Cancer and Crabs

Cancer and Crabs

Building multifunctional chiral building blocks from materials like D-glutamic acid opens up synthetic routes to natural products.

Loosening the Purse Strings

Loosening the Purse Strings

The EU will add EUR 40 million to its contribution to the international Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) program.

Old Haunts Revisited

Old Haunts Revisited

Proposed a biosynthesis of (+)-symbioimine re-examined, resulting in successful intramolecular Diels−Alder (IMDA) cyclization

Vegetarian Porphyrin Synthesis

Vegetarian Porphyrin Synthesis

A new route for the synthesis of protoporphyrin IX avoids contamination with animal products and associated risks to human patients.

Bayer Foundation

Bayer Foundation

EUR 200,000 available to support ambitious projects in science, engineering, medicine and teacher training in scientific subjects.

Shikimic Gimmick

Shikimic Gimmick

An alternative biomass-based route to benzoic acid from the renewable starting materials quinic acid and shikimic acid.