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BASF Celebrates Chemistry In Style

Celebration of German giant’s 150th anniversary is punctuated by… Read more >

Congress Sends Energy Efficiency Bill To White House For President’s Signature

Green Tech: Legislation will boost demand for chemistry products, such… Read more >

Making Silk Optical Devices With Photolithography

Materials: A manufacturing method taken from the semiconductor industry could… Read more >

New Family Of Cyclic Peptides Identified

Chemical Biology: Never-before-seen cross-link places streptide in… Read more >

President’s Pick To Lead Chemical Safety Board Pledges To Examine Struggling Agency

Vanessa Allen Sutherland breezes through nomination hearing in Congress Read more >

Firms Beat Dollar, Price Pressures

Chemical Earnings: First quarter surpasses expectations as companies report strong… Read more >

Artificial Photosynthesis Device Paves Way Toward Sustainable Liquid Fuel

Clean Energy: Solar-powered prototype transforms carbon dioxide to acetate… Read more >

Evidence Against Neonicotinoids Mounts

Pesticides: One study shows bees are attracted to the insecticides… Read more >

Elusive Silicon Oxides Unveiled

Main-Group Elements: Chemists prepare the first examples of simple… Read more >

Hydrogel Could Green Up Fracking

Sustainability: Expandable hydraulic fluid could cut water and chemical additives… Read more >

Fast-track peer review trial ends following resignations

Payment trial for expedited reviews ends in wake of editorial… Read more >

Science skirmishes continue on Capitol Hill

Republican research funding bill faces opposition from science and academic… Read more >

Disrupting graphene

Scientists hope their comprehensive roadmap will help tease out graphene… Read more >

Imaging the future

Doctors and pharmaceutical companies are beginning to open their eyes… Read more >

A negative outlook

Could the Shroud of Turin’s mysterious negative imprints have… Read more >

30 years ago: wartime degrees

How prisoners during the Second World War were able to… Read more >

Former UC Davis Chemist Ordered To Pay Restitution For 2013 Apartment Explosion

Crime: David Snyder was sentenced last year on explosives, firearms… Read more >

Teva Makes Hostile Bid To Acquire Mylan

Pharmaceuticals: Top generic drug firm proposes new deal within a… Read more >

Simple Tag Could Help Decode Glycoproteome

Proteomics: Technique makes it easier to identify and characterize cellular… Read more >

Grant application peer review system 'works well'

Statistical analysis finds high peer review scores are linked to… Read more >

SiRNA treatment cures Ebola in monkeys

Researchers perform the first successful trial for a drug against… Read more >

Chemists seek end to chemical warfare on centenary of its first use

International community produces the Ypres Declaration to reaffirm disarmament objectives… Read more >

Carbon nanotube-based sensor detects meat spoilage

Electron density of cobalt porphyrin complexes key to meat freshness… Read more >

Receptor Research Reignites A Smelly Debate

Biochemistry: New data rebut vibrational theory of olfaction Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Deliver Proteins Into Human Cells

Synthetic Biology: A pathogen’s infection machinery could help researchers… Read more >

Daiichi Sankyo steps out after Sun-Ranbaxy merger

Ranbaxy’s Japanese owner has sold off its stake in… Read more >

Ukraine to slash science budget

Massive research funding cuts are planned in a bid to… Read more >

CS gas

Simon Cotton examines a compound banned in warfare but still… Read more >

Photoacoustic nanoparticles highlight uranium in the body

A study that will likely gather the interest from defence… Read more >

Bees 'prefer' neonicotinoid-laced nectar

Studies debunk the notion that wild bees avoid feeding from… Read more >

170-Year-Old Champagne Cache Analyzed

Chemical analysis of shipwrecked bubbly reveals secrets of 19th-century… Read more >

Gender bias in US research funding investigated

Three US Congresswomen requested an investigation into whether funding bias… Read more >

Plant-inspired plastics take shape

Polymer that responds to multiple stimuli could bring shape-shifting… Read more >

Ultrasound test echoes with battery charge

Acoustic technique that measures physical changes could simplify battery tests… Read more >

Shin-Etsu Invests In Photoresists

Electronic Materials: Japanese firm plans large facility in Taiwan Read more >

Accident Analysis


Federal agency review of chemical accidents in nine states reveals… Read more >

Oh, the humanities!

Science and the arts are equally essential to society, says… Read more >

Longer-lived oxides offer silicon synthesis boost

Touted as ‘soluble sand’, stabilised small silicon oxides present new… Read more >

Membrane-less electrolyser set to disrupt water splitting

Device that exploits fluid mechanic forces has potential to significantly… Read more >

Emerging from Deepwater

Five years after a BP oil rig explosion spewed millions… Read more >

A Farewell To Messenger

Space Science: Mercury-orbiting spacecraft nears death plunge after science… Read more >

Liquor-Store Spirits Provide Green Alternative To HPLC Solvents

Analytical Chemistry: Rum or vodka combined with household products produces… Read more >

Nuclear Deal Could Boost Iran’s Chemical Sector

Middle East: Lifting sanctions will eliminate restraints on the local… Read more >

Structure Of The Measles Virus Nucleocapsid Reveals How It Wraps Up Its Genome

Structural Biology: Researchers tame the virus’s floppy capsid structure… Read more >

Draft Bill May Pave Path For Reform Of Federal Chemical Control Law

Congress: House of Representatives’ proposed overhaul of the Toxic Substances… Read more >

UC Berkeley’s Graham Fleming Resigns Vice Chancellor Post

Investigation: Report substantiates harassment allegations, chemist calls it “biased and… Read more >

Women twice as likely to be hired for academic posts as men

Experiment shows that faculty staff are more likely to pick… Read more >

Crossing the valley of death

Katrina Krämer examines efforts to bridge the gap between… Read more >

Oxytocin Promotes Social Behaviors By Tuning Brain Circuits

Neuroscience: Hormone helps auditory circuits in adult mouse brains to… Read more >

Natural Gas Dominates U.S. Energy Projections

Resources: Chemical feedstocks predicted to shift away from petroleum-based… Read more >

Carbon-Nanotube Electrodes Make Better Brain Connections

Neuroscience: Nanotube electrodes can stimulate and record from neurons without… Read more >

Drug Spending Jumped In 2014, IMS Study Finds

Pharmaceuticals: New drugs, fewer patent expirations drove sales growth Read more >

Technique Adds Proteins To Membranes At Specific Sites And Times

Biomodification: Lipid, linker, and photocaging give researchers exquisite control over… Read more >

Goethite

It's the strongest known biological material and one of… Read more >

Ionic liquids come up smelling of roses

Perfume delivery system triggered by water keeps sweet smells around… Read more >

Early Earth collision could clear up two geological mysteries

Smash-up with Mercury-like body could have ignited nuclear… Read more >

Plastic Bags Cut Wildlife Populations In Marshland Ecosystems

Pollution: Conventional and biodegradable plastic bags covering marsh sediments reduce… Read more >

Hydrogel with a basic instinct for drug delivery

Gel that releases naproxen in alkaline surroundings is promising step… Read more >

Science remains a peripheral issue in the UK election

As one of the most unpredictable votes in living memory… Read more >

The changing face of the PhD

Universities in the UK are exploring the European approach of… Read more >

First 3-D View Of The Body’s Pain-Sensing ‘Wasabi Receptor’

Biomolecular Structure: Snapshot of the TRPA1 ion channel, which senses… Read more >

Shape-Shifting Substance Stays Soft

Materials: Weaving together two polymers makes a rubbery shape-memory… Read more >

Making fracking greener

A chemically-responsive non-toxic fracturing fluid that generates its… Read more >

Chemicals formed on meteorites may have started life on Earth

Simple chemical turned in DNA bases and other precursors to… Read more >

Bristol-Myers Squibb Buys Into Gene Therapy

Pharmaceuticals: Firm adds gene therapy in a deal with uniQure… Read more >

Single-face fluorinated carbon ring takes the strain

Hexafluorocyclohexane created with all fluorines pointing 'up' could lead to… Read more >

Labs and wastewater cleaned with the same sponge

Domestic sponge fortuitously found to soak up bisphenol A Read more >

Generics giant Mylan offers $30 billion for Perrigo

Mylan makes ambitious takeover offer just weeks after Abbott aquisition… Read more >

A Glimpse Inside The Sophisticated World Of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Vice correspondent Hamilton Morris travels to New Zealand and China… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Shine Light On Air Pollution

Biosensors: A pollutant-detecting device contains bioluminescent bacteria that glow… Read more >

Lawrencium Ionization Energy Measured

Actinides: Study confirms theoretical understanding of electronic structure of superheavy… Read more >

Fluorescence Studies Reveal How Cells Take Out Their Protein Garbage

Molecular Biology: Researchers use single-molecule methods to observe details… Read more >

BASF Sues Umicore Over Battery Chemistry

Patent Dispute: Ownership of nickel-cobalt-manganese cathode material is… Read more >

Silicon chip spots dangerous pathogens in human blood

Silicon wafer doped with silver nanoparticles can rapidly identify E… Read more >

Camera turned wine connoisseur

No wine was harmed in the making of this research… Read more >

Fish and flowers inspire diving goggle material

Transparent surfaces for repelling oil underwater made from silica Read more >

Fracking Activities Pollute Nearby Air With Carcinogenic Hydrocarbons

Environmental Health: Air in the backyards of residents near Ohio… Read more >

Total Advances Plans For Gulf Coast Cracker

Petrochemicals: Company has filed for permits for an ethylene unit… Read more >

Big problems with little particles?

There is a risk that poor toxicology studies could start… Read more >

BMS invests in gene therapy

Bristol-Myers Squibb makes $100 million deal with biotech uniQure… Read more >

Graphene oxide diversifies soil bacteria

Digging deeper into the environmental impact of nanomaterial contamination Read more >

Superatom mimics for rare earth elements

Clusters of boron-doped metals have identical properties to other… Read more >

Lawrencium experiment could shake up periodic table

Measurement of first ionisation energy confirms electronic configuration but opens… Read more >

China p-xylene plant explodes for second time in less than two years

Plant Safety: Chemical warfare unit and more than 600 firefighters… Read more >

Salty soil set to hamper Bangladesh crop production

Scientists model impact of climate change on agriculture Read more >

Niacin

Brian Clegg discusses the vitamin found in both breakfast cereal… Read more >

Leak causes explosion at para-xylene plant in China

Twelve injured by explosion and fire caused by a leaking… Read more >

Decorating Quantum Dots To Make Them Glow White

Nanotechnology: Chemists produce white-light-emitting zinc sulfide nanocrystals by… Read more >

Future of GM in Germany hangs in the balance

German science academy speaks out in favour of GM crops… Read more >

The Goldilocks of heterogeneous catalysis

Dangling thiols anchor palladium within MOF without poisoning its catalytic… Read more >

α/β-Peptides Could Offer Low-Cost Alternative To Antibody Drugs

Drug Design: Researchers mix natural and nonnatural amino acids to… Read more >

Cancer Immunotherapy Deal Mania Continues

Pharmaceuticals: Novartis and Merck Serono broaden their immuno-oncology portfolios… Read more >

Union Carbide Buys Back Troubled West Virginia Plant

Chemicals: Facility once produced lethal methyl isocyanate Read more >

U.S. Sets Emission Targets In Preparation For Climate Change Talks

Negotiations: Obama Administration proposes up to 26% cut in emissions… Read more >

A Solution-Based Method For Making Black Phosphorus

Materials: Solvent exfoliation is a way to make large amounts… Read more >

First Pictures Of The Mitoribosome Taken

Biomolecular Structure: Researchers obtain near-atomic-level views of the… Read more >

EPA Halts New Uses Of Pesticides Linked To Bee Decline

Neonicotinoids: Activists urge further protection for pollinators, industry objects Read more >

Smokeless Tobacco Leaves Traces Of Carcinogens In Household Dust

Environment: Study suggests residents of households with smokeless tobacco users… Read more >

Borrelidin Jams Its Target By Multitasking

Natural Products: New insights into how the potent antibiotic inhibits… Read more >

Researchers Map The Molecular Makeup Of The Human Skin Surface

Microbiome: Using a combo of mass spec and RNA sequencing… Read more >

Coating Turns Cotton Into A Fabric Worthy Of A Superhero

Materials: Three-layer coating repels water and fire and heals… Read more >

Teaching An Old Cobalt Complex New Tricks

Synthesis: Chemists turn cobalt (III) complexes into chiral hydrogen-bond… Read more >

Globalizing Japan’s Chemical Society

International: Chemical Society of Japan wants to broaden engagement Read more >

White House Targets Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Superbugs: Plan aims to curb deadly infections, promote drug discovery… Read more >

Sanofi Off-Loads R&D Activities In France To Evotec


Pharmaceuticals: Evotec set to take over R&D activities at… Read more >

Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board Chairman Steps Down

Rafael Moure-Eraso resigns under White House pressure, charges of… Read more >

Dow Chlorine Business Will Go To Olin

Restructuring: Deal continues Dow revamping, turns Olin into a new… Read more >

Cells Can Ferry Drugs In Disk-Shaped Packs

Drug Delivery: Simple fabrication method yields drug-loaded microsized disks… Read more >

Biopolymer Derived From Crustaceans Could Combat Military Mortalities

ACS Meeting News: Chitosan-rich spray foams can slow hemorrhaging… Read more >

DuPont CEO Kullman Seeks To Fend Off Activist Trian

Strategy: Company appeals to shareholders in fight over board seats… Read more >

Middle School Students’ ‘Bee Aware’ Campaign Lands At White House Science Fair

Science Fair: Dozens of students present projects at event hosted… Read more >

Chemists Gather In Denver

ACS Meeting News: ‘Chemistry of Natural Resources’ was conference’s… Read more >

Measuring Bacterial Drug Uptake From Outside The Cell

Drug Development: A new method could enable low-dose drug… Read more >

First Chemistry Data From World’s Largest Radio Telescope

ACS Meeting News: Astrochemists use ALMA to analyze the chemistry… Read more >

Solid Catalyst Quickly Neutralizes Chemical Weapons

ACS Meeting News: Zr-based MOF hydrolyzes phosphate ester linkages… Read more >

Light-Emitting Metallacycles Put Themselves Together

ACS Meeting News: Coordination-driven self-assembly leads to platinum… Read more >

Proteins Nitrated At Specific Sites

ACS Meeting News: Approach could enable study of the role… Read more >

Copolymers Self-Assemble Multiple Times To Form Complex Structures

ACS Meeting News: Scalable strategy yields structures on the micrometer… Read more >

FDA Approves Genetically Modified Apple And Potato

Food: Agency says engineered versions are as safe and nutritious… Read more >

Making Battery Electrodes From Packing Peanuts

ACS Meeting News: Chemical engineers carbonize foam packaging to produce… Read more >

Common Herbicide Used In Monsanto’s Roundup Deemed ‘Probably Carcinogenic’

World Health Organization agency reaches controversial conclusion about glyphosate Read more >

Hexafluorocyclohexane Isomer Claims Most Polar Title

ACS Meeting News: Two-faced isomer has the highest dipole… Read more >

Opossum Peptides Could Provide Promising Antivenom

ACS Meeting News: Researchers engineer E. coli to create potent… Read more >

Harnessing The Microbiome To Curb Hunger

ACS Meeting News: Microbes genetically engineered to produce appetite-suppressing… Read more >

ChemChina To Buy Tire Maker Pirelli

Acquisition: $7.7 billion deal snags fifth-largest tire maker… Read more >

Targeting Brain Metabolism Could Offer New Way To Treat Epilepsy

Neuroscience: Inhibiting lactate dehydrogenase in mouse brains calms overexcited neurons… Read more >

NIH Launches Competition For A Better Alcohol Biosensor

With cash prize, agency hopes to spur development of a… Read more >

Red Rock’s Jet Fuel From Wood Gets Lift

Biofuels: Startup company hopes to succeed where others have failed… Read more >

Budget Conflict Ramps Up

Congress: Republicans seek tighter federal budgets that could curb research… Read more >

Nanoparticle Takes Photodynamic Therapy To Deep Tumors

Biomedicine: A new nanoparticle makes it possible to target cancer… Read more >

Graphene Defects Help Transfer Protons

Materials: Atomic-scale imperfections act like a bucket line, passing… Read more >

Chemistry Is Key To 3-D Printer’s Record-Setting Speed

Manufacturing: New machine uses photocurable resins to cut print times… Read more >

Cough Suppressant Tames Type 2 Diabetes

Medicinal Chemistry: Ingredient in over-the-counter medicine blocks receptor… Read more >

DSM strikes a deal with CVC for Polymer Intermediates Business


Dutch firm furthers transformation by forming new company with investment… Read more >

Some Biodegradable Plastics Don’t Live Up To Their Claims

Environment: Plastics with additives meant to promote biodegradation don’t… Read more >

Accelerating Chemical Production With Biology

Report: National Research Council outlines 10-year road map to… Read more >

European Polymer Makers Invest In U.S.

Plastics: Three expansion projects are slated for the Southeast Read more >

Charged Water Droplets Reduce Foodborne Microbes

Nanotechnology: Highly charged nanosized droplets formed by electrosprayed water can… Read more >

Chameleons’ Color-Changing Science

Lizards shift shades by tuning guanine nanocrystals in their skin… Read more >

Pharma Firms Make Biotech Staff Cuts

Employment: After buying small biotech businesses, big pharma decides to… Read more >

Optimism Reigns Among Instrument Firms At Pittcon

Instrument Conference: Despite currency concerns, analytical toolmakers look for strong… Read more >

Machine Automates Assembly Of Small Molecules

Synthetic Chemistry: Tool could speed up search for new medicines… Read more >

Turmeric Compound Spices Up An Antimicrobial Surface

Antibacterials: Nanosized vesicles filled with curcumin and attached to a… Read more >

Machine Automates Assembly Of Small Molecules

Synthetic Chemistry: Tool could speed up search for new medicines… Read more >

Alzheimer’s Treatments Could Go Acoustic

Neuroscience: Ultrasound removes amyloid plaques and restores memory in mice… Read more >

Food & Drug Administration Approves First Biosimilar Drug In U.S.

Agency's decision paves the way for cheaper biologic pharmaceuticals… Read more >

Newfound Antibiotic Is Gargantuan And Unfortunately Deadly

Natural Products: Large macrolactone features a 52-membered ring and… Read more >

Newfound Antibiotic Is Gargantuan And Unfortunately Deadly

Natural Products: Large macrolactone features a 52-membered ring and… Read more >

Alzheimer’s Treatments Could Go Acoustic

Neuroscience: Ultrasound removes amyloid plaques and restores memory in mice… Read more >

Bandage Releases Multiple Drugs Over Time

Materials: A bandage that rapidly releases a blood-clotting agent… Read more >

2015 Perkin Medal To Cynthia Maryanoff

Honors: Award recognizes outstanding contributions to drug commercialization Read more >

European Chemical Firms Struggle To Secure Growth

Finance: Outlook for 2015 remains uncertain Read more >

Climate-Friendly Refrigerants

Regulation: EPA approves five products that have low potentials for… Read more >

Food & Drug Administration Approves First Biosimilar Drug In U.S.

Decision paves the way for cheaper biologic pharmaceuticals Read more >

Motion-Powered Fabric Could Charge Small Electronics

Nanotechnology: A textile-based generator uses friction to convert mechanical… Read more >

Helping Brains Relieve Anxiety

Neuroscience: Phosphatase inhibitor restores regulatory circuit Read more >

Ancient Mars Had Enough Water For A Giant Ocean

New data suggest 20% of Red Planet’s surface was… Read more >

Computational Models Of Multistep Reaction Are Called So Flawed They Are ‘Not Even Wrong’

Reaction Chemistry: Study reveals mechanism theoretical work didn’t predict… Read more >

Shrinking The Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Instrumentation: Researchers develop the first miniature analyzer for mass spec… Read more >

Abbvie Wins Pharmacyclics

Pharmaceuticals: $21 billion deal helps firm become a leader in… Read more >

AstraZeneca Will Spin Off Antibiotics

Drug Discovery: Stand-alone company to be formed after no… Read more >

White House Taps Transportation Official To Head Chemical Safety Board

Embattled organization has been beset by management woes, departures Read more >

Lead Dioxide Coating In Pipes Can Help Reduce Lead Contamination Of Drinking Water

Water Quality: A naturally occurring lead scale in old water… Read more >

Interest In Biobased Levulinic Acid Grows

Green Chemistry: Italian firms pursue development of intermediate from cellulosic… Read more >

White House Taps Transportation Official To Head Chemical Safety Board

Embattled organization has been beset by management woes, departures Read more >

Computational Models Of Multistep Reaction Are Called So Flawed They Are ‘Not Even Wrong’

Reaction Chemistry: Study reveals mechanism theoretical work didn’t predict… Read more >

Shrinking The Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Instrumentation: Researchers develop the first miniature analyzer for mass spec… Read more >

Chemical Mergers Jump In 2014

Finance: Focus on core businesses drives chemical deals Read more >

Glowing DNA Strands Measure Toxic Mercury In Fish

Analytical Chemistry: A new assay provides a simpler way to… Read more >

Bristol-Myers Squibb Accesses Small Molecules For Immunotherapy

Cancer Research: Company signs two deals that bolster a toolbox… Read more >

AstraZeneca Will Spin Off Antibiotics

Drug Discovery: Stand-alone company to be formed after no… Read more >

Bioinspired Antireflective Coating Could Help Devices Capture More Light

Materials: A design similar to the compound eye of a… Read more >

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

Energy: Congress will attempt override move but likely lacks votes… Read more >

New Insecticidal Strategy Kills Crop Pests With RNA Interference

Insecticides: Researchers stop the Colorado potato beetle in its tracks… Read more >

Englerin A Targets Uncovered

Drug Discovery: Natural product kills kidney cancer cells by activating… Read more >

Reconfigurable Emulsions Might Find Use As Chemical Sensors

Surfactants tune the surface tension between liquids, cause droplets to… Read more >

Rajendra Pachauri, Chair Of Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, Resigns

Former IPCC leader faces allegations of sexual harassment Read more >

Calcium Channel Fingered In Ebola’s Infection Pathway

Virology: Two-pore channel 2 could provide a druggable target… Read more >

Reconfigurable Emulsions Might Find Use As Chemical Sensors

Surfactants tune the surface tension between liquids, cause droplets to… Read more >

Siloxanes Unexpectedly Observed In Antarctic Soil And Water

Environment: Study suggests that volatile methylsiloxanes in personal care products… Read more >

Asahi Kasei Buys Polypore

M&A: Deal highlights growing role of Japanese firms in… Read more >

Department Of Agriculture Approves First Genetically Modified Apple, Which Resists Turning Brown

Regulation: Activists and growers remain concerned about commercialization of new… Read more >

Sunlight And Melanin Implicated In Cancerous Chemistry

Photochemistry: Skin pigments participate in DNA-damaging reactions hours after… Read more >

New TB Drug Enters Trials

Neglected Diseases: Milestone comes despite waning pharma interest Read more >

Drugs That Regulate Metabolism May Treat Lupus

Autoimmune Disease: Immune cells in mice with lupus symptoms have… Read more >

Spying On Bond Making In Solution

Reaction Chemistry: X-ray scattering study analyzes ultrafast process in… Read more >

Genome Changes Mapped In Humans

Epigenomics: Most comprehensive results to date in collaborative epigenome-mapping… Read more >

Braskem Fights Oil Headwinds

Petrochemicals: Brazilian firm seeks to stay open despite struggling Petrobras… Read more >

Spying On Bond Making In Solution

Reaction Chemistry: X-ray scattering study analyzes ultrafast process in… Read more >

Genome Changes Mapped In Humans

Epigenomics: Most comprehensive results to date in collaborative epigenome-mapping… Read more >

Colored Solar Cells Span The Spectrum

Materials: Adding a photonic crystal to a perovskite creates solar… Read more >

Chemical Substitutions Tussle

European Chemicals Agency rejects criticism it is not doing enough… Read more >

New York Attorney General Bashes Herbal Supplement Purity

Analysis: Industry questions technique used by New York to slam… Read more >

Environmental Protection Agency Report Links Fracking And Earthquakes

Disposal of wastewater from oil and gas drilling can trigger… Read more >

Big Data Meets Small Catalysts To Tease Out Reaction Mechanisms


Organic Chemistry: Chemists bring data-intensive approach to bear on… Read more >

Chemists Couple Nucleophiles From Two Name Reactions

Organic Synthesis: New reaction is first to marry Suzuki and… Read more >

Raman Technique Helps Surgeons Excise Brain Cancer

Neurosurgery: Handheld Raman probe can detect cancer cells that infiltrate… Read more >

Reduce Emissions First, Reports Conclude

Geoengineering: Technology to alter Earth’s climate is not ready… Read more >

Polymers Brighten Hopes For Visible Light Communication

Photonics: Two semiconducting organic polymers give off a pleasant white… Read more >

Chemists Couple Nucleophiles From Two Name Reactions

Organic Synthesis: New reaction is first to marry Suzuki and… Read more >

Raman Technique Helps Surgeons Excise Brain Cancer

Neurosurgery: Handheld Raman probe can detect cancer cells that infiltrate… Read more >

Trian Presses For Seats On DuPont’s Board

Strategy: Hedge fund amps up campaign with new letter and… Read more >

Simple Device Identifies Cell Types By Sending Them Through An Obstacle Course

Cell Analysis: Researchers characterize the surface molecules on a cell… Read more >

Engineered Yeast Turn Three Carbon Compounds Into Ethanol

Biofuels: Yeast designed to ferment compounds found in treated biomass… Read more >

National Research Council Advocates Carbon Dioxide Emissions Cuts Before Geoengineering

Experts say technologies to tinker with Earth’s climate aren… Read more >

European Union Seeks Tighter Pesticide Controls

Crop Protection: Regulators seek to restrict 20% of substances Read more >

Yucca Mountain Remains Stalled

Nuclear waste: Site safety confirmed, but construction not recommended Read more >

Scientists Observe Elusive Radical Involved In Combustion And Aerosol Chemistry

Oxidation: Measurements of hydroperoxyalkyl radical may improve engines, atmospheric models… Read more >

First Of 12 Syrian Chemical Weapons Facilities Demolished

Warfare: With weapons stockpile nearly eliminated, work has begun on… Read more >

Two-Dimensional Silicon Makes Its Device Debut

Materials: Silicene monolayers could help pave the way to faster… Read more >

Keystone Pipeline Bill Passes Senate With Energy Efficiency Measures

After House and Senate work out their differences, measure could… Read more >

Chemistry-Based Biotech Start-Ups Secure Funding

Pharmaceuticals: Revolution, WaVe, and LTI score sizable financing rounds Read more >

Two-Dimensional Silicon Makes Its Device Debut

Materials: Silicene monolayers could help pave the way to faster… Read more >

Carl Djerassi: Chemist, Writer

Obituary: Pioneer of the birth control pill leaves behind scientific… Read more >

Dissolving Disks Deliver Drugs To The Eye

Drug Delivery: A water-soluble polymer wafer could offer a… Read more >

Scientists Watch Neural Connections Strengthen In Live Mice

Neuroscience: New method visualizes the biochemical changes that happen at… Read more >

Pfizer To Acquire Generics Maker Hospira

Pharmaceuticals: $17 billion deal presages a possible break-up of… Read more >

Robert Langer Wins Queen’s Prize For Engineering

Worth roughly $1.5 million, the prize honors MIT professor… Read more >

Call For Antibody Standardization

Reproducibility: All antibody reagents should be sequenced and then produced… Read more >

Tronox Will Acquire FMC’s Soda Ash Business

Acquisition: Titanium dioxide maker will branch out into another inorganic… Read more >

Copper Complex Entangles DNA, Kills Cancer Cells

Medicinal Chemistry: Researchers used cisplatin as inspiration to design molecules… Read more >

Chemistry-Based Biotech Start-Ups Secure Funding

Pharmaceuticals: WaVe and LTI score sizable first rounds of financing… Read more >

Novel Fluorinated Surfactants Discovered In Firefighters’ Blood

Persistent Pollutants: New technique helps to identify unreported fluorinated compounds… Read more >

Carl Djerassi, Pioneer Of The Birth Control Pill, Dies At 91

Obituary: Chemist famous for synthesis of first oral contraceptive leaves… Read more >

New Layered Design Could Lead To Better Implantable Glucose Sensors

Biosensors: A stack of gels and polymers yields a sensitive… Read more >

Keystone Pipeline Bill Passes Senate With Energy Efficiency Measures

After House and Senate work out their differences, measure could… Read more >

Chemical Firms End Year On A Strong Note

Earnings: Managers take credit for earnings increases in the fourth… Read more >

The Public Versus Scientists

Survey: Both agree research is important but differ on key… Read more >

FrontFour Proposes Dissident Slate For OM’s Board

Finance: Action against chemical maker mirrors previous moves aimed at… Read more >

Obama Asks Congress For $1.2 Billion To Battle Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

President seeks additional federal dollars to develop new drugs and… Read more >

Restoring Threatened Mussels To Freshwater Could Cut E. Coli Contamination

Water Quality: In a lab experiment, one bivalve species removed… Read more >

Carbenes Take On A New Dimension

Asymmetric Synthesis: Pairing ferrocene with an imidazolium ring system results… Read more >

Nobel Laureate Yves Chauvin Dies At 84

French chemist was known for his work on the mechanism… Read more >

Why Sodium And Potassium Really Explode In Water

Inorganic Chemistry: High-speed photography and modeling reveal that classic… Read more >

Protein Arginine Deiminases Come Into Focus

Chemical Biology: Scientists home in on drug targets for cancer… Read more >

Large, High-Quality Crystals Boost Perovskite Performance

Materials: Improvements in size and crystallinity bolster perovskite’s charge… Read more >

Protein Arginine Deiminases Come Into Focus

Chemical Biology: Scientists home in on drug targets for cancer… Read more >

Europe Seeks Drug Suspensions

Drug safety: Agency says test data from India’s GVK… Read more >

Printing Quantum Dot Displays

Electronics: A new printer uses electric fields to print quantum… Read more >

Bacteria May Remain Dormant After UV Disinfection

Public Health: Study finds that water treatment facilities using only… Read more >

Why Sodium And Potassium Really Explode In Water

Inorganic Chemistry: High-speed photography and modeling reveal that classic… Read more >

Carbenes Take On A New Dimension

Asymmetric Synthesis: Pairing ferrocene with an imidazolium ring system results… Read more >

Mobile Test Could Detect Viral DNA Without PCR

Bioengineering: Simple test strip removes background DNA, allowing researchers to… Read more >

Biobutanol Firms Chart Diverging Paths

Biobased Chemicals: Green Biologics is bullish as Gevo cuts costs… Read more >

Greener Routes To Polymers

Chemistry: Asahi Kasei, Bayer plants to debut new processes Read more >

This new folding electric bike can fit in your backpack

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

WATCH: This band-aid gel instantly stops bleeding

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

WATCH: Do Beards Make Men Sexier?

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

Imagination and reality flow in opposite directions in your brain

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

New Alzheimer’s test detects disease 10 years before diagnosis

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