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Caramel colour in soft drinks linked to cancer

26 February 2015 News and Analysis

Regulatory bodies and researchers sceptical of study on 4-MEI found in food colour

Nobel laureates warn on European science funding cuts

25 February 2015 News and Analysis

Cuts to fund investment scheme send message Europe 'is not the place to do high level science'

Open records laws used to bully, harass academics

25 February 2015 News and Analysis

Most US universities unprepared to deal with a deluge of freedom of information requests, report finds

Economic crisis to erode Russia's science base

24 February 2015 News and Analysis

Funding to be cut by 10% this year threatening some larger projects

US expands pollution monitoring to its embassies

23 February 2015 News and Analysis

International air quality programme will provide real-time data from US diplomatic posts around the world

White House appoints first chief data scientist

23 February 2015 News and Analysis

Industry veteran D J Patil, who formerly worked at the Pentagon, will take up the new post

Tantalising technology

20 February 2015 News and Analysis

Computer-assisted drug design always looks like it’s just about to work, says Derek Lowe, but the reality is complicated

Clinical trials high on list for medical marijuana community

17 February 2015 News and Analysis

Cannabis compounds hold therapeutic promise but a lack of data and regulatory obstacles are slowing progress

Poll finds majority of scientists engaging with public

16 February 2015 News and Analysis

AAAS members taking to social media and blogs to help inform science and technology discourse

US National Academies to revisit scientific misconduct

15 February 2015 News and Analysis

New report will move beyond old definitions and promote better working practices

MOF sensor sniffs out ammonia

12 February 2015 News and Analysis

First chemical sensor made from a 2D metal organic framework unveiled

Calculations predict pentagonal graphene

11 February 2015 News and Analysis

New carbon allotrope could have interesting physical and electrical properties

Science societies urge next UK government to invest more in research

10 February 2015 News and Analysis

National academies set out priorities to boost UK science after May's general election

US to restart chemical weapon neutralisation

9 February 2015 News and Analysis

Remainder of US cold war chemical weapons set to be destroyed by 2023

US on track to phase out most long-chain perfluorinated chemicals this year

9 February 2015 News and Analysis

Discontinuation deadline likely to be met, with measures in place to prevent these chemicals re-entering the US market

US funder mulls new emeritus award

6 February 2015 News and Analysis

NIH considers creating a transition award for senior investigators to help sustain the US scientific workforce

Review plots path to face down antimicrobial resistance deaths

6 February 2015 News and Analysis

Billion dollar innovation fund called for to kick-start antimicrobial drug research in the UK

Europe mulls laws to tackle microplastic scourge

5 February 2015 News and Analysis

Move follows call by five EU states to ban microplastics in consumer care products

Obama wants to boost R&D funding 6% in 2016

4 February 2015 News and Analysis

Chemistry funding through the National Science Foundation would grow 3% under new White House budget proposal

Higher education funding boost confirmed for England

2 February 2015 News and Analysis

Universities will receive an additional £1 billion in the forthcoming financial year

UK announces £40m fund for synthetic biology

2 February 2015 News and Analysis

The government has committed £40 million to set up new research centres and fund the development of synthetic DNA

Myriad calls a ceasefire in court battle over cancer gene tests

30 January 2015 News and Analysis

US biotech firm settles patent lawsuits involving BRCA gene tests, agrees to dismiss claims against several labs

Billion dollar package unveiled to fight antibiotic resistance

30 January 2015 News and Analysis

President Obama wants to almost double US funding to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria in 2016

Chemistry Nobel laureate Yves Chauvin dies aged 84

29 January 2015 News and Analysis

Catalysis chemist unravelled how olefin metathesis reactions took place paving the way for more efficient syntheses

Ebola vaccine shown to be safe in humans

29 January 2015 News and Analysis

GlaxoSmithKline vaccine will now be trialled in Liberia