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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.

Solid Catalyst Quickly Neutralizes Chemical Weapons

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

Proteins Nitrated At Specific Sites

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

Light-Emitting Metallacycles Put Themselves Together

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

Thinking ahead

PhD courses must prepare students for a life after research… Read more >

Neutron–proton mass imbalance put on the quantum scales

Mass difference between nucleons calculated to the highest level of… Read more >

'Safe antifreeze' works better with added nanoparticles

Antifreezes based on a non-toxic food additive now work… Read more >

Ionic liquid a perfect fit for rare earth recycling

Urban mining could soon be commonplace Read more >

Combating rare diseases

Developing drugs for treating rare diseases isn’t always financially… 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 >

Valeant heads off Endo bid for Salix

Bid raised to $15.8 billion in cash after rival… Read more >

Be careful what you wish for

Measuring R&D productivity is a thorny issue. Dennis Lendrem… Read more >

Fluorides

Sensible approach to dental rot or sinister communist plot? Brian… Read more >

Spending targets for German R&D lack ambition

Expert commission says Germany can do better than goal of… Read more >

ChemChina To Buy Tire Maker Pirelli

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

Harnessing The Microbiome To Curb Hunger

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

Opossum Peptides Could Provide Promising Antivenom

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

Bacteria altered to suppress hunger faces long road to clinic

Engineered microbes produce anti-obesity molecule in mice, but moving… Read more >

Opossum peptide antivenom could take on snake bites

An opossum serum protein that neutralises snake venom could offer… Read more >

Reform of US chemical safety rules back on

Bipartisan bill to revamp the US Toxic Substances Control Act… Read more >

Chemists in demand as cannabis industry experiences explosive growth

Legalisation of marijuana in some US states is fuelling demand… Read more >

A web of possibilities

Andy Extance logs on to learn how massive open online… Read more >

Measuring up

Business leader: How should we assess companies’ performance? Read more >

Targeting Brain Metabolism Could Offer New Way To Treat Epilepsy

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

Simple cooking changes make healthier rice

Adding oil to water, cooling and reheating rice makes fibre… Read more >

Flexible polymer threads set to light up clothing

Multi-colour light-emitting wires can be woven or knitted… Read more >

Simple chemistry mimics animals' predator spotting method

Filter paper soaked in chemicals can perform complex edge detection… Read more >

23andMe jumps into drug R&D

Gene profiling firm aims to capitalise on its databank of… Read more >

Budget Conflict Ramps Up

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

Red Rock’s Jet Fuel From Wood Gets Lift

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

Nanoparticle Takes Photodynamic Therapy To Deep Tumors

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

NIH Launches Competition For A Better Alcohol Biosensor

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

Some Biodegradable Plastics Don’t Live Up To Their Claims

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

DSM strikes a deal with CVC for Polymer Intermediates Business


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

Crookes' tube

Lights, camera, chemistry! Read more >

UK budget science cash given cautious welcome

Government announces new money for research, but scientists say more… Read more >

Mystery of coloured water droplets that chase and repel each other solved

Discovery could herald sprays that hoover up dirt and keep… Read more >

It's a bloody business

Determining the role drugs and poisons may have played in… Read more >

Split opens up on Capitol Hill over science funding

Criticism of research grants and a power shift in Congress… Read more >

Prozac

Simon Cotton introduces the first of the selective serotonin reuptake… Read more >

Drawn out success for far faster 3D printing

Stereolithography technique is 100 times faster than current technologies and… Read more >

Accelerating Chemical Production With Biology

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

Reaction map suggests meteorite chemistry route to life

Scientists propose that key biomolecules appeared simultaneously from a hellish… Read more >

European Polymer Makers Invest In U.S.

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

Drug firms warned to be honest with investors

Official warns of ‘significant consequences’ if companies aren’t forthcoming… Read more >

Enzyme selectivity switch to benefit infant formula production

Enzyme twins could be useful tools for studying and synthesising… Read more >

Data falsification hits polymer mechanochemistry papers

Misconduct by member of Christopher Bielawski’s group has led… 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 >

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 >

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 >

Optimism Reigns Among Instrument Firms At Pittcon

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

Pharma Firms Make Biotech Staff Cuts

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

Shipwrecked beer from 1840s lives again

170-year-old beer recreated with help from chemists Read more >

Amgen to axe 300 Onyx employees

Amgen will close its Onyx facility in South San Francisco… Read more >

Titanium dioxide removed from Dunkin' Donuts sugar

Parent company agrees to remove whitener from icing sugar used… Read more >

BASF introduces bio-based polyTHF

Process uses 1,4-butanediol from microbial digestion of sugar… 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 >

Mercury-grabbing ionic liquids hit the gas

Team reveals research behind mercury removal technology developed for natural… Read more >

A whiff of contention

Efforts to predict a molecule’s scent and to build… Read more >

Chemical building blocks produce a wellspring of organic molecules

A new automated platform speeds up synthesis of small molecules… 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 >

Urine-fuelled distress signal

Origami device that broadcasts on emergency power could find use… Read more >

Sodium thiopental

Once thought to extract the truth and now used to… Read more >

State of Europe’s environment scrutinised

European Environment Agency voices environmental concerns, but says progress has… Read more >

Mergers and moves trigger pharma layoffs

Shire expects to sack 500 or more employees, while Merck… Read more >

Kazakh chemistry

On paper, a move to Kazakhstan was going to be… Read more >

US chemical safety board in turmoil

The US agency that investigates chemical accidents faces heavy criticism… Read more >

AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics for pipeline boost

$21bn deal gives AbbVie a share in sales of blockbuster… Read more >

US approves biosimilar filgrastim

Sandoz’s version of Amgen’s Neupogen is ‘biosimilar’ but… 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 >

Mallinckrodt to buy Ikaria to expand in US hospitals

$2.3bn deal brings nitric oxide ventilator system for newborns… 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 >

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

Decision paves the way for cheaper biologic pharmaceuticals 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 >

Chemical Mergers Jump In 2014

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

Shrinking The Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

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

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 >

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

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

Bioinspired Antireflective Coating Could Help Devices Capture More Light

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

AstraZeneca Will Spin Off Antibiotics

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

Reconfigurable Emulsions Might Find Use As Chemical Sensors

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

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 >

Genome Changes Mapped In Humans

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

Spying On Bond Making In Solution

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

Drugs That Regulate Metabolism May Treat Lupus

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

New TB Drug Enters Trials

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

Sunlight And Melanin Implicated In Cancerous Chemistry

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

Genome Changes Mapped In Humans

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

Spying On Bond Making In Solution

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

Braskem Fights Oil Headwinds

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

Colored Solar Cells Span The Spectrum

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

New York Attorney General Bashes Herbal Supplement Purity

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

Chemical Substitutions Tussle

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

Environmental Protection Agency Report Links Fracking And Earthquakes

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

Polymers Brighten Hopes For Visible Light Communication

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

Reduce Emissions First, Reports Conclude

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

Raman Technique Helps Surgeons Excise Brain Cancer

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

Chemists Couple Nucleophiles From Two Name Reactions

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

Big Data Meets Small Catalysts To Tease Out Reaction Mechanisms


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

Trian Presses For Seats On DuPont’s Board

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

National Research Council Advocates Carbon Dioxide Emissions Cuts Before Geoengineering

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

Engineered Yeast Turn Three Carbon Compounds Into Ethanol

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

Two-Dimensional Silicon Makes Its Device Debut

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

First Of 12 Syrian Chemical Weapons Facilities Demolished

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

Dissolving Disks Deliver Drugs To The Eye

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

Carl Djerassi: Chemist, Writer

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

Two-Dimensional Silicon Makes Its Device Debut

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

Chemistry-Based Biotech Start-Ups Secure Funding

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

Keystone Pipeline Bill Passes Senate With Energy Efficiency Measures

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

Copper Complex Entangles DNA, Kills Cancer Cells

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

Tronox Will Acquire FMC’s Soda Ash Business

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

Call For Antibody Standardization

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

Robert Langer Wins Queen’s Prize For Engineering

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

Novel Fluorinated Surfactants Discovered In Firefighters’ Blood

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

Chemistry-Based Biotech Start-Ups Secure Funding

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

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

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

Nobel Laureate Yves Chauvin Dies At 84

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

Carbenes Take On A New Dimension

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

Protein Arginine Deiminases Come Into Focus

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

Why Sodium And Potassium Really Explode In Water

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

Photocatalyst Converts Nitrogen To Ammonia

Catalysis: Chalcogenide gel mimics nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis Read more >

California Limits Use Of Pesticide Chloropicrin As A Soil Fumigant

Move to protect people from irritating chemical could raise price… Read more >

Lightweight, Tunable Lenses Made From Graphene

Optics: Ultrathin graphene lenses could focus light for compact optical… Read more >

High-Valent Gold Catalyst Shines

Organometallics: Team makes stable version of hard-to-come-by… Read more >

Chemical Industry Derides Obama’s Call For Tax Hikes But Backs Him On Trade

President also wants U.S. to lead international action on… Read more >

Dow Partners With Chemistry Teacher Group

Philanthropy: Firm donates $1 million to newly formed AACT Read more >

High-Valent Gold Catalyst Shines

Organometallics: Team makes stable version of hard-to-come-by… Read more >

Rosetta Reveals Details About Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Space: Initial data shows the comet is covered with a… Read more >

Synthetic Biology Puts A Leash On GMOs

Synthetic Biology: Researchers create genetically engineered bacteria that depend on… Read more >

Activist Group Trian Forms Panel Of CEO Advisers

Finance: Former Praxair CEO Reilley is among the members Read more >

Synthetic Biology Puts A Leash On GMOs

Synthetic Biology: Researchers create genetically engineered bacteria that depend on… Read more >

Micromotors Take Their First Swim In The Body

Drug Delivery: Researchers demonstrate microsized tubes that can swim in… Read more >

Self-Assembling Carbohydrates Trap Cancer Cells In A Cage

Biomaterials: The molecules form a deadly nanofiber web around bone… Read more >

Dow Chemical Partners With Chemistry Teacher Group

Philanthropy: Company donates $1 million to support the newly formed… Read more >

$250 Million Composites Research Hub Launches


Chemical industry stalwarts back effort to lower manufacturing costs with… Read more >

Women Said To Shun Disciplines Perceived As Requiring Innate Brilliance

Study may explain why fewer females enter many science fields… Read more >

Absorbent Polymer Inflates Tissue To Give Microscope A Better View

Microscopy: Swellable polymers physically magnify samples to achieve nanoscale resolution… Read more >

Biotech Frenzy Grips JP Morgan Conference

Pharmaceuticals: An exuberant meeting portends a busy year for deal… Read more >

Expanding Polymer Prep

Polymerization: Organic initiators replace metal catalysts Read more >

Raman Technique Reveals Protein Synthesis In Live Tissue

Biological Imaging: Method could be used to track protein metabolism… Read more >

Classic Addition Reaction Gets A Makeover

Chemical Synthesis: New catalyst expands stereochemical repertoire of alkene dichlorination… Read more >

Big Apple Bans Foam Containers

Regulation: Chemical industry fought for recycling of polystyrene instead Read more >

DuPont-Trian Fight Escalates

Finance: Activist hedge fund seeks seats on DuPont’s board… Read more >

Absorbant Polymer Inflates Tissue To Give Microscope A Better View

Microscopy: Swellable polymers physically magnify samples to achieve nanoscale resolution… Read more >

Radical Polymer Approach

Polymerization: Organic initiators replace metal catalysts Read more >

Classic Addition Reaction Gets A Makeover

Chemical Synthesis: New catalyst expands stereochemical repertoire of alkene dichlorination… Read more >

Deep-Frying Graphene Spheres For Energy Storage

Materials: Spraying graphene oxide into hot solvent creates high-surface… Read more >

Nickel Shines In Ammonia Coupling Reactions

Organic Synthesis: Chemists use nickel to replace palladium in an… Read more >

EPA Seeks Massive Methane Reductions

The Obama Administration would like to see emissions reductions of… Read more >

Levels Of Persistent Flame Retardants Decline In San Francisco Bay

Environment: Controversial PBDEs have started to disappear in bay sediment… Read more >

Shire To Acquire Rare Disease Firm NPS

Pharmaceuticals: Deal for $5.2 billion is first for Shire… Read more >

New York City Bans Expanded Polystyrene Food Containers, Opens Market To Alternatives

Chemical industry fought for recycling of materials to stave off… Read more >

Toyota Frees Fuel-Cell Patents

Transportation: Automaker says move will hasten development of hydrogen-powered… Read more >

Biotech Funding Starts Strong

Investing: $450 million investment in Moderna follows a breakthrough year… Read more >

Environmental Group Sues EPA For Refusing To Ban Flea-killing Pesticide Used On Dogs And Cats

Natural Resources Defense Council lawsuit targets tetrachlorvinphos in pet products… Read more >

Trian Wants Directors On DuPont’s Board

Activist Investment: DuPont and Nelson Peltz square up for possible… Read more >

Low-Cost Carbon Capture Material Made From Asphalt

Materials Science: The porous material holds more carbon dioxide than… Read more >

NIH Grant Success Rate Improves

Funding: Individual investigator awards rebound slightly Read more >

Nanotech Safety Expert Nominated To Chemical Safety Board

Kulinowski would fill final vacancy in organization that investigates accidents… Read more >

MeadWestvaco Will Spin Off Chemicals

Business: Move to create independent specialty chemical firm was inspired… Read more >

DNA Glues Particles Together

Biomaterials: Complementary DNA strands act as an adhesive to hold… Read more >

Neural Membrane Inspires Improved Brain And Spine Implants

Bioengineering: Flexible polymers and metals could be the backbone of… Read more >

Graphene Oxide’s Surprising Stability

Materials: Overlooked metal contamination strengthens membranes Read more >

Novel Bacteria Fighter Unearthed

Antibiotics: Uncultured bacteria yield teixobactin, a pathogen killer which evades… Read more >

Why Graphene Oxide Thin Films Are Water Stable

Materials: Overlooked metal contamination strengthens membranes Read more >

Method Identifies Elusive Antigens

Immunochemistry: Synthetic peptoids ferret out protein targets of autoimmune diseases… Read more >

Immunosuppressants Pack Powerful Punch

Natural Products: Researchers identify triterpenoids with unprecedented ring system Read more >

Neural Membrane Inspires Improved Brain and Spine Implants

Bioengineering: Flexible polymers and metals could be the backbone of… Read more >

Novel Bacteria-Fighter Unearthed

Antibiotics: Uncultured bacteria yield teixobactin, a pathogen killer lacking detectable… Read more >

Pioneers Of Light-Emitting Diodes Honored With 2015 Charles Stark Draper Prize

Honors: Five scientists will share $500,000 award bestowed by… Read more >

New Hydrogen Storage Material Can Take The Heat

Alternative Energy: Amine borane compound remains stable at sustained high… Read more >

New Drug Approvals Soar In 2014

Pharmaceuticals: FDA approvals reached 18-year high last year Read more >

Sniffing Out Hydrogen Sulfide In Cells

Chemical Biology: Researchers develop a fluorescent probe that selectively and… Read more >

Chemical Cocktail Lures Bedbugs

Pheromones: Mixture of volatiles and histamine could enable cheaper pest… Read more >

Myriad Loses DNA Patent Case

Diagnostics: Appeals court says tests for breast and ovarian cancer… Read more >

DuPont Names Spin-off ‘Chemours’

Industry: The performance chemicals business will focus on organic growth… Read more >

Eye Exam For Chaperone

Molecular Biology: NMR study of protein fragment reveals sequential binding… Read more >

Phosphorylation Pushes Floppy Protein To Fold

Structural Biology: Intrinsically disordered protein could be new drug target… Read more >

A New Link For Aryl Polymers

Polymer Science: Chemists have designed a direct method for preparing… Read more >

Molecular Decoys Boost Antimicrobial Drug Potency

Drug Design: Fragments of antibacterial compounds may block bacterial pumps… Read more >

Knighthood For Martyn Poliakoff

Awards: Champion of green and sustainable chemistry, and renowned video… Read more >

A New Link For Aromatic Polymers

Polymer Science: Chemists have designed a direct method for preparing… 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

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 >

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

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