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Exelexis slashes workforce by 70%

2 September 2014 Business

Poor clinical trial performance pushes company into cost-cutting drive

Flexible solar cell woven into fabric

2 September 2014 Research

Solar cell textiles could one day power wearable electronics

Wendy Brown: Space dust chemistry

1 September 2014 Research

The University of Sussex’s Wendy Brown explains how astrochemical research is done in the lab

Experimental Ebola drug 'impressive' in animal trials

1 September 2014 Research

All primates given ZMapp are cured of Ebola but the drug is still a long way from approval in humans

Roche to buy InterMune for respiratory boost

29 August 2014 Business

$8.3bn deal gives Roche a leading position in pulmonary fibrosis

Rigid molecular wires make electrons fly

29 August 2014 Research

Organic wires conduct electrons 800 times faster than other molecular counterparts by letting them hitch a ride on a vibrational wave

Concerns over chemical treatment of reclaimed fracking fluid

29 August 2014 Research

Current recycling procedure may do more harm than good

DuPont settles pollution charges for $1.3m

28 August 2014 Business

Allegations relate to eight hazardous chemical leaks in West Virginia between 2006 and 2010

Illuminating test measures fat in milk

28 August 2014 Research

Fluorescent probe has much to offer the dairy industry

Cost of scientific misconduct smaller than feared

28 August 2014 News and Analysis

Analysis puts a price on misconduct for US funder and claims it only comes to $58 million over 10 years

Clinical collaborations drive cancer immunotherapy

27 August 2014 Business

Companies race to pair up chemotherapy drugs with immune system-boosting antibodies to greatest effect in trials

Ionic liquids join battle against antibiotic resistance

27 August 2014 Research

Organic salts disrupt biofilms to leave resistant bacteria at the mercy of antibiotics

Fluorinating new life into an increasingly ineffective antibiotic

27 August 2014 Research

Aminoglycoside analogue evades bacterial resistance mechanism

First ionic liquid made from plant waste

27 August 2014 Research

Closed loop recycling could see ionic liquids made from biofuel by-products used to make more biofuel

No-frills coats set a trend for designer viruses

26 August 2014 Research

An artificial protein that self-assembles around and protects DNA could be ideal for gene therapy, nanomachines and synthetic biology

Yeast turned into morphine and opioid biofactories

24 August 2014 Research

Scientists hope that biotech route could protect the drug supply chain from harvest failures and problems with illicit use

Illumina targets cancer diagnostics

22 August 2014 Business

Sequencing will improve tests and speed up clinical trials processes for big pharma partners

Printed sensors kick up a stink

22 August 2014 Research

The signal comes to the user with smell tell paper

Scientists claim Russia's science plan lacks ambition

21 August 2014 News and Analysis

Programme is targeting fields such as advanced biofuels and smart grids that already have clear leaders, group says

A new gold standard for nano

21 August 2014 Research

Atomic resolution of 68 atom gold cluster will help to understand nanoparticles' catalytic activity

Cape Ray finishes destruction of Syria’s most deadly chemicals

21 August 2014 News and Analysis

Mustard gas and sarin precursors broken down on US navy ship, while progress is made with other weapon chemicals

Redirecting electrons boosts algal hydrogen generation

21 August 2014 Research

Scientists manipulate microbial fuel production process with protein structure tweaks

Doctors turn to experimental Ebola treatments

20 August 2014 News and Analysis

Drugs and vaccines untested in humans are being trialled on Ebola patients

Stefano Farris: Food packaging chemistry

19 August 2014 Research

Stefano Farris discusses how his research could help reduce the amount of plastic used to wrap ham, cheese and pasta

Radiolabels help evaluate emerging cancer treatment

18 August 2014 Research

Tracking tools will aid transition of boron neutron capture therapy from bench to hospital