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Microbial miners

24 October 2014  Premium contentFeature

Jon Evans discovers the microbes hard at work on our behalf, extracting valuable metals from low-grade ore

Driving profit through smart procurement

23 October 2014 Webinars

How effective are your purchasing habits? Learn about cost-saving approaches that could support your company

Two for the price of one

23 October 2014 Critical Point

This year’s Nobel prizes show that chemistry truly is the central science

Next milestone in US HCFC phase out

23 October 2014 News and Analysis

Ozone-depleting refrigerants will be phased out by 2020 under new rules

Amgen seeks injunction to protect patents

23 October 2014 Business

Sanofi and Regeneron sued over cholesterol-regulating antibodies

Magnesium chloride

23 October 2014 Podcast | Compounds

It may have no common name, but as Brian Clegg explains, magnesium chloride has many common uses

Iridium forms compound in +9 oxidation state

23 October 2014 Research

Iridium oxide cation made by pulsed-laser vaporisation in the gas phase

Agilent to exit NMR

23 October 2014 Business

Closure of loss-making ex-Varian business gives users investment dilemma

US agency fast-tracks Ebola vaccine development

23 October 2014 News and Analysis

Health and Human Services invests almost $6 million to ready an Ebola vaccine candidate for clinical trials, meanwhile GSK says its vaccine is progressing at an ‘unprecedented rate’

Cyanide test for cassava

23 October 2014 Research

Colour changing system indicates if developing world staple is ok to eat

New light microscope creates 3D movies inside living cells

23 October 2014 Research

Researchers have built a microscope that can examine the inner workings of living cells in 3D

The resolution revolution

23 October 2014 Feature

Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy earned three of its creators a Nobel prize this year. Emma Stoye focuses in on their story

Develop your GCMS sampling methods the Smart way

22 October 2014 Webinars

Find out more about Smart Features and techniques that help maximise laboratory capacity

Nuclear energy's next generation

22 October 2014 Educated Chemist

Sarah Houlton meets the graduates training for careers in the nuclear industry

Research to make pathogens more dangerous halted

22 October 2014 News and Analysis

US agencies temporarily suspend funding certain ‘gain-of-function’ research until new government policy is in place

Free legal help for embattled US scientists

22 October 2014 News and Analysis

Pro bono effort to defend government and university scientists from ‘harassment campaigns’ has been launched

EPA takes steps to prevent herbicide resistance in weeds

22 October 2014 Business

US Agency approves spray for resistant engineered crops, but with restrictions and time limit

Isotope effect produces new type of chemical bond

22 October 2014 Research

Evidence emerges for vibrational bond first proposed 30 years ago

Elements – a new school approach to collaborative science

21 October 2014 Webinars

An introduction to how Elements from PerkinElmer can help record, share, and manage research easily and securely

European commission looks for endocrine disruptor defintion

21 October 2014 News and Analysis

Consultation seeks opinion on a scientific description for these chemicals to help inform existing regulation

Firing up battery safety

21 October 2014 Research

Smart battery provides early warning to prevent overheating hazard

Making light of food allergies

20 October 2014 Research

Pulsed light treatment improves protein digestibility whilst retaining functionality

UCLA spent $4.5 million on legal costs in Sangji case

20 October 2014 News and Analysis

University defends spending in case brought against chemistry professor, highlighting $20 million investment in lab safety

AbbVie backs out of Shire deal

17 October 2014 Business

Treasury rule changes make inversion ‘too uncertain’ and remove financial benefits

European scientists rally to protest jobs and funding crisis

17 October 2014 News and Analysis

Marchs across the continent aim to raise the plight of research and emphasise its economic importance