Vol 1, no. 3
News and analysis
Stockpiles of US munitions could be degrading at a perilous rate.
The management teams of EU chemical companies have come under fierce criticism from several private equity executives.
Astronomers identify key elements around extrasolar planet.
The next generation of spacecraft could be powered by materials whose structures are halfway between a centipede and a dressmaking accessory - but thousands of times smaller.
Leaders speak out against EU regulations.
Any prospects of an early agreement on Reach (Registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals), the proposed new EU regulatory regime for chemicals, have been dashed.
A team of British and French researchers from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca claims to have discovered a new class of quinazoline-based compounds.
Scientists lash out at French government over funding cuts.
An international team of researchers has taken a significant step on the road to using water as a cheap source of hydrogen.
Using click chemistry in the fight against brain disease.
A novel vaccine for treating Alzheimer's Disease (AD) could result from two research agreements recently signed by Neurochem.
Researchers blame bird deaths on vet drug.
There is an urgent need to introduce regulations on the development of genetically modified insects.
US researchers from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a subsidiary of DuPont, have identified a gene found in guar that produces galactomannan.
Acambis, a UK biotech company, is to close its research operation in Cambridge, UK, with the loss of around 40 jobs.
The growing importance to pharmaceutical companies of understanding the potential side-effects of their drugs was recently demonstrated when Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Abbott L...
A team of scientists from the US and Russia claims to have successfully created two new super heavy elements.
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Artificial intelligence used in drug detective work.
Colour-changing resin makes it easy to see amines being removed from solution.
A lab-on-a-chip device could cut hospital waiting times.
CO3 could be the key to formation of interstellar ices.
Sorting out which radioactive isotope of an element can be used.
An anti-HIV vaccine may be closer thanks to a new approach to vaccine design that is being developed.
Canadian scientists have identified precursors to the hormones responsible for the natural defence of oilseed rape and other economically important cruciferous plants, and vegetabl...
Tailoring porous materials to combine several properties within the same solid has moved a step closer.
The evaporation of serine clusters might have been involved in the early processes of life on earth according to researchers from Purdue University, US.
The first successful synthesis of an antibiotic with antitumour properties has been achieved by UK researchers.
A European team of scientists has established the source of semicarbazide contamination in jars of food.
UK research team improves beta blocker delivery using tree-like polymers.
Vaccinating plants against future attack.
US researchers find that HNO3 may change climate models.
Using large molecules to break nitrogen bonds.
Using biopolymers to take natural catalysts to industrial-scale reactions.
Japanese researchers develop carbohydrate biosensor.
Bacteria and enzymes are key contenders in battle against superbugs.
Danish researchers film the growth of carbon nanofibres.
Metabolomics may be the key to decoding plant genomes, reports Kira Weissman.
Gallium nitride is a new semiconductor that promises to outshine silicon, eclipse gallium arsenide and revolutionise our lives by reducing demand for electricity. John Emsley repor...
Scientists are taking a leaf out of Nature's book by attempting to harness enough energy from sunlight to carry out useful photochemical reactions. Philip Ball and David Andrews ta...
Success was sweet indeed for Victorian chemist A W Williamson. Colin Russell tells his story.
The three-way catalytic converter is a wonderful example of what technology can achieve in the face of new legislation, says Rosslyn Nicholson. But there's no room for complacency....
EU proposals on technology transfer agreements pose a substantial threat to innovation, says Amit Khandelwal.
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