions
New MOF catalysts can withstand boiling in acids and alkalis and temperatures of 510 degrees Celsius

Polymer collapses in a flash
Researchers have engineered a polymer that folds up like a protein when exposed to UV light

Drug cocktails greater than the sum of their parts
A systematic survey of cocktails of antibiotics and other drugs has thrown up some killer combinations to manage resistance

Multiple emulsion droplet design
A multiple emulsion system could be used to encapsulate incompatible drug ingredients and to design multi-compartment materials

Pnicogens link up as new bond is discovered
A new intramolecular bond has been discovered between group 15 compounds

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