Vol 2, no. 2
News and analysis
Online chemistry course takes over from day-release predecessor
Now that the human genome is safely stored in databases and we can look up our shared genetic heritage
Developing countries will never see improvements in human welfare or economic stability without scientific and technological innovation
FSS chief questions the intake on forensic science courses
Despite continued reports of DNA damage associated with chromium picolinate intake, the UK Food Standards Association (FSA) has stopped advising people against this supplement.
Engineers at the University of Durham say they have built the UK's largest linear electrical generator to harness wave power.
The hunt for a new face of science communication is on.
Herbert Brown, winner of the 1979 Nobel prize in chemistry, died in December 2004 at the age of 92.
IPFMA; World Year of of Physics; Einstein Year; Rotarix; Iressa; AstraZeneca; Iressa; Bayer Healthcare; Levitra
Improvements to target-guided synthesis herald novel enzyme inhibitors
Generating electricity from domestic wastewater dosed with acetate
Analysing organic dyes should improve the restoration of historic paintings
Polymer eye lenses could cure age related sight problems
Simple metal complexes as building bricks for luminescent systems
Wastewater from olive mills could prove a useful antioxidant source
Complex nanoscale structures could be snapped together with a microscope
Damage to cartilage could be fixed with a gel based on hyaluronic acid
Synthetic nanorotors provide the first step in creating complex nanomachines
Silicon in nanocrystalline materials could play a role in the nuclear industry
Moss makes metabolites associated with fungi and animals
Korean team makes a versatile addition to the nano toolbox
Proteins work their way into the middle of a polymerase chain reaction
Synthesising specific DNA sequences is becoming a possibility
Microreactors allow direct fluorination of organic compounds
New materials with better properties could soon be coming to a LCD-TV near you
Gamma-ray treated food can be distinguished from untreated equivalent
Raman spectral signatures underlie new technique for sensitive immunoassay
Spanish chemists are helping to clean up disused industrial sites.
European researchers have developed two methods for separating and transporting tiny amounts of dry powders in microfluidic chips
In a useful application of nanotechnology Spanish researchers have developed a sensitive toxic-cyanide sensor.
The first luminescent complex to contain magnesium has been made by chemists in India and the UK
Biological samples can be tested for ultra trace levels of uranium and plutonium with higher sensitivity than has been possible in the past.
Canadian researchers have been shedding light on the nature of the underlying photophysical processes in fluorescent probes.
Metal arylphosphine complexes that are rigid above room temperature have been studied for the first time.
Researchers at Keio University, Japan, have inverted an enzyme's enantioselectivity despite not knowing its structure or reaction mechanism.
In their search for new anticancer drugs medicinal chemists are developing compounds that inhibit DNA replication and cell proliferation.
Lasers can both initiate and investigate a molecular change to shed light on how molecules vibrate.
As the world's population gets older, neurodegenerative diseases are more of a concern than ever. Fiona Case finds out what role transition metals might play in this class of disea...
Innovation is a key factor in corporate success. Karen Harries-Rees examines the issues chemical companies face and how they approach innovation
Katharine Sanderson visits the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office to find out if the world of a science attaché is as glamorous as it sounds
Chemical informatics' goal is to make data available to everyone. Kira Weissman looks at how this rapidly growing field is developing
Supercritical fluids have been slow to be used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, but they now form the basis of Nektar Therapeutics' system to optimise the properties of pharmaceuti...
The pharma industry must maintain its support for the areas affected by the tsunami
Tony Ryan argues that nuclear power should be put back on the agenda
Q: What one chemistry fact should every member of the public know?
Watching paint dry
Deadly poisons and coffee
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