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Cost of scientific misconduct smaller than feared

28 August 2014  Research

Analysis puts a price on misconduct for US funder and claims it only comes to $58 million over 10 years


DuPont settles pollution charges for $1.3m

28 August 2014 Business

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Allegations relate to eight hazardous chemical leaks in West Virginia between 2006 and 2010

Clinical collaborations drive cancer immunotherapy

27 August 2014 Business

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Companies race to pair up chemotherapy drugs with immune system-boosting antibodies to greatest effect in trials

Ionic liquids join battle against antibiotic resistance

27 August 2014 Research

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Organic salts disrupt biofilms to leave resistant bacteria at the mercy of antibiotics

Fluorinating new life into an increasingly ineffective antibiotic  

Aminoglycoside analogue evades bacterial resistance mechanism

First ionic liquid made from plant waste  

Closed loop recycling could see ionic liquids made from biofuel by-products used to make m...

No-frills coats set a trend for designer viruses  

An artificial protein that self-assembles around and protects DNA could be ideal for gene ...

Yeast turned into morphine and opioid biofactories  

Scientists hope that biotech route could protect the drug supply chain from harvest failur...

Illumina targets cancer diagnostics  

Sequencing will improve tests and speed up clinical trials processes for big pharma partne...

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Life in the freeze frame

26 August 2014 Premium contentFeature

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Using x-rays to probe biological molecules has revolutionised science. Clare Sansom looks at a century of progress

The power of perovskites  Premium content

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

Should they stay or should they go?  

Angeli Mehta asks what a yes vote in Scotland’s independence would referendum mean for c...

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