Mirror images and complex molecules

New article on EPFL!

This time around, it’s chemistry. Specifically, making scaffolds for anti-dementia and anti-cancer drugs with cheap and simple materials. The secret? Breaking C-H bonds and selecting enantiomers.

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Interleukin 1 gone bad

After reading this excellent article on the role of interleukin 1 (IL-1) and neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease today, I just had to make this:

That thing is meant to represent the 3D structure of IL-1. Except for the face, of course. How cool would that be?