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New antibiotic picked from nose bacteria

27 July 2016 Research

Discovery suggests human microbiome may be an untapped source of antimicrobial compounds

Kamikaze bacteria travel deep inside tumours to deliver deadly cargo

21 July 2016 Research

Engineered bacteria in tandem with chemotherapy show promise in mouse model of cancer

Brexit uncertainty ripples across regulation

14 July 2016 Business

What might leaving the EU mean for medicines regulation, the Unified Patent Court, and the UK’s participation in Reach?

Model hints at prebiotic chemistry on Titan

8 July 2016 Research

Saturn’s largest moon may be rich in hydrogen cyanide based polymers

Sanofi and Boehringer agree €11bn asset swap

29 June 2016 Business

Deal swaps Sanofi’s animal health arm for Boehringer’s consumer healthcare business as both firms aim to boost scale

World faces tough challenge turning words into action on antibiotic resistance

27 May 2016 News and Analysis

Countries are waking up to the challenge of ‘superbugs’ but agreeing a way forward will be tricky   

Audience reactions alter cinema atmosphere

20 May 2016 News and Analysis

The emotional content of a film affects the skin and breath volatiles given off by cinema goers

Searching for complexity

13 May 2016 Feature

Lee Cronin’s research ranges from inorganic clusters to robot reactors driven by algorithms. Anthony King finds out what makes him tick

Abbot boosts heart devices with St Jude buyout

6 May 2016 Business

Medical devices consolidation continues with $25bn deal, but Abbott expresses concerns over proposed Alere merger

Earthly xenon’s asteroid origins reveal planet’s genesis

26 April 2016 Research

Discovery that atmospheric xenon is unrelated to that in the mantle hints at two separate extra-terrestrial ‘deliveries’ of the element

TOC-L analyser

21 April 2016 Feature

User review - total organic carbon analyser

Sweet Siren call of surface lures bacteria to their death

11 April 2016 Research

Chemoattractant can exponentially increase the killing power of antibacterial surfaces with uses in medicine and food safety

US treasury rules scupper Pfizer–Allergan merger

8 April 2016 Business

Government aims to crack down on corporate tax avoidance through ‘inversion’ deals

Irish institute in hot water with university ranking agency

29 March 2016 News and Analysis

Quacquarelli Symonds unhappy with emails sent to academics asking them to take part in survey

Antibiotic alternatives need to be recruited in fight against resistance

12 February 2016 News and Analysis

Vaccines, probiotics and other substitutes could help battle antimicrobial resistance as antibiotic effectiveness fades

Oil slump reverberates in chemicals

9 February 2016 Business

Collapse in crude prices has complex and mixed effects on markets for derivative chemicals

A volatile question

29 January 2016  Premium contentFeature

VOCs are more than just a man-made problem. Anthony King looks through the wood to the trees

Pressure on controversial nanoparticle paper builds

27 January 2016 News and Analysis

Expression of concern and reprimand for chemists may seal fate of work on palladium particles

Shire bets big on rare diseases

18 January 2016 Business

$32bn Baxalta buyout will deepen Shire’s commitment to developing specialist drugs for small patient populations

Dow and DuPont mega-merger heralds break-up of giants

16 December 2015 Business

New firm will split itself in speciality, agrichemical and materials businesses with R&D taking a hit from cost savings

All boats to be lifted by Irish science strategy

11 December 2015 News and Analysis

Ambitious plan to double research spending relies on tapping the private sector to provide two-thirds of the money

Review calls for tighter controls on antibiotic use in farming

9 December 2015 News and Analysis

Legally binding targets are needed to tackle resistance worldwide, latest report says

Pfizer and Allergan agree mega-merger

27 November 2015 Business

$160 billion deal allows Pfizer to escape US tax system by re-homing in Ireland

A radical rethink

27 November 2015  Premium contentFeature

Free radicals might not be the bad guys they’ve been painted as

Poor management of antibiotics squandering life-saving drugs

24 November 2015 News and Analysis

Internet and over-the-counter sales along with counterfeit drugs are driving a worldwide rise in antimicrobial resistance