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New Polymer Nanocapsules Come With Built-In Channels

Nanomaterials: The particles’ nanosized pores open in response to high… Read more >

In defence of metrics

Are metrics a necessary evil, or can they be a… Read more >

Osmium tetraoxide

It's highly toxic but essential for studying detailed structures… Read more >

Doctors turn to experimental Ebola treatments

Drugs and vaccines untested in humans are being trialled on… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: Can reading make you more intelligent?

The latest episode of Braincraft explains how reading literary fiction… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: The Science of Depression

The latest episode of AsapSCIENCE looks at the scientific basis… Read more >

Directing Venom To Fight Cancer

ACS Meeting News: Encapsulated venom peptide can skip healthy cells… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Stick To Cancer Cells

Synthetic Biology: Researchers modified bacterial proteins called adhesins to target… Read more >

Stefano Farris: Food packaging chemistry

Stefano Farris discusses how his research could help reduce the… Read more >

Rare half-albino crocodile shot after fatal attack

The 4.5-metre-long saltwater crocodile that was killed… Read more >

WATCH: It would take 5 billion years to visit each planet in No Man's Sky

Developers in the UK are creating the most massive video… Read more >

FEATURE: How to photograph the fangs of Australia’s deadliest spider

Photographer Alex Wild got really, really close to the fangs… Read more >

Safety Of Triclosan In Toothpaste Questioned

Personal Care: Experts, advocates scrutinize industry safety data on antibacterial… Read more >

Cost Of Production Scale-Up Weighs On Biobased Chemical Firms

Second Quarter: Production hurdles keep industry in the red Read more >

Mannkind Gets A Deal With Sanofi

Pharmaceuticals: Struggling firm finds a marketing partner for its inhaled… Read more >

Fixing A Source Of Sewer Corrosion

Civil Engineering: Switching water-treatment chemicals could reduce sulfides that… Read more >

History of King Richard III written in his teeth

Chemical analysis of isotope signatures in monarch's remains provide… Read more >

Radiolabels help evaluate emerging cancer treatment

Tracking tools will aid transition of boron neutron capture therapy… Read more >

Student develops solar-powered lens that purifies polluted water

A university student in the US has developed a two… Read more >

World’s first expedition into Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell

The Darvaza Crater is a fascinating basin of burning gas… Read more >

This glass sphere is 35% more efficient than solar panels

An architect has created a weather-tracking device that can… Read more >

Don't panic - an asteroid is not set to wipe out the Earth in 2880

You might have seen news stories about an asteroid called… Read more >

Early research suggests deodorant could be making your armpits smell worse

A small study has shown that deodorant and antiperspirants can… Read more >

Google has to reinforce its internet cables because sharks keep biting them

Google’s undersea data cables are under attack by sharks… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: A jellyfish stinging in slow motion

This is the first microscopic, slow-motion footage of an… Read more >

Sperm and eggs carry genetic memories of parents' health well before conception

There’s now overwhelming evidence that parents’ bad habits can… Read more >

Australian researchers make microscopes 20 times more sensitive

Thanks to lasers, the technology scientists use to view the… Read more >

WATCH: New Salmon Cannon saves migration paths

Not only does this new invention give wild salmon their… Read more >

Flexible Fibers Change Color At The Flip Of A Switch

Wearable Electronics: The threads require low voltages to change colors… Read more >

NASA finds first ever particles of interstellar dust

A NASA spacecraft has brought back what could be the… Read more >

FEATURE: Gallery: The incredible honey hunters of the Himalayan foothills

Twice a year, locals in central Nepal risk their lives… Read more >

FEATURE: Violinist plays during brain surgery

Musician Roger Frisch underwent deep brain stimulation to fix tremors… Read more >

1,000-strong robot swarm makes spontaneous shapes

The coin-sized robots use collective behaviour strategies to build… Read more >

ACS Meeting News: Lowering The Cost Of Carbon Capture

ACS Meeting News: Phase-changing ionic-liquid-based material could… Read more >

Chemists Convene In Fog City

ACS Meeting News: ‘Chemistry & Global Stewardship’ was meeting theme Read more >

Making Cashews Less Allergenic

ACS Meeting News: Sulfite treatment reduces binding of antibody to… Read more >

Mixed Review For Fracking Chemicals

ACS Meeting News: Study reveals that industry is using few… Read more >

Worms Inspire New Bioadhesive

ACS Meeting News: Researchers mimic wet adhesives made by sandcastle… Read more >

Formaldehyde Is A Human Carcinogen, National Research Council Says


Toxicology: Report affirms National Toxicology Program’s classification of compound… Read more >

Probes Search Live Cyanobacteria For Biofuel-Production-Boosting Proteins

ACS Meeting News: Strategy may uncover new target proteins for… Read more >

Former Royal Society of Chemistry president dies

John Mason Ward, an active member of the chemistry community… Read more >

Audit of fracking fluids highlights data deficiencies

Secrecy hampers efforts to understand potential risks of chemicals used… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: The science behind the five coolest physics phenomena

The latest Veritasium video reveals the science behind five awesome… Read more >

Scientists are developing a dissolvable "tampon" that could protect women against HIV

Researchers have created a high-tech fabric that can deliver… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: A scary reminder of how the Sun sees you

You might think you have perfect skin, but that's… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: How was the Earth formed?

Where did the Earth come from? This week's episode… Read more >

Entirely new form of plant communication discovered

Plants 'talk' to each other by sharing an extraordinary amount… Read more >

Rhodium Expands Collection Of Metal-Based Anticancer Agents

ACS Meeting News: New class of inorganic reagents may provide… Read more >

Microneedles For Painless Delivery Of Vaccines And Nanomedicines

ACS Meeting News: Within minutes, researchers fabricate tiny biodegradable hypodermics… Read more >

Noninvasive Method Measures Carcinogen Exposure

ACS Meeting News: Mass spec technique detects biomarkers of DNA… Read more >

Mixed Review For Fracking Chemicals

ACS Meeting News: Study reveals that industry is using few… Read more >

Photoredox route to medically-important heterocycles

Iridium photocatalyst drives α-heteroarylation of tertiary amines Read more >

Research on ice at British Antarctic base

Coolant leak means experiments at the research station are unlikely… Read more >

Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Boosts Lifetimes Of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Materials: Wrapping sulfur in sheets of graphene doped with nitrogen… Read more >

Making Cashews Less Allergenic

ACS Meeting News: Sulfite treatment reduces binding of antibody to… Read more >

Confirming Antibody-Based Drugs

ACS Meeting News: Measuring disulfide pattern via collision induced unfolding… Read more >

Worm Glue Can Seal Tissues

ACS Meeting News: Worm-inspired polymer adhesive could heal ruptures… Read more >

Photon pinball identifies chemicals from afar

Samples turned into random Raman lasers beam their secrets from… Read more >

Wind-powered lighting is almost a breeze

Mechanoluminescent materials seen in a new light Read more >

Magnesium oxide

You may have created it in a fiery flash or… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Produce Aromatic Aldehydes

Synthetic Biology: The microbes use the aldehydes to synthesize a… Read more >

Probes Search Live Cyanobacteria For Biofuel-Production-Boosting Proteins

ACS Meeting News: Strategy may uncover new target proteins for… Read more >

Knock-out theory puts new spin on general anaesthesia

Anaesthetics effect on proteins' electronic structure could explain mystery of… Read more >

Catching criminals' coffee adulteration

A test can detect unwelcome extra ingredients in coffee by… Read more >

Sanofi snaps up inhaled insulin licence

Deal gives Mannkind access to global manufacturing and distribution for… Read more >

Handheld Analyzer Provides Lab-Like Capabilities For Only $25

Instruments: Affordable electrochemical device uses any cell phone to transmit… Read more >

MicroRNA Levels Indicate Acetaminophen Poisoning In Blood Tests

Panel of 11 microRNAs bests a conventional biomarker in small… Read more >

Supermarket scales for the microscopic world

New technique can weigh red blood cells, pollen grains and… Read more >

Swellable polymer sponges up CO2

‘Knitted benzene’ polymer network outperforms commercial carbon dioxide sorbents under… Read more >

Single shot antibiotic approved for skin infections

Third drug in three months approved under US antimicrobials incentive… Read more >

Formaldehyde Is A Human Carcinogen, National Research Council Says

Toxicology: Report affirms National Toxicology Program’s classification of compound… Read more >

High-Quality Graphene Enables Flexible Circuits

Electronics: Researchers use an improved process for making graphene and… Read more >

Department Of Energy To Launch Public Access Portal

DOE is first agency to respond to White House requirements… Read more >

Leaves Inspire Photon Energy Upconversion Material

Materials Science: A cellulose-based material protects light-sensitive dye… Read more >

Peeking Inside A Capacitor

Energy Storage: Imaging method tracks ion dynamics in real time… Read more >

Sunscreens Release Hydrogen Peroxide Into Seawater

Emerging Contaminants: New study finds that titanium dioxide nanoparticles in… Read more >

Danger From Microcystins In Toledo Water Unclear

Safety: Algal contaminants have varying toxicities Read more >

Graphene springs into action

A stretchy device with an unprecedentedly high actuation rate Read more >

Natural Products Offer New Hope For The Honeybee

Antibiotics: Small molecules help explain how a devastating bee-killing… Read more >

UK plans stricter controls on poisons and explosives

The government will use licenses to track the sale of… Read more >

Yongmei Zheng: Spider silk and butterfly wings

Yongmei Zheng talks to Jennifer Newton about materials than can… Read more >

Low-emission ammonia offers food and climate solution

Electrolytic approach eliminates CO2 emissions and cuts energy consumption by… Read more >

Bioinorganic chemistry

Chemistry or biology? Read more >

July 2014

Size of research groups - is bigger better? Takeover bids and… Read more >

August 2014

Further Mary Rose sulfur debate, psychedelic drugs and the Choshu… Read more >

Peeking Inside A Working Capacitor

Energy Storage: Imaging method tracks ion dynamics in real time… Read more >

Antifreeze glycoproteins

Why don't fish freeze in sub-zero seas? Helen… Read more >

GSK’s China troubles continue

Analysts say stings will only drive corruption into less visible… Read more >

3D printed reactionware hots up

New materials created in printed plastic vessels that can withstand… Read more >

Department Of Energy Creates Public Access Portal

DOE is first agency to respond to White House requirements… Read more >

Faulty enzyme link offers new ways to fight Parkinson’s

Research links Parkinson’s disease to an enzyme that affects… Read more >

Chemistry World podcast - August 2014

This month, how artificial comets may explain the origins of… Read more >

Price caps provoke lawsuits from Indian pharma industry

New government controls on cardiovascular and diabetes drugs challenged by… Read more >

Tetraethyl lead bribery case ends with four executives convicted

Three jailed over corruption to prolong sales of fuel additives… Read more >

Emulate Is Launched For Organs On Chips

Research: Start-up raises $12 million to develop technology that… Read more >

Getting To The Core In One Step

Drug Discovery: Single-step annulation could ease access to key… Read more >

Hijacking Bacteria’s Heat-Shock Response Could Boost Protein Production

Biotechnology: Researchers improved the solubility and activity of recombinant proteins… Read more >

Next Mars rover will make oxygen from CO2

Mars 2020 will set Nasa’s space exploration on a… Read more >

US labs urged to develop stronger ‘culture of safety’

Report looks at new ways to prevent lethal accidents in… Read more >

Root Vegetables Irrigated With Treated Wastewater Can Take Up Certain Drugs

Wastewater Reuse: A field study shows that carrots and sweet… Read more >

Top Honors In Environmental Reporting For C&EN’s Cheryl Hogue

Award: Society of Environmental Journalists cites Hogue’s clarity and… Read more >

ACS Launches New Journal On Biomaterials

Publication will focus on study of materials that interact with… Read more >

Oyster Shell Helps Heal Bone Defects

Tissue Engineering: A composite of calcium sulfate and oyster shell… Read more >

Detecting Contaminated Water With A Simple Color Change

Environmental Analysis: Researchers suggest ways to develop a low-cost… Read more >

Promoting Better Academic Lab Safety Culture

Core Value: Studies suggest ways to support safe research practices… Read more >

Graphene Surprises By Decomposing

Materials Chemistry: Ultrathin carbon touted for inertness disintegrates oxidatively Read more >

If you're going to San Francisco

Be sure to come and meet us at booth #701… Read more >

April 2014

Cell culture queries, memories of Harwell and spelling P Read more >

June 2014

More speculation on the source of sulfur in the Mary… Read more >

Third of Portuguese chemistry labs at risk of closure

Poor ratings in research assessments leave departments facing a funding… Read more >

May 2014

Whence the sulfur in the Mary Rose's timbers? The… Read more >

Amgen to shed 2400-2900 jobs

Restructuring will see three sites close as company comes under… Read more >

Ants mix up ionic liquid

An ionic liquid has been found in nature for the… Read more >

Strep throat spotted in seconds

New test grabs Streptococcus pyogenes by the throat Read more >

Optical Method Measures Graphene Quality

Materials: A technique uses polarized light to characterize the quality… Read more >

ACS Launches New Journal On Biomaterials

Publication will focus on study of materials that interact with… Read more >

U.S. Brings Home Gold

Competition: Team has strong showing at International Chemistry Olympiad Read more >

Instrument Maker Bruker To Exit Ailing Businesses

Business Setback: Firm seeks buyer for money-losing operations and… Read more >

The worldwide chemist

Bea Perks profiles Martyn Poliakoff, the internet’s favourite ‘mad… Read more >

New source of hydroxyl radicals found in the clouds

Ozone chemistry at air–water interface may increase radical formation… Read more >

Turing patterns show their hand in finger formation

After 62 years, scientists clinch the identification of molecules that… Read more >

AstraZeneca stocks respiratory and cancer pipelines

A $2bn deal with Almirall and a raft of acquisitions… Read more >

Tracking complex reactions in space and time

Scientific measurements taken with seemingly non-scientific equipment Read more >

U.S. Brings Home Gold

Competition: Team has strong showing at International Chemistry Olympiad, but… Read more >

New Pipette Picks Up Single Cells

Device will simplify isolation of individual cells for biochemical examination… Read more >

Psylloborine A

Late stage dimerisation is a tantalisingly elegant but risky strategy… Read more >

Bruker To Exit Ailing Instrument Businesses

Steps include stopping sales of stand-alone gas chromatography systems… Read more >

Sugar Mimic Helps Embryonic Stem Cells Develop Toward Nerve Cells

Chemical Biology: Molecule mimics proteoglycans that play a role in… Read more >

Sales Growth Buoys Earnings

Second Quarter: Chemical companies report growing demand in most segments… Read more >

Broad Institute To Receive Donation For Psychiatry R&D

Philanthropy: $650 million gift could accelerate neuroscience drug development Read more >

2-D Polymer Crystals Confirmed At Last

Organic Chemistry: Synthetic analogs of graphene could have separations and… Read more >

A Simple Acid Soak Turns Food Waste Into Plastics

Materials: Cellulose-processing technique used in biofuel production turns inedible… Read more >

Graduate Student Killed In Plane Disaster

Remembrance: Indiana University mourning loss of Karlijn Keijzer Read more >

Scripps Leader Marletta Resigns

Conflict: Change at top comes after faculty opposed talks of… Read more >

Cystic Fibrosis Letdown Explained

Drug Combo: Cell studies suggest way to boost clinical outcomes… Read more >

U.K. Cabinet Reshuffle Splits Science Roles

Government: Two officials will share responsibilities for the current government… Read more >

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

Materials: Device could be basis for cheap, disposable smart labels… Read more >

U.K. Cabinet Reshuffle Splits Science Roles

Two officials will share responsibilities for the current government’s… Read more >

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combination May Be Counteracting Itself

Cell tests indicate Kalydeco may destabilize the protein corrected by… Read more >

Nanomagnets Could Aid Study Of Hearing

Biophysics: A new method uses magnetic nanoparticles to stimulate inner… Read more >

Paul Chirik To Lead Organometallics

Publishing: Princeton professor will take the helm Read more >

Scripps’ Leader Michael Marletta Resigns

Change at top comes after faculty opposed talks of merger… Read more >

Tax-Advantaged Pharma Deals Come Under Fire

Acquisitions: Mergers involving AbbVie, Abbott, and Mylan face government backlash… Read more >

Investigators Say West Virginia Chemical Spill Was Preventable

Storage Tanks: Chemical Safety Board cites corrosion, lack of inspections… Read more >

TLC And SERS Help Chemists Monitor Reactions

Analytical Chemistry: By spraying thin-layer chromatography plates with gold… Read more >

‘Green’ Route To Chromanols

Organic Chemistry: Organocatalysis creates tocopherol’s chiral core Read more >

Novartis Licenses Google ‘Smart Lens’ Technology

Drug company and electronics firm see applications in eye, diabetes… Read more >

Candidates Named For American Chemical Society Fall Election

Vote: Ballot names announced for ACS president-elect, directors-at… Read more >

Chemistry Graduate Student Killed In Malaysian Plane Disaster

Indiana University mourning loss of Karlijn Keijzer Read more >

Abbvie And Shire Agree On Merger

Acquisition: Combination of U.S. and Irish firms will create… Read more >

Diamond Drives Chemistry, With Help From Light

Surface Science: Energetic photoelectrons mediate reductions Read more >

Durable, Stretchable Coating Repels Water

Materials: A superhydrophobic coating built on a flexible, nanostructured hydrogel… Read more >

Candidates Named For American Chemical Society Fall Election

Vote: Ballot names announced for ACS president-elect, directors-at… Read more >

Annual Muslim Pilgrimage Dramatically Increases Air Pollution Around City

Air Quality: During the Hajj, levels of carbon monoxide and… Read more >

Diamond Drives Chemistry, With Help From Light

Surface Science: Energetic photoemitted electrons mediate reductions Read more >

Marine Toxin Derivative Kills Undifferentiated Stem Cells

Natural Products: A molecule that selectively kills human pluripotent stem… Read more >

Nanolenses Help Researchers Pick Out Tiny Objects

Optics: Simple evaporation method forms lenses around particles as small… Read more >

Bill Targets Security Gap

Congress: Legislation would identify facilities that do not comply with… Read more >

A New Concept For Contract R&D

Research For Hire: U.K.-based Concept Life Sciences seeks… Read more >

Seven Charged In Corn Seed Heist

Trade Secrets: DuPont, Monsanto are targets of Chinese competitor Read more >

ADM Enters Natural Flavors Business With $3.1 Billion Purchase Of Wild Flavors

Food Specialties: Commodities giant says the business will boost profit… Read more >

For Phase-change Materials, A New Use In Digital Displays

Materials Science: Inorganics long used for data storage
show promise… Read more >

Republicans Seek Ouster Of Chemical Safety Board Chairman

Oversight: Congressmen ask President Obama to fire Rafael Moure-Eraso… Read more >

Scripps In An Uproar

Funding: Merger talks with USC canceled, but faculty hold to… Read more >

CDC Closes Influenza Lab, Stops Biological Materials Shipments

Report shows inadequate procedures were in place to protect employees… Read more >

ACS Launches New Journal On Infectious Diseases

Publication will focus on chemistry-related disease research Read more >

Carlos Barbas III, 49, Dies

Obituary: Scripps chemist’s pioneering research aided drug and vaccine… Read more >

Neonicotinoids May Harm Birds

Ecology: Environmental impact of the insecticides could be broader than… Read more >

Microfluidic Chip Fabricates Intricate Polymer Designs

Materials: Researchers strengthened a polymer chip to quickly produce polymer… Read more >

Synthetic Polysaccharide Stabilizes Proteins

Biochemistry: Polymer consisting of amide-linked glucose monomers outperforms a… Read more >

Birds May Be Suffering Indirectly From The Use Of Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Ecology: The environmental impact of the crop-protection chemicals may… Read more >

Oil Dispersant Compound Persists For Years After Gulf Spill

Environmental Toxicology: Traces of dispersants applied in the Deepwater Horizon… Read more >

Scripps Faculty Call For Ouster Of CEO Michael Marletta

Proposed merger with USC angers researchers Read more >

Firms Target Insulin Market

Pharmaceuticals: A biosimilar nears approval as MannKind takes a shot… Read more >

Cool Forecast For Ag Earnings

Agriculture: Weak sales to farmers in North America prompt DuPont… Read more >

Alzheimer’s Prion Connection Deepens

Neuroscience: Like prions, hallmark Alzheimer’s molecules fold into various… Read more >

Researchers Peel And Stick Nanostructures To Various Materials

Materials: New process transfers a wide variety of nanomaterials from… Read more >

Hitching A Ride On Red Blood Cells

Drug Delivery: Agents retain bioactivity longer when linked covalently to… Read more >

Toward Safer Nanotechnology

The federal government works on the issue, but experts say… Read more >

Ketones Couple With Olefins In Alkylation Advance

Organic Synthesis: Bifunctional catalyst weds reluctant partners Read more >

Ineos Bets On Basic Plastics

Acquisitions: Chemical maker to boost its presence in styrenic and… Read more >

Microfluidic Chip Enables Fast Extraction Of Scarce Metabolites

Metabolomics: Chip miniaturizes method for enriching low-abundance analytes in… Read more >

Green Housing Boasts Clean Indoor Air

Public Health: Green low-income housing in Boston has lower… Read more >

Full-Color Printing With Aluminum Nanostructures As A Palette

Plasmonics: Arrays of metal-topped nanopillars give a broad palette… Read more >

DNA Trio Assembles To Detect Proteins In New Assay

Medical Diagnostics: An easy-to-run assay senses picomolar levels… Read more >

Safety Board Chief In The Crosshairs

Oversight: Congress criticizes CSB chairman, who then announces managerial changes… Read more >

Biotech Future Looking Rosy

BIO Convention: Mood is buoyant at industry’s annual conference… Read more >

Abbvie Courts Ireland’s Shire

Inversion: A deal would bring significant tax savings for the… Read more >

Growing High-Purity Nanotubes

Nanotechnology: 92% of nanotubes generated with a new protocol have… Read more >

Natural Product Ferries Antibiotic Into Bacteria

Antibiotics: Researchers use iron-scavenging molecules to slip drug molecules… Read more >

White House Moves To Save Bees

Pesticides: Federal agencies must advance strategy for protecting pollinators Read more >

Stephanie Kwolek Dies At 90

Obituary: DuPont chemist’s research led to the development of… Read more >

Doubts About Unclick Reaction

Mechanochemistry: Author says data manipulated, but conclusions stand Read more >

Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deal In Sheri Sangji Case

Lab Safety: Agreement mandates that UCLA professor complete community service… Read more >

Safer Salts For Solar-Cell Production

Solar Energy: A magnesium salt may reduce the hazards and… Read more >

Tiny Silicon Claws Capture Single Cells

Bioanalytical Devices: Grippers could capture cells in the bloodstream for… Read more >

Catalyst Pair Converts Cellulose Directly To Hexane

Organic Chemistry: The one-pot reaction might simplify sustainable routes… Read more >

Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deal In Sheri Sangji Case

Lab Safety: Agreement mandates that UCLA professor complete community service… Read more >

Setting Limits On EPA Authority

Greenhouse Gases: Supreme Court strikes down part of agency’s… Read more >

Shedding Light On Lung Disease

Immunochemistry: Engineered antibody reduces inflammation in mice with lung condition… Read more >

White House Moves To Save Bees

Pesticides: Federal agencies must advance strategy for protecting pollinators Read more >

Long-Lasting Enzyme Chews Up Cocaine

Biochemistry: Researchers increase the stability and efficiency of a natural… Read more >

Allergy Test Could Spot Unexpected Milk Allergens

Medical Diagnostics: Test can identify both common and unfamiliar milk… Read more >

Stephanie Kwolek Dies At 90

Obituary: DuPont chemist’s research led to the development of… Read more >

Novasep To Build Vietnam's First Sorbitol Plant

Vietnam: Custom pharmaceutical maker will team up with a local… Read more >

Shale Gas Draws Japanese Plant

Feedstock: Cheap ethylene convinces Mitsubishi to make acrylic monomer in… Read more >

China’s Growing Role In Science

Competition: Study shows country is gaining strength but facing hurdles… Read more >

Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deferred Prosecution Deal In Sheri Sangji Case

Lab Safety: Five-year agreement mandates that Harran complete community… Read more >

Polyketide Synthase Secrets Revealed

Structural Enzymology: Findings could aid engineering of multienzyme complexes for… Read more >

Carbon Nanotube Film Detects Terahertz Waves

Materials: The simple, self-powered sensor could enable new kinds… Read more >

Identifying Pathogens

Medical Diagnostics: Mass spec technique can distinguish many types of… Read more >

Chemistry Olympiad Team Set

ACS News: U.S. students will head to Vietnam to… Read more >

NIH-led Children’s Health Study On Hold

Health: Ambitious federal project to link environmental exposures and genetics… Read more >

World Cup Scores Bio Jet Fuel

Renewables: UOP technology is at vanguard of slow-to-develop… Read more >

U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team Chosen

ACS News: Students will head to Vietnam to compete in… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Target Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens

Synthetic Biology: Modified lactic acid bacteria sense enterococci and then… Read more >

Raman Technique Identifies Ink Molecules With Little Damage To Artifacts

Art Analysis: Method could enable nanometer-resolution identification of dye… Read more >

Graphene-Coated Pipette Tips Stop Water Droplets From Taking Charge

Surface Chemistry: Coating a pipette tip with graphene reduces unwanted… Read more >

Drawing A Bead On Microbeads

Pollution: Illinois enacts nation’s first law to ban tiny… Read more >

Up-Close View Of Life

Art: "Life: Magnified" exhibit at Washington Dulles International Airport aims… Read more >

Panel Calls For Safer Processes

Federal Report: Task force stops short of recommending inherently safer… Read more >

Merck Will Acquire Biotech Firm Idenix

Pharmaceuticals: Deal for close to $4 billion brings key addition… Read more >

Oil Sands Extraction In Canada Leaves Mercury Footprint

Mercury Pollution: Comprehensive survey finds that elevated levels of neurotoxic… Read more >

GABA Receptor Structure Solved

Structural Biology: Crystal structure of human receptor uncovers previously unknown… Read more >

C–C Coupling Repertoire Grows

Organic Synthesis: Reaction eases addition of chiral carbon centers to… Read more >

Tomato Could Be Tom-Auto Through Efforts Of Ford, Heinz

Companies explore tomato waste for eco-friendly composite car parts… Read more >

Jacqueline Barton Named Priestley Medalist

ACS Awards: Caltech chemist honored for DNA electron transport studies… Read more >

Mass Spec Method Quickly And Accurately Identifies Pathogens

Medical Diagnostics: The technique can distinguish between species, and even… Read more >

Paul Walter Wins Parsons Award

Honors: ACS past-president honored for his lifetime of service… Read more >

Chobani’s Accidental Culture War

How a yogurt lid marketing slogan pushed scientists’ emotional buttons… Read more >

Bandage Coating Kills Bacteria Using Graphene And Hydrogen Peroxide

Materials Science: Graphene quantum dots catalyze the decomposition of hydrogen… Read more >

Jacqueline Barton Named Priestley Medalist

ACS Awards: Caltech chemist honored for DNA electron transport studies… Read more >

Volunteer Service Award To Cynthia Larive

Honors: American Chemical Society 2015 Volunteer Service Award Goes to… Read more >

Cross-Linked Polymer Captures CO2

Carbon Capture: The low-cost material can effectively absorb the… Read more >

Merck Will Acquire Biotech Firm Idenix

Pharmaceuticals: Deal for close to $4 billion brings key addition… Read more >

Crunch Time Nears For Chemical Plant Builders

Petrochemicals: Attendees at industry meeting are warned about coming resource… Read more >

Sequence Of Events

Technology: Roche acquires Genia, repositioning itself in the next-generation… Read more >

New Hydrogel Is Both Stiff And Tough

Materials: Mixing alginates of different lengths produces a resilient material… Read more >

New Method Improves NMR Spectral Resolution

PSYCHE pulse sequence eliminates spin-spin coupling, yields ‘pure shift… Read more >

Sweetener Is Toxic To Fruit Flies

Toxicology: Researchers eye Truvia ingredient as potential insecticide Read more >

Maker Of Rat Poison d-CON To Pull Products

Pesticides: Reckitt Benckiser to phase out 12 d-CON rodenticides… Read more >

EPA Proposes CO2 Cuts For Power Plants

Climate Change: Administration unveils program that coal proponents promise to… Read more >

Doping Agency Bans Xenon And Argon

Sports: Athletes have been using noble gases to boost oxygen… Read more >

Siluria, Linde Move On New Ethylene Technology

Partners are a step closer to making conversion of methane… Read more >

Better Adjuvant Honors Lost Colleague

Vaccines: Simplified version of promising immunity-boosting agent is less… Read more >

Fog Clearing On TIC10 Drug Development Mix-Up

Synthesis: Structural misassignment stems from long-standing use of incorrect… Read more >

A Marriage Of Catalysts

Organic Synthesis: Photoredox, nickel catalyses merge in cross-coupling Read more >

Enlisting The Immune System To Attack Bacteria

Antibacterial Therapy: Researchers gave bacteria antigen-containing D-amino acids… Read more >

Carbon Nanotube Coating Boosts Battery Performance

Materials: Adding a thin film of multiwalled carbon nanotubes to… Read more >

Chemists Blend Two Molecules Into One To Combat Alzheimer’s

Medicinal Chemistry: A hybrid of curry’s curcumin and the… Read more >

EPA Proposes CO2 Cuts For Coal-Fired Power Plants

Greenhouse Gas: Administration sets forth an aggressive program; coal backers… Read more >

Rat Poison Maker d-CON To Stop Production

Pesticides: Reckitt Benckiser to phase out 12 products targeting rodents… Read more >

Low-cost, Reusable Glucose Sensor

Biosensors: Nanoparticle-studded hydrogel detects glucose levels in urine with… Read more >

Chemical Safety Board Is Down To Two Members

Accident investigation: Beth Rosenberg resigns and returns to Tufts University… Read more >

Antibody Stifles Pain And Itch

Drug Discovery: Therapeutic targets single ion channel, dampens two sensations… Read more >

Industry Cheers India’s Vote

Politics: New Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed as pro-business… Read more >

Innovative Way To Activate C–H Bonds

Organic Synthesis: Process converts amines into nitrogen heterocycles of interest… Read more >

Building Biobased Copolymers

Sustainability: Chemists can now make cost-competitive polyesters entirely from… Read more >

Los Angeles Airport Pollutes City Air For Miles Downwind

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