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April 21, 2018

Peptides used to make light-twisting nanoparticles

Nature – In a paper in Nature, Lee et al. report a remarkable method that uses amino acids or peptides (small molecules formed from amino acids) to direct the dissymmetric growth of gold nanoparticles that have a twisted morphology.

April 20, 2018

West Virginia reaches $550k settlement in opioid case

The Hill – West Virginia has reached a $550,000 settlement with a pharmacy it accused of dispensing nearly 10 million doses of painkillers in 11 years to a county of fewer than 25,000 people, the state attorney general's office announced Monday.

April 20, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, April 14 – April 20

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, Exxon Mobil under investigation; the first wind turbine technician program for high school students starts in Texas; and GE plans to make largest wind turbine ever.