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Organic chemistry’s complexity conundrum

22 May 2015 Research

New tool seeks to answer the question: can an organic chemist’s intuition be quantified?

Complex amines made easy (and cheap)

22 May 2015 Research

Iron-catalysed cross-coupling brings together nitroarenes and olefins in a single step in boon for drug makers

Canada sets climate target

21 May 2015 Business

Canada aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from energy-intensive sectors by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030

Response to tainted US drinking water criticised

21 May 2015 News and Analysis

Scientific advice in the US is poor when it comes to responding to drinking water contamination

Molecular pump points way to non-equilibrium chemistry

21 May 2015 Research

Chemical system mimics nature's trick of accumulating molecules against a concentration gradient

Research shines light on perovskite solar cell manufacturing

21 May 2015 Research

Efficiency record for perovskites may be broken after development of new manufacturing method

Getting closer to secrets on the seabed

21 May 2015 Research

Scientists in Spain are developing a technique to analyse minerals and artefacts underwater

Taking the lead on drug discovery

20 May 2015 Research

Making compounds that promise to become useful drugs has just become a little easier

Malaria drug could cash in on green chemistry

20 May 2015 Research

Minimising acid and solvent toxicity brings surprising benefits in artemisinin production

GSK commits to HIV research

19 May 2015 Business

Firm will partner with US university and cancels plan to sell its share of ViiV Healthcare joint venture

Star creation for plant medication

19 May 2015 Research

Polymeric nanocarriers branch out and bear fruit

Roadmap to reward pharma for creating new antibiotics unveiled

19 May 2015 News and Analysis

Report recommends large up-front payments and an innovation fund for blue skies research to tackle microbial resistance

Cocaine users sweat over fingerprint analysis

19 May 2015 Research

Surface mass spectrometry quickly detects cocaine metabolites in fingerprints

Judge refuses Freedom Industries’ bankruptcy plan

18 May 2015 Business

Court says $6.7m proposal from the company responsible for huge West Virginia chemical spill is inadequate

$13.8bn Danaher bid wins Pall auction

18 May 2015 Business

Mega-merger follows consolidation trend in lab equipment supply sector, but analysts suggest this is yet to impact pricing competition

Opiate-producing yeast raises spectre of 'home-brewed heroin'

18 May 2015 News and Analysis

Warnings that completion of final steps in opiate biosynthesis could be a double-edged sword

Jellyfish skin perfect mould to cast complex nanoparticles

18 May 2015 Research

Hierarchical silver hybrid particles are cheap to make and have good catalytic activity

Dupont overcomes investor challenge

15 May 2015 Business

Shareholders decline to elect activist board nominees in a show of support for the current management’s strategy

Trade agreement could limit access to medicines

15 May 2015 Business

If approved in its leaked form, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would pose barriers for generic drugs to enter the market and keep drug prices high, warns the Foundation for Aids Research

UN sets its sights on marine microplastics

15 May 2015 News and Analysis

Scale of the problem means no simple solutions exist to tackle plastic particles already in the world’s oceans

Universities bear brunt of cuts to keep Australian science running

15 May 2015 News and Analysis

Cuts to funding for researchers announced in budget staves off infrastructure closures

Injunction blocks first US biosimilar

14 May 2015 Business

Despite regulatory approval, Amgen is delaying sales of Sandoz’s version of filgrastim

California demands warning labels for BPA

14 May 2015 News and Analysis

Despite safety evidence, the state has added BPA to its list of cancer-linked chemicals under ‘Proposition 65’

Panel of top scientists set to advise European commission

14 May 2015 News and Analysis

Announcement ends uncertainty over scientific advice after chief scientific adviser post scrapped

FDA accused of violating drug company’s freedom of speech

14 May 2015 Business

Amarin says the regulator is stopping it from giving ‘truthful, not misleading’ information to doctors about its fatty acid drug