Vol 1, no.5
News and analysis
Scientists make peace with the government, but turn on each other.
The global pharmaceutical industry has only 22 compounds in development for treating tuberculosis (TB).
Attempts to turn rice straw, the inedible remains of the rice crop, into a wood substitute are beginning to shed light on a host of properties that might exceed even those of humbl...
At an intergovernmental meeting in Montreal, Canada in March, participants from 114 countries voted to grant limited 'critical use exemptions' to 11 developed countries facing the ...
Rapid termiticide development fails to stem insect swarm.
Personalised medicine, which promises to prevent, detect and cure diseases by linking the mechanisms and pathways of illnesses to individuals, will become a reality 'in our lifetim...
Energy company executives are raising renewed concerns over the UK's ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions one year after publication of the government's Energy White Paper.
The next major challenge facing UK researchers is to persuade society that scientific method should be at the core of scientific debate, and to diminish the influence of minority p...
Britain's views on EU chemical legislation released.
Around the world, counterfeit chemicals present a risk to the public.
Bernard Henbest took up the chair of organic chemistry at Queen's University Belfast in 1958 at the age of 33.
Sir John Pople revolutionised the field of quantum chemistry.
Researchers at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, UK, are developing what they claim to be the 'most intense laser in the world'.
Vernalis, the biotech company formed from the merger of British Biotech and the original Vernalis, has bought back the rights to its migraine drug from Irish biotech firm Elan.
Gaussian; AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline; parallel trading of pharmaceuticals
Researchers develop protein copies which make bacteria impotent.
Microcapsules offer a novel route for DNA-based drugs.
Chemists open the doors to new applications for colour-changing polymers.
Could adding iron to the ocean cut carbon dioxide levels?
Three different groups provide new insight into atmospheric reactions.
Artificial musks are causing scientists to look to new ways of detecting pollutants.
Chitosan carries vitamins and minerals to enrich fruit.
German researchers piece together biological jigsaw.
The brain chemistry of cholesterol metabolites.
US researchers suggest that a single protein gives different prion properties.
Hope for cholera sufferers in developing countries.
Using sunlight to remove oil from polluted beaches.
Molecular motors enter a new dimension.
Reinforcing polymers with carbon nanotubes; it's all on the surface.
Supercritical CO2 offers a novel route to controlled protein release.
Clay particles help prevent cotton from burning so readily.
New cancer-beating molecules may be a step closer, thanks to collaboration between chemists and biomedical scientists in Australia.
A new biolabel to help biologists monitor dynamic processes in biological systems is being developed by a team at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.
Letting Nature do the hard work in preparing complex structures for microdevices is looking more likely thanks to a team of materials scientists from Ohio State University and the ...
Nanomaterials with a core and a shell made from the same material have been synthesised for the first time.
Microfluidic devices could soon be improving the success of in vitro fertilisation, according to a team of scientists from the universities of Illinois and Wisconsin, US.
A new cage molecule with a unique 'double-propellor' structure and interesting magnetic properties has been prepared in a collaboration between universities.
Chemists are turning their hand to solving the world's electrical energy crisis.
The German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the Royal Society of Chemistry have worked closely together for many years. David Giachardi, chief executive of the RSC, and Wolfram Koch, GD...
People can lose their eyesight for a number of different reasons but there are a few promising treatments on the horizon. Michael Gross looks them up.
Fungi do more than rot fruit and veg: they have a profound role in geochemistry. Simon Hadlington explains.
This month Albert Eschenmoser receives the RSC's Barton gold medal. Cath O'Driscoll talks to him about a career spent chasing the mysteries of life.
Oil spills and chemical leaks can wreak havoc on the environment, but who is legally responsible for fixing the damage? Maria Burke investigates.
Terry Mitchell looks at the problems of implementing the Bologna process.
May - 65 years ago; 90 years ago; 100 years ago; 150 years ago; 175 years ago.
One of the more extreme pieces of television from last year came in the form of the BBC documentary Bodysnatchers.
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