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  • The Nobel prize medal for Chemistry

    The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry. Here, the Nature Portfolio presents a selection of research, review, news and opinion articles that highlight the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry over the past two decades.

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    • RNA-based therapeutics hold promise for the treatment of several diseases. This Review provides an overview of hydrogels for RNA delivery, discussing how the chemical nature and physical properties of hydrogels can be explored for tailored RNA loading and release, and highlighting the use of these materials in biomedical applications.

      • Ruibo Zhong
      • Sepehr Talebian
      • Jinjun Shi
      Review Article
    • This Review discusses the field of antiferromagnetic spintronics with a focus on coherent effects.

      • Jiahao Han
      • Ran Cheng
      • Shunsuke Fukami
      Review Article
    • A bioengineered model incorporating a synthetic extracellular matrix recapitulates the lymphoid tumour microenvironment, making it a valuable tool for drug testing and designing personalized therapies.

      • Akhilesh K. Gaharwar
      • Irtisha Singh
      News & Views
    • A polymeric nanoparticle adjuvant containing a Toll-like receptor 7 agonist elicits broad protection against viral challenges.

      • Jorge Huete-Carrasco
      • Ed C. Lavelle
      News & Views
  • A measure of the impact of scientific papers indicates that they are on average becoming less disruptive — this could reflect changes in the scientific community.

  • Click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry have finally been recognized with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

  • The hunt for a quantum spin liquid continues with new materials and more refined methods leading the way.

  • Zhu-Jun Wang and Zhi Liu discuss how advanced characterization technologies have helped to understand ancient man-made materials and human history.

    • Zhu-Jun Wang
    • Zhi Liu
    Why it Matters
  • Zhi-Wei Shan, a professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University (School of Materials Science and Engineering), talks to Nature Materials about the non-negligible impact of trace impurities in metallic structural materials.

    • Xin Li

Computational Materials Design

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