News October 2004
Tablet coatings promise less pollution during manufacture.
The president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA), Julia Higgins, has called for scientists to take responsibility for their actions.
In an effort to engage the public, and simply because they enjoy it, chemists are turning to the arts to simplify scientific language. But sometimes the language itself can be stim...
Chemists at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, US, have developed a nano-sized dendrimer-based MRI agent they say could reduce the trauma associated with breast canc...
American Chemical Society recognises innovation.
Chemistry World has been awarded the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)/Charlesworth Award for Best New Journal.
Terpene profiles could be used to authenicate cheese.
With all that extra atmospheric CO2 being soaked up by the sea, the Royal Society has embarked on a study to find out what is currently known about the possible effects of a conseq...
The RSC has launched a new website for crystal engineers that will provide a central base for researchers worldwide and give them access to an array of services.
Changes in atmospheric conditions expected.
River bacteria to help dechlorinate rivers.
Anyone who has ever had a disastrous day in the lab, set fire to the bench, accidentally sniffed too hard over a fuming conical flask, you are now in good company.
Bees are creating a buzz in the world of antibiotic resistance thanks to research by independent teams in Belfast and Cardiff, UK.
Supplements containing chromodulin may form carcinogens in the body.
Scientists believe that nanoscale devices may be created on large RNA arrays.
Counterfeit roubles worth more than Tsar's own mint.
Texan chemists have discovered flame-retardant additives in supermarket meat.
Analysis of tooth cementum gives insight into ancient lives.
Novel chiral amplification with links to origin of life.
Networks of peptides can mimic logic gates.
New fluorescent labels can help distinguish between types of cell.
Scientists plan to determine if steroids found in water are due to livestock.
The first zinc-zinc bonded complex shown to be stable.
Evidence for the Baylis Hillman mechanism provided by advanced techniques.
Non-destructive Raman spectroscopy may reveal lifestyles of historic figures.
New inhibitors may overcome bacteria's resistance to tuberculosis drugs.
Spacecraft has already provided detailed information from Jupiter.
Engineered, shaped molecules to act as designer devices.
A new way to manipulate the biochemical nature of a single cell's interior has been developed by scientists in the US.
Piersandro Pallavicini and colleagues at the University of Pavia, Italy, have developed a system for fluorescence signalling within a pH range rather than at a specific pH value.
UK scientists are using computational and NMR methods to predict three-dimensional crystalline structures.
Detecting BSE in cattle early is critical, making a test for BSE in live cattle highly desirable.
Devices made from films printed with ink-jet technology have been improved thanks to research undertaken in the Netherlands.
Lanthanide complexes are showing potential for second order nonlinear optics (NLO), according to French researchers.
By using artificial ion channels based on gramicidin, a bacterial toxin, scientists from Canada and Germany are quite literally illuminating nerve cell processes.