Vol 2, no.5
News and analysis
UN report records the consequences of ecosystem change
Harry Gray, professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, has been awarded $970 000 (£518 000) to study the structures, dynamics, and misfolding of malignant pr...
Chemists across Europe are pushing for a higher profile for chemical science in the European Commission's seventh framework programme for research.
Australia faces a looming shortage of chemists that could endanger the emerging bio-technology and nanotechnology industries, fields that are expected to shape the nation's future ...
Commercial advice for start-up competitors
Not everyone in China welcomes the unprecedented growth in the country's chemical industry
Chemists make the case for nano nomenclature
Airborne pesticides must be taken much more seriously when assessing risks of pesticide use, caution environmental chemists.
The anti-impotence drug viagra offers a potential treatment for pregnant women at risk of developing preeclampsia
Scientific research in Asia could be pushing the US into second place, according to a US public policy expert.
UK researchers to transcend departmental divisions
The chemical sector is a clear winner among this year's Queen's Awards for Enterprise, announced at the end of April.
Chemistry departments can now get involved in the next RAE
A blue plaque honouring two of Manchester's celebrated chemists, Edward Frankland and Henry Enfield Roscoe, has been unveiled in the city.
The controversy over genetically modified crops has flared up again after Syngenta confirmed it had been mistakenly distributing an unapproved version of its GM maize in the US.
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The age of vintage sherries can be authenticated using statistics
Fusing proteins together as they interact means their actions can be analysed
Carbon nanotube sensors to selectively analyse gas samples
Researchers add compounds to database of chemical weapons
Gas-phase spectroscopy on large molecules confirms their structure
Insulin proteins pass on their structural information and add to amyloid research
Antibacterial polymers designed to distinguish between bacteria and human cells
Modified nucleotides highlight binding by antibodies
A common weed could help decontaminate water in the developing world
Combining controlled polymerisation and 'click' chemistry
Induced isomerisation causes iron to switch its spin state
Solid state NMR can determine the details of complex amyloids
Geochemists study molten droplets from meteorite impact
New gels could allow artwork to be cleaned without causing damage
Academics team up with chemical companies to investigate catalysis
Pomegranate juice reverses the development of atherosclerosis at the level of gene activation, report researchers in Italy and the US.
The discovery of a process crucial to cell growth regulation could improve understanding of cancer and ageing
Chinese researchers have developed the first soluble polyurethane (PU) with controllable properties that could make it suitable for biomedical applications.
A polymeric material that changes colour when an electric current is applied has been developed by scientists in Germany.
A cheap, portable method to determine gene mutations, suitable for use in hospital labs, has been developed by US scientists.
The first steps towards performing routine NMR spectroscopy in ionic liquids have been taken by a group of scientists working in Germany.
Arginine-rich peptides use anions to cross membranes in biological systems, say Swiss researchers.
Nanophotocatalysts are killing cancer and viruses by producing destructive oxygen species.
A method to synthesise diverse libraries of carbohydrate clusters quickly and simply has been developed.
The human genome is being used to produce a new generation of drugs that target the genetic changes responsible for individual cancers.
Processes for decomposing pesticides and chemical warfare agents are being unravelled by Canadian scientists.
A simple chemical alteration can make a molecule that normally forms gels in organic solvents switch to making gels in water.
An iridium complex has been developed as a red-light emitting material for use in organic light emitting diodes (OLED).
Heston Blumenthal, chef-proprietor of the Fat Duck restaurant, uses chemistry to create unusual dishes. Katharine Sanderson talks to him
A grand vision of global cooperation promises to boost the opportunities for chemical analysis from space. Andrew Scott looks at the findings from existing satellites
Researchers are taking surfactants and emulsions, the ingredients of liquid soaps and face creams, and using them to tackle some of the world's most challenging infectious diseases...
Michael Gross investigates the ways in which nature can be used to help in the quest for new molecules
Whatman claims to be in good health after restructuring and has been on the acquisition trail. Karen Harries-Rees reports
Research funding is essential for Europe to become a key knowledge-based economy
Life in a start-up company can be anything but easy, as Lionel Milgrom discovered
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