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Shape-Shifting Catalyst Lights Way to New Strategy for Detecting Chemicals

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Science  28 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5709, pp. 495
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5709.495a

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In an advance online publication of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers report that they have created a catalyst that turns on once it binds to a particular target, triggering a reaction that ultimately generates a fluorescent signal.