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White House tightens oversight of dangerous studies

29 September 2014  News and Analysis

New rules governing so-called ‘dual use’ research will take effect in a year, but there is concern that they will stymie critical studies


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Lumara splits and sells to AMAG and Perrigo

30 September 2014 Business

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Lumara has just emerged from bankruptcy and brings a drug for suppressing pre-term birth, plus other women’s health product...

Mitsubishi to buy Japanese gases specialist

30 September 2014 Business

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Taiyo Nippon Sanso acquisition continues consolidation in Japan’s chemical industry

Backlash as EPA considers fracking chemicals disclosure rules

30 September 2014 News and Analysis

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EPA has been warned that forcing greater transparency could jeopardise trade secrets

Tiny tips reveal cells’ chemical secrets  

Penetrating microprobe enables rapid mass spectrometry of single cells’ contents

Mirror peptides hitch a lift into the cell  

Hijacking nature’s tricks to smuggle drugs across the cell membrane

Pick and mix macromolecules  

Activating C-H bonds in molecular building blocks enables complex macromolecules to be cre...

Nanoparticle studies leave the lab  

Scientists take to the outdoors to show that single walled carbon nanotubes accumulate and...

NIH wants scientists to consider sex in research  

Preclinical and clinical research is overreliant on male test subjects which can cloud fut...

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Transparency measures forced on pharma

30 September 2014 Feature

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Previous misdemeanours are compelling the pharmaceutical industry to be more open with financial information and clinical dat...

Pepping up antibiotics  Premium content

Industry and academia are turning to antimicrobial peptides to find new antibiotics, Andy ...

The molecules that make memory  Premium content

The chemistry of making – and losing – memories is increasingly well understood, as Ra...

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