News September 2004
Government-commissioned report on nanotech released.
The European Bioinformatics Institute has launched a freely available dictionary of 'small molecular entities'.
The US Government has taken the unprecedented step of authorising a licensing agreement between biotech firms in the US and Cuba.
Learned societies at risk from 'open access'.
Controversy over new method to cut atmospheric CO2 levels.
Francis Crick, joint winner of the 1962 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine for the groundbreaking discovery of the DNA double helix structure has died at the age of 88.
True blue-sky research is becoming a thing of the past, fears Donald Braben, visiting professor at University College London, UK, who wants to see the trend reversed.
Recent reports that the most popularly prescribed class of antidepressants.
This year's round of second quarter results from the US chemical industry signals a much needed improvement on last year's performance.
Blocking ?-sheet formation offers hope for diseases from diabetes to Alzheimer's.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory creams are only helpful in the short term.
Polymers found in aloe vera extract could save the lives of trauma victims.
Surfactant-enzyme complexes successfully separate enantiomers.
Metal ions make it possible to control molecular folding and unfolding.
A new microscope with tiny probe tips makes looking at single cells easier.
New innoculation offers affordable protection for children in developing countries.
Cinnamon oil extract may control the spread of malaria.
Eating fish is good for the heart, but watch how it's cooked.
US researchers improve the biological activity of compounds from sponges.
Gel filtration chromatography should not be relied upon in isolation.
Titanium could help solve a long-standing barrier to fuel cell technology.
Molecular logic gate function is easily altered by rearranging its components.
Laser light avoids side-product formation in ligand synthesis.
Researchers develop novel diffraction techniques for structure determination.
Synthetic probes can track activity of proteins in cells.
Better out than in: a new ink might help to betray the presence of oxygen in pre-packed food.
Specially designed ligands are being called upon to try to control the chemistry of the maverick early transition metals (ETMs).
Could cyanobacterial proteins hold the key to the 'hydrogen economy'?
Ionic liquids provide new temperature controls
A greener way to dechlorinate the pesticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is being developed by Japanese researchers.
Some peptides are more susceptible than others to damage by radicals.
A non-invasive method to quantify water in living cells is being pioneered in Germany.