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DNA-coated nanoparticles take crystal engineering into the diamond league

5 February 2016  Research

Self-assembling superlattices built with DNA could usher in era of materials on demand


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Maintaining marble monuments

5 February 2016 Research

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Oxamate salts add to the permanency of ‘set in stone’

Sprucing up biofuel with renewable antioxidants

5 February 2016 Research

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Coniferous bio-oil found to be an effective biodiesel stabiliser

BP to cut 7000 jobs

4 February 2016 Business

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UK oil company reduces its workforce to cut costs in response to low oil price and charges from Deepwater Horizon incident

Medical devices consolidation continues  

Abbott to buy Alere for $5.8bn to augment its point-of-care diagnostics business

Milk could aid fight against malnutrition  

New animal model shows milk proteins can repair intestinal damage

Sexual harassment prompts research funders and government to act in US  

Funding agencies take a stand against harassment in academic research, amid congressional ...

Seed secrets thief jailed  

Chinese born US citizen pleads guilty to conspiring to steal trade secrets from DuPont Pio...

Boost for non-animal toxicology testing  

Thousands of compounds have been screened in a bid to develop in vitro toxicity tests

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A volatile question

29 January 2016 Premium contentFeature

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VOCs are more than just a man-made problem. Anthony King looks through the wood to the trees

The cutting edge of gene editing  

The new gene-editing tool Crispr is taking the scientific world by storm, reports Katrina ...

Raiders of the lost steel  Premium content

The skills behind the legendary sharpness of wootz steel were once forgotten, but Andy Ext...

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Pride comes before a fall

In labs it’s important not to let familiarity breed complacency, says Derek Lowe