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In partnership with the world’s leading scientific bodies, RACI brings you the latest news headlines locally and from across the globe. Featuring article summaries from ACS, RSC and Science Alert.

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 >

Elements – a new school approach to collaborative science

An introduction to how Elements from PerkinElmer can help record… Read more >

Miniature human intestines have been grown inside mice for the first time

Researchers have grown tiny, functioning human intestines inside mice, using… Read more >

Australian scientists have created a tractor beam that can move particles up to 20 centimetres

Physicists have developed the first ever long-distance optical tractor… Read more >

The season you were born in can affect your mood

Researchers have found that your mood and personality may be… 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 >

Ethylene Planned For North Dakota

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

Making light of food allergies

Pulsed light treatment improves protein digestibility whilst retaining functionality Read more >

UCLA spent $4.5 million on legal costs in Sangji case

University defends spending in case brought against chemistry professor, highlighting… Read more >

Researchers are farming seaweed and turning it into fuel and food

The common algae that is clogging up our beaches and… Read more >

WATCH: A drone has captured world-first footage of killer whales

In an attempt to find out more about the mysterious… Read more >

Scientists have built the world’s thinnest electric generator - and it’s only one atom wide

Researchers have created a graphene-like material that generates electricity… Read more >

Ancient fish were the first animals ever to have sex

Scientists have traced the roots of sexual reproduction and found… Read more >

Action video games can boost your ability to learn motor skills

Researchers have found that those who play action video games… 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 >

Astronomers may have detected the first direct evidence of dark matter

Scientists have detected a mysterious X-ray signal that could… 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 >

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 >

Preparedness For Ebola Questioned

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

Indian manufacturers hit back over quality claims

Study showing drugs exported to Africa are substandard prompts backlash… Read more >

Hungary’s rivers in recovery after red mud disaster

Long term contamination of river system after industrial spill successfully… Read more >

European scientists rally to protest jobs and funding crisis

Marchs across the continent aim to raise the plight of… Read more >

AbbVie backs out of Shire deal

Treasury rule changes make inversion ‘too uncertain’ and remove financial… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: Your Brain On MDMA

MDMA, or 'Molly', has become a popular drug of choice… Read more >

WATCH: A hawk attack a drone mid-air

This awesome, first-person footage shows you how it looks… Read more >

Scientists recreate 172-year-old shipwrecked beer

Three years ago, the oldest batch of still-drinkable beer… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: Why positive thinking can be bad for you

Inspirational quotes and self-help books aren’t always right… Read more >

Reheating your pasta makes it significantly better for you

When pasta is cooled down, your body digests it differently… Read more >

Robots could soon perform brain surgery through your cheek

Brain surgery for those suffering with severe epilepsy could soon… Read more >

No, a spider (probably) didn't crawl through a man's body for several days

Hear about the Australian man who had a spider crawl… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: The Secrets of Sleep

We spend about a third of our lives asleep. But… Read more >

New Method Yields High-Quality Graphene Aerogels

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

Agilent Will Shut Down NMR Business

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

Broccoli Compound Improves Autism Symptoms

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

Nanovessel Host Leads To Retention Of Configuration In SN2 Reaction

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

Bio-based chemicals on the rise in US

Government predicts 10% of chemicals market will be renewable by… Read more >

Chemistry of sustainable energy

No chemistry, no sustainability Read more >

New test accelerates herpes detection

Peptide-coated superparamagnetic beads latch onto herpes simplex virus-1… Read more >

Helium happily shares electrons to create dianions

Fullerene dianions created in nanodroplets of helium opening up new… Read more >

Science roadmap for next parliament unveiled

UK Campaign for Science and Engineering wants funding to match… Read more >

Cannabis chemists look for professional recognition

The American Chemical Society is being petitioned to form a… Read more >

Not all science is created equal

John Ioannidis explains why researchers should be curious about the… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: Which Came First - The Chicken or the Egg?

It's a question that has perplexed humanity from as… Read more >

Study suggests 21-day Ebola quarantine period is not enough

A new study has suggested that the standard 21-day… Read more >

Cigarette ash can clean arsenic from water

Scientists have found that discarded cigarette ash can cheaply and… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: The quantum mechanical force that happens every time you turn off the light

Think quantum phenomena only occur in high-tech physics experiments… Read more >

Chromatography Method Measures Protein-Small Molecule Interactions

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

Simple Molecules Block Bacterial Biofilms

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

Naked Aryl Anion Formed In Solution

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

Liming Dai: Integrating nanochemistry into the macroscopic world

The director of Case4Carbon talks to Chemistry World about advanced… Read more >

Fluorescent DNA becomes versatile metal detector

Colour changes of oligodeoxyfluorosides produces unique 'fingerprints' to distinguish up… Read more >

Cupcake chemists

Bakery beginners Ann Gardiner and Kerri Elston talk to Yfke… Read more >

Acetone peroxide

Simon Cotton takes us back to a dark day in… Read more >

Quotas proposed to back younger US researchers

Legislator wants National Institutes of Health to reduce median age… Read more >

Tianhe Shares Plunge After Trading Resumes

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

Through the looking glass with switchable mirrors

Electrochemical mirror remains reflective without external electrical power Read more >

Good vibrations for electron microscopy

Vibrational spectroscopy performed on the nanoscale, opening up investigations into… Read more >

Photochemistry and photophysics

The lighter way to enjoy chemistry Read more >

Seeking Pharma Bright Spots

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

European Scientists Protest Cuts

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

Nanodiamonds add some sparkle to imaging

Tiny diamonds can be used to visualise cells and tissues… Read more >

Pyrolysis touted as billion dollar US industry

Rapid deployment of plastics-to-oil could add $9 billion… 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 >

Smart bandage gives wound treatment the green light

Easy to use dressing monitors oxygen levels in healing tissue… Read more >

Dangling bonds induce ferromagnetism in graphitic carbon nitride

Modulating magnetic coupling in metal-free materials, for spintronics applications… Read more >

Endo outbids QLT for Auxilium merger

Biotech backs out of Canadian deal in favour of increased… Read more >

US ramps up rare diseases research

National Institutes of Health spends $29 million to study more… 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 >

World’s first carbon capture coal plant opens

A $1.4 billion retrofit of a Canadian power station… Read more >

Ionic liquid-gas interfaces: more than a surface glance

Low-energy ion scattering reveals ionic liquid surface make-up… Read more >

Designer nanoparticles cast in DNA moulds

Moulds will be able to produce a vast array of… Read more >

MDMA

The drug that fuelled rave culture may yet be a… Read more >

Largest Möbius molecule synthesised

Making macrocycles with twisted topologies 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 >

Super-resolution light microscopy wins chemistry Nobel

Prize goes to three chemists who overcame the diffraction limit… Read more >

Live blog: Single molecule spectroscopy wins chemistry Nobel prize

Keep up with the latest news and gossip on the… Read more >

US tax changes ripple into merger deals

Efforts to curb tax-avoiding ‘inversion’ deals will slow, but… Read more >

Sawdust cellulose offers alkane pipeline

Biomass alkanes could fit into existing crude oil feedstock infrastructure… Read more >

EMA finalises trial transparency rules

Researcher access reinstated, but company redaction rights may cause issues… Read more >

Actavis boosts antibiotics with Durata buyout

$820 million deal gives Actavis control of newly-approved intravenous… 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 >

Becton Dickinson to buy CareFusion for $12bn

Medical devices merger continues consolidation trend Read more >

Los Alamos lab’s safety lapses faulted for radioactive leak

Audit finds lab’s poor safety likely to be at… Read more >

Inventors of blue LED win physics Nobel

Japanese trio awarded Nobel prize in physics for work that… 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 >

Lignin boosts sunscreen performance

Researchers in China and Canada have found that commercial sunscreens… Read more >

BRCA2 protein imaged for first time

Insights into DNA repair mechanism could pave the way for… Read more >

Solar wind whips up water on moon

Isotopic analysis shows that water on Earth's satellite is… Read more >

Tea tonic peps up tumour treatment

Green tea polyphenol makes ‘magic bullet’ cancer drug delivery even… 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 >

Assessing covalency in the hydrogen bond zoo

Orbital-resolved contributions provide a fresh perspective on hydrogen bonds… Read more >

US research agencies in limbo

A question mark remains over funding for NIH and other… 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

Materials Science: Synthesis technique allows researchers to access unique biological… Read more >

Vehicles Responsible For More Particulate Pollution Than What Comes Out Of Their Tailpipes

Air Pollution: Atmospheric reactions of volatile exhaust compounds account for… Read more >

FMC Changes Course

Strategy: Chemical maker won’t split apart, will buy Cheminova… Read more >

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Taking Effect

More than half of covered sites have security plans approved… Read more >

Bacteria In Water Monitored Nonstop

Bioanalysis: Device could serve as early warning system Read more >

Synthetic Platelets Boost Clotting

Materials Science: Deformable microgels mimic natural platelets Read more >

Piramal Drops Drug Discovery

Pharmaceuticals: Risks and regulations convince the Indian company to reallocate… Read more >

American Chemical Society Appoints New Editor-In-Chief For C&EN

ACS News: Bibiana Campos-Seijo will take up her new… Read more >

Copying Nature’s Assembly Line

Organic Synthesis: Successive homologation reactions let chemists tailor carbon chain… Read more >

Newfound Enzyme Could Aid Synthesis

Enzymology: Halogenase chlorinates unactivated aliphatic carbons in non-protein-linked… Read more >

Eastman Will Acquire Amines Maker Taminco

Purchase is meant to add a new chemistry to Eastman… Read more >

Syngenta Stands Firm On Neonicotinoids

Pesticides: Manufacturer seeks to expand uses of thiamethoxam as pressure… Read more >

Bitter Fruit Bears Protein That Can Act Like Insulin

Diabetes: Researchers discover a protein in bitter melon that binds… Read more >

A Faster Method For Making Metamaterials

Materials: A simple lithography technique rapidly produces complex nanoscale patterns… Read more >

Stratospheric Ozone Layer On The Mend—But Another Problem Has Arisen

Climate Change: United Nations report details impacts of the Montreal… Read more >

KiOR Leaders Trade Allegations

Biofuels dispute: Resigned director claims firm knew early on about… Read more >

Synthetic Platelets Boost Clotting

Materials Science: Deformable microgels mimic natural platelets by stabilizing blood… Read more >

Organic Photocatalyst Helps Split Water

Catalysis: Graphitic carbon nitride looks promising as a catalyst to… Read more >

Lisa Jarvis Is A Finalist In National Academies Communication Awards

Honors: C&EN senior editor lauded for her gripping account… Read more >

Small Molecules Help Reactivate Receptor Linked With Schizophrenia

Drug Discovery: In human and rat cells, the compounds restore… Read more >

Strong And Springy Materials Made In The Freezer

Materials: Versatile ice-templating method organizes glassy particles inside a… Read more >

American Chemical Society Appoints New Editor-In-Chief For C&EN

ACS News: Bibiana Campos-Seijo will take up her new… Read more >

Spying On Crystal Formation

Microscopy: Study reveals complex, multipath nature of nucleation and growth… Read more >

Long-Awaited Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens In Iowa

Renewables: Joint venture between Poet and DSM makes ethanol from… Read more >

Safety Stand-Down Requested By White House

Biosafety: Federal labs to review practices, improve inventories for infectious… Read more >

Piramal Abandons Drug Discovery

Pharmaceuticals: Risks, long lead times, and Indian regulations convince the… Read more >

Judge Finds BP ‘Grossly Negligent’ In 2010 Gulf Disaster

Oil spill: Ruling Opens Door To Multi-Billion-Dollar Clean… Read more >

A Quicker Way To Sort Cells

Analytical Chemistry: Label-free method separates 10 billion bacterial cells… Read more >

New Ligand For Human Norovirus Could Inspire Treatments For Stomach Flu

Molecular Medicine: Pathogen infects by binding to gangliosides in addition… Read more >

Ukraine Crisis Hits Chemicals

Manufacturing: Fertilizer plants are shuttered, and trade in Europe is… Read more >

Trifluoromethanide Anion Outlives Expectations

Believed to be a transient species, a key intermediate in… Read more >

Water’s Role In Key Oxidation Revealed

Catalysis: Water found to provide active sites for carbon monoxide… Read more >

Trifluoromethanide Anion Outlives Expectations

Believed to be a transient species, a key intermediate in… Read more >

Nanoparticles Regulate Gene Expression

Molecular Biology: Synthetic transcription factors built on gold nanoparticles can… Read more >

Computer’s Heat Sink Used To Slash Cost Of PCR

Medical Diagnostics: Researchers harness heat from inside the guts of… Read more >

Synthetic Antibodies Protect Mice From Sudan Ebolavirus

Infectious Disease: The antibodies are the first step toward treatments… Read more >

China Reveals R&D Spending

Investment: Researchers use financial disclosures to give first glimpse of… Read more >

LyondellBasell To Build U.S. Propylene Oxide Plant

Shale gas drives investment in the propylene derivative Read more >

Carbon Tetrachloride Emissions Continue Despite Ban

Researchers estimate releases of stratospheric-ozone-depleting chemical average 39… Read more >

Improved Route To Chiral Amines

Biocatalysis: Amine donor eliminates by-product inhibition in ω-transaminase-based… Read more >

California Bill Would Require Labels On Furniture Containing Flame Retardants

Governor Brown expected to sign law passed by the state… Read more >

Paint Stripper Chemical Methylene Chloride Poses Cancer, Other Health Risks, EPA Says

Volatile organic compound, also known as dichloromethane, is widely used… Read more >

Experimental Drug Reverses Ebola In Infected Monkeys

ZMapp’s efficacy in macaques drives researchers to call for… Read more >

Nanocomplexes Help Regulate Blood Clotting

Nanomedicine: Particles release heparin in response to increased thrombin activity… Read more >

Mid-Atlantic Methane Mystery

Environment: Scientists discover gas seeps off of East Coast Read more >

Researchers Outline New Strategy For FRET Biosensors

Biochemistry: The technique overcomes limitations in existing FRET biosensors, possibly… Read more >

Japan Proposes Influenza Drug To Treat Ebola

Pharmaceuticals: Country says Fujifilm’s favipiravir is available Read more >

Drug Assembly On-Site

Drug Delivery: Click reaction links small molecules to form larger… Read more >

A Step Toward Making Painkillers Without Poppies

Bioengineering: Modified yeast produce morphine and semisynthetic opioids starting from… Read more >

Roche To Buy Intermune

Acquisition: Swiss drugmaker expands in respiratory disease field with $8… Read more >

Engineers Design Micropatterned Surface To Control Droplet Flow

Materials: A grooved silicon surface coated with a hydrophobic film… Read more >

Recovering Phosphorus From Animal Manure

Sustainability: Heating water slurries of the waste could be a… Read more >

Roche To Acquire Intermune

Acquisition: Swiss drugmaker expands in respiratory disease area with purchase… Read more >

Nanoparticles Highlight Tumor Borders During Brain Surgery

Medical Diagnostics: Using a handheld Raman scanner and a nanoparticle… Read more >

U.S. Shale Gas Heads Overseas

Petrochemicals: Companies in Europe and India ready plant conversions to… Read more >

Targeting Quorum Sensing Could Lead To Evolution-Proof Antibiotics

Cell study suggests bacteria resistant to quorum-sensing blockers can… Read more >

Researchers Investigate Link Between Phthalates And Infertility

Environmental Health: In a study of U.S. couples, exposure… Read more >

Linker Helps Detect Protein Partners

Biochemistry: Cleavable photo-cross-linker aids protein-protein interaction analysis… Read more >

Watching A Helper Protein Do Its Job

Enzyme Mechanisms: Technique monitors fast motions of acyl carrier protein… Read more >

Dengue Fever Cases Surge Following Taiwanese Explosion

Outbreak adds to clouds over future of region’s petrochemical… Read more >

Artificial Skin Changes Color

Materials Science: Octopus camouflage inspires light-responsive device Read more >

Court Rejects Most Claims In Endangered Species Case

Federal court rules that challenges to pesticide approvals are time… Read more >

Feds End Probe Of Tesoro Blast

Inquiry: No charges filed as Justice Department closes criminal investigation… Read more >

Activist Investors Take Stakes In FMC And DSM

Hedge funds target chemical firms for investment returns Read more >

Peptide-Drug Conjugate Kills Persistent Bacterial Cells

Antibiotics: Adding a peptide that penetrates cell membranes to an… Read more >

New Polymer Nanocapsules Come With Built-In Channels

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

Directing Venom To Fight Cancer

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

Engineered Bacteria Stick To Cancer Cells

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

Safety Of Triclosan In Toothpaste Questioned

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

Mannkind Gets A Deal With Sanofi

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

Fixing A Source Of Sewer Corrosion

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

Cost Of Production Scale-Up Weighs On Biobased Chemical Firms

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

Flexible Fibers Change Color At The Flip Of A Switch

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

ACS Meeting News: Lowering The Cost Of Carbon Capture

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

Chemists Convene In Fog City

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

Making Cashews Less Allergenic

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

Worms Inspire New Bioadhesive

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

Mixed Review For Fracking Chemicals

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

Formaldehyde Is A Human Carcinogen, National Research Council Says


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

Probes Search Live Cyanobacteria For Biofuel-Production-Boosting Proteins

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

Noninvasive Method Measures Carcinogen Exposure

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

Microneedles For Painless Delivery Of Vaccines And Nanomedicines

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

Rhodium Expands Collection Of Metal-Based Anticancer Agents

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

Mixed Review For Fracking Chemicals

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

Making Cashews Less Allergenic

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

Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Boosts Lifetimes Of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

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

Confirming Antibody-Based Drugs

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

Worm Glue Can Seal Tissues

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

Engineered Bacteria Produce Aromatic Aldehydes

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

Probes Search Live Cyanobacteria For Biofuel-Production-Boosting Proteins

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

MicroRNA Levels Indicate Acetaminophen Poisoning In Blood Tests

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

Handheld Analyzer Provides Lab-Like Capabilities For Only $25

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

Formaldehyde Is A Human Carcinogen, National Research Council Says

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

High-Quality Graphene Enables Flexible Circuits

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

Leaves Inspire Photon Energy Upconversion Material

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

Danger From Microcystins In Toledo Water Unclear

Safety: Algal contaminants have varying toxicities Read more >

Peeking Inside A Capacitor

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

Department Of Energy To Launch Public Access Portal

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

Sunscreens Release Hydrogen Peroxide Into Seawater

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

Natural Products Offer New Hope For The Honeybee

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

Peeking Inside A Working Capacitor

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

Department Of Energy Creates Public Access Portal

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

Emulate Is Launched For Organs On Chips

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

Getting To The Core In One Step

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

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

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

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

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

Root Vegetables Irrigated With Treated Wastewater Can Take Up Certain Drugs

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

Oyster Shell Helps Heal Bone Defects

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

ACS Launches New Journal On Biomaterials

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

Graphene Surprises By Decomposing

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

Promoting Better Academic Lab Safety Culture

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

Detecting Contaminated Water With A Simple Color Change

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

ACS Launches New Journal On Biomaterials

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

U.S. Brings Home Gold

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

Optical Method Measures Graphene Quality

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

Instrument Maker Bruker To Exit Ailing Businesses

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

New Pipette Picks Up Single Cells

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

U.S. Brings Home Gold

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

Bruker To Exit Ailing Instrument Businesses

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

Sugar Mimic Helps Embryonic Stem Cells Develop Toward Nerve Cells

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

2-D Polymer Crystals Confirmed At Last

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

Broad Institute To Receive Donation For Psychiatry R&D

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

Sales Growth Buoys Earnings

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

A Simple Acid Soak Turns Food Waste Into Plastics

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

Graduate Student Killed In Plane Disaster

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

Scripps Leader Marletta Resigns

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

Cystic Fibrosis Letdown Explained

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

U.K. Cabinet Reshuffle Splits Science Roles

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

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combination May Be Counteracting Itself

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

U.K. Cabinet Reshuffle Splits Science Roles

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

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

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