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    Natural Products Drug Discovery Wins a Nobel

    This year’s Physiology/Medicine Nobel has gone to three discoverers of important drugs for topical diseases: William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for Avermectin, and Youyou Tu for Artemisinin. I last wrote about artemisinin here, with reference to a scale-up synthesis. And scale-up is a useful topic with that one, because it’s one… Read More
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    Chemistry Nobel Watch 2015

    We’re down to only a couple of days before the Chemistry nobel prize is awarded – so who’s it going to? The list of possibilities each year divides into the same broad categories: relatively recent discoveries that everyone agrees are Nobel-worthy, slightly more long-term projects that have grown in importance over the years, and… Read More