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Protein design yields material with unprecedented two-way stretchiness

Synthetic material expands or contracts equally in two dimensions at… Read more >

Chemical treatment protects and improves promising 2-D material

Functionalizing black phosphorus with diazonium compounds can block oxidation Read more >

NAS elects new members

National Academy of Sciences adds 15 chemical professionals to its… Read more >

Perovskites tapped for flexible nonvolatile memory

Researchers make memory devices out of perovskites by taking advantage… Read more >

Haloperidol

It failed as a painkiller, but Haldol rapidly became an… Read more >

Lack of data on BPA exposure in developing countries

Few studies focus on developing countries where regulations around BPA… Read more >

AFM study could prompt surface catalysis rethink

Intermediates predicted by theory don’t match those seen under… Read more >

Iron-rich silicate plays cosmic matchmaker

Findings could help explain abundance of molecular hydrogen in interstellar… Read more >

Cancer deals spread

AbbVie nabs antibody specialist Stemcentrx, while Sanofi pursues Medivation Read more >

Sunset for perovskites?

Calculations cast shadow over solar cell materials Read more >

A nanowire battery that won't die

Gel electrolyte dramatically extends nanowire electrode lifetime to 100,000… Read more >

Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto dies at 76

Codiscoverer of the buckyball was also known for his efforts… Read more >

Chemours sheds disinfectants and aniline

Dow Chemical and Germany’s Lanxess will buy plants as… Read more >

Towards a new plastics economy

Global change is needed to avert disaster, says the Ellen… Read more >

Spain's largest research institution benefits from economic recovery

The CSIC doubles the number of permanent scientist posts that… Read more >

European food safety body to review BPA safety

EFSA will revisit data after studies suggest low exposures affect… Read more >

Nobel prize winner and buckyball discoverer Harry Kroto dies

Former Royal Society of Chemistry president with a passion for… Read more >

Broken ribozyme comes to life

Low temperatures on early Earth may have helped RNA world… Read more >

Decoy tricks sperm, prevents fertilization in mice

Peptide outside of egg cells could lead to new contraceptive… Read more >

Congress forms a chemistry club

New congressional caucus focuses on benefits of the central science… Read more >

Chemists introduce a user’s guide for palladium acetate

Better understanding of the catalyst precursor’s properties could make… Read more >

Chemical earnings beat expectations

Consumer demand made up for lower prices in the first… Read more >

Turning on biorthogonal reactions catalytically

Catalysts could help researchers control when and where tetrazine ligations… Read more >

Plant protein acts like a prion

Discovery contributes to idea that prions are more than just… Read more >

U.S. senators push for ban on caffeine powder

FDA efforts to regulate pure substance fail to protect consumers… Read more >

PPG will remove lead from paint

Paint giant will remove the heavy metal from all of… Read more >

Big pharma pursues next generation of antibodies

AbbVie and other big firms pay small ones to access… Read more >

Chemists benefit from changes to China’s R&D policies

Push for technology transfer may have larger effect than funding… Read more >

Congress passes bill to deter theft of trade secrets

Measure lets companies seek compensation in federal courts Read more >

Sanofi makes a bid for Medivation

CEO hoping to revitalize Sanofi's oncology business Read more >

Using strain to form collagen fibers

Tissue engineers could use data on how mechanical forces drive… Read more >

Do androids dream of electrostatics?

Artificial intelligence could be better than you think Read more >

UK graduates carry more student debt than US counterparts

English students’ debts may be set to increase further, charity… Read more >

Greenland ice sheet recoups subliming water vapour

Newly discovered part of the water cycle acts to conserve… Read more >

Scientists explore arsoles’ off-colour behaviour

Mechanochromism discovery ignites interest in arsoles’ emissions Read more >

Zinc spark of life marks egg fertilisation

Human egg’s discharge of zinc into its surroundings at… Read more >

The fleeting frontier 

Andy Extance finds out how chemists are studying processes lasting… Read more >

Searching for complexity

Lee Cronin’s research ranges from inorganic clusters to robot… Read more >

Drugmakers pursue next generation of antibodies

Big companies pay small firms to get at new technologies… Read more >

How the first nucleotides might have formed on Earth

Model compounds spontaneously form nucleotides under prebiotic conditions Read more >

Identifying honey’s floral origins

Nuclear magnetic resonance can help identify honey cheaters Read more >

Chemistry exam leaks anger Indian students    

A number of examinations have been rendered null and void… Read more >

Mixed outlook for ethanol–petrol blends

London study says incorporating biofuels into petrol supplies could increase… Read more >

Scientists claim to have seen ‘new state’ of water

Scepticism that water molecules with delocalised protons can be described… Read more >

Steady rise in US science and engineering doctorates raises job worries

Most research doctorates ever awarded in 2014, with chemistry PhDs… Read more >

Chemistry Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn dies at age 93

Physicist shared 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development… Read more >

Healing the world

Will GSK's move towards licensing patents in developing countries… Read more >

Why we need an allergic reaction

Michael Walker calls for a grand vision to protect people… Read more >

Cadmium telluride

It may not be the best material for solar cells… Read more >

Countries ink Paris climate change agreement

Nearly 200 countries signed the global climate treaty that aims… Read more >

Cracking the mushroom glow mystery

A Japanese researcher believes he has solved part of the… Read more >

Signature of Paris Agreement is first move toward global greenhouse gas controls

After 175 countries ink pact, attention shifts to domestic action… Read more >

Search finds super-emitters of methane and hydrocarbons

Aerial surveys identify leakage from oil and gas storage tanks… Read more >

Shadow of Chernobyl

Mark Peplow takes the long view on the cost of… Read more >

Goodbye borazine, hello hydrogen

New catalyst unleashes more hydrogen for ammonia borane-powered fuel… Read more >

Earthly xenon’s asteroid origins reveal planet’s genesis

Discovery that atmospheric xenon is unrelated to that in the… Read more >

Pumping up industrial wasted heat

Company profile: Qpinch reclaims wasted energy by mimicking nature Read more >

Crispr-edited mushroom dodges regulation

Anti-browning mushroom developed using Crispr-Cas9 gene editing will… Read more >

OxyChem expansion will support new coolants

Investment is latest to help make refrigerants with low global… Read more >

US federal research funding saw 6% growth

Support for research grew significantly between 2013 and 2014 but… Read more >

Golden opportunity to fight blindness with bananas

Studies on ‘golden bananas’ may help researchers develop carotenoid-rich… Read more >

UK science reaps rewards within EU

Lords report concludes UK science benefits from EU membership Read more >

High-containment labs need more oversight

Government report outlines safety improvements following 2014 and 2015 incidents… Read more >

Chemistry Nobel laureate Walter Kohn dies at age 93

Physicist shared 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development… Read more >

Light sparks conversion of dinitrogen to ammonia

Hybrid nanotech-biological technique could lead to an environmentally friendly… Read more >

Analysis of 40 years’ worth of patents reveals pharma reaction trends

Analysis of 200,000 patents issued from 1976 to 2015… Read more >

New study questions ghrelin-appetite link

Hunger hormone may actually promote fat storage Read more >

Wacker opens polysilicon plant

Competition in a difficult market faces $2.5 billion Tennessee… Read more >

Improved route to single-base genome editing

Modified CRISPR-Cas9 technique corrects disease point mutations by efficiently… Read more >

EU bans endocrine disrupting herbicides

Pesticides pose risks to aquatic life, groundwater, committee says Read more >

Contract drugmakers invest in dosage form

Moves by Recipharm, others highlight merging of chemical and finished… Read more >

Chemical accident kills 24 in Mexico

Tragedy at vinyls plant follows deadly ethylene glycol unit fire… Read more >

Students create superheroes to support nanoscience

National competition inspires nano-themed comics Read more >

Flashback: 15 years ago

A blue plaque for crystallographer John Desmond Bernal Read more >

Chemistry Nobel laureate Walter Kohn dies aged 93

Kohn was awarded the 1998 chemistry Nobel prize for developing… Read more >

Bacteria seeded with synthetic pathways

Living factories provide alternative to complicated chemical syntheses or farming… Read more >

Hawaii lab explosion linked to safety failings

Accident that cost a postdoc her arm resulted from inappropriate… Read more >

Plastic problems

Tiny pieces of plastic may be doing as much harm… Read more >

Illumina ups investments as its stock drops on lower sales

Next-generation sequencing leader invests to advance technology use, despite… Read more >

Biomaterials coax immune cells to help heal damaged tissue

Findings in mice could lead to therapies that regenerate tissue… Read more >

The fine print

There’s nothing like having your nose in a good… Read more >

Foul play

Nina Notman visits the AkzoNobel site in Gateshead and meets… Read more >

Birds’ eye views

Philip Ball asks whether quantum biology holds the secret to… Read more >

TOC-L analyser

User review - total organic carbon analyser Read more >

Cassini finds needle in a haystack investigating interstellar dust around Saturn

Alien dust provides evidence for solar system passing through giant… Read more >

Active esters enable powerful new route to carbon–carbon bonds

‘Insanely easy’ approach to form previously tricky sp3–sp3 bonds… Read more >

Bacteria separate rare earths

Materials scientists tap microbes to split up rare-earth elements… Read more >

Speedy printing of smart surfaces

A roll-to-roll printer stamps nanoscale features onto sheets… Read more >

Firefly inspires brighter LEDs

Future displays that glow like fireflies could use less energy… Read more >

Oil, natural gas operations are now top U.S. methane emitters

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions remain flat from 2013 to… Read more >

American Geophysical Union to keep ExxonMobil sponsorship

Scientific society continues to accept funds from big oil despite… Read more >

Paper sensor measures respiration rate

Device, which detects transient differences in moisture in inhaled and… Read more >

ACS finalizes its fall election ballot

Candidates for president-elect and directors are named Read more >

Biomaterials coax immune cells to help heal damaged tissue

Findings in mice could lead to therapies that regenerate tissue… Read more >

New technique reclaims mercury from spent compact fluorescent light bulbs

Two-step process might offer a more energy-efficient alternative… Read more >

Lead levels remain high in Flint’s water

Despite improvements, new data still exceed federal action level Read more >

Biodiesel catalyst ranks to expand

Seeing more growth ahead, two small companies invest in new… Read more >

Intellia lines up deal with Renegeron and a stock offering

Developer of CRISPR/Cas9 therapies finds a partner and looks… Read more >

Dutch chemical plant under investigation

Government to test residents living near former DuPont fluorochemicals facility… Read more >

New close-up views of the nuclear pore complex

Two studies bring the architecture of the cell’s mega… Read more >

First radical route to chiral quaternary carbons reported

New reaction could provide an easier path to the important… Read more >

Cyclic antimony complexes take aromaticity to a new level

Compounds containing an all-metal antiaromatic ring isolated for the… Read more >

University leaders must take responsibility for lab safety, report says

APLU issues recommendations to help schools improve safety culture on… Read more >

Exposure to pharmaceutical contaminants via vegetables

Consuming produce watered with reclaimed wastewater increased detectable levels of… Read more >

Lawn care firm Scotts to stop using neonicotinoids

Concerns about honeybee health prompts firm to reformulate consumer products… Read more >

New fate for atmospheric nitric acid

Photochemical reactions could lead to source of ozone-forming nitrogen… Read more >

Smart surfaces on a roll

A roll-to-roll printer and new resist materials print… Read more >

Vegetables grown with treated wastewater boost human exposure to pharmaceutical contaminants

Consuming produce watered with reclaimed wastewater increased detectable levels of… Read more >

University leaders should be responsible for lab safety, report says

APLU issues this and other recommendations to help colleges improve… Read more >

Ceramic-graphene composite shows promise as battery electrode

Material combines silicon oxycarbide’s large capacity for storing lithium… Read more >

New record for longest linear carbon chain

Researchers say it’s the closest approximation yet achieved of… Read more >

Researchers watch biomolecules fold

Force spectroscopy enables first direct observations of folding transition paths… Read more >

Air Products retreats from waste-to-energy

Shutting its new U.K. facility could cost the company… Read more >

Johnson & Johnson launches global health strategy

The firm aims to build scientific capacity while improving access… Read more >

U.S. Senate passes bill to combat theft of trade secrets

Legislation would give victimized companies recourse in federal court Read more >

Comet collisions may have helped seed life on Earth, lab experiment shows

Researchers produce ribose—a sugar important to sustaining life—in… Read more >

Toxic biocides may not be needed routinely at fracking sites, study shows

Tests find that some fracking sites don’t contain pipeline… Read more >

Inorganic LEDs flex and shine white

Gallium nitride nanowires promise bendable, longer-lasting, white light-emitting… Read more >

3-D printing start-up Carbon unveils its first printer

Company announces its M1 printer along with custom photosensitive resins… Read more >

FDA targets arsenic in baby cereal

Agency moves to reduce harmful levels of contaminant in infant… Read more >

Gilead buys Nimbus’s NASH portfolio

$400 million deal adds ACC inhibitors to Gilead’s liver… Read more >

At last, scientists solve structure of protein that antidepressants target

Serotonin transporter structure could provide map for discovering new therapeutics… Read more >

Tax rules kill Pfizer-Allergan merger deal

Record-setting combination doomed by loss of favorable tax treatment… Read more >

PubMed and conflicts of interest

U.S. senators want the database to provide funding sources… Read more >

Gilead buys Nimbus’s NASH portfolio

$400 million deal adds ACC inhibitors to Gilead’s liver… Read more >

FDA targets arsenic in baby cereal

Agency moves to reduce harmful levels of contaminant in infant… Read more >

Gecko-inspired adhesives get stretchy and conductive

A soft, sticky patch that conforms to skin could lead… Read more >

Microneedles patch into skin cancer

Patch allows for targeted delivery of nanoparticles loaded with promising… Read more >

Straining catalyst films boosts water-splitting

Scanning probe study of MoS2 shows that stressed active sites… Read more >

Biotechs glimmer in dismal IPO market

First-quarter initial stock offerings hit a seven-year low… Read more >

Bubbles could be a targeted remedy for ocean acidification

Air bubbling could restore ocean chemistry for valuable coastal ecosystems… Read more >

3-D printing start-up Carbon unveils its first printer

Company announces its M1 printer along with custom photosensitive resins… Read more >

Food firms push to phase out bisphenol A

Coinciding with an environmental report, Campbell Soup and Del Monte… Read more >

High-resolution NMR structure of Parkinson’s disease fibril solved

Core of α-synuclein fibril has complex structure, including unusual Greek… Read more >

Congress questions Syngenta, ChemChina deal

U.S. senators seek review of acquisition’s effects on… Read more >

New epigenetic mark found in mammalian DNA

Adenine, a DNA based other than cytosine, also gets methylated… Read more >

Scientists solve Zika structure, identify possible fetal receptor

New discoveries about the virus could reveal weaknesses in its… Read more >

Mini drug factory continuously produces doses

Modular system efficiently makes four approved drugs Read more >

UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry spared

Realignment of the college is no longer on the table… Read more >

EPA uncovers mysterious phosphorus pollution

Unknown processes dump phosphorus into remote lakes and streams Read more >

Nootkatone tested as a mosquito repellent

Synthetic biology firm to work with CDC on terpene that… Read more >

Thermo Fisher wins contest for Affymetrix

Former employees withdraw $1.6 billion bid for gene analysis… Read more >

Explosive used in Brussels isn’t hard to detect

Various methods can identify triacetone triperoxide—but only if they… Read more >

Stale beer? There’s an app for that

Brewers could use a smartphone to read a simple colorimetric… Read more >

Batteries perform better without the strain

Using X-ray diffraction techniques, researchers find that low-strain… Read more >

Z-alkenyl halides made easy

Tough-to-prepare motif succumbs to metathesis Read more >

Carbon dioxide hydrogenated to methanol on large scale

Supported indium oxide catalyst could boost lab-scale process to… Read more >

Graphene patch could help patients manage diabetes

Wearable, dual-function device monitors glucose in sweat and delivers… Read more >

Researcher Thea Ekins-Coward loses arm in University of Hawaii explosion

Incident involved mix of hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and oxygen gases… Read more >

Second chance for rejected grants

OnPar Project offers top NIH proposals to private funders Read more >

Dyson invests big in batteries

Maker of cordless vacuum cleaners to spend $1.4 billion… Read more >

BMS to buy start-up Padlock

Deal worth up to $600 million adds small molecules for… Read more >

Researchers create living cells containing the smallest genome yet

Minimal bacterial genome contains 473 genes, 149 of which still… Read more >

Scripps sues sequencing leader Illumina

Scripps Research Institute alleges Illumina’s sequencing technology infringes patent… Read more >

Former employees seek to acquire Affymetrix

$1.6 billion bid for genetic analysis firm attempts to… Read more >

New model could help detect illicit nuclear tests

Simulations predict isotope ratios of gases that leak from underground… Read more >

Chemists cut in half the number of steps needed to synthesize phorbol

Nineteen-step enantioselective synthesis opens up avenues to previously inaccessible… Read more >

Merck, Harvard sign hefty drug pact

Cancer compounds from chemist Matthew Shair’s lab bring in… Read more >

Monitoring uncovers mysterious phosphorus pollution

Unknown processes dump phosphorus into remote lakes and streams Read more >

Explosion at the University of Hawaii seriously injures researcher

Thea Ekins-Coward lost an arm, local media report Read more >

Forecasting Liver Toxicity Before The Damage Is Done

Using toxicity data from thousands of chemicals, researchers developed a… Read more >

Former employees top Thermo Fisher offer for Affymetrix

$1.5 billion bid attempts to edge out instrumentation leader… Read more >

Merck, Harvard sign hefty drug pact

Cancer compounds from chemist Matthew Shair’s lab bring in… Read more >

Program gives start-ups national lab access

Awards to 33 small businesses will help develop, validate clean… Read more >

Fine chemical makers invest

New York City’s DCAT meeting is venue for numerous… Read more >

San Diego hosts ACS national meeting

Society selects its candidates for 2017 President-Elect Read more >

A life-cycle look at plant-based plastics

A new model calculates the greenhouse gas emissions from different… Read more >

DiCE debuts with major Sanofi pact

Company’s technology enables small molecules to disrupt protein-protein… Read more >

Food & Drug Administration clears way for gene-altered mosquito

Oxitec moves closer to releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida… Read more >

GMO food labeling bill stalls in the U.S. Senate

Measure that would have voided state labeling rules fails to… Read more >

BASF and Avantium join for biopolyester

Partnership could challenge technology from DuPont and ADM Read more >

ACS omega selects global team of editors

New open access journal will be led by editors in… Read more >

Solazyme to become TerraVia, with focus on food markets

Algal products maker will not pursue industrial chemicals and fuels… Read more >

Using magnets to turn on neurons

Noninvasive technique could help scientists map circuits in the brain… Read more >

Snarled over glyphosate

European Union delays decision on continued use of controversial herbicide… Read more >

Designer coatings fight infections and help bones heal

Multilayer thin films could fight costly and difficult-to-treat… Read more >

Soldering without heat

Spontaneously formed shell on microscopic alloy droplets keeps them in… Read more >

FDA wants to end pediatric priority review program

Benefits in advancing drugs for rare diseases is questioned Read more >

UCLA gets windfall from Xtandi rights

University, researchers, and others to share more than $1 billion… Read more >

Patent applications surge in Europe

U.S. and Chinese companies help drive growth Read more >

Bacteria feast on plastic

Microbes that munch on polyethylene terephthalate could be used to… Read more >

El plástico, un banquete para las bacterias

Los microbios que se deleitan con el tereftalato de polietileno… Read more >

PCR offers new way to detect disease antibodies

DNA-based method is 1,000 times as sensitive as… Read more >

Royalties suit against Harvard moves ahead

Judge okays portions of lawsuit filed by former grad student… Read more >

Engineered tissue goes bigger, lives longer

Crafty chemistry and bioprinting creates thicker tissue with vasculature Read more >

BASF mulls a bid for DuPont

But analysts think breaking up Dow-DuPont deal is too… Read more >

More money for India’s science

Budget for main grant-awarding agency rises 17% over last… Read more >

DNA offers new way to find antibodies and diagnose disease

Super-sensitive method harnesses PCR to detect antibodies in patient… Read more >

BASF considering bid for DuPont

An offer by the German firm could break up the… Read more >

A simple method yields a wrinkly, water-repellent surface

Depositing Teflon on shrinkable plastic creates a durable, superhydrophobic coating… Read more >

Chemical industry innovation is unevenly distributed

Dow-DuPont merger may result in bidding for stranded R… Read more >

Chemical industry and academia predict heavy impact from Brexit

Biotech investment would falter and academic research budgets would be… Read more >

Trouble brews for chip makers as neon shortage looms

Delays in development of neon-free lasers means chip makers… Read more >

Lead makers fight to stay in batteries

Lead industry claims the metal can beat lithium in a… Read more >

John R. Yates to Lead Journal of Proteome Research

Scripps professor is the journal’s new editor-in-chief… Read more >

Improved route from syngas to light olefins

Catalytic process has advantages over methanol- and Fischer Tropsch-based… Read more >

Cheap catalyst converts tough plant lignin into valuable chemicals

Waste material from the energy crop elephant grass yields flavor… Read more >

Octopus inspires electroluminescent skin

Light-up material can be stretched nearly six times its… Read more >

Inhibiting metalloenzyme prevents damage caused by brain bleeding

New strategy may protect brain function after strokes that involve… Read more >

Phosphine ligand provides a new low for palladium catalysis

Sterically encumbered oxophosphole enables cross-coupling of complex aryl partners… Read more >

EPA to ban flubendiamide insecticide

Breakdown product is harmful to aquatic species, agency says Read more >

Dow and DuPont detail deal discussions

Companies started taking the merger idea seriously last spring Read more >

Latest JLABS launches in Space City

Johnson & Johnson life sciences incubator opens in Houston’s Texas… Read more >

Dow and DuPont detail deal discussions

Companies started taking the merger idea seriously last spring Read more >

Zapping Diels-Alder reactions

Electric field spurs reagents to join up in a non… Read more >

Incentive for electric cars increases CO2 pollution

Fudge factors in fuel economy standards allow carmakers that sell… Read more >

EPA proposes new regulations for chemical plants

Agency would require consideration, not implementation, of inherently safer technologies… Read more >

Dow settles price-fixing suit for $800 million

The death of Antonin Scalia left the company’s petition… Read more >

Is UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry in danger?

Undergraduate petitions chancellor not to dissolve chemistry college to fix… Read more >

Doubt cast on cancer drug target MTH1

Inhibitors of the enzyme may kill cancer cells through mechanisms… Read more >

EPA proposes new regulations for chemical plants

Agency would require consideration, not implementation, of inherently safer technologies… Read more >

Trans-Pacific trade pact faces rocky road

Fight brewing in Congress over protection for biologic drugs Read more >

Another DMD pipeline setback

FDA has rejected PTC’s nonsense mutation treatment ataluren Read more >

EPA to crack down on chemical plants and refineries

Chemical releases are focus of enforcement effort Read more >

Tiny enzyme tweak expands substrate palette

Changing just two amino acids transforms a picky aldolase into… Read more >

Senate reignites GMO labeling debate

Committee to vote on draft bill to block state food… Read more >

Funding is brisk for agriculture technology

Investors flock to start-ups developing plant health and yield… Read more >

Southern California methane leak was largest in U.S. history

Scientists have begun quantifying the effects of the Aliso Canyon… Read more >

Big oil sponsorship of American Geophysical Union questioned

Scientists call for American Geophysical Union to reject ExxonMobil support… Read more >

Sunlight helps power high-energy hydrocarbon mill

Process produces liquid fuel from photons, water, and carbon dioxide… Read more >

SoCal methane leak was largest in U.S. history

Scientists begin quantifying the effects of the Aliso Canyon disaster… Read more >

Delaware wins DowDuPont ag unit

After lobbying by three states, spin-off will be headquartered… Read more >

Common anti-inflammatory drugs could be an antidote for scorpion venom

Common medicines indomethacin and celecoxib tame deadly immune reaction in… Read more >

Illumina sues Oxford Nanopore for infringing next generation sequencing patents

DNA sequencing instrument giant says rival’s technology violates licensed… Read more >

Insect sugar could treat fatty liver disease

Trehalose coaxes mouse liver cells to clear out excess fat… Read more >

Insects and plants inspire water harvesting surface

Asymmetric bumps and a slippery coating gather and shed droplets… Read more >

Codexis sues EnzymesWorks and founder over trade secret theft

Biocatalysts maker says competitor is poaching customers
by selling copycat… Read more >

How to contain the Zika virus

Pesticides: Chemistry plays a prominent role in strategies to control… Read more >

Princeton gift funds all third-year grad students

Endowed gift from cancer drug inventor Edward Taylor means students… Read more >

Nanoparticle antioxidants offer potential Alzheimer’s therapy

Nanomedicines: Coated ceria nanoparticles target mitochondrial malfunction to reduce neuron… Read more >

Patent Picks: Mosquito-control technologies

A look at recent patenting activity in the fight against… Read more >

Common anti-inflammatory drugs could be an antidote for scorpion venom

Common medicines indomethacin and celecoxib tame deadly immune reaction in… Read more >

ACS Launches ACS Energy Letters

Journal will focus on rapid communication of new research in… Read more >

Windfall lets Princeton financially support its third-year chemistry grad students

Endowed gift from cancer drug inventor Edward Taylor means students… Read more >

Codexis sues EnzymesWorks andfounder over trade secret theft

Biocatalysts maker says competitor is poaching customers by selling copycat… Read more >

Nanoscale system reaches perfect efficiency for solar fuel production step

Energy: Nanoparticle-based photocatalyst system evolves hydrogen gas from water… Read more >

DowDuPont Picks Delaware As Headquarters For Agriculture Business

Cost-cutting: Leaders expect the combination to save $1.3… Read more >

Congress Moving To Restrict Drone Flights Near Chemical Plants

Security: House of Representatives bill seeks to prohibit unmanned aircraft… Read more >

Chemists Achieve Hydrocyanation Without Using Toxic Hydrogen Cyanide

Organic Synthesis: Safer, reversible transfer reaction to make nitriles opens… Read more >

Designed Protein
Shelters Radical

Biochemistry: Metalloprotein protects and stabilizes an organic radical anion, a… Read more >

Pliant Launches To Tackle Fibrotic Diseases

Start-ups: Research from four UCSF labs provide foundation for… Read more >

Group Blames Pesticide For Microcephaly

Pesticides: Experts debunk connection between pyriproxyfen and epidemic among newborns… Read more >

DNA Enzymes Snip Amide Bonds

Biocatalysis: DNAs that hydrolyze amides could help with proteomic analyses… Read more >

Enzyme Inhibitors Block Ebola

Medicinal Chemistry: Small-molecule enzyme inhibitors can stop Ebola virus… Read more >

BASF May Invest $4 Billion In Iranian Petrochemical Project

Investment: Multinationals line up to partake in Iranian projects ahead… Read more >

Nanoparticle Synthesis Paper Retracted After 12 Years

Science withdraws paper after NSF finds poor research practices and… Read more >

Scientists Scramble To Develop Tools, Treatments For Zika Virus

But with so little known about the basic biology of… Read more >

Giant Wood-To-Diesel Plant Planned For Finland

Advanced biofuel: Chinese firm says it will spend $1 billion… Read more >

Gene Circuit Boosts High-Temperature Fermentation

Synthetic Biology: E. coli bioengineered to regulate heat stress and… Read more >

Hitting Malaria In The Proteasome

Medicinal Chemistry: Inhibitor of cell’s protein-degrading machine kills… Read more >

Novartis Tags Price Of Heart Drug To Patient Outcomes

Pharmaceuticals: Deal with two insurers is an early foray into… Read more >

Obama requests $1.8 billion to fight Zika virus

Public health: Emergency funds would go to development of vaccines… Read more >

Publishers And Funders Back Sharing Of Zika Data

Research: Some journals to make content related to the virus… Read more >

How Lead Ended Up In Flint’s Tap Water

Without effective treatment steps to control corrosion, Flint’s water… Read more >

Chinese Investigators Identify Cause Of Tianjin Explosion

Safety: Investigators make recommendations, spread blame around for deadly—and… Read more >

How Lasers Make Buckyballs Look Like Superconductors

Materials: Postassium-doped fullerenes display signatures of superconductivity under infrared… Read more >

Improving Protein Crystallography Using Smudges In X-Ray Diffraction Data

Spectroscopy: New technique takes advantage of long-unused data Read more >

Self-Propelling Microparticles Spot Ricin In Minutes

Sensors: The new microsensors could speed up response to bioterrorism… Read more >

Yumanity Therapeutics Reaps $45 Million In Financing

Start-ups: Investors respond strongly to firm’s novel approach… Read more >

New Members Elected To NAE

National Academy of Engineering adds 80 new members, including 21… Read more >

Chinese Investigators Identify Cause Of Tianjin Explosion

Safety: Investigators make recommendations, spread blame around Read more >

Commodity Glut, Strong Dollar Pressure Chemical Company Earnings

Fourth Quarter: Plans go forward at Dow, DuPont for merger… Read more >

New Dust Mite Allergens Discovered

Medicinal Chemistry: Study finds allergens unique to a group of… Read more >

Research Teams Use DNA To Make 3-D Nanoparticle Structures With High Precision

Nanotechnology: One group assembles nanoparticle lattices that can be reshaped… Read more >

Imagination and reality flow in opposite directions in your brain

Scientists have finally found the neurological difference between fantasy and… Read more >

Here's everything that kills us in one morbid chart

Researchers have reviewed all the causes of death recorded in… Read more >

This is the first look at what happens to uranium fuel during a nuclear meltdown

Scientists have managed to observe uranium fuel becoming molten for… Read more >

WATCH: Do Beards Make Men Sexier?

The science is in - studies have shown that there's… Read more >

WATCH: This band-aid gel instantly stops bleeding

Meet the band-aid of the future - VetiGel is a… Read more >

This new folding electric bike can fit in your backpack

Ever wanted a bike that you can fold up and… Read more >

This new plastic breaks down in just 3 hours

Researchers have used fructose to create a new type of… Read more >

The Large Hadron Collider has observed two brand new particles

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