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View Resource Sweet Success for a Bitter Tonic

After more than a century of trying, chemists have finally fully synthesized quinine, the compound known for its anti-malarial properties. The stumbling block in synthesizing quinine was in the "handedness" of its atoms (at several places, quinine's molecular framework can have either a left-handed or right-handed arrangement of atoms: identical except for being mirror images). This article about...

http://www.nature.com/news/1998/010419/full/news010419-1.htm...
View Resource Nature Outlook: Malaria

The journal Nature provides a range of peer-reviewed scientific works on a weekly basis, along with science updates and materials aimed at the general public. This particular feature on malaria is available at no charge to the curious public, and as the homepage asks, "What will it take to finally subdue this deadly disease?" Visitors will find a collection of recent articles in the Outlook area,...

http://www.nature.com/nature/outlook/malaria_2012/index.html...