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Drug Development Deal Sours For University, Biotech Firm

UCLA and Medivation, once happy partners, now confront each other… Read more >

Teflon-Patterned Paper

Peptide Synthesis: Nonstick barriers help build arrays for screening Read more >

Laying Out The Attainable

Climate Change: Major technology changes could still restrain global warming… Read more >

NIH Allows Resubmission Of Rejected Grants

Research Funding: Community concern that good science was being rejected… Read more >

A Solution For Graphene Production

Materials: Electrochemical exfoliation produces high-quality graphene in a short… Read more >

Perovskites Emit Laser Light

Materials: The inexpensive and efficient photovoltaic materials may find another… Read more >

Virginia Supreme Court Protects Climate Researcher's E-mails

University of Virginia will not release Michael Mann's e… Read more >

Momentive Performance Materials Files For Bankruptcy

Industry: Silicones maker is faced with large debt it can… Read more >

Chip Detects Multiple Waterborne Pathogens At Once

Water Quality: Microfluidic device helps scientists find disease-causing bacteria… Read more >

Artificial blood could be used in trial transfusions by 2016

Scientists in Scotland have made artificial blood, a breakthrough that… Read more >

Meet Kepler-186f, the first Earth like-planet in the habitable zone

NASA’s Kepler Telescope spotted another world, but this one… Read more >

Ancient daddy longlegs had an extra set of eyes

A 305-million-year-old fossil from France has revealed… Read more >

FEATURE: Food inventor creates Viagra ice-cream

This frozen treat won’t hit the shelves any time… Read more >

FEATURE: Why are babies so cute?

Turns out we are hard-wired to like cute things… Read more >

Battle of the sexes runs in reverse for these Brazilian insects

Insects of the genus Neotrologa copulate for up to 70… Read more >

Chemical Secrets Of Starfish Stickiness

Biomimicry: Researchers study how the sea creature roams its underwater… Read more >

Seawater Survey Traces Loss Of Himalayan Glaciers

Climate Change: The salinity and oxygen-18 content of the… Read more >

Para-xylene plants face uphill struggle for acceptance in China

Chemistry students come to defence of latest project's safety… Read more >

How to print a crystal in 3D

Rather than looking at a crystal on a screen, print… Read more >

Up from generality

Growing inorganically Read more >

Family values

Do larger research groups mean mentorship and ethics will inevitably… Read more >

FEATURE: Study concludes homeopathy is a waste of money

After examining the effect of the alternative therapy on 68… Read more >

FEATURE: Golf courses may be haven for biodiversity

All that manicured grass isn't just the perfect spot… Read more >

Ocean acidification is making fish crazy

In a strange turn of events, fish in acidic pockets… Read more >

Scientists generate solar power in the dark

Molecules known as photoswitches can absorb energy from the sun… Read more >

A new gluten-free flour has arrived – and it’s made out of coffee waste

A startup company will commercialise coffee flour within the next… Read more >

Starfish glue secrets under the microscope

Temporary adhesive holds promise for surgery and tissue engineering applications… Read more >

DNA cube programmed for an exclusive reveal

Hydrogen bonds keeping the cube’s shape only unzip in… Read more >


Amongst the fictional forensic equipment shown on television, Brian Clegg… Read more >

This Chinese company can 3D print 10 houses in a day

From pizzas to prosthetic limbs, 3D printers never cease to… Read more >

30 will never be the new 20

Researchers now claim that cognitive performance goes downhill after 24… Read more >

Babies may cry at night so they don’t have to share mum

Sleep-deprived mums, behold, your bundle of joy may have… Read more >

Saturn is giving birth to a new moon, but it may be the last

A tiny object travelling along the edge of one of… Read more >

Manganese Dioxide Nanoparticles Increase Tumor Vulnerability To Radiation Therapy

Nanomedicine: The particles react with hydrogen peroxide to increase oxygen… Read more >

Laying Out The Attainable

Climate Change: Major technology changes could still restrain global warming… Read more >

Promising Solar Cell Materials Also Emit Laser Light

Materials: Perovskites convert absorbed light into emitted light with surprisingly… Read more >

Toilet flushes could help power homes

Transducer converts water motion into energy Read more >

Life beyond Earth

The chemical cradle of life Read more >

Changing phases

John Goodby has discovered new forms of matter and invented… Read more >

Low blood sugar causes people to lash out at their partners

Scientists have finally found evidence for hangriness, and proved it… Read more >

Flowing a drop of salt water over graphene generates electricity

Scientists have found that dragging small droplets of salt water… Read more >

A new hepatitis C treatment has cured 90% of patients

In a 12-week trial, a new drug for hepatitis… Read more >

Toughening Up Elastomers

Materials Science: Inspired by hydrogel synthesis, two-part strategy yields… Read more >

Daiichi Quits On Ranbaxy

Generics: India’s Sun Pharma will take on Ranbaxy and… Read more >

Raman bites into tooth decay

Mineral distribution signals help discriminate healthy enamel from cavities Read more >

Nanotubes zip into bundle of solar energy

Closely packing photoisomerisable groups together boosts energy storage density of… Read more >

Mathematicians have created an app that overcomes jet lag

A free app uses mathematical models to tell you when… Read more >

Glow-in-the-dark road installed in the Netherlands

The light-absorbing road markings not only look amazing, but… Read more >

Naval scientists have found a way to turn seawater into fuel

New technology that converts seawater into jet fuel could revolutionise… Read more >

Daytime napping linked to an early death

A new study has found that people who nap for… Read more >

New technology could turn astronaut urine into fuel

Not satisfied with simply turning pee into drinking water, scientists… Read more >

Largest Environmental Settlement Means Cleanup Of Former Kerr-McGee Sites

Remediation: Andarko Petroleum’s $5.15 billion payment will be… Read more >

Tohru Fukuyama’s Correction Crisis

In the wake of a series of corrections from their… Read more >

Public Investors Eager For IPOs Lure Private Chemical Firms

Business: Stock markets worldwide are friendly environment, but it likely… Read more >

IR Spectroscopy Quickly Detects Malaria At Early Stages

Medical Diagnostics: Spectrometer can spot a single malaria parasite in… Read more >

The Large Hadron Collider may have found a new form of matter

Scientists have discovered an elusive particle that may be an… Read more >

New Brominated Flame Retardant Found In Electronics

Environment: Manufacturers may be using the compound as a replacement… Read more >

Mixing And Matching Metals

Organometallics: Chemists create an inorganic Grignard reagent to forge metal… Read more >

Constructing Crowded Carbons

Organic Synthesis: Chemists use Mizoroki-Heck reaction to tackle tough… Read more >

Former chief executive of Royal Society of Chemistry dies

John Ruck Keene, whose career at the society spanned more… Read more >

Redefining moisturiser

The secret to soft skin is not necessarily increasing its… Read more >

Missing safety risk emails draw $9bn Actos fine

Judge finds absence of Takeda documentation in bladder cancer case… Read more >

The sultan of synthesis

Phil Baran is spurring organic chemists to rethink how they… Read more >

Memory Device Created From Polymer Pair

Organic Electronics: Two functional polymers form the heart of a… Read more >

Polymer-Peptide Conjugate Redirects Amyloid Fibril Growth

Self-Assembly: Researchers design a macromolecule that causes amyloid-β peptide… Read more >

Fears free trade agreements will hamstring chemical legislation

Corporate watchdogs worry accords being prepared by Europe and North… Read more >

Nanocrystalline copper turns CO into fuel

New electrode converts carbon monoxide into alcohols and may be… Read more >

Pumping gone soft

Combustion drives silicone device with heart-like chambers Read more >

Sun set on Ranbaxy rescue

Acquiring beleaguered firm will create India’s biggest pharmaceutical company… Read more >


It smells sweet, is potentially lethal and organic chemists rely… Read more >

Anadarko agrees $5bn clean-up settlement

Record fine will address pollution at mining and manufacturing sites… Read more >

Metrics' role in assessing research reviewed

UK higher education body launches investigation into the pros and… Read more >

GSK investigates bribery claims in the Middle East

Leaked emails claim GlaxoSmithKline bribed Iraqi doctors and healthcare officials… Read more >

A Spinning Disc Spots Spoiled Food

Microfluidics: Researchers developed a lab-on-a-disc that detects… Read more >

Mixing And Matching Metals

Organometallics: Chemists Create An Inorganic Grignard Reagent To Forge Metal… Read more >

Carbon Dots For White LEDs Made In One Step

Nanotechnology: Simple, low-cost process yields carbon nanoparticles that emit… Read more >

Olive oil may offer diabetes protection

Oleic acid found to regulate insulin secretion and minimise blood… Read more >

Gel to heal divide between bones and surgical implants

Material slowly releases growth hormone to aid healing and reduce… Read more >

Strength in numbers

For all the value it provides, analytical chemistry doesn’t… Read more >

Contamination troubles strike GSK

GlaxoSmithKline is warned over contamination at an Ireland plant, and… Read more >

GSK To Expand Across Africa

Pharmaceuticals: Drug firm plans lab, plants, and academic support to… Read more >

Trees Designed for Destruction

Plant Biochemistry: Chemical tweak to lignin could yield trees that… Read more >

Chinese Citizens Protest p-Xylene Plant

Demonstrations are latest against the polyester intermediate chemical Read more >

Isolation of cyanoformate suggests new carbon capture approaches

Elusive ion solves mystery that baffled plant biochemists and offers… Read more >

SERS tubing makes intravenous drug delivery safer

Detection system gives a detailed picture of patient medication in… Read more >

Lilly wins cancer drug patent dispute

Alimta patent will last until 2022 after US court rules… Read more >

EU link to Balkans' science threatened

Project that helped bring together warring nations through science comes… Read more >

Should I stay or should I go?

Relocating a research group can be a stressful experience. Nina… Read more >

Scientists Uncover New Brominated Flame Retardant In Consumer Electronics

Indoor Environment: Manufacturers may be using the compound as a… Read more >

New Anticancer Target Identified

Drug Discovery: Cancer cells need MTH1 enzyme to thrive; inhibiting… Read more >

Online Access To ACS Publications Is Restored After Some Customers Were Unintentionally Blocked

ACS News: Hidden link triggered feature designed to protect website… Read more >

Microbial Reactor Could Help Capture Carbon Sustainably

Carbon Sequestration: Electrochemical cell could lower cost of sequestering carbon… Read more >

Liquid Water Ocean Lies Beneath Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Space Science: Gravity data from Cassini spacecraft point to ocean… Read more >

Salt Additives Can Be Used To Tailor Negishi Cross-Couplings

Organic Synthesis: Chemists find that adding a salt affects aryl… Read more >

Affirming Impacts Of Climate Change

IPCC: Report probes effects, adaptation, and vulnerabilities related to global… Read more >

Cyanoformate Structure Could Aid Efforts To Trap Carbon Dioxide

Unstable Complex: Elusive ion’s unusual bonding could inform design… Read more >

Better Biomolecular Visualization

Bioorthogonal Chemistry: Easier tracking of biomolecules in vivo Read more >

Calculations predict new form of phosphorus

Flat layers of ‘blue phosphorus’ may have ideal properties for… Read more >

Power up with body heat

Repeated bending is not a problem for new wearable thermoelectric… Read more >

London launches Europe-wide hydrogen vehicles project

The city will get a hydrogen fuel station, and new… Read more >

Latest climate report sees a bigger role for adaptation

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the world faces serious… Read more >

Nanoporous anodes charge up

If only their components were cheaper Read more >

Growing great graphene on germanium

New technique allows large scale production of defect free graphene… Read more >

10 years ago: art analysis at the National Gallery

Soap was found to have formed on the surface of… Read more >

How to survive a nuclear bomb

Flash, blast and radiation – is it possible to live through… Read more >

Pharma giants plan new public–private collaborations

AstraZeneca and GSK will partner with UK academics to work… Read more >

Researchers Shrink Carbon Nanotube Circuits

Electronics: New carbon nanotube transistors reach 20 nm—the size… Read more >

Ball Mill Grinds Monomers Into Polymer

Polymer Chemistry: Chemists use ball-milling to synthesize the conductive… Read more >

Analysts shrug off rare earth trade ruling

WTO’s indictment of Chinese export duties won’t affect… Read more >

DVD diagnostics

Quantitative pregnancy test uses DVDs, a DVD player and freely… Read more >


Purple was once a colour only royalty could afford to… Read more >

Climate Change Is Altering The World

IPCC: Report probes impacts, adaptation, and vulnerabilities related to global… Read more >

A wide open competition

The Chemistry World science communication competition comes to fruition Read more >

New Centres for Doctoral Training announced

Another 22 CDTs will train 1100 students in the UK… Read more >

Reduced to clear

Karl Collins contemplates reducing amides to alcohols instead of amines… Read more >

China Accused Of Technology Theft

Intellectual Property: Ineos charges that Sinopec stole its acrylonitrile process… Read more >

U.S. Moves Ahead On Gas Exports

Energy: First natural gas terminal approved for West Coast Read more >

First Total Synthesis Of Eukaryote Chromosome Achieved

Synthetic Biology: Altered brewer’s yeast thrives with artificial genetic… Read more >

Pathogens Turn Tables On Human Immune System

Microbiology: Some bacteria can convert to their benefit a chemical… Read more >

Albany Molecular Research To Aquire Rival Cedarburg

Move continues trend of consolidation in the pharmaceutical chemicals sector… Read more >

Half Of Syria's Chemical Arsenal Has Left The Country

Chemical Weapons: Delays in turning over material may mean destruction… Read more >

Electron Microscopy Milestone

Structural Biology: Technique gives first glimpse of mitochondrial ribosome at… Read more >

Spinning Magnetic Nanoparticles Destroy Cancer Cells

Cancer Therapy: An applied magnetic field rotates nanoparticles trapped inside… Read more >

Huntington’s Disease Could Stem From Cysteine Depletion

Neurodegeneration: Scientists finally pinpoint a mechanism for how a repeating… Read more >

New Antibiotic Disrupts Resistant Superbugs

Drug Development: Researchers synthesize polymyxin-like lipopeptides to kill bacteria… Read more >

Self-Assembled Makeover

Surface Chemistry: N-Heterocyclic carbenes offer an alternative to thiols… Read more >

Harmful Air Pollutants Build Up Near Oil And Gas Fields

Air Quality: During wintertime, concentrations of volatile organic compounds near… Read more >

Simple Coating Gives A Boost To Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells

Materials: Flexible solar cells made from low-grade silicon absorb… Read more >

Mass Spectrometry Method Provides Insights Into Insecticide Resistance

Analytics: With the technique, researchers explain the connection between a… Read more >

FDA Bans Another Indian Drug Plant

Generics: Quality problems plague Indian producers Read more >

ACS Meeting News: Color-Changing Gels Track Food Quality

Nano-based materials indicate age, temperature history of perishables Read more >

Chemists Convene In Dallas

ACS Meeting News: ‘Chemistry & Materials for Energy’ was national conference… Read more >

Certain Pet Flea Collars’ Days Are Numbered

EPA, two manufacturers agree to phase out products that contain… Read more >

Trinseo Makes Second Attempt To Go Public

Polymers producer formerly known as Styron files plans to pay… Read more >

ACS Meeting News: Paper Spray Goes Head-To-Head With LC/MS

Ambient mass spec method yields comparable results for analysis of… Read more >

Stem Cell Memories

ACS Meeting News: Growing stem cells in stiff or soft… Read more >

Prenatal Vitamin A Essential For Offspring Immune Health

Reproductive Medicine: A healthy fetal immune system in mice depends… Read more >

Spray-On Polymer Mats Seal Surgical Incisions

Biomaterials: Researchers apply mats of biodegradable nanofibers directly onto tissues… Read more >

Role Of Folded DNA Revealed

ACS Meeting News: Study shows i-motifs and related hairpins… Read more >

ACS Meeting News: Reagent Assembles Ring Motifs Common In Drugs

Method builds medium-sized nitrogen heterocycles with challenging substitution patterns… Read more >

California Targets Products

Regulation: State proposes elimination of certain chemicals or substitution with… Read more >

ACS Meeting News: Taking Cues From Nature En Route To Taxol

Synthesis of an intermediate along the way to the cancer… Read more >

ACS Meeting News: Teaching Zinc A New Trick

Chemists revisit using zinc reagents as a means of transferring… Read more >

Silicone Chip Recreates Cancer’s Microenvironment

Microfluidics: A device for high-throughput anticancer drug screening more… Read more >

Stem Cells Possess Mechanical Memory

ACS Meeting News: Growing stem cells in stiff or soft… Read more >

Role Of Mysterious Folded DNA Structures Revealed At Last

ACS Meeting News: Study shows i-motifs and related hairpins… Read more >

Beefed-Up Bacteria Get The Lead Out Of Water

Water Treatment: Researchers engineer bacteria to bind lead on their… Read more >

Chemical Maker FMC To Split In Two

Business: Firm to divide into separate crop chemicals and minerals… Read more >

Fast-Flow Peptides

Lab Automation: MIT chemists devise a continuous reactor for speedy… Read more >

Natural Gas Gets An Upgrade

Fuels & Chemicals: Main-group metals selectively oxidize alkanes to make… Read more >

California Proposes Changes For Some Consumer Products

Regulation: State targets substances in paint strippers, childrens’ sleep items… Read more >

Low Doses Of A Controversial Insecticide May Harm Friendly Insects

Environment: A neonicotinoid compound affects fruit flies’ ability to have… Read more >

Airbrushed Polymers Could Seal Surgical Incisions

Biomaterials: Researchers spray mats of biodegradable nanofibers directly onto tissues… Read more >

Ineos Chairman Criticizes European Commission Policies

Industry: Jim Ratcliffe writes stinging letter blasting energy costs, other… Read more >

Reports Make Progress In Transforming C–H Bonds Into Druglike Motifs

Organic Chemistry: Palladium-catalyzed routes build unnatural amino acids and… Read more >

Agencies Weigh Facility Safety

Executive Order: Task force recommendations could include tighter control of… Read more >

Toward A Blood Test For Alzheimer's

Diagnostics: Researchers find 10 lipids in blood that predict cognitive… Read more >

Bacteria Churn Out A Possible Rocket Fuel

Biofuels: Researchers insert plant genes into bacteria to help turn… Read more >

Agencies Weigh Chemical Facility Safety Overhaul

Executive Order: Task force recommendations will be out by the… Read more >

Craig Venter Tackles Aging

Genomics: Entrepreneur launches Human Longevity Inc. with goal of building… Read more >

Milk Proteins Protect Fabrics From Fire

Flame Retardants: Casein, a protein left over from cheese production… Read more >

Cautious Optimism Permeates Pittcon

Instrumentation: Firms at annual conference anticipate slow but steady sales… Read more >

Electro-Optics Paper Retracted

Materials science paper fails to cite inventor of chromophores used… Read more >

President Sets R&D Priorities

Budget: Fiscal 2015 funding request focuses increases on manufacturing, energy… Read more >

X-Rays Probe Single Molecules

Molecular Structure: Method could yield precise information on reaction dynamics… Read more >

Another Giant Virus Unearthed

Virology: Megavirus discovered in Siberian permafrost is biggest yet Read more >

Capturing The Glow Of Quantum Dots With A Smartphone

Bioimaging: The camera on a smartphone can pick up signals… Read more >

Analytical Test Could Underestimate Radioactivity In Fracking Wastewater

Water Quality: Study shows that a test commonly used to… Read more >

Madeleine Jacobs To Step Down As CEO

ACS News: After more than 24 years of service, Jacobs… Read more >

Fukushima Radiation May Have Little Long-Term Effect On Wildlife

Environment: Researchers estimate that radiation exposure from the 2011 nuclear… Read more >

House Republicans Unveil Draft Legislation To Reform Federal Law On Chemical Safety

The House of Representatives draft bill to overhaul the Toxic… Read more >

Europe Probes Major Mergers

Regulation: Deals involving vinyl and pigments are being investigated for… Read more >

Lipoprotein Nanoparticles Boost Memory In Mice With Alzheimer’s

Nanomedicine: Particles that resemble high-density lipoprotein clear out clumps… Read more >

Building Better Therapeutic Antibodies

Drug Delivery: Researchers develop a procedure to make antibody-drug… Read more >

Silicone Bracelets Find A New Purpose

Environmental Monitoring: Ubiquitous silicone wristbands can act as easy-to… Read more >

New Route To Improved Heparins

Drug Discovery: Chemoenzymatic analogs may sidestep key problems of current… Read more >

U.S. Chemical Investment Soars

Business: New projects tied to shale gas exceed $100 billion… Read more >

Peering Inside Reactors

Analytical Chemistry: Microspectroscopy tracks multistep process in action Read more >

Detecting Citrus Blight

Agriculture: Portable spectrometer identifies signature volatile organic compounds before it… Read more >

European Firms Feel The Squeeze

Earnings: Chemical firms struggle to recapture sales, earnings growth Read more >

A Challenging Conjugation

Bioactivity: Linking to antibody fragment enhances immune-system-regulating agent… Read more >

A Pharma-Friendly Fluorination

Organic Synthesis: Aryl bromide and iodides succumb to Pd-catalyzed… Read more >

White House Seeks To Bolster Patent System

Innovation: Administration takes steps to prevent the granting of weak… Read more >

Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

Materials: Lithium-sulfur battery electrodes made of an inexpensive sulfur… Read more >

Reforming The Toxic Substances Control Act

Legislation: House Republicans unveil a draft bill to overhaul federal… Read more >

Informing The Climate Debate

Report: National Academy of Sciences and Royal Society lay out… Read more >

Nanohole Sensor Could Make Biomolecule Detection Easy And Affordable

Biosensors: Researchers quickly detect proteins by using a standard microscope… Read more >

Crib Mattresses Expose Infants To Elevated Levels Of Volatile Organic Compounds

Environmental Health: A baby sleeping in a crib breathes in… Read more >

Wildlife Did Not Receive Dangerous Doses Of Radiation From Fukushima

Environment: Researchers estimate that radiation exposure from the 2011 nuclear… Read more >

Portable Spectrometer Sniffs Out Citrus Blight

Agriculture: Volatile organic compounds released by citrus trees allow researchers… Read more >

A Steric Strategy For Regioselective Arene Silylation

Rhodium catalyst adds silyl group to arenes to create valuable… Read more >

Implantable Metal-Filled Particles Activate Cancer Drug

Oncology: Strategy restricts chemotherapeutic agent's toxicity in cells Read more >

Beefing Up Refinery Regulations

Safety: California panel calls for inherently safer systems Read more >

FDA Head Voices Concerns In India

Pharmaceuticals: On a visit to the country, Hamburg pushes for… Read more >

Actavis Buys Forest Labs

Acquisition: Deal will create large specialty drug firm Read more >

Ashland Sells Water Technologies Business For $1.8 Billion

Restructuring: Activist investor pushed for divestment of underperforming assets Read more >

Oxadiazoles Attack Resistant Bacteria

Drug Discovery: Researchers report a class of compounds that can… Read more >

Bendable Silicon Electronics

Materials: Exfoliation technique converts rigid silicon devices into flexible ones… Read more >

Assay Detects Minuscule Amounts Of Gluten In Food

Analytical Chemistry: A new method based on small nucleic acid… Read more >

Contact Lenses Deliver Drug For Glaucoma

Biomaterials: Contact lenses release a glaucoma drug in a controlled… Read more >

Consumer 3-D Printer Fabricates Microfluidic Chips

Microfluidics: With the right resin, the machine builds transparent devices… Read more >

Antifreeze Protein Works From Inside Out

Biochemistry: Surprising fish structure includes large water sheets Read more >

Biotech Stock Offerings Boom

Finance: A rash of small firms go public after strong… Read more >

Small Molecules Block Activity Of MicroRNA Transcription Factors

Drug Discovery: Computational method identifies compound that blocks microRNA that… Read more >

Mitsui Slashes Operations

Restructuring: Major chemical company will shutter plants, seek to reverse… Read more >

Simple Catalyst Pair Transforms Excess Glycerol Into Useful Compounds

Green Chemistry: A one-pot, two-catalyst reaction turns leftover… Read more >

Food Ingredient Tussle?

Sandwich chain Subway reacts to Internet campaign aimed at removing… Read more >

Hard Silicon Wafers Yield Flexible Electronics

Electronics: New silicon exfoliation technique converts rigid electronic devices into… Read more >

Shifting R&D Landscape

Report: NSF study shows the U.S., Europe, and Japan… Read more >

Controversial Organometallics Paper Cleared Of Falsification Charge

Publication ethics: Journal publishes correction and editors’ comments Read more >

Mission To Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons Moves Slowly

U.S. cargo ship that will destroy Syria’s most… Read more >

Shape-Shifting Scaffold Supports Growing Bone Cells

Materials Science: A shape memory polymer could one day be… Read more >

Simple Technique Transfers Clean Graphene Sheets

Materials Science: A novel method allows engineers to build graphene… Read more >

Controversial Organometallics Paper Cleared Of Falsification Charge

Publication ethics: Journal publishes correction and editors’ comments Read more >

Electrostatic Forces Make Ions Fly For Mass Spectrometry Imaging

Analytical Chemistry: Researchers develop mass spectrometry imaging method that requires… Read more >

Light-Emitting Diode Can Stretch More Than Twice Its Length

Optoelectronics: A transparent, elastic electrode made of a silver nanowire… Read more >

Cleaner Graphene Offers Better Device Performance

Materials Science: A novel technique allows engineers to build graphene… Read more >

Directed Evolution Keeps Pace

Chemical Biology: Stringency modulation and negative selection in phage-assisted… Read more >

Powerful Bedfellows

Collaborations: NIH and pharma firms team up to identify drug… Read more >

Libya’s Chemical Arsenal Destroyed

Chemical Weapons: An international team has eliminated the last of… Read more >

Scotland Opens Biotech Center

Biotechnology: Jobs and sales in the industry are expected to… Read more >

Fire At Nuclear Waste Repository

Safety: No radioactivity released in incident at New Mexico facility… Read more >

U.S. Competitiveness In Research And Development Continues To Erode

Report: R&D in emerging economies is growing rapidly, says… Read more >

National Academy of Engineering Adds To Its Ranks

Honors: Of 78 new members and associates, 19 work in… Read more >

New Vehicle Air Filters Trap Tiny Troubling Pollution Particles

Air Quality: Researchers show that new vehicle air filters do… Read more >

Grace Exits Bankruptcy

Resolution: Asbestos claims sorted out after nearly 13 years of… Read more >

Sound Waves Shake Pharmaceuticals Into Cocrystals

Chemical Engineering: Resonant acoustic mixing provides a green, scalable way… Read more >

Researchers Study How Rare-Earth Nanoparticles Trigger Inflammation

Toxicology: Coating the nanoparticles in phosphates could prevent the toxic… Read more >

Protection For Drinking Water

Legislation: Senate takes up safety concerns in wake of West… Read more >

Fluorescent Probe Labels Membrane Proteins, No Rinsing Required

Bioimaging: Engineered dye glows only after snapping onto targeted surface… Read more >

Diagnosing Tuberculosis With A Nanotrap

Medical Diagnostics: Researchers couple nanopore technology with mass spectrometry to… Read more >

Fourth-Quarter Earnings Surge For Chemical Makers

Finances: Strong earnings reports help executives appeal to investors Read more >

Accelrys Acquired By French Software Firm

Lab Automation: Dassault Systèmes acquires laboratory information management software… Read more >

Chemist Sent To Prison For Selling Silicone Formulas

Trade Secrets: Former Wacker employee sentenced to two years in… Read more >

Silk Fibers Grow Directly On Graphene

Materials Science: The strong, flexible, and conductive nanocomposite of silk… Read more >

Lanxess Drops CEO As Profits Fall

Leadership: Management change may precede restructuring and cost cutting Read more >

Chemical Plant Safety

Industry warns against requiring use of inherently safer technologies Read more >

Enzyme Makes Tough-To-Construct C–N Bonds

Chemical Biology: Halogenase directly adds nitrite or azide to unactivated… Read more >

In Search Of An Ideal Route To Hydrogen Peroxide

Chemical Reagents: Researchers develop a highly selective catalyst for making… Read more >

Obama Lays Out His Plans

State Of The Union: President proposes small steps, unilateral action… Read more >

NMR Structures Get Sharper With Rosetta

Computer program refines nuclear magnetic resonance structures of proteins, making… Read more >

Geraldine Richmond To Lead AAAS

Elections: Surface chemist and long-time advocate for women in… Read more >

Sound Waves Provide A Green, Scalable Way To Make Pharmaceutical Cocrystals

Chemical Engineering: Resonant acoustic mixing produces multigram quantities of cocrystals… Read more >

Ronald Breslow Wins American Institute of Chemists’ Gold Medal

Awards: Top honor recognizes service to the chemistry community Read more >

Smartphone Attachment Detects Ionic Mercury

Water Analysis: With the snap of a picture, a new… Read more >

Device Mines Precious Phosphorus From Sewage

Water Treatment: A combined osmosis and distillation process could lower… Read more >

Fuzzy NMR Structures Get Sharper

Structural Biology: A computer program can refine NMR structures, making… Read more >

Hedge Fund Targets Dow

Activist Investor: Third Point wants big chemical maker to split… Read more >

Retreat On Refinery Reform

Safety: Chemical safety board splits on overhaul of California regulations… Read more >

Plextronics Shorts Out

Bankruptcy: Solvay offers to buy maker of conductive polymers for… Read more >

Green-Building Labels Trigger A Race To The Top

Ecolabels: LEED certification pushes builders to construct more sustainable projects… Read more >

Rail, Oil Industries Consider New Safety Measures

Immediate steps and long-term plans aim to improve rail… Read more >

Wolf Prize Goes To Chi-Huey Wong

Awards: Chemist earns 2014 honor for pioneering synthesis of complex… Read more >

International Year Of Crystallography Launched

Science Anniversaries: Party in Paris begins yearlong celebration of this… Read more >

Pinpointing Pigments In 3-D

Art: Researchers can now identify the exact position of pigment… Read more >

A New Way To Preserve Old Bones

Crystal Growth: Calcium carbonate treatment strengthens and holds together bone… Read more >

New Compounds Help γ-Secretase Make The Right Cuts

Medicinal Chemistry: Researchers report water-soluble compounds that modulate the… Read more >

Plastic Films Pin Water Droplets Like Rose Petals Do

Materials: Researchers print nanoscale patterns into the surface of plastic… Read more >

Attacking Cancer With Light-Controlled Bacteria?

Synthetic Biology: A team of undergraduates program bacteria to release… Read more >

U.K. Approves Fracking

Shale Gas: Prime Minister supports natural-gas-extraction method, big… Read more >

Taking On The Problem Of Reproducibility

Organizations call for standards to improve reproducibility in life sciences… Read more >

RNA Drug Firms Attract Deals

Pharmaceuticals: Recent successes help boost emerging therapeutic field Read more >

Spotting Many Different Proteins On Single Cells

Analytical Biochemistry: DNA-based sensing of multiple proteins could aid… Read more >

Monsanto Seed Case Closed

Intellectual Property: Supreme Court refuses to revive challenge to company… Read more >