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US genomics lead being lost to China

17 September 2014  News and Analysis

NIH senior leaders are sounding the alarm bells, saying the US's pre-eminence in genomics research is under threat


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Blaze destroys Nottingham sustainable chemistry lab

16 September 2014 News and Analysis

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The cause of the fire that destroyed the £20 million centre that was still under construction is unknown

Computer simulations point to formamide as prebiotic intermediate in ‘Miller’ mixtures

16 September 2014 News and Analysis

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Electric field may have provided more than just energy for primordial chemistry

Ozone layer no longer thinning

16 September 2014 News and Analysis

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UN Environment Programme's latest research finds ozone layer is thickening in places

Freeing a world of fixers  

Company profile: Sugru mouldable silicone rubber lets you mend what’s broken and hack st...

US bid to control power plant emissions challenged  

Republican governors from 15 fossil fuel-heavy states claim CO2 rules on shaky ...

A chemical time capsule  

Tree rings inspire a non-electrical, self-powered device for recording chemical events

Eastman snaps up Taminco for $2.8bn  

Purchase will strengthen Eastman in niche markets and offers cost savings

Coated nanoparticles show Alzheimer's promise  

Gold nanoparticles functionalised with amino acid polymer inhibit the growth of amyloid fi...

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Unpicking natural product synthesis

28 August 2014 Premium contentFeature

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Is total synthesis in danger of a decline? Nina Notman investigates

Life in the freeze frame  Premium content

Using x-rays to probe biological molecules has revolutionised science. Clare Sansom looks ...

The power of perovskites  Premium content

Andy Extance finds out how the efficiency of perovskite solar cells has risen so quickly

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