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New antibiotic picked from nose bacteria

27 July 2016  Research

Discovery suggests human microbiome may be an untapped source of antimicrobial compounds


‘Nanotube-optimised chains’ may boost chances of Olympic cycling success

28 July 2016 News and Analysis

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Team GB is using a chain treatment that reportedly leads to significant power savings

Fluorescent MOF gets billion-fold boost in conductivity

27 July 2016 Research

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Filling framework with a conductive polymer paves the way for electronic applications

Fibrant to quit US operations

26 July 2016 Business

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Caprolactam supplier will shed hundreds of jobs, while operations in Europe and China continue

Arkema boosts Bostik adhesives  

New adhesives plant in Sweden and acquisition of Dutch firm Den Braven

Celgene and Jounce team up against cancer  

Firms promise next-generation immuno-oncology as existing drugs rack up successes

Molecules built from supersized atoms  

Superatomic structures could find applications in catalysis, energy conversion and storage

HPLC-free synthesis slashes protein production time  

Tagging system may make building biologically relevant proteins faster, cheaper and greene...

Hydrogel fulfils burning desire for dissolvable bandage  

Burn dressing created that simply washes off, rather than having to be cut away could mean...

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GPS for your health

22 July 2016 Premium contentFeature

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Our individual environmental history – where we live, work and visit – can be linked to our health. Katrina Megget looks ...

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Nina Notman learns the role chemistry plays in monitoring volcanoes and understanding the ...

Joining the injured  

Andy Extance discovers how new medical adhesives are overcoming the difficulties bodily fl...

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Ghosts in the literature

Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky warn of the dangers when citing retracted papers


Homo citans and carbon allotropes

Roald Hoffmann and Davide Proserpio ask why citation is so important to chemistry


No time for grief: we must act

The UK science community must set its priorities in a post-EU world and win over the science sceptics, says John Womersley