Vol 1, no. 6
News and analysis
Volatile metabolites provide vital clues in murder investigation.
Argenta's oncology programme is now ready for licensing and the company is 'having serious conversations' over this with several companies.
Materials chemists in the UK have made important advances in understanding how to control the growth of films of zinc oxide crystals on a range of substrates.
The final evidence session of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into scientific publishing has exposed wide gaps in the understanding of issues surround...
Emission reduction worldwide will count towards EU credits.
Aventis has finally accepted a bid from its French rival Sanofi SynthÚlabo.
With moments to spare before the official launch, the Royal Society has published the first paper in its new journal dedicated to research at the physical-life science interface.
Rumours of an enforced exodus among senior management at SkyePharma.
EU biotechnology strategy reports limited progress.
Academic researchers world-wide need to get up to speed with ongoing changes to patent legislation or face potentially grave financial consequences.
Ionic liquids (ILs) are often hailed as the green saviours of organic chemistry.
The UK chemical industry should see the impending Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) legislation as 'an opportunity, not a threat'.
Being a member of the European Parliament (MEP) could be a risky occupation.
Judging by the workload facing the new European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), a move to Europe could be a smart decision for scientists looking for long-term job security.
The publication of results using a novel bio-decontamination technique has pumped up the share price of the British company that developed the technology and could advance the figh...
Fire investigators are probing the cause of a blaze at a chemical plant in Derby, UK.
Billion dollar sales set for a shake up.
A second inquest into the death of a British serviceman involved in nerve agent trials at Porton Down fifty years ago began on 5 May 2004.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), Philadelphia, US, has acquired a priceless collection of textbooks chronicling the past 600 years of chemistry.
Chem People website; National Institute of Clinical Excellence; BP; BASF; Intelligent Engineering; Chiron Corporation
US researchers develop portable genetic analysis device.
Fooling the human body by camouflaging inorganic particles as proteins.
Enzyme holds key to anti-cancer properties of bacterial product.
Opening therapeutic options for lung disease.
Modifying contact lenses will allow easy monitoring of blood glucose levels.
Acoustic levitation of micro droplets leads to test tubes without walls.
Evidence suggests that radical-pair theory guides migratory birds on their way.
Spanish researchers suggest that sherry can help lower cholesterol.
Novel compounds help the body accept DNA-based drugs.
Chemists use biological compounds to assemble nanoparticles.
US and Russian scientists discover new mineral in moon rocks.
Scientists track down protein which helps the immune system remember.
Nanotechnology helps bone regrowth around artificial implants.
Carbon nanotubes shuffle atoms and molecules into place.
Effects of fluorine on enzyme-inhibitor interactions.
Simple method to prepare conducting polymer nanostructures.
New automaton promises to diagnose cancer and administer a therapy.
Radiation doses can be measured and calculated more sensitively thanks to a new material being developed by Norwegian researchers.
A recent report from US scientists concludes that biologically inspired sensors and lab-on-a-chip devices will be at the heart of future counter-terrorism technologies.
Hydrogen peroxide can be efficiently synthesised from hydrogen and oxygen without the need for strong acids or the risk of explosion.
Scientists from Umeň University in Sweden have come up with a straightforward way of measuring distances within protein molecules using fluorescence spectroscopy.
Tailor-made ligands have allowed researchers to develop a unique catalytic system.
Connecting microfluidic devices may not be as problematic in the future as it is now.
Materials are becoming increasingly smart and now, by utilising known biological applications, a 'smart Petri dish' is being developed.
According to public perception, organic food is the more heathy option. But is this always the case? Maria Burke looks at organic farming and explodes a few popular myths.
New studies into the chemicals present in garlic and onions continue to confirm that these remarkable plants contain a veritable treasure trove of healing agents. Dennis Rouvray in...
Colin Self is helping the food industry to find robust and reliable technologies for routinely detecting vitamins, but his technology could have wider implications, including for r...
The nuclear power industries of Europe and the US plan to invest at least $5 billion over the next decade in separation of uranium isotopes. David Fishlock looks at how the technol...
Nearly 20 years ago, Sir Alec Jeffreys made a discovery that would lead to the development of DNA fingerprinting, one of the most powerful tools available for identifying criminal ...
Products from renewable resources and synthetic procedures that use energy and raw materials economically with the help of novel catalysts are examples of the potential benefits of...
Simon Campbell unveils his plans to raise the profile of the chemical sciences.
June - 75 years ago; 100 years ago; 165 years ago; 180 years ago; 205 years ago
Name the French-born chemist who founded pneumatic chemistry, introduced the limewater test for carbon dioxide, discovered an element and pioneered the study of thermodynamics.
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