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Call for US national laboratories to publish demographic data

29 July 2016 News and Analysis

Transparency key to improving diversity among STEM workforce, says congresswoman

Pigeons used to map lead pollution in cities

29 July 2016 Research

Researchers find lead levels in pigeons mirror those of children in New York City

Key metabolites controlling stem cell fate identified

29 July 2016 Research

Researchers may have found a cheaper way to get cells to differentiate into bone or cartilage on demand

Bringing 2D materials to market

29 July 2016 News and Analysis

Thomas Swan will supply Manchester institutes at bulk scale to speed application development

‘Nanotube-optimised chains’ may boost chances of Olympic cycling success

28 July 2016 News and Analysis

Team GB is using a chain treatment that reportedly leads to significant power savings

Venus flytrap inspired smart material snaps back

28 July 2016 Research

Smart material inspired by carnivorous plant rapidly changes shape in response to temperature and pH changes

Mineral hydrogel may usher in new class of recyclable plastics

28 July 2016 Research

Calcium carbonate hydrogel can be moulded, hardened and recycled – just add water

New antibiotic picked from nose bacteria

27 July 2016 Research

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

Fluorescent MOF gets billion-fold boost in conductivity

27 July 2016 Research

Filling framework with a conductive polymer paves the way for electronic applications

Fibrant to quit US operations

26 July 2016 Business

Caprolactam supplier will shed hundreds of jobs, while operations in Europe and China continue

Arkema boosts Bostik adhesives

26 July 2016 Business

New adhesives plant in Sweden and acquisition of Dutch firm Den Braven

Celgene and Jounce team up against cancer

26 July 2016 Business

Firms promise next-generation immuno-oncology as existing drugs rack up successes

Molecules built from supersized atoms

26 July 2016 Research

Superatomic structures could find applications in catalysis, energy conversion and storage

HPLC-free synthesis slashes protein production time

25 July 2016 Research

Tagging system may make building biologically relevant proteins faster, cheaper and greener

Hydrogel fulfils burning desire for dissolvable bandage

25 July 2016 Research

Burn dressing created that simply washes off, rather than having to be cut away could mean less pain for patients

Quantum computer simulates hydrogen molecule

25 July 2016 Research

Prototype shows potential for more complex electronic structure calculations 

Former Lotte Chemical chief under fire

22 July 2016 Business

Ex-head of South Korean firm grilled by prosecutors over alleged fake accounting records

World doping body reinstates Rio lab

22 July 2016 News and Analysis

Drug lab will test athletes’ samples for the Olympics after questions about standards at the facility led to suspension

No health effects from chemicals from West Virginia spill

22 July 2016 News and Analysis

January 2014 leak from Freedom Industries’ site at levels too low to harm people’s health

Failed coup leads to crackdown on academics

22 July 2016 News and Analysis

More than 1500 deans have been dismissed from universities amid claims of a settling of political scores

National Academies seek post-Brexit commitments from government

21 July 2016 News and Analysis

Seven leading scientific societies have published a joint statement of concern for the future of UK research and innovation

Israeli chemists urge government to ban chemical weapons

21 July 2016 News and Analysis

Open letter presses prime minister to ‘remove the curse of chemical weapons from the face of the Earth’

Pink paper probe exposes formaldehyde

21 July 2016 Research

Simple test can find carcinogenic pollutant in liquids, air and even living cells

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

DuPont found liable in second of 3400 cancer cases

20 July 2016 Business

US jury awards over $5 million in claim linked to PFOA emitted by DuPont plant