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Secrets shown in a good light

31 May 2016 Research

UV light reads and writes invisible messages on modified paper

India hit hard by US regulatory sanctions

31 May 2016 Business

Data integrity issues have led to punitive measures, but companies are taking measures to improve

Hydrogens seen crystal clear in small molecules

31 May 2016 Research

Researchers have pinned down the precise position of hydrogen atoms in crystal structures using widely accessible methods

US tax rules force fertiliser merger to fall flat

27 May 2016 Business

CF Industries' $8bn merger plan to relocate from US to Europe scuppered by regulatory changes

US chemical regulation reform delayed yet again

27 May 2016 News and Analysis

Senator is blocking update to 40-year-old chemicals law and calling for more time to examine the bill

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   

US tax relief law benefits chemical makers

26 May 2016 Business

Bill provides mechanism to waive import tariffs on materials not available from domestic suppliers

Gas trap could drive down cost of key commodity chemical

26 May 2016 Research

Material can separate contaminant from the world’s biggest organic chemical feedstuff – ethylene – and cut its carbon footprint

Chemical synthesis injects new life into old antibiotics

26 May 2016 Research

Approach can construct wide range of new antibiotic candidates from simple chemical building blocks

Monsanto turns down Bayer offer

25 May 2016 Business

As global agrochemical companies consolidate, Monsanto rejects ‘inadequate’ $62bn offer from Bayer

Postdocs in the US poised for overtime windfall

25 May 2016 News and Analysis

Changes to US fair labour rule mean that up to 40,000 junior scientists eligible for pay rise

Explosive water display caught on film

25 May 2016 Research

SLAC produces first slow motion video of droplets exploding in path of x-ray laser

IBM-led team aims molecular antivirus at buildings and people

25 May 2016 Research

Polymers initially targeting cleaning wipes stop 11 different viruses entering cells

1922 chemistry Nobel medal up for auction

24 May 2016 News and Analysis

Prize awarded for the discovery of non-radioactive isotopes expected to sell for £200,000

Large HIV vaccine trial to launch in South Africa

24 May 2016 News and Analysis

US funding agency will enlist 5400 people for HIV vaccine study in South Africa in November

US drug giant will no longer supply lethal injection drugs

24 May 2016 News and Analysis

With Pfizer’s exit no US-approved pharma firm will sell its drugs to be used in executions

Polymeric pod promotes virus’s pesticidal powers

24 May 2016 Research

Dendrimer DNA carriers broaden range of virus targets

Crawling chemical system acts as if it’s alive

24 May 2016 Research

Intriguing globule that moves, eats and defecates

WHO clarifies glyphosate risks

23 May 2016 Business

UN and WHO panel conclude the herbicide glyphosate is ‘unlikely’ to cause cancer at realistic exposure levels

Global code of ethics planned for chemists

23 May 2016 News and Analysis

International group drafts new guidelines on safety, conduct and sustainability

AFM maps bacteria on skin

20 May 2016 Research

Scientists measure binding forces between bacteria and skin cells for better vaccines and skin treatments

White House unveils microbiome research plan

20 May 2016 News and Analysis

New $121 million initiative will foster integrated study of communities of microorganisms in people, plants and ecosystems

University research landscape faces big shake-up

20 May 2016 News and Analysis

UK government’s higher education white paper details increased competition, streamlining of funding bodies and teaching assessment

Deal reached on US chemical regulation reform

20 May 2016 News and Analysis

Modernisation of America’s outdated Toxic Substances Control Act agreed, and expected to be signed into law imminently 

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