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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 chemical regulation reform delayed yet again

27 May 2016 News and Analysis

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

Postdocs in the US poised for overtime windfall

25 May 2016 News and Analysis

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

1922 chemistry Nobel medal up for auction

24 May 2016 News and Analysis

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

Large HIV vaccine trial to launch in South Africa  

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

US drug giant will no longer supply lethal injection drugs  

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

Global code of ethics planned for chemists  

International group drafts new guidelines on safety, conduct and sustainability

White House unveils microbiome research plan  

New $121 million initiative will foster integrated study of communities of microorganisms ...

University research landscape faces big shake-up  

UK government’s higher education white paper details increased competition, streamlining...


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