Vol 1, no. 11
News and analysis
Laureates underline the values of a cross-disciplinary approach
The European plasticiser industry has expressed concern over a recent EU decision to ban the use of three phthalate plasticisers in children's toys.
We couldn't do without chemistry.
The 2004 Visions of Science awards.
October was a tough and busy month for AstraZeneca.
New legislation to simplify registration of traditional medicines.
In a tradition spanning back to 1991.
Maurice Wilkins, who shared the 1962 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine with James Watson and Francis Crick, has died aged 87.
The fully-human antibodies that MorphoSys, based in Munich, has synthesised are reportedly able to kill cancer cells in vitro.
Good news for chemists at Manchester.
German-owned chemicals company BASF has put out a call to specialists and 'interested amateurs'.
How are chemists equipped to face the challenges presented by an evermore cut-throat business world?
Award for Innovation in Applied Catalysis, PowderJect, biggest polluters of air and water fined, Green chemical technology roadmap, Varisolve delayed
Fluorescent polymers flag bacterial infections.
Methane-oxidising bugs sidestep copper uptake.
Nanoparticles stabilised by hydrophilic pentapeptide sheath.
Carbon nanohorns could provide a new delivery system for unstable drugs.
Molecular diodes bring single molecule devices a little closer.
Stable isotope mass spectrometry is linking batches of materials used in crimes.
Wrapping molecules in organoclay improves their stability.
New synthetic capsules may aid cross-membrane ion transport.
Evaporation and condensation kinetics of ice clarify confusing observations.
Light sensitivity is no longer a problem for studying anti-microbial silver.
Cell culture on ultra-thin membranes provides a model of the blood-brain barrier.
Thin film deposition is key for optimising thermal imaging.
Research shows little advantage in eating organic tomatoes.
Researchers reduce toxic effects of nanotechnology through chemical change.
Low cost LEDs provide promising light for diabetes.
Complementary DNA strands allow novel reaction products to be easily identified.
Methane gas can be formed from inorganic components.
Drug resistant bacteria have developed a preference for haem iron.
Cytochrome c oxidase's active site is preserved when it is immobilised on an electrode.
Spanish researchers have optimised a mild method to remove sulfur from fuel.
Water quality tests have been scrutinised by UK scientists.
Newborns are unable to process bilirubin, which causes jaundice that is treated by exposure to blue and white light.
Researchers in Denmark and India have prepared synthetic DNA analogues known as oligonucleotides that have the potential for use as antisense drugs.
A potential new generation of anti-cancer agents is on the horizon, if different DNA forms can be unravelled using new technology.
Part of a natural compound that can lower cholesterol has been made by cloning a fungal gene.
Chemists at the University of Munich, Germany, have made a new porous material that can be dehydrated with no structural effects.
Chemistry gets a bad press for creating 'nasty' molecules, such as chemical warfare agents, or pesticides.
The mystery about plants' internal 'light switches' is slowly being unravelled, thanks to theoretical chemists in Sweden.
Often viewed as a dream rather than a commercial prospect, DNA as a construction material in nanotechnology may be applied in practice sooner than many expect. Andrew Scott looks a...
Discovering how the body carries out quality control has earned three scientists the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Karen Harries-Rees looks at their work.
Over the last 20 years, Cuba has invested heavily in biotechnology centres, which might make the island economically competitive despite the worst efforts of the US administration....
Science and technology is playing a big part in combating terrorism. Ian Farrell looks at how analytical science is helping.
As the 2004 Nobel prizes are announced, Colin Russell examines the life and times of William Ramsay, who discovered the noble gases and won the coveted award in 1904.
Indian companies are increasingly becoming a force to be reckoned with, says Brian Tempest.
A radical change to the UK's research funding system is needed.
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One of turmeric's claims to fame has been as a substitute for saffron.
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