News April 2004
US firm plans to commercialise catalysts for decontamination.
One of Nasa's Mars rovers has discovered convincing chemical evidence that the area it is exploring was once covered with water.
Astex, a UK drug discovery company, has set up a multi-target drug discovery agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), a German pharmaceutical firm.
US suggests testing chemicals on humans.
European researchers developing 'smart' construction materials capable of reducing air pollution are awaiting the first results of their latest studies using environmentally 'relev...
Global restrictions on bioaccumulative chemicals classed as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) will apply.
Scientists find new iron-attacking microbes.
At a recent breakfast seminar in London, UK chancellor of the exchequer, met with top UK scientists to discuss the future of science.
Two major agrochemical companies, Dow Chemical and Syngenta, have recently announced research alliances that will expand their plant-derived pharmaceutical businesses.
Employing a viral infection to decontaminate anthrax-laden soil might sound alarming but could offer an environmentally friendly solution to just such a bioterror threat.
US researchers raise hopes of new treatment for alcoholism.
Schering-Plough finds key to cholesterol-lowering drug.
Novel labelling technique illuminates synchronous gene expression.
Extra-terrestrial amino acids answer chiral question.
New information points to possible effects of radiation on blood.
Anti-viral agents launch a two-fronted attack on HIV.
Chemical turns embryonic stem cells into muscle.
Ethanol reactor offers green energy solution.
Okra plants could help to prevent stomach ulcers.
Structural consequences of genetic editing.
New ionic liquids from cheap non-toxic sources.
Towards a true lab-on-a-chip system.
Swedish chemists develop mini syringe to pick up pollution.
Prototype device heralds microbial fuel cell.
Gas chromatography reveals why worker ants destroy their eggs.
US physicists simplify the process of nanotube alignment.
Engineered motor protein holds nanotechnological promise.
Versatile nanotechnology to deliver drugs and decontaminate soil.
Bacteria and toxic plants don't sound like the most helpful of things, but in studies into the biological formation of fluorine containing compounds, they seem to be very useful.
Giant voids conjure up space-age images of huge expanses of nothing, but everything is relative.
We are now a step closer to understanding the subtle interplay of gas-soot interactions in the atmosphere thanks to a team of scientists.
A team of US researchers are solving some of science's toughest problems using mathematical modelling techniques based on genetic reproduction.
Prototype electrophoresis equipment that can operate without human intervention has been developed by a team of Swiss scientists.
Developments in electron source materials will impact on many applications, from flat-panel displays to electrical propulsion systems for space craft.
New insight is being offered into the role of ionic liquids in catalysis.