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Starfish glue secrets under the microscope

16 April 2014  Research

Temporary adhesive holds promise for surgery and tissue engineering applications


DNA cube programmed for an exclusive reveal

16 April 2014 Research

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Hydrogen bonds keeping the cube’s shape only unzip in the presence of a very specific trigger

Toilet flushes could help power homes

15 April 2014 Research

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Transducer converts water motion into energy

Raman bites into tooth decay

14 April 2014 Research

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Mineral distribution signals help discriminate healthy enamel from cavities

Nanotubes zip into bundle of solar energy  

Closely packing photoisomerisable groups together boosts energy storage density of versati...

Former chief executive of Royal Society of Chemistry dies  

John Ruck Keene, whose career at the society spanned more than three decades, has passed a...

Redefining moisturiser  

The secret to soft skin is not necessarily increasing its water content but retaining mole...

Missing safety risk emails draw $9bn Actos fine  

Judge finds absence of Takeda documentation in bladder cancer case ‘disturbing’

Nanocrystalline copper turns CO into fuel  

New electrode converts carbon monoxide into alcohols and may be a route to storing renewab...

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The sultan of synthesis

11 April 2014 Feature

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Phil Baran is spurring organic chemists to rethink how they make complex compounds, as Mark Peplow discovers

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Tamoxifen has been treating breast cancer for 40 years, but few would have predicted how m...

Digging deep for safer water  Premium content

Arsenic-laced water is still poisoning millions of people in Asia. Nina Notman looks to se...

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