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Third Point, Dow Come To Terms

Détente: Hedge fund’s supporters, plus two others, will… Read more >

Synthetic Self-Assembling Nanococoons Mimic Natural Viruses

Nanomaterials: Researchers design peptides that spontaneously package DNA into tiny… Read more >

Arrays Aid Scale-Up Of Drug-Candidate Syntheses

Drug Discovery: Researchers optimize syntheses by adapting coupling reactions in… Read more >

Twisted By Design

Materials Synthesis: Polarized light helps nanoparticles self-assemble into ribbons… Read more >

Four Killed At DuPont Plant

Industrial Accident: Methyl mercaptan leak appears to be responsible for… Read more >

Nelson Wins ACS President-Elect

ACS News: Board directors are also selected in society’s… Read more >

Actavis Wins Bid To Buy Allergan

Pharmaceuticals: Botox maker avoids takeover by Valeant, sealing deal to… Read more >

Tufts Study Finds Big Rise In Cost Of Drug Development

Pharmaceuticals: Benchmark report sees the cost of bringing a drug… Read more >

Eye Test Might One Day Diagnose Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Appear

Neuroscience: Imaging method spots disease peptide in mouse retinas Read more >

Tufts Study Finds Big Rise 
In Cost Of Drug Development


Pharmaceuticals: Benchmark report sees the cost of bringing a drug… Read more >

House Of Representatives Passes Bills Targeting Environmental Protection Agency

Congress: Republicans’ action presages 2015 agenda against pollution control regulations… Read more >

Magnetic resonance taken to the limit

Technique can read the spin of a single nucleus opening… Read more >

China poised to become top science spender

Budgetary pressures on EU, Japan and the US have positioned… Read more >

Ranbaxy sues over withdrawn US approvals

Company says decision is ‘unconstitutional’ and deprives it of hundreds… Read more >

A year of water splitting from one device

Coating protects electrodes from corrosion to keep photoelectrochemical cell running… 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 >

Polarized Light Boosts Production Of Chiral Nanostructures

Materials Synthesis: Nanoparticles self-assemble into ribbons of controllable chirality… Read more >

Printing 3-D Conductive Materials With The Help Of Ionic Liquids

Materials: The technique could allow engineers to print conductive components… Read more >

Methyl mercaptan leak kills four workers

Cause of accident at US DuPont plant is still under… Read more >

Feud opens up over value of some US research

Top science committee Republican in fight with university association over… Read more >

US drug development costs surge

The price of developing new prescription drugs in the US… Read more >

New Alzheimer’s test detects disease 10 years before diagnosis

A new blood test for Alzheimer’s can detect the… Read more >

QUIZ: Which famous brain is your mind most similar to?

Procrastinating from work? Why not map your neurological activity and… Read more >

WATCH: Gecko-inspired Spiderman sticky pads are here

Ever dreamed of scaling the side of a building like… Read more >

New study reveals what checking your phone is doing to your neck

New research suggests that looking down to check your phone… Read more >

WATCH: The Sixth Extinction - this time, we're the asteroid

A whopping 98 percent of the species that have ever… Read more >

This new plastic breaks down in just 3 hours

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

The Large Hadron Collider has observed two brand new particles

Two never-before-seen “heavy-weight” baryon particles have been… Read more >

European Commission President Axes Science Adviser Position

Future of science advice to European Union’s executive branch… Read more >

Nelson Wins ACS President-Elect

ACS News: Board directors are also selected in society’s… Read more >

Device Captures Individual Cancer Cells For Genome Analysis

Medical Diagnostics: A microfluidic chip could quickly and easily collect… Read more >

UC Davis chemist sentenced to four years over explosion

Postdoc sentenced over attempt to make explosive device and reckless… Read more >

Insulin

A protein with an impressive roster of 'firsts': Anna Lewcock… Read more >

Globetrotting carbon dioxide modelled by Nasa

Nasa's new climate models visualise the movement of the… Read more >

Philae detects organics on comet's surface

Scientists get first measurements from historic comet landing Read more >

A greener recipe for copper nanowires

Applying food chemistry to the synthesis of copper nanowires gives… Read more >

WATCH: Does Smiling Make You Happy?

Happiness makes us genuinely smile, but can forcing a smile… Read more >

New brain exercises teach people to see letters as colours

Scientists have taught people to experience synaesthesia, a neurological phenomenon… Read more >

Philae found organic molecules in its 60 hours on a comet

In the short window of time the European Space Agency… Read more >

Neuroscientists 'rediscover' entire brain region linked to reading

Neuroscientists have ‘rediscovered’ a large part of the brain that… Read more >

New self-filling water bottle harvests drinking water from the air

Austrian designer Kristof Retezar has invented a new device for… Read more >

Four Workers Killed At DuPont Chemical Plant In Texas

Industrial Accident: Methyl mercaptan leak appears to be responsible for… Read more >

Actavis Beats Valeant In Bid To Buy Allergan

Pharmaceuticals: $66 billion deal ends long-running takeover saga Read more >

Hollow oxide can take the heat

Aluminium-based coating could protect metal components from heat, oxidation… Read more >

New silicon allotrope could revolutionise solar cells

Orthorhombic structure should be able absorb light much more efficiently… Read more >

Scientists are using artificial skin to find better bandages for burn victims

Researchers from Australia are using lab-made skin and a… Read more >

Dow Hit With $1.1 Billion Price-Fixing Conviction


Polyurethanes: Chemical company vows to appeal to Supreme Court Read more >

Modified Spud Gains Approval

Food Safety: Potato engineered to produce less acrylamide when cooked… Read more >

Beetle behind breath test for bank notes

Photonic crystal inks inspired by longhorn beetle could help to… Read more >

Hopes Sino–US climate deal will spur global action in 2015

Historic agreement will see curbs on carbon dioxide and China… Read more >

Third Point Lashes Out At Dow

Activist investor accuses the company of breaking promises, reaches out… Read more >

Researchers Try Out A New Thin-Film Material For Transistors

Electronics: Black phosphorus may have the right mix of electronic… Read more >

Oligoproline Helix Analyzed In Detail

Crystallography: Researchers get better view of third-most-common protein… Read more >

Hydrogen Bond Images From AFM Questioned

Microscopy: “Bonds” may be artifact of tip flexibility Read more >

U.S., China Strike Climate Change Deal To Slash Emissions Of CO2 And Other Greenhouse Gases

Global Warming: Bilateral accord sets stage for completion of a… Read more >

Bankruptcy For KiOR

Cleantech: Troubled advanced biofuels maker defaulted on loan from Mississippi… Read more >

New Editor For Langmuir

Publishing: Françoise M. Winnik succeeds David G. Whitten Read more >

Electronics That Dissolve In The Body

Electronics: Materials choices are key to making devices that biodegrade… Read more >

University Of Utah Concludes Investigation Of Controversial 'Nanochopsticks'

Misconduct: Former student solely responsible for manipulated images, committee finds… Read more >


Making Heterocycles Behave In C–H Activation

Organic Chemistry: Reaction overcomes traditional selectivity issues when applied to… Read more >

Chiral Catalyst Leads To New Stereopolymer

Polymer Science: Process marries right- and left-handed polymer chains… Read more >

Will it crystallise?

Machine learning approach predicts crystallinity Read more >

European commission scraps chief scientific adviser post, dismaying scientists

Top scientists line up to express disappointment as advisory role… Read more >

Polymer preservative set to save wooden artefacts

Supramolecular network may pave the way for future conservation efforts… Read more >

Dow to sell nitroalkenes unit for $1.2bn

Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital will buy Angus Chemical… Read more >

Mouse model to assess chemical exposure

Outbred mice can be used predict how human's will… Read more >

U.S., China Strike Climate Change Deal To Slash Emissions Of CO2 And Other Greenhouse Gases

Global Warming: Bilateral accord sets stage for completion of a… Read more >

Rosetta’s Probe Touches Down On Comet

Space: Historic landing marred by failure of anchors, but science… Read more >

University Of Utah Concludes Investigation Of Controversial 'Nanochopsticks'

Misconduct: Former student solely responsible for manipulated images, committee finds… Read more >

Biologists Engineer A Three-Gene Optogenetic System

Synthetic Biology: New blue-light-active protein offers researchers ability… Read more >

From beehive to bone cement

Compound used by bees inspires antimicrobial biomaterial with superior strength… Read more >

Sweden pushes for research to boost industry

New government see cooperation between science and industry as way… Read more >

Good vibrations brighten superconductor outlook

By coupling to phonons in their selenium titanate substrate’s… Read more >

Persuading proteins to form porous polyhedra

Protein cage structure shows the way to building biomolecular architectures… Read more >

Good science, bad science?

Paul Leonard is concerned by industry's exclusion from policy… Read more >

Public health is the bottom line

To safeguard society, regulators must be free from the influence… Read more >

Russian sanctions hurt chemical industry

Equipment imports and modernisation hampered by extra administrative burden Read more >

Grad student blamed for research misconduct at Utah

Two papers have been retracted due to image falsification at… Read more >

New Molecules Found To Form Megamasers

Astronomers discover silicon oxide and methanol molecules help fuel highly… Read more >

Polyribosomes May Act As 3-D Nanoprinters To Fabricate Vault Particles

Cell Biology: Researchers find evidence that the mysterious cellular particles… Read more >

November 2014

Supporting small journals, water chemistry and all natural compounds Read more >

Labcorp to buy Covance and enter contract research

Firm wants to diversify away from diagnostics, but law firm… Read more >

Metallic blood smell attracts predators

Aldehyde attraction for African wild dogs helps to explain how… Read more >

Psilocybin & Mescaline

Simon Cotton explores our hallucinogenic horizons with psilocybin and mescaline… Read more >

Republican gains may spur US chemical rules reform

Industry groups suggest new Congress will clear the way for… Read more >

Aptamers and gold nanoparticles whisked up to spot influenza

Gold-coated flu viruses sink in visual bioassay Read more >

Making Heterocycles Behave In C–H Activation

Organic Chemistry: Reaction overcomes traditional selectivity issues when applied to… Read more >

Chiral Catalyst Leads To New Stereopolymer

Polymer Science: Process marries right- and left-handed polymer chains… Read more >

KiOR Files For Bankruptcy

Cleantech: Troubled advanced biofuels maker defaulted on loan from the… Read more >

Two Groups Develop Chemical Footprints For Freshwater Ecosystems

Pollution: The indicators suggest that countries in Europe release chemicals… Read more >

Sleeping sickness fly trap in a nutshell

Isomerising-cross metathesis could help curb tropical disease by converting… Read more >

700 US troops report possible chemical agent exposure

Pentagon reveals hundreds of troops who fought in Iraq and… Read more >

Perrigo to buy Omega Pharma for €3.6bn

Deal strengthens Perrigo’s over-the-counter portfolio and pushes… Read more >

Lanxess to cut 1000 jobs over two years

Agrium also cutting 500 positions and divesting underperforming business segments… Read more >

Japan Delivers Steady Results

First half: Chemical companies are buoyed by improving economic conditions… Read more >

Journals Adopt New Reproducibility Standards

Dozens of publishers sign on to effort that aims to… Read more >

Watching chemical gardens grow

Researchers explore the flower-like formations of cobalt chloride in… Read more >

US states reject GM labeling laws

Oregon and Colorado vote against labeling genetically modified produce, after… Read more >

Hydrogen bond pictures come under close scrutiny

For atomic force microscopy images claiming to show intermolecular interactions… Read more >

Driving towards success with biomass-derived petrol

Renewable feedstock converted into high octane gasoline Read more >

Liquid Crystals Stabilize Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Photovoltaics: New electrolyte lets dye-sensitized solar cells work at… Read more >

Elections Bolster Industry Agenda

Congress: Chemical makers expect progress on TSCA reform, other priorities… Read more >

Chinese Firm Buys Former Boehringer Ingelheim Plant

Pharma Chemicals: Deal could be first of several U.S… Read more >

Simulation Technique Finds Reaction Products Not Seen In Experiments

Computational Chemistry: Ab initio nanoreactor points to unexplored reaction mechanisms… Read more >

Dimming The Lights On Photocatalysis

Organic Synthesis: Strategies make visible-light-driven reactions easier Read more >

Polypropylene Found In New Form

Plastics: Fifth crystal form of commercial polymer could find industrial… Read more >

Two-Dimensional MOFs Boost Gas Separation

Materials: Thin sheets of metal-organic framework compounds improve membrane… Read more >

Tokuyama Takes Loss On Malaysia Polysilicon Plant

Investment Gone Sour: Search for lower production costs results in… Read more >

Silicon Nitride Microtubes Direct Neuron Growth

Bioengineering: Arrays of silicon nitride microtubes could be used to… Read more >

Ultrasensitive peanut allergy test

Immunoassay recognises immunoglobulins for both peptide and carbohydrate epitopes Read more >

Smartphone delivers rapid blood group test

Hi-tech device combines with low-cost test for straightforward… Read more >

Stressed ligands switch catalysis selectivity

Switchable ligand flips between strained and relaxed forms altering reaction… Read more >

Some Personal Care Products May Build Up In Pools

Water Quality: Standard chlorination steps do not break down some… Read more >

Tokuyama Takes Loss On Malaysia Polysilicon Plant

Investment gone sour: Search for lower production costs results in… Read more >

Two-Dimensional MOFs Boost Gas Separation

Materials: Thin sheets of metal-organic framework compounds improve membrane… Read more >

Cross-chiral Ribozyme May Hold Clues To Origin Of Life

Biocatalysts: RNA enzyme assembles RNA chains of opposite handedness Read more >

Building A Safer Button Battery

Materials: Pressure-sensitive coating stops current flowing from button batteries… Read more >

New Editor For Journal Of Agricultural & Food Chemistry

Publishing: Thomas F. Hofmann will take the reins in 2015… Read more >

Chip Scales Up Studies Of Cancer Cell Metastasis

Bioanalytics: A high-throughput automated assay mimics cancer cell invasion… Read more >

Particulates From Coal Mining Community Trigger Signs Of Cancer In Lung Cells

Environmental Health: Human lung cells exposed to particulates from homes… Read more >

EPA Assesses Additional Chemicals For Regulation


Risk Assessment: BPA, flame retardants, and phthalates among substances added… Read more >

For Chemistry Demonstrations, CSB Recommends Stricter Controls

Chemical safety board issues bulletin after multiple children burned in… Read more >

Shedding Light On Cell Mechanics

Sensors: Two teams independently design similar systems for investigating cell… Read more >

Compound Reverses The Anticlotting Effects Of Heparin


Translational Medicine: Antidote shuts down anticoagulation of all clinically available… Read more >

Oil Rose And Then Fell After Deepwater Horizon Disaster


Researchers reveal how oil landed on the seafloor in the… Read more >

Reactive Lewis Pairs Hydrogenate Carbonyls

Catalysis: Metal-free reactions convert ketones to alcohols Read more >

Sasol Moves Ahead On Louisiana Ethylene

Company says high labor costs are a big part of… Read more >

Big Chemical Firms See Strong Third Quarter


Earnings: Diversified chemical makers managed their way to profits despite… Read more >

Tailoring An Electrolyte For High-Efficiency Lithium-Air Batteries

Electrochemistry: Optimizing the composition of an ionic liquid electrolyte boosts… Read more >

Dow And DuPont Log Strong Third Quarter

Finance: Both firms must contend with investor pressure to split… Read more >

Frustrated Lewis Pairs Turn Carbonyls Into Alcohols

Reaction system enables the first metal-free catalytic hydrogenations of… Read more >

Oil Rose And Then Fell After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Researchers reveal how oil landed on the seafloor in the… Read more >

Sanofi Ousts CEO Viehbacher

Pharmaceuticals: Board cites reason of management style, but investors see… Read more >

Transgenic Plants Sop Up Soil Pollutants

Environment: Plants bearing bacterial genes metabolize toxic organic compounds in… Read more >

UC Spent Nearly $4.5 Million To Defend Lab Death Case

Sum covered six years of legal bills for both UC… Read more >

Sasol, Westlake Move On Projects

Companies are spending billions to build new capacity in gas… Read more >

Leading R&D Executives To Retire

Research: DuPont’s Connelly and BASF’s Kreimeyer to leave… Read more >

White House Halts Gain-Of-Function Research

Recent biosecurity failures prompt a hiatus and review of the… Read more >

Iridium Dressed To The Nines

Periodic Table: IrO4+ is the first molecule with an element… Read more >

Troublemaking HER3 Enzyme Trashed

Drug Discovery: Cancer-causing pseudokinase directed to cellular garbage can… Read more >

Deals Boom In Off-Patent Ag Chemicals

Crop Protection: The latest, Platform’s acquisition of Arysta, will… Read more >

When Applied To Soybean Seeds, Neonicotinoid Pesticides Offer Negligible Benefits For Crop Yield, EPA Says

Insecticides: More effective insect controls are available, agency analysis concludes… Read more >

Peeking At A Cell’s Small Molecules

Mass spectrometry method can analyze an individual living cell’s… Read more >

Mechanical Force May Help HIV Invade Cells

Cell Biology: T-cell receptors involved in the first step… Read more >

Reductive Dehalogenase Structures Solved

Structural Biology: Enzymes use vitamin B12 in unusual way, could… Read more >

Charged Polymers Package Proteins

Drug Delivery: Researchers use oppositely charged polypeptides to create a… Read more >

Ethylene Planned For North Dakota

Investment: The oil-rich region looks to participate in the… Read more >

Department Of Defense Plans For Adaptation In Light Of Climate Change

Shifting environmental factors will affect the way military action is… Read more >

Natural Gas Not Climate Savior

Global Warming: Trio of studies points to need for low… Read more >

Soybeans Treated With Neonicotinoid Pesticides Offer Few Benefits, EPA Says

Alternative chemicals, more effective insect controls are available Read more >

Microbes Enrich Biogas And Synthesize Valuable Chemical

Renewable Energy: Researchers enlist bacteria to turn the carbon dioxide… Read more >

Preparedness For Ebola Questioned

Pharmaceuticals: U.S. is working to accelerate drug and vaccine… Read more >

Nanovessel Host Leads To Retention Of Configuration In SN2 Reaction

Organic Chemistry: Unexpected reaction may arise from unprecedented supramolecular chemistry… Read more >

Naked Aryl Anion Made In Solution

Chemical Reactivity: Small, transient carbanion lacks traditional stabilizing factors Read more >

Tianhe Shares Plunge After Trading Resumes

Finance: Investors dump stock of Chinese chemical firm accused of… Read more >

Broccoli Compound Improves Autism Symptoms

Natural products: Small study suggests antioxidant sulforaphane could be a… Read more >

Agilent To Exit NMR Business

Instrumentation: About 300 jobs will go as firm drops nuclear… Read more >

AbbVie Drops Plan To Purchase Shire

Pharmaceuticals: U.S. company cites change in tax regulations for… Read more >

Cheerios-Fed Fungi Yield Biofilm Blockers

Natural Products: Soil fungi dine on breakfast cereal, then construct… Read more >

Nanovessel Host Leads To Retention Of Configuration In SN2 Reaction

Organic Chemistry: Unexpected reaction may arise from unprecedented supramolecular chemistry… Read more >

Broccoli Compound Improves Autism Symptoms

Natural products: Small study suggests antioxidant sulforaphane could be a… Read more >

Agilent Will Shut Down NMR Business

About 300 jobs will go as firm exits nuclear magnetic… Read more >

New Method Yields High-Quality Graphene Aerogels

Nanomaterials: High-temperature annealing gives aerogels that could be used… Read more >

Naked Aryl Anion Formed In Solution

Chemical Reactivity: Small, transient carbanion lacks traditional stabilizing factors Read more >

Simple Molecules Block Bacterial Biofilms

Antimicrobials: Compounds thwart film formation by interrupting osmotic regulation in… Read more >

Chromatography Method Measures Protein-Small Molecule Interactions

Analytical Chemistry: Technique could be used to quickly assess drug… Read more >

Tianhe Shares Plunge After Trading Resumes

Finance: Investors dump stock of Chinese chemical firm accused of… Read more >

European Scientists Protest Cuts

Declining science budgets across continent spark month of action Read more >

Seeking Pharma Bright Spots

CPhI: Business niches offered the most promise for conference attendees… Read more >

Ribozyme Swaps Genes With A Flip Of A Switch

Gene Therapy: Researchers developed a ribozyme that targets and replaces… Read more >

Lab-Made Sugars Aid Diagnosis

Infectious Disease: Synthetic oligosaccharides could solve long-standing brucellosis detection… Read more >

Farmers Sue Syngenta

Agriculture: U.S. corn prices plunge after China rejects shipments… Read more >

Chemists Win National Medal Of Science

Awards: Three winners span chemistry fields Read more >

A Better View Of HIV’s Spikes

Structural Biology: Teams uncover detailed structure, dynamics of virus’s… Read more >

Shaking Up Microscopy

Materials Science: High-resolution vibration information now comes with atomic… Read more >

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, And W. E. Moerner Win 2014 Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Awards: Superresolution fluorescence microscopy has made it possible to capture… Read more >

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, And Shuji Nakamura Win 2014 Nobel Prize In Physics

Awards: Three honored for developing blue light-emitting diodes, which… Read more >

Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Awards: John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard Moser… Read more >

Liquid Crystal Goes From Transparent To Mirrorlike With A Simple Jolt

Photonics: A tunable mirror reflects different parts of the spectrum… Read more >

Shaking Up Electron Microscopy

Materials Science: High-resolution vibration information now comes with atomic… Read more >

Researchers Design A High-Power Paper Battery That Bends

Materials: Flexible batteries made from cellulose and carbon nanotubes require… Read more >

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, And W. E. Moerner Win 2014 Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Awards: Superresolution fluorescence microscopy has made it possible to capture… Read more >

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, And Shuji Nakamura Win 2014 Nobel Prize In Physics

Awards: Three honored for developing blue light-emitting diodes, which… Read more >

Some Atmospheric Nanoparticles Could Have Cosmetic Sources

Atmospheric Chemistry: Siloxanes in personal care products could be source… Read more >

Artificial Sweetener Producers Hurt By Chinese Competition

Food Ingredients: Low-cost imports force Western makers of widely… Read more >

Researchers Use Synthetic Biomarkers To Catch A Clot

Medical Diagnostics: New nanoparticle-based assay provides extremely sensitive test… Read more >

Generics Makers Fight Label Change

Drug Safety: Industry threatens suit over FDA plan to update… Read more >

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Nation’s First Prescription Drug Take-Back Law

Legal Challenge: Pharmaceutical makers lose case against California county’s… Read more >

Aptamers For Small Molecules

Biosensors: Strategy for designing custom oligonucleotides could lead to biosensors… Read more >

To Outwit Plant Defenses, Hungry Caterpillars Turn Chemists


Insects modify a single attachment point to deactivate a toxin… Read more >

Dow Looks To Unload $2 Billion In Business

The moves are part of a divestiture program meant to… Read more >

Microneedle Patches Retrieve Multiple Biomarkers From Skin

Analytical Chemistry: Skin patches with arrays of microneedles could one… Read more >

Nation’s First Prescription Drug Take-Back Law

Legal Challenge: Pharmaceutical makers lose case against California county’s… Read more >

Bumping Up Ethanol Yields

Biotechnology: Simple alterations in fermentations could boost yeast productivity Read more >

National Chemistry Week To Begin

Outreach: Event entices public through the sweet side of chemistry… Read more >

Direct Route To Natural Products

Drug Discovery: Technique zeroes in on microbes that biosynthesize specific… Read more >

Dow Looks To Unload $2 Billion In Business

The moves are part of a divestiture program meant to… Read more >

Indian Leader Takes The U.S. By Storm

Pharmaceuticals: Prime Minister Modi’s visit raises both hopes and… Read more >

Bumping Up Ethanol Yields

Biotechnology: Simple alterations in fermentations could boost yeast productivity Read more >

Magnetic Fields Encourage Cellular Reprogramming

Bioengineering: Adult cells revert to pluripotent stem cells more efficiently… Read more >

Direct Route To Natural Products

Drug Discovery: Technique zeroes in on microbes that biosynthesize specific… Read more >

Indian Leader Takes The U.S. By Storm

Pharmaceuticals: Prime Minister Modi’s visit raises both hopes and… Read more >

Engineers Build Ultrasmall Organic Laser

Photonics: A novel structure forms a tiny organic laser that… Read more >

Fire Retardants Wash Out In Laundry

Water Pollution: The chemicals used in furniture and electronics may… Read more >

Countdown to the 2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize

Events: C&EN reporters, special guests webcast their predictions for… Read more >

Hydrogel Recruits Immune Cells To Improve Cancer Vaccine Effectiveness

Bioengineering: Treatment strategy could improve the performance of existing cancer… Read more >

Aptamers Recognize Small-Molecule Targets

Strategy for designing nucleic acid sequences that bind sugars and… Read more >

EPA Grants Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Permit To Archer Daniels Midland

Environment: ADM plans underground injection of CO2 captured at Illinois… Read more >

Catalytic Micropump Controls Self-Assembly

Self-Assembly: Simple electrochemical reactions at microsized metal disks drive… Read more >

Researchers Teach Old Microfluidic Chip New Tricks

Microfluidics: A commercial device for gene analysis becomes a platform… Read more >

Tweaked Vancomycin Kills In Two Ways

Revisions may enhance vancomycin as last resort antibiotic Read more >

Diamond-like Nanothreads Form Under Extreme Pressure

Molecular Discovery: Slow compression and decompression of benzene yields new… Read more >

India’s First Mars Probe Enters Orbit

Crowded Space: With inexpensive mission’s success, the country joins… Read more >

Bertozzi To Lead ACS Central Science

Publishing: Prominent researcher will head ACS’s first open access… Read more >

Branched Alkyl Chain Found In Space

Unprecedented molecular complexity suggests possibility for formation of amino acids… Read more >

Merck KGaA To Buy Sigma-Aldrich

Acquisition: Deal will create a powerhouse in lab products Read more >

Branched Alkyl Chain Found In Space

Cosmic Chemistry: Unprecedented molecular complexity suggests possibility for formation of… Read more >

Carolyn Bertozzi To Lead ACS Central Science

Publishing: Interdisciplinary researcher will take the helm of the society… Read more >

Arkema Makes $2.2 Billion Offer For Glue Maker Bostik

Acquisition: Deal would continue French firm’s shift toward specialties… Read more >

Yara And CF Disclose Merger Discussions

Business: A combined firm would far and away be the… Read more >

Nanogel Delivers Cellular Patches To Damaged Hearts

Stem Cell Therapies: A gel that mimics the extracellular matrix… Read more >

Fracking Wastewater Could Encourage Formation Of Toxic Compounds During Drinking Water Disinfection

Environmental Chemistry: Laboratory experiments suggest that bromide and iodide in… Read more >

China Sentences GSK Executives

Verdict Reached: Company issues apology after being found guilty of… Read more >

Researchers Develop Combinatorial Chemistry For Molecular Electronics

Surface Chemistry: New strategy offers rapid route to making novel… Read more >

Germany’s Merck To Buy Sigma-Aldrich

Acquisition: Deal will create a powerhouse in products for laboratories… Read more >

Court Allows Chemical Safety Board To Investigate Owner Of Deepwater Horizon Rig

Appeals court ruling upholds the board’s powers under the… Read more >

A Catalyst That Multitasks To Make Complex Molecules

Organic Synthesis: Method leads to complex, biologically relevant molecules on… Read more >

Pump Up The Enzyme

Plant Science: Scientists aim to improve plant photosynthesis with genes… Read more >

Compound Protects Brain Cells From Explosive Force

Neuroscience: Small molecule preserves memory and motor skills in mice… Read more >

Controlling Li-Air Battery Chemistry

Catalytic cluster size dictates product morphology and battery performance Read more >

Curtailing HFCs

Climate Change: White House and industry pledge to pare back… Read more >

Madeleine Jacobs Named President And CEO Of The Council Of Scientific Society Presidents

Leadership: Retiring American Chemical Society president and CEO will succeed… Read more >

Trian Says DuPont Must Do More

The hedge fund believes DuPont should split into three different… Read more >

Bayer To Exit Chemicals

Restructuring: German firm loses patience with poor profitability from polymers… Read more >

Unemployment Low For Ph.D. Scientists

Jobs: Physical scientists face greatest challenge Read more >

Arkema Offers $2.2 Billion For Glue Maker Bostik

Acquisition: Deal would continue French firm’s shift toward specialties… Read more >

White House Launches Attack On Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Plans to combat the rise in drug-resistant superbugs rest… Read more >

Disulfide Bond Helps Cancer Prodrugs Assemble Into Nanoparticles

Nanomedicine: The simple trick could be a low-cost method… Read more >

Bayer To Exit Chemicals

Restructuring: German firm loses patience with poor profitability from polymers… Read more >

Chemical, Other Firms Put A Price On Carbon

Report suggests emissions costs of up to $90 per metric… Read more >

Latest MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ Awarded

Honors: Environmental engineer Tami Bond and materials scientist Mark Hersam… Read more >

Gilead Licenses Hepatitis C Drug

Drug Access: Indian firms acquire rights to a new medicine… Read more >

A Catalyst That Multitasks

Organic Synthesis: Method leads to complex, biologically relevant molecules on… Read more >

Trian Says DuPont Must Do More

The hedge fund believes DuPont should split into three different… Read more >

John Warner Is Perkin Medalist

Honors: ‘Father of green chemistry’ receives Society of Chemical Industry… Read more >

Tramadol’s Newfound Natural Product Status In Doubt

New study suggests human-caused contamination explains 2013 report of… Read more >

Controlling Li-Air Battery Chemistry

Catalytic cluster size dictates product morphology and battery performance Read more >

Smell Receptors Sniff Out An Aldehyde In Its Hydrated Form

Olfaction: Some odorant receptors bind to aldehydes as geminal diols… Read more >

Madeleine Jacobs Named President And CEO Of The Council Of Scientific Society Presidents

Retiring American Chemical Society president and CEO will succeed Gordon… Read more >

Researchers Report Largest DNA Origami To Date

Nanotechnology: Two new ways to create the component strands for… Read more >

Bioreplication Creates Blood-Cell-Like Silica Particles

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