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Luck of the Draw: Serendipitous Self-Assembly in Cluster Coordination Chemistry

Cooperative action of transition metals Transition metals can exhibit unique chemical, redox, magnetic or spectroscopic properties. For this reason, they play central roles in a large variety of fields, ranging from catalyzing crucial biological reactions to constituting the basis of information processing and recording. Since the pioneering work of Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Alfred Werner, […]

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Meet and Greet: Arjen Hoekstra, Editor-in-Chief of Water

Prof. Arjen Hoekstra is a professor of Water Management at the University of Twente, in Enschede, the Netherlands. Throughout his career he has led a variety of interdisciplinary research projects and acted as an advisor to governments, civil society organizations, companies and multilateral institutions like UNESCO and the World Bank. Prof. Hoekstra was the first […]

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Introducing Preprints: A Multidisciplinary Open Access Preprint Platform

Preprints is a multidisciplinary preprint platform that makes research manuscripts from all fields immediately available at Preprints is a free (not‐for‐profit) open access service supported by MDPI in Basel, Switzerland. Open Science—Making Research Discoverable, Sharable and Citable Launched in June 2016, Preprints has already had over 70 submissions and aims to provide an open access platform […]

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Research Highlights: People on the Move

With record numbers of refugees worldwide along with the ease of international travel and communication, immigration, migration and globalization have become hot topics of debate in recent times. In this research highlight post, we look at some recent papers exploring these issues from various perspectives. Migrant Sexual Health Help-Seeking and Experiences of Stigmatization and Discrimination […]

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Natural Bioactive Compounds: The Way Shown by Professor Maurizio Battino and His Group in an Italian Cutting-Edge Laboratory

This post is an interview with Prof. Maurizio Battino, first published at Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(7), 1038; doi:10.3390/ijms17071038 Maurizio Battino, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy), is the Director of the Centre for Health and Nutrition, Universidad Europea del Atlantico (Santander, […]

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Research Highlights: Making the Most of Simulations

Performing laboratory experiments can be an expensive business. In some cases a computer simulation can help to predict possible outcomes and identify which are the most crucial experiments to perform. These simulations, however, are not simply an alternative. If well-constructed, they can give details about difficult to observe processes and uncover new knowledge that couldn’t […]

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