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FDA takes action to remove biosimilars roadblock

1 September 2015 News and Analysis

The US Food and Drug Administration proposes system to name biosimilar drugs

Neonicotinoids present in many US streams

28 August 2015 News and Analysis

Persistent but low-level contamination prompts calls for further research on aquatic impact of pesticides

Sandia contractor to pay $4.8m to settle illegal lobbying charges

26 August 2015 News and Analysis

Lockheed Martin subsidiary allegedly misappropriated public funds to lobby Congress for a contract extension

Chemists wage war on designer drugs

25 August 2015 News and Analysis

Analytical tools that could help stop the proliferation of new psychoactive substances are being discussed

Simple chemistry saving thousands of gold miners from mercury poisoning

25 August 2015 News and Analysis

Basic apparatus is cutting mercury pollution and helping Indonesian miners go for gold

Trapped nanoparticles could bring 'wet' computing a step closer

24 August 2015 News and Analysis

Information can be rapidly stored and retrieved from single colloidal particles using light and electricity

Coating can drive down white LED light prices

21 August 2015 News and Analysis

Luminescent metal–organic framework films may supplant expensive, rare earth-based LED coatings

Tie funding to lab safety, urges Sheri Sangji's sister

19 August 2015 News and Analysis

Funding from US research agencies should be linked to a PI’s safety record, says the sister of UCLA lab accident victim

Colour-changing polymer tackles concussion diagnosis head on

19 August 2015 News and Analysis

Epoxy sponge that registers heavy knocks could alert doctors to head injuries in soliders and athletes

Cuban and US chemists hopeful amid warming relations

18 August 2015 News and Analysis

Optimism reigns as researchers from the two nations discuss exchanges and collaboration

Storm clouds gather for UK science as government weighs cuts

18 August 2015 News and Analysis

Science campaign groups warn against radical cost-cutting and research council restructuring as spending review nears

‘Drinkable book’ quenches thirst for water purification solution

17 August 2015 News and Analysis

Silver-doped cellulose pages can be used as filters to remove harmful bacteria

Russia faces international scientific blockade

13 August 2015 News and Analysis

Sanctions hampering imports of research equipment and damaging country's science base

Environment agency accident releases toxic mine waste into US rivers

13 August 2015 News and Analysis

More than 11 million litres of metal-contaminated water from defunct Colorado mine enters major US waterways

Scotland moves to ban GM crops under EU law

12 August 2015 News and Analysis

Concerns expressed that decision to protect nation's 'clean, green status' is not based on sound science

US research agencies accused of stifling communication of science

7 August 2015 News and Analysis

Survey findings suggest that government agencies are blocking interactions between journalists and government scientists

Obama's clean power plan stirs controversy

6 August 2015 News and Analysis

Carbon dioxide emissions from power plants to fall by 32% by 2030, but the legislation faces opposition from the chemical industry

Drop in number of Polish academics causes concern

5 August 2015 News and Analysis

University association points to 6% fall in numbers in two years and calls on government to act

Vaccine raises hopes of an end to Ebola

5 August 2015 News and Analysis

Trial shows vaccine provides complete protection and points way to fast-tracking medical research

US government science institute's one time police chief linked to campus meth lab

31 July 2015 News and Analysis

Explosion injuring a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's security force uncovered methamphetamine production

Big business backs White House on climate change

30 July 2015 News and Analysis

Top US companies including Google, Apple and Coca-Cola pledge at least $140 billion in new low-carbon investments

Switzerland R&D spending falls after Horizon 2020 cash freeze

29 July 2015 News and Analysis

Referendum vote to limit EU immigration has led to national research spending being cuts of 7%

Malaria vaccine approval first marred by efficacy question mark

29 July 2015 News and Analysis

Low protection rates in trials and uncertainty over cost-effectiveness leave vaccine's future up in the air

New Horizons sees red over Pluto’s atmosphere

28 July 2015 News and Analysis

Reaction of methane breakdown products are responsible for the dwarf planet’s rosy hue

US government uncovers safety failings at nuclear lab

28 July 2015 News and Analysis

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s safety culture put under the microscope by Department of Energy