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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.

DuPont Names Spin-off ‘Chemours’

The performance chemicals business will focus on organic growth, cash… Read more >

Flexible White Organic LEDs Achieve Record Efficiencies

Electronics: The devices use a new flexible, transparent electrode that… Read more >

Smartphone Microscope Sizes Up Single DNA Molecules

Medical Diagnostics: Lightweight phone attachment could lead to low-cost… Read more >

University Of California Settles Charges That Researcher Got Overlapping Federal Grants

Investigation: $500,000 settlement allows UC Davis scientist to continue… Read more >

Chemical Output Seen Rising In Coming Year

Economy: Outlook is robust for the U.S., tepid for… Read more >

Indian Court Upholds Breaking Of Bayer Patent

Intellectual Property: Supreme Court decision is likely to increase Western… Read more >

Dow Corning To Abandon Tennessee Silicon Site

Finance: Company blames Chinese tariffs and oversupply for decision Read more >

3-D Printed Polymer Devices Change Color When Stretched

Materials Science: Three-dimensional printing simplifies the process of incorporating… Read more >

Radical Reaction Forms Previously Inaccessible Alkene Coupling Products

Organic Synthesis: New iron-based catalyst links reactants, avoids heteroatom… Read more >

New Route To Adipic Acid Avoids Nitrous Oxide Production


Synthesis: Process provides another option for making nylon precursor without… Read more >

Of Zinc And Making Babies

Biology: During egg fertilization, bursts of cations release from near… Read more >

Biodiesel byproduct rejuvenated into plastic feedstock

Cascade process generates lactic acid from waste glycerol Read more >

‘Great outcome’ for chemistry in REF 2014

Results show overall improvement in research quality Read more >

A bad business

Targets and assessments can boost productivity at universities – but only… Read more >

A plaque for penicillin

The second International Historic Chemical Landmark was designated at St… Read more >

Simple Paper Device Titrates Acids And Bases

Analytics: A paper-based microfluidic device could quickly measure concentrations… Read more >

Team Finds Source Of Zinc Sparks Released During Egg Fertilization

Developmental Biology: When an egg gets fertilized, it releases bursts… Read more >

Indian Court Upholds Breaking Of Bayer Patent

Intellectual Property: Supreme Court decision is likely to increase Western… Read more >

Curiosity Confirms Organics On Mars

Molecules’ sources can’t be determined but tantalize scientists in… Read more >

Catching water with imitation beetle bumps

Inkjet printing crafts a superhydrophobic surface that mimics the fog… Read more >

Reflections on the REF

Richard Catlow and Graham Hutchings evaluate the state of chemistry… Read more >

UK science strategy leaves many questions unanswered

Document contains no commitment to continue science ringfence or increase… Read more >

Nanoparticles Trick Malaria Parasites By Mimicking Red Blood Cells

Nanomedicine: Parasites bind to a cell-like nanoparticle instead of… Read more >

DuPont Safety Lapses, Mechanical Failures Cited In Fatal Texas Accident

Investigation: Chemical Safety Board links methyl mercaptan leak to process… Read more >

University Of California Settles Charges That Researcher Got Overlapping Federal Grants

$500,000 settlement allows UC Davis scientist to continue receiving… Read more >

Chemical camouflage helps fish hide from predators

First time a vertebrate has been seen to evade predators… Read more >

US National Academies urges postdoctoral reforms

Postdoctoral students are paid too little and have poor employment… Read more >

Isoniazid

Nina Notman introduces isoniazid - an antibiotic key to treating tuberculosis… Read more >

Strong Chemical Output Forecast For The U.S. In 2015

Economy: Decline in oil prices sets the stage for production… Read more >

Vibration Detector Mimics Spider’s Sensory Organ

Sensors: Wearable device might one day be an ultrasensitive interface… Read more >

Antimicrobial resistance will kill 300 million by 2050 without action

UK report says resistance will cost global economy $100 trillion… Read more >

Merck Expands In Antibiotics With Cubist Buy

Pharma: Deal takes the big drugmaker further into hospital acute… Read more >

Drug Firms Prevail In Antitrust Trial

Verdict: AstraZeneca and Ranbaxy win in Nexium pay-for-delay… Read more >

Congress Extends Security Program For Chemical Facilities

President expected to sign legislation into law Read more >

Comets Questioned As Water Source

Space: Rosetta spacecraft reports high D/H ratio from comet… Read more >

Texas Student Falsified Data

Scientific Misconduct: Student’s actions put multiple research papers in… Read more >

Can research quality be predicted by metrics?

Prognostications unveiled for how UK universities will fare in latest… Read more >

From nutshell to supercapattery

Hybrid sodium ion capacitor that costs peanuts rivals lithium ion… Read more >

BASF Readies 150th Birthday Celebration

Anniversary: German chemical giant launches crowdsourcing events focused on sustainability… Read more >

C&EN Earns Top Publishing Prizes

Magazine celebrates four wins in the annual Eddie and Ozzie… Read more >

U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

Air Pollution: Drivers eschewed new cars and held on to… Read more >

Congress Extends Security Program For Chemical Facilities

Anti-Terrorism: President expected to sign legislation into law Read more >

Industry Creates A Forum To Improve Fracking’s Environmental Footprint

Collaboration: Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable aims to guide research on more… Read more >

ACS Board Of Directors Approves 2015 Budget, Elects Chair

ACS News: Board selects Pat N. Confalone, approves strategic plan… Read more >

Enzyme Catalysis Is A Moving Experience

Enzymology: Not only do enzymes accelerate reactions, they propel themselves… Read more >

Smartphones Detect Gases On The Cheap

Sensors: Nanotube-based radio-frequency devices detect gaseous molecules, transmit… Read more >

Smart skin for prosthetic limbs senses heat and touch

Ultra-thin plastic skin can bend and flex without affecting… Read more >

Silencing Genes In Bacteria With The Help Of Their Neighbors

Method represses specific genes in bacteria by exploiting natural mode… Read more >

Comets Questioned As Water Source

Space: Space science Rosetta spacecraft reports high D/H ratio… Read more >

Vibration Detector Mimics Spider’s Sensory Organ

Sensors: Wearable device might one day be an ultrasensitive interface… Read more >

Merck to buy antibiotics specialist Cubist

Pharma giant remains committed to $9.5bn deal despite key… Read more >

Sunlight activates radical approach to dengue eradication

Mosquito larvae degraded by iron oxide catalysts supported on floating… Read more >

Canadian clamp down on mercury

New rules will ban making and importing most mercury-containing… Read more >

First science envoys announced for the US

Former NOAA chief will serve as one of several top… Read more >

A complete chemist

Philip Ball celebrates Paul Schleyer’s contributions to scientific discourse… Read more >

Freedom Industries’ president arrested for fraud

Executive whose company leaked MCHM into West Virginian water supplies… Read more >

Quick and cheap test to detect horse meat

Scientists develop test for meat authentification using a benchtop NMR… Read more >

Fermenting ideas

21st century cider owes a lot to modern knowhow in… Read more >

Cutting edge chemistry in 2014

We take a look back at the year's most… Read more >

Aspartame

Could this be the sweetener that causes the most online… Read more >

σ meets π for a hole lot of bonding

Co-operating holes provide unique interaction opportunities Read more >

Big pharma opens up abandoned drugs

Seven firms will make 68 stalled compounds available for academic… Read more >

Saint-Gobain surprises Sika with buyout bid

Company is buying out family-owned controlling stake, but Sika… Read more >

Texas Student Admits To Falsifying Data

Scientific Misconduct: Student’s actions put multiple research papers in… Read more >

Merck & Co. Buys Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Deal expands the big pharma firm’s antibiotics portfolio Read more >

More congressional criticism of US science agency funding

House science committee’s Republican leader accuses NSF of poor… Read more >

IR and Raman spectral identification: what’s new?

Introducing the latest technology for identifying unknown IR and Raman… Read more >

Celebrity Chefs Ask Congress For Mandatory Labels On Genetically Modified Foods

Lobbying: Culinary artists oppose federal legislative efforts to block state… Read more >

Obama Continues Push For Ebola Spending

President exhorts Congress to pass the funding legislation before the… Read more >

Flurry Of Investments In Fine Chemicals

European pharma contractors spend on facilities Read more >

Oil Price Decline Hitting U.S. Chemical Makers

Feedstocks: A sharp decline in petroleum could cause trouble for… Read more >

Designing blue organic LEDs from scratch

Researchers believe their work will help others produce highly efficient… Read more >

Asteroid bombardment of early Earth may have created building blocks of life

Simulated asteroid impacts turn simple chemical into DNA bases Read more >

Spinach chlorophyll activates polymer production line

Light energy channelled into biomedically useful molecules Read more >

Chemistry performs better on gender balance in US than other physical science

Representation of women among US chemistry doctoral recipients is nearly… Read more >

December 2014

All that glitters may be gold-plated Read more >

Huntsman looks to cut jobs and titania capacity

900 employees face axe as firm evaluates titanium dioxide options… Read more >

Improving Disease Detection With A Little Heat

Medical Diagnostics: Researchers develop a simple method to concentrate biological… Read more >

Donald Stookey—The Guy Who Gave Us Corning Ware— Dies At 99

His ceramics inventions at Corning helped guide missiles, make unbreakable… Read more >

Dow Chemical Reveals Additional Divestments

Strategy: Big company continues sell-off of unwanted businesses Read more >

Protons Pass Through The Notoriously Impermeable Material Graphene

Materials: Membranes made of this and other two-dimensional materials… Read more >

Thomas M. Connelly Jr. Named New Executive Director And CEO Of The American Chemical Society

ACS News: Retiring DuPont executive will succeed Madeleine Jacobs in… Read more >

Pressure-Based Rates By Theory Alone

Chemical Kinetics: Method reveals how pressure affects reaction rates without… Read more >

Humans See IR Light When Photons Double Up

Photochemistry: Human infrared vision works because two-photon absorption activates… Read more >

GSK Makes Deep Cuts To R&D

Pharmaceuticals: Drugmaker plans to largely end research in Research Triangle… Read more >

Physicist turned politician to head AAAS

Retiring Representative Rush Holt will assume the helm of AAAS… Read more >

Shining a light on rewritable paper

Plastic 'paper' written on with UV light and wiped cleaned… Read more >

Tufts’ $2.6bn drug development figure questioned

Details sought about how university determined cost of bringing a… Read more >

GSK cuts US jobs in push for savings

Research Triangle Park site bears the brunt as drugmaker consolidates… Read more >

Thomas M. Connelly Jr. Named New Executive Director And CEO Of The American Chemical Society

ACS News: Retiring DuPont executive will succeed Madeleine Jacobs in… Read more >

Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria

Plastic Pollution: Microbes in the guts of grain-eating moth… Read more >

GSK Makes Deep Cuts To R&D In Research Triangle Park

Pharmaceuticals: An overhaul to operations is expected to bring $1… Read more >

Chemistry World podcast - December 2014

How nitrogen can make green explosives and why molecular communication… Read more >

Otsuka to buy neurology specialist Avanir

$3.5bn deal adds to Otsuka’s mental health portfolio… Read more >

Zeolites net new carbon allotropes

Six new forms of carbon predicted using known topologies from… Read more >

Plan to divert EU research cash into investment fund gets chilly response from scientists

European commission president wants to shift €2.7 billion to… Read more >

Cash for science in autumn statement given cautious welcome

UK chancellor plans to create a 'nothern powerhouse' for research… Read more >

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sells drug royalty rights for $3.3bn

‘Venture philanthropy’ model pays off with massive cash injection for… Read more >

Boom!

High-energy compounds are needed to create more powerful and… Read more >

Touch Sensors Detect Bending, Stretching, And Twisting

Materials: Researchers draw inspiration from skin structure to design polymer… Read more >

New Editor For Chemical Reviews

Publishing: American Chemical Society appoints Sharon Hammes-Schiffer as editor… Read more >

Protons Pass Through The Notoriously Impermeable Material Graphene

Materials: Membranes made of this and other two-dimensional materials… Read more >

Chemists Synthesize 1,878-Carbon Hexagon

Organic Chemistry: The 12-nm-wide hydrocarbon wheel lies flat… Read more >

Third Point, Dow Bury The Hatchet

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

Scientists Catch Damage-Free Glimpse Of Photosynthesis Complex

Crystallography: Manganese atoms in photosystem II’s catalytic center have… Read more >

Rare Disease Firms BioMarin And Prosensa To Merge

Biotechnology: Deal is next twist in race to get DMD… Read more >

Worries Grow Over Europe’s Competitiveness

Chemical Industry: Association calls for more R&D funding, energy… Read more >

Chronic Alcohol Use May Increase Levels Of Inflammatory Lipids In Adult Brains

Neurochemistry: Scientists try to understand how long-term alcohol use… Read more >

EPA Proposes More Protective Air Pollution Limit For Ground-Level Ozone

Regulation: Industry and congressional Republicans fault plan to ratchet down… Read more >

Cheap Templates For Solar Cells Now On Blu-Ray

Nanofabrication: Structures patterned by Blu-ray discs could boost the… Read more >

Engineers Combine 3-D Printing With Ionic Liquids To Make Conductive Materials

Materials: Technique could enable the fabrication of components for batteries… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Ripen Fruit By Belching Ethylene

Bioengineering: Researchers program E. coli to produce ethylene, a gas… Read more >

Paul von Ragué Schleyer Dies At 84

Obituary: University of Georgia scientist blazed new trails in computational… Read more >

Europe’s Chemical Sector Seen In Decline

Competitiveness: Industry calls for more R&D funding, energy policy… Read more >

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
Gets $3.3 Billion For Royalties


Venture Philanthropy: Payment from Royalty Pharma marks maturation of venture… Read more >

Arrays Aid Scale-Up Of Drug-Candidate Syntheses

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

Synthetic Self-Assembling Nanococoons Mimic Natural Viruses

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

Third Point, Dow Come To Terms

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

Tufts Study Finds Big Rise In Cost Of Drug Development

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

Actavis Wins Bid To Buy Allergan

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

Nelson Wins ACS President-Elect

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

Four Killed At DuPont Plant

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

Twisted By Design

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

House Of Representatives Passes Bills Targeting Environmental Protection Agency

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

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 >

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

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

Polarized Light Boosts Production Of Chiral Nanostructures

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

Device Captures Individual Cancer Cells For Genome Analysis

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

Nelson Wins ACS President-Elect

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

European Commission President Axes Science Adviser Position

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

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

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

Modified Spud Gains Approval

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

Dow Hit With $1.1 Billion Price-Fixing Conviction


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

Hydrogen Bond Images From AFM Questioned

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

Oligoproline Helix Analyzed In Detail

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

Researchers Try Out A New Thin-Film Material For Transistors

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

Third Point Lashes Out At Dow

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

Electronics That Dissolve In The Body

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

New Editor For Langmuir

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

Bankruptcy For KiOR

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


Making Heterocycles Behave In C–H Activation

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

University Of Utah Concludes Investigation Of Controversial 'Nanochopsticks'

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

Chiral Catalyst Leads To New Stereopolymer

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

Biologists Engineer A Three-Gene Optogenetic System

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

University Of Utah Concludes Investigation Of Controversial 'Nanochopsticks'

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

Rosetta’s Probe Touches Down On Comet

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

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

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

New Molecules Found To Form Megamasers

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

Two Groups Develop Chemical Footprints For Freshwater Ecosystems

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

KiOR Files For Bankruptcy

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

Chiral Catalyst Leads To New Stereopolymer

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

Making Heterocycles Behave In C–H Activation

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

Journals Adopt New Reproducibility Standards

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

Japan Delivers Steady Results

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

Simulation Technique Finds Reaction Products Not Seen In Experiments

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

Chinese Firm Buys Former Boehringer Ingelheim Plant

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

Elections Bolster Industry Agenda

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

Liquid Crystals Stabilize Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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

Silicon Nitride Microtubes Direct Neuron Growth

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

Polypropylene Found In New Form

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

Dimming The Lights On Photocatalysis

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

Some Personal Care Products May Build Up In Pools

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

Cross-chiral Ribozyme May Hold Clues To Origin Of Life

Biocatalysts: RNA enzyme assembles RNA chains of opposite handedness 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 >

Chip Scales Up Studies Of Cancer Cell Metastasis

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

New Editor For Journal Of Agricultural & Food Chemistry

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

Building A Safer Button Battery

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

Tailoring An Electrolyte For High-Efficiency Lithium-Air Batteries

Electrochemistry: Researchers boost the performance of lithium-air cells by… Read more >

Big Chemical Firms See Strong Third Quarter


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

Sasol Moves Ahead On Louisiana Ethylene

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

Reactive Lewis Pairs Hydrogenate Carbonyls

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

Oil Rose And Then Fell After Deepwater Horizon Disaster


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

Compound Reverses The Anticlotting Effects Of Heparin


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

Shedding Light On Cell Mechanics

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

Transgenic Plants Sop Up Soil Pollutants

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

Sanofi Ousts CEO Viehbacher

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

Oil Rose And Then Fell After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

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

Frustrated Lewis Pairs Turn Carbonyls Into Alcohols

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

Dow And DuPont Log Strong Third Quarter

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

Leading R&D Executives To Retire

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

Sasol, Westlake Move On Projects

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

White House Halts Gain-Of-Function Research

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

Troublemaking HER3 Enzyme Trashed

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

Iridium Dressed To The Nines

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

Peeking At A Cell’s Small Molecules

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

Deals Boom In Off-Patent Ag Chemicals

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

Mechanical Force May Help HIV Invade Cells

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

Charged Polymers Package Proteins

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

Reductive Dehalogenase Structures Solved

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

Microbes Enrich Biogas And Synthesize Valuable Chemical

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

Soybeans Treated With Neonicotinoid Pesticides Offer Few Benefits, EPA Says

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

Cheerios-Fed Fungi Yield Biofilm Blockers

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

AbbVie Drops Plan To Purchase Shire

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

Agilent To Exit NMR Business

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

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 >

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 >

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 >

Tianhe Shares Plunge After Trading Resumes

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

Chemists Win National Medal Of Science

Awards: Three winners span chemistry fields Read more >

Farmers Sue Syngenta

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

Lab-Made Sugars Aid Diagnosis

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

Ribozyme Swaps Genes With A Flip Of A Switch

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

Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

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

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

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

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Microneedle Patches Retrieve Multiple Biomarkers From Skin

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Magnetic Fields Encourage Cellular Reprogramming

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

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Hydrogel Recruits Immune Cells To Improve Cancer Vaccine Effectiveness

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

Aptamers Recognize Small-Molecule Targets

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Researchers Teach Old Microfluidic Chip New Tricks

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Catalytic Micropump Controls Self-Assembly

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EPA Grants Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Permit To Archer Daniels Midland

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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

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Merck KGaA To Buy Sigma-Aldrich

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India’s First Mars Probe Enters Orbit

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Diamond-like Nanothreads Form Under Extreme Pressure

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Nanogel Delivers Cellular Patches To Damaged Hearts

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Yara And CF Disclose Merger Discussions

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

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China Sentences GSK Executives

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Researchers Develop Combinatorial Chemistry For Molecular Electronics

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Germany’s Merck To Buy Sigma-Aldrich

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

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A Catalyst That Multitasks To Make Complex Molecules

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Bayer To Exit Chemicals

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Trian Says DuPont Must Do More

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

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Controlling Li-Air Battery Chemistry

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Compound Protects Brain Cells From Explosive Force

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Pump Up The Enzyme

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