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Ep. 7: The good ones don’t dare to touch
The European X-ray Free Electron Laser recently came online as the biggest and brightest source of X-rays on planet Earth. This will allow chemists to do groundbreaking research, but with great science comes great responsibility. In our latest Stereo Chemistry podcast, C&EN contributing editor Mark Peplow visits the X-ray facility to learn about its growing pains, its staff’s unique approach to keeping it running, and some of its early successes. “Kitty In The Window” by Podington Bear is...
Ep. 6 - Everything will be druggable
Although genome sequencing has helped scientists reveal proteins wreaking havoc in our bodies, that doesn’t guarantee scientists can invent the drugs to take them down. Depending on who you talk to, up to 85% of the human proteome is currently “undruggable,” meaning these proteins lack easy-to-find pockets where therapeutics, such as small molecules, can bind. But a wave of biotech companies, each one armed with new technology, has arrived to tackle the problem. Industry and academic...
Ep. 5: A story told in bones
Our bones contain chemical information about our diet, our behavior, and even our geographic origin. With the right tools, scientists can decode that information to learn about the past lives behind skeletal remains. Christine France of the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute uses stable isotope ratio analysis to help anthropologists answer questions about possible 18th-century pirates and more. Sign up for C&EN’s newsletter at bit.ly/chemnewsletter. Stereo Chemistry is published...
Episode 3: The authors declined to discuss the work with C&EN for this story
C&EN reporter Tien Nguyen takes us inside her months-long dealings with ChemRxiv, one of chemistry’s new preprints servers. She examines the benefits, questions, and frustrations presented by the server—not the least of which was chemists unwilling to discuss their own work with us. But it’s not all doom and gloom. We kinda got a Science publication out of this story. Nominate chemists for C&EN’s Talented 12 Class of 2018: http://talented12.cenmag.org/nominate-candidates-for-2018/ All...
Episode 2: Chemistry is not immune from sexual harassment
In September, C&EN published a cover story on sexual harassment in chemistry. In the second episode of Stereo Chemistry, host Kerri Jansen talks with sexual harassment survivors and the C&EN reporters behind that cover story to learn what has changed—and what hasn’t—in the months since we released that story. Listener discretion is advised. Read C&EN’s cover story Confronting Sexual Harassment in Chemistry at cenm.ag/harassment Information on the Science of Sexual Harassment symposium and...
Episode 1: Well, what are they good for, Omar?
In our first full-length episode of Stereo Chemistry, we sit down with some of the leaders and up-and-comers in the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to figure out why these materials are so hot right now. Subscribe to C&EN's weekly newsletter to stay up to date with the chemistry news you need to know: http://cenm.ag/cenewsletter Stereo Chemistry is published by C&EN, the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. Contact us at email@example.com “What Have You Done” by Lee...
Stereo Chemistry Promo II: Bibi, C&EN's Bono
We’re launching a new podcast, Stereo Chemistry, on Feb. 28. To get ready for that launch, reporters Matt Davenport and Kerri Jansen sat down with C&EN Editor-in-Chief, Bibiana Campos-Seijo, to hear her vision for the podcast and the future of the C&EN empire. Hosted by Kerri Jansen and Matt Davenport Written and produced by Matt Davenport
Stereo Chemistry Promo I: Fishin’ in the desert
C&EN is launching a new podcast, Stereo Chemistry, on Feb. 28. To give you a little nibble of what to expect, hosts Matt Davenport and Kerri Jansen joined C&EN senior business editor, Melody Bomgardner, to learn how chemistry is helping support a sustainable fish farm in Idaho's Magic Valley. Stereo Chemistry is published by C&EN, the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Hosted by Kerri Jansen, Matt Davenport, and Melody Bomgardner Written by...