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U.S. Brings Home Gold

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

New Pipette Picks Up Single Cells

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

Nanoparticle protects protein drug cargo

Proteins cling to co-polymer thanks to electrostatic interactions Read more >

The other carbon dioxide problem

Carbon dioxide produced by human activity is acidifying the ocean… Read more >

The crystal ball that can tell lies

X-ray structures are not necessarily definitive, says Derek Lowe… Read more >

Searching scientific literature directly with ChemDraw v14

Spend less time at the computer, and more time at… Read more >

FEATURE: Watch: This is why tattoos are permanent

Thank your immune system for those pretty stars on your… Read more >

Scientists use light to stitch ‘invisible’ nanoparticles together

A team working on invisibility cloak technology has come up… Read more >

Confirmed: fist bumps are less germy than handshakes

Next time you go to the hospital to visit a… Read more >

WATCH: 80,000 neurons fire in a zebrafish brain

This video shows 80 percent of the neurons in a… Read more >

Broad Institute To Receive Donation For Psychiatry R&D

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

2-D Polymer Crystals Confirmed At Last

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

Sales Growth Buoys Earnings

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

Detecting chirality

Katia Moskvitch finds out about the latest techniques to determining… Read more >

Takeover battle pushes Allergan to cut R&D jobs

Besieged by serially acquisitive Valeant, the Botox maker will lay… Read more >

Future direction of Dutch science considered

Role of private industry heads a number of issues that… Read more >

Plant plastics reach for the stars

Star-shaped additives transform rice starch into a useful transparent… Read more >

The fascinating in the familiar

A simple droplet shows that there are still plenty of… Read more >

Better batteries with pure lithium anodes

Protective carbon nanosphere coating overcomes lithium problems, pointing the way… Read more >

Reckitt Benckiser to spin out US pharma arm

Declining heroin addiction treatment sales prompt divestment as company focuses… Read more >

West side stories

A stint in a US chemistry lab is a rite… Read more >

Here's why your phone and laptop batteries degrade so fast

Researchers have figured out what makes rechargeable batteries degrade so… Read more >

Tasmania was attached to North America 1.4 billion years ago

A study of prehistoric minerals has revealed Tasmania’s geographical… Read more >

Can robots be the perfect sports fan?

Korean scientists have developed robots that cheer, chant, perform the… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: How much sleep do you actually need?

Could less than seven hours of shuteye be enough to… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: How do snakes react to microgravity?

Snakes appear to lose their sense of 'self' when in… Read more >

Propeller-shaped molecules give 2D polymers lift-off

Chemists' synthetic answer to graphene – flat polymer sheets a molecule… Read more >

New blood test aims for universal cancer detection

A simple blood test that can detect different types of… Read more >

A new solution to stop bread from getting mouldy

Scientists have finally found a way to make bread last… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: How fish eat, part 2

Watch this incredible slow-motion footage of the the world… Read more >

Germany named world's most energy efficient country

A new report has ranked the world’s nations according… Read more >

A Simple Acid Soak Turns Food Waste Into Plastics

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

Russia has lost a satellite full of geckos

The reptiles were sent into space to observe mating in… Read more >

FEATURE: How Death Valley's 'sailing stones' move on their own

For over a century, researchers failed to explain how large… Read more >

Scientists have created a computer program to track every cell in a developing embryo

The kaleidoscopic 3D computer model traces the movement of hundreds… Read more >

New drug target makes cancer treatments more effective

By targeting a specific molecule found in blood vessels, researchers… Read more >

Scripps Leader Marletta Resigns

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

Graduate Student Killed In Plane Disaster

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

U.K. Cabinet Reshuffle Splits Science Roles

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

Cystic Fibrosis Letdown Explained

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

Scientists and university officials caught up in China’s anti-corruption drive

Rising funding for universities may be fuelling corruption, while top… Read more >

Pharma firms rush to escape US tax shackles

AbbVie–Shire and Mylan–Abbott mergers both allow US firms… Read more >

Time for tea

Finding a formula for the perfect brew Read more >

10 years ago: science learning centres

Plans were laid for a new network of science learning… Read more >

NGOs call for Europe's chief scientific adviser post to be scrapped

Environmental groups say policy advice should come from several different… Read more >

Uranium complexes unlock feedstock potential of carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide and depleted uranium both put to good use… Read more >

Magnetic nanocubes self-assemble into spirals

Tiny cubes of magnetite form superstructures under a magnetic field… Read more >

Surgeons remove 232 teeth from the mouth of a teenager

After seven hours of surgery, doctors removed 232 teeth from… Read more >

New vision-correcting display to replace glasses

Ditch your glasses and contacts for this new display technology… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: Make your milk come alive

We’re immediately trying this at home. All you need… Read more >

UNSW students break a longstanding world record with solar car

The team of students behind the Sunswift eVe has broken… Read more >

FEATURE: Why these volcanic hot springs in Ethiopia are neon yellow

Magma-heated salt deposits in the hot springs of Dallol… Read more >

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

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

U.K. Cabinet Reshuffle Splits Science Roles

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

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combination May Be Counteracting Itself

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

Chemists at war

The first world war saw chemistry play a vital role… Read more >

Recycled fish bones offer five star sun protection

Slip-slap-slop with biocompatible material derived from waste cod… Read more >

Europe mulls best way to handle nanotech

Some countries have gone it alone and started registers of… Read more >

Tata Chemicals to mothball Kenya plant

Closure blamed on high energy prices and will mean 200… Read more >

Investigators find cause of West Virginia chemical spill

Holes in uninspected storage tanks led to leak that contaminated… Read more >

Scripps’ Leader Michael Marletta Resigns

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

Nanomagnets Could Aid Study Of Hearing

Biophysics: A new method uses magnetic nanoparticles to stimulate inner… Read more >

Paul Chirik To Lead Organometallics

Publishing: Princeton professor will take the helm Read more >

Bisphenol A

The science is far from settled, but this week's… Read more >

Bubble wrap could send lab costs packing

Potential bubbles up across wide range of uses as storage… Read more >

The quantum age

Everyday explanations Read more >

The energy to fight injustice

Giving the world carbon-free energy means putting nuclear energy… Read more >

Former Royal Society of Chemistry president Lord Lewis dies

Jack Lewis, inorganic chemist and member of the House of… Read more >

To detect and defend

Rebecca Hopkins tells Philip Robinson about her life and work… Read more >

Albemarle buys into lithium with Rockwood merger

$6.2 billion deal capitalises on battery market growth Read more >

The creative stimulus

Innovative thinking may be difficult to turn on at will… Read more >

Australia scraps its carbon tax

The country is unlikely to meet its climate change targets… Read more >

Polymer changes colour in the heat of the moment

Stabilising thermochromic polymers with peptides significantly increases their responsiveness Read more >

Aaron Wheeler: Algae-on-a-chip

Aaron Wheeler talks to Harriet Brewerton about bringing the energy… Read more >

Tax-Advantaged Pharma Deals Come Under Fire

Acquisitions: Mergers involving AbbVie, Abbott, and Mylan face government backlash… Read more >

Spending on UK science and engineering continues to fall

Science campaign groups worry that the country's research base… Read more >

Coffee cup confusion

Scientists call for better labelling after research highlights inconsistencies in… Read more >

Candidates Named For American Chemical Society Fall Election

Vote: Ballot names announced for ACS president-elect, directors-at… Read more >

Novartis Licenses Google ‘Smart Lens’ Technology

Drug company and electronics firm see applications in eye, diabetes… Read more >

‘Green’ Route To Chromanols

Organic Chemistry: Organocatalysis creates tocopherol’s chiral core Read more >

TLC And SERS Help Chemists Monitor Reactions

Analytical Chemistry: By spraying thin-layer chromatography plates with gold… Read more >

Investigators Say West Virginia Chemical Spill Was Preventable

Storage Tanks: Chemical Safety Board cites corrosion, lack of inspections… Read more >

Abbvie And Shire Agree On Merger

Acquisition: Combination of U.S. and Irish firms will create… Read more >

Chemistry Graduate Student Killed In Malaysian Plane Disaster

Indiana University mourning loss of Karlijn Keijzer Read more >

Durable, Stretchable Coating Repels Water

Materials: A superhydrophobic coating built on a flexible, nanostructured hydrogel… Read more >

Diamond Drives Chemistry, With Help From Light

Surface Science: Energetic photoelectrons mediate reductions Read more >

Molecular computer calculates Ebola diagnosis

A prototype device displays a fluorescent ‘E’ in the presence… Read more >

Soft matter goes digital

Colloids find a new use as information storage devices Read more >

Annual Muslim Pilgrimage Dramatically Increases Air Pollution Around City

Air Quality: During the Hajj, levels of carbon monoxide and… Read more >

Candidates Named For American Chemical Society Fall Election

Vote: Ballot names announced for ACS president-elect, directors-at… Read more >

Linguistic statistics enable synthetic prophetics

A metric more commonly used by search engines to analyse… Read more >

Laboratory health & safety and the law

Find out more about the practical side of health and… Read more >

Marine Toxin Derivative Kills Undifferentiated Stem Cells

Natural Products: A molecule that selectively kills human pluripotent stem… Read more >

Diamond Drives Chemistry, With Help From Light

Surface Science: Energetic photoemitted electrons mediate reductions Read more >

‘Greener’ blue fireworks safer and less toxic

Environmentally friendly pyrotechnic cuts out the perchlorates by replacing them… Read more >

Close encounters of the fatty acid kind

Technique for identifying microbes analyses samples from deep-sea missions… Read more >

Tributyltin

Helen Scales investigates tributyltin, banned from use as anti-fouling… Read more >

Royal Society of Chemistry's flagship journal now free to access

Chemical Science will follow gold open access model from January… Read more >

Nanolenses Help Researchers Pick Out Tiny Objects

Optics: Simple evaporation method forms lenses around particles as small… Read more >

Science minister replaced in UK cabinet reshuffle

Greg Clark replaces David Willetts as minister for science and… Read more >

ADM Enters Natural Flavors Business With $3.1 Billion Purchase Of Wild Flavors

Food Specialties: Commodities giant says the business will boost profit… Read more >

Seven Charged In Corn Seed Heist

Trade Secrets: DuPont, Monsanto are targets of Chinese competitor Read more >

A New Concept For Contract R&D

Research For Hire: U.K.-based Concept Life Sciences seeks… Read more >

Bill Targets Security Gap

Congress: Legislation would identify facilities that do not comply with… Read more >

Scripps In An Uproar

Funding: Merger talks with USC canceled, but faculty hold to… Read more >

Republicans Seek Ouster Of Chemical Safety Board Chairman

Oversight: Congressmen ask President Obama to fire Rafael Moure-Eraso… Read more >

For Phase-change Materials, A New Use In Digital Displays

Materials Science: Inorganics long used for data storage
show promise… Read more >

CDC Closes Influenza Lab, Stops Biological Materials Shipments

Report shows inadequate procedures were in place to protect employees… Read more >

ACS Launches New Journal On Infectious Diseases

Publication will focus on chemistry-related disease research Read more >

Carlos Barbas III, 49, Dies

Obituary: Scripps chemist’s pioneering research aided drug and vaccine… Read more >

Microfluidic Chip Fabricates Intricate Polymer Designs

Materials: Researchers strengthened a polymer chip to quickly produce polymer… Read more >

Neonicotinoids May Harm Birds

Ecology: Environmental impact of the insecticides could be broader than… Read more >

Synthetic Polysaccharide Stabilizes Proteins

Biochemistry: Polymer consisting of amide-linked glucose monomers outperforms a… Read more >

Birds May Be Suffering Indirectly From The Use Of Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Ecology: The environmental impact of the crop-protection chemicals may… Read more >

Oil Dispersant Compound Persists For Years After Gulf Spill

Environmental Toxicology: Traces of dispersants applied in the Deepwater Horizon… Read more >

Scripps Faculty Call For Ouster Of CEO Michael Marletta

Proposed merger with USC angers researchers Read more >

Firms Target Insulin Market

Pharmaceuticals: A biosimilar nears approval as MannKind takes a shot… Read more >

Cool Forecast For Ag Earnings

Agriculture: Weak sales to farmers in North America prompt DuPont… Read more >

Alzheimer’s Prion Connection Deepens

Neuroscience: Like prions, hallmark Alzheimer’s molecules fold into various… Read more >

Researchers Peel And Stick Nanostructures To Various Materials

Materials: New process transfers a wide variety of nanomaterials from… Read more >

Hitching A Ride On Red Blood Cells

Drug Delivery: Agents retain bioactivity longer when linked covalently to… Read more >

Toward Safer Nanotechnology

The federal government works on the issue, but experts say… Read more >

Ineos Bets On Basic Plastics

Acquisitions: Chemical maker to boost its presence in styrenic and… Read more >

Ketones Couple With Olefins In Alkylation Advance

Organic Synthesis: Bifunctional catalyst weds reluctant partners Read more >

Microfluidic Chip Enables Fast Extraction Of Scarce Metabolites

Metabolomics: Chip miniaturizes method for enriching low-abundance analytes in… Read more >

Green Housing Boasts Clean Indoor Air

Public Health: Green low-income housing in Boston has lower… Read more >

Full-Color Printing With Aluminum Nanostructures As A Palette

Plasmonics: Arrays of metal-topped nanopillars give a broad palette… Read more >

DNA Trio Assembles To Detect Proteins In New Assay

Medical Diagnostics: An easy-to-run assay senses picomolar levels… Read more >

Safety Board Chief In The Crosshairs

Oversight: Congress criticizes CSB chairman, who then announces managerial changes… Read more >

Biotech Future Looking Rosy

BIO Convention: Mood is buoyant at industry’s annual conference… Read more >

Abbvie Courts Ireland’s Shire

Inversion: A deal would bring significant tax savings for the… Read more >

Growing High-Purity Nanotubes

Nanotechnology: 92% of nanotubes generated with a new protocol have… Read more >

Natural Product Ferries Antibiotic Into Bacteria

Antibiotics: Researchers use iron-scavenging molecules to slip drug molecules… Read more >

Tiny Silicon Claws Capture Single Cells

Bioanalytical Devices: Grippers could capture cells in the bloodstream for… Read more >

Safer Salts For Solar-Cell Production

Solar Energy: A magnesium salt may reduce the hazards and… Read more >

Doubts About Unclick Reaction

Mechanochemistry: Author says data manipulated, but conclusions stand Read more >

Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deal In Sheri Sangji Case

Lab Safety: Agreement mandates that UCLA professor complete community service… Read more >

White House Moves To Save Bees

Pesticides: Federal agencies must advance strategy for protecting pollinators Read more >

Stephanie Kwolek Dies At 90

Obituary: DuPont chemist’s research led to the development of… Read more >

Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deal In Sheri Sangji Case

Lab Safety: Agreement mandates that UCLA professor complete community service… Read more >

Catalyst Pair Converts Cellulose Directly To Hexane

Organic Chemistry: The one-pot reaction might simplify sustainable routes… Read more >

Setting Limits On EPA Authority

Greenhouse Gases: Supreme Court strikes down part of agency’s… Read more >

Stephanie Kwolek Dies At 90

Obituary: DuPont chemist’s research led to the development of… Read more >

White House Moves To Save Bees

Pesticides: Federal agencies must advance strategy for protecting pollinators Read more >

Long-Lasting Enzyme Chews Up Cocaine

Biochemistry: Researchers increase the stability and efficiency of a natural… Read more >

Shedding Light On Lung Disease

Immunochemistry: Engineered antibody reduces inflammation in mice with lung condition… Read more >

Allergy Test Could Spot Unexpected Milk Allergens

Medical Diagnostics: Test can identify both common and unfamiliar milk… Read more >

Shale Gas Draws Japanese Plant

Feedstock: Cheap ethylene convinces Mitsubishi to make acrylic monomer in… Read more >

Novasep To Build Vietnam's First Sorbitol Plant

Vietnam: Custom pharmaceutical maker will team up with a local… Read more >

China’s Growing Role In Science

Competition: Study shows country is gaining strength but facing hurdles… Read more >

Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deferred Prosecution Deal In Sheri Sangji Case

Lab Safety: Five-year agreement mandates that Harran complete community… Read more >

Polyketide Synthase Secrets Revealed

Structural Enzymology: Findings could aid engineering of multienzyme complexes for… Read more >

Carbon Nanotube Film Detects Terahertz Waves

Materials: The simple, self-powered sensor could enable new kinds… Read more >

Identifying Pathogens

Medical Diagnostics: Mass spec technique can distinguish many types of… Read more >

Chemistry Olympiad Team Set

ACS News: U.S. students will head to Vietnam to… Read more >

World Cup Scores Bio Jet Fuel

Renewables: UOP technology is at vanguard of slow-to-develop… Read more >

NIH-led Children’s Health Study On Hold

Health: Ambitious federal project to link environmental exposures and genetics… Read more >

U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team Chosen

ACS News: Students will head to Vietnam to compete in… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Target Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens

Synthetic Biology: Modified lactic acid bacteria sense enterococci and then… Read more >

Graphene-Coated Pipette Tips Stop Water Droplets From Taking Charge

Surface Chemistry: Coating a pipette tip with graphene reduces unwanted… Read more >

Raman Technique Identifies Ink Molecules With Little Damage To Artifacts

Art Analysis: Method could enable nanometer-resolution identification of dye… Read more >

Drawing A Bead On Microbeads

Pollution: Illinois enacts nation’s first law to ban tiny… Read more >

Up-Close View Of Life

Art: "Life: Magnified" exhibit at Washington Dulles International Airport aims… Read more >

Panel Calls For Safer Processes

Federal Report: Task force stops short of recommending inherently safer… Read more >

Oil Sands Extraction In Canada Leaves Mercury Footprint

Mercury Pollution: Comprehensive survey finds that elevated levels of neurotoxic… Read more >

GABA Receptor Structure Solved

Structural Biology: Crystal structure of human receptor uncovers previously unknown… Read more >

C–C Coupling Repertoire Grows

Organic Synthesis: Reaction eases addition of chiral carbon centers to… Read more >

Tomato Could Be Tom-Auto Through Efforts Of Ford, Heinz

Companies explore tomato waste for eco-friendly composite car parts… Read more >

Jacqueline Barton Named Priestley Medalist

ACS Awards: Caltech chemist honored for DNA electron transport studies… Read more >

Merck Will Acquire Biotech Firm Idenix

Pharmaceuticals: Deal for close to $4 billion brings key addition… Read more >

Mass Spec Method Quickly And Accurately Identifies Pathogens

Medical Diagnostics: The technique can distinguish between species, and even… Read more >

Paul Walter Wins Parsons Award

Honors: ACS past-president honored for his lifetime of service… Read more >

Cross-Linked Polymer Captures CO2

Carbon Capture: The low-cost material can effectively absorb the… Read more >

Jacqueline Barton Named Priestley Medalist

ACS Awards: Caltech chemist honored for DNA electron transport studies… Read more >

Volunteer Service Award To Cynthia Larive

Honors: American Chemical Society 2015 Volunteer Service Award Goes to… Read more >

Bandage Coating Kills Bacteria Using Graphene And Hydrogen Peroxide

Materials Science: Graphene quantum dots catalyze the decomposition of hydrogen… Read more >

Chobani’s Accidental Culture War

How a yogurt lid marketing slogan pushed scientists’ emotional buttons… Read more >

Merck Will Acquire Biotech Firm Idenix

Pharmaceuticals: Deal for close to $4 billion brings key addition… Read more >

Crunch Time Nears For Chemical Plant Builders

Petrochemicals: Attendees at industry meeting are warned about coming resource… Read more >

Sequence Of Events

Technology: Roche acquires Genia, repositioning itself in the next-generation… Read more >

Sweetener Is Toxic To Fruit Flies

Toxicology: Researchers eye Truvia ingredient as potential insecticide Read more >

New Method Improves NMR Spectral Resolution

PSYCHE pulse sequence eliminates spin-spin coupling, yields ‘pure shift… Read more >

New Hydrogel Is Both Stiff And Tough

Materials: Mixing alginates of different lengths produces a resilient material… Read more >

Enlisting The Immune System To Attack Bacteria

Antibacterial Therapy: Researchers gave bacteria antigen-containing D-amino acids… Read more >

A Marriage Of Catalysts

Organic Synthesis: Photoredox, nickel catalyses merge in cross-coupling Read more >

Fog Clearing On TIC10 Drug Development Mix-Up

Synthesis: Structural misassignment stems from long-standing use of incorrect… Read more >

Better Adjuvant Honors Lost Colleague

Vaccines: Simplified version of promising immunity-boosting agent is less… Read more >

Siluria, Linde Move On New Ethylene Technology

Partners are a step closer to making conversion of methane… Read more >

Doping Agency Bans Xenon And Argon

Sports: Athletes have been using noble gases to boost oxygen… Read more >

EPA Proposes CO2 Cuts For Power Plants

Climate Change: Administration unveils program that coal proponents promise to… Read more >

Maker Of Rat Poison d-CON To Pull Products

Pesticides: Reckitt Benckiser to phase out 12 d-CON rodenticides… Read more >

Carbon Nanotube Coating Boosts Battery Performance

Materials: Adding a thin film of multiwalled carbon nanotubes to… Read more >

Chemists Blend Two Molecules Into One To Combat Alzheimer’s

Medicinal Chemistry: A hybrid of curry’s curcumin and the… Read more >

EPA Proposes CO2 Cuts For Coal-Fired Power Plants

Greenhouse Gas: Administration sets forth an aggressive program; coal backers… Read more >

Rat Poison Maker d-CON To Stop Production

Pesticides: Reckitt Benckiser to phase out 12 products targeting rodents… Read more >

Low-cost, Reusable Glucose Sensor

Biosensors: Nanoparticle-studded hydrogel detects glucose levels in urine with… Read more >

Chemical Safety Board Is Down To Two Members

Accident investigation: Beth Rosenberg resigns and returns to Tufts University… Read more >

Industry Cheers India’s Vote

Politics: New Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed as pro-business… Read more >

Antibody Stifles Pain And Itch

Drug Discovery: Therapeutic targets single ion channel, dampens two sensations… Read more >

Building Biobased Copolymers

Sustainability: Chemists can now make cost-competitive polyesters entirely from… Read more >

Innovative Way To Activate C–H Bonds

Organic Synthesis: Process converts amines into nitrogen heterocycles of interest… Read more >

Waste Gases Power Chemical Start-Ups

Feedstocks: Firms that promise polymers and other materials from emissions… Read more >

Los Angeles Airport Pollutes City Air For Miles Downwind

Air Quality: Elevated concentrations of ultrafine particulate matter from jet… Read more >

Kavli Prizes For 2014 Announced

Awards: Breakthroughs in optical imaging honored along with astrophysics and… Read more >

How To Build A Biobased Copolymer

Sustainability: Chemists can now make cost-competitive polyesters entirely from… Read more >

Pfizer Drops Pursuit Of AstraZeneca

Two drug majors to go separate ways after failed takeover… Read more >

Human Proteome Map Assembled

Draft Catalogs: New databases of human proteins will be made… Read more >

White House To Present Plan For Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plants

Emissions: Proposal to address climate change will be politically contentious… Read more >

Touch Sensors Power Themselves

Electronics: New device uses static electricity to detect as little… Read more >

Human Proteome Map Assembled

Draft Catalogs: New databases of human proteins will be made… Read more >

Chemists Report Potent Inhibitors Of Little-Studied Arthritis Enzyme

Medicinal Chemistry: ATP analogs could serve as drug leads for… Read more >

Urine Test Could Diagnose Hard-To-Spot Infertility In Men

Medical Diagnostics: Levels of five metabolites in urine can distinguish… Read more >

Russia And China Strengthen Bonds

Petrochemicals: Sibur, Sinopec get close while Putin visits China Read more >

Minnesota Bans Triclosan

Legislation: State is halting retail sales of soaps containing antibacterial… Read more >

Rethinking Photocatalysis

Catalysis: Study questions conventionally ascribed role of metal particles on… Read more >

Composting Could Offer Low-Cost Way To Dispose Of Disease-Causing Prions

Public Health: In a preliminary study, composting inactivates prion proteins… Read more >

Self-Assembling Nanoparticles Sneak Antisense RNA Into Cells

Nanomedicine: Nanoparticles with a polymer core and a nucleic acid… Read more >

AstraZeneca Rejects Pfizer’s Final Offer

Acquisition: Deal not sweet enough to make British firm bend… Read more >

Spinning Graphene Oxide Yarns

Materials: New method turns graphene oxide films into stretchy fibers… Read more >

Tug-of-War Over Promising Cancer Drug Candidate

Drug Discovery: Structure error threatens existing patent and clinical trials… Read more >

EPA Targets Refinery Pollution

Air Toxics: Industry blasts proposed emission rule as unjustified and… Read more >

Spinning Super Stretchy Graphene Oxide Yarns

Materials: New method makes graphene oxide fibers tough enough to… Read more >

Tug Of War Over Promising Cancer Drug Candidate

Drug Discovery: Structure error threatens existing patent and clinical trials… Read more >

Turning A Troubling Contaminant Into A Simple Sugar

Bioremediation: A three-enzyme process converts the industrial pollutant 1… Read more >

Astrazeneca Rejects ‘Final’ Pfizer Offer

Acquisitions: Deal not sweet enough to make British firm bend… Read more >

Carbon Dots Shine Brightly In Every Color

Nanomaterials: One-step process yields color-tunable carbon nanoparticles for… Read more >

Easier Route To Polyenes

Organic Synthesis: With just 12 reagents and one coupling reaction… Read more >

NMR-EPR Combo Yields RNA-Protein Structure

Spectroscopy: Approach illuminates how translation activator works Read more >

Thermosets Built To Break Down

Polymers: Novel reaction creates strong plastics that can be unzipped… Read more >

Self-Assembling Molecule Nurtures Stem Cells

Supramolecular Chemistry: A glycoconjugate self-assembles to form a gel… Read more >

Calibr Receives Gates Foundation Grant For Disease Research


Global Health: California nonprofit to use $29 million for discovering… Read more >

Chemical Company Profits Surge In Japan

Annual Results: Weaker yen boosts performance of specialty producers Read more >

Down The Drain Doesn’t Mean They’re Gone



Pollution: Chemicals in consumer products can end up deep in… Read more >

Senate Conflicts Kill Energy Efficency Bill

Partisan Politics: Republican effort to attach Keystone XL amendment prevents… Read more >

Multifaceted Collaboration Solves Natural Product Puzzle

Biosynthesis coupled with computational studies unravel the origins of a… Read more >

Inexpensive Paper Device Detects Explosives In Seconds

Forensics: Using a color-change reaction, the device can detect… Read more >

Ionogels Could Conduct And Stretch In Soft Machines

Materials: An ionic liquid turns a polymer gel into an… Read more >

Trove Of Toxic Mercury Lurks In Arctic Sea Ice

Environment: Ice-core analysis shows more methylmercury will enter Arctic… Read more >

Ph.D.s Stay Put

Majority of foreign nationals earning science Ph.D.s in… Read more >

Pfizer Chases Merger Deal

Acquisitions: Drug firm pursues AstraZeneca despite rejections and U.K… Read more >

America’s Changed Climate

Federal Report: National Climate Assessment finds widespread drought, sea-level… Read more >

ACS Seeks Chemistry Champion

Competition Launches: Contest will reveal a master at relaying science… Read more >

Polymer Nanoparticles Deliver Genes To Brain Tumor Cells

Nanomedicine: Genes carried by biodegradable polymer particles are efficiently expressed… Read more >

First Transistors Made Of 2-D Materials

Electronics: The fast, ultrathin devices could enable sharp, low-power… Read more >

Bacteria Given Expanded Genetic Code

Synthetic Biology: Modified bacteria are first cells to copy DNA… Read more >

Polymers That Heal Themselves

Materials Science: Two-stage process of gelation and polymerization repairs… Read more >

Merck & Co. Sells Consumer Products Unit To Bayer

Firm to sell unit for $14.2 billion, another ground… Read more >

First Transistors Made Entirely Of 2-D Materials

Electronics: The fast, ultrathin devices could enable sharp, low-power… Read more >

Air Pollution Rule Revived

High Court: Justices endorse EPA’s efforts to reduce cross… Read more >

China Touts p-Xylene

Target of environmental protests, chemical is defended as key to… Read more >

Antibiotic May Sidestep Resistance

Drug Discovery: Bacteria may find agent’s mechanism hard to… Read more >

Mixing Peanuts With Cranberry Juice Could Block Peanut Allergies

Immunotherapy: Researchers combined peanut flour with polyphenol-rich foods to… Read more >

Pfizer Increases Offer For AstraZeneca

Acquisitions: After rejection, U.S. company presses case to acquire… Read more >

National Science Board Warns That Pending Bill Could Damage National Science Foundation Peer Review

Board says the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science & Technology (FIRST… Read more >

Canada Orders Safer Rail Tankers

Transportation: Older tank cars used to ship crude oil will… Read more >

Method Provides 3-D Map Of Dopamine Signaling In The Brain

Neurochemistry: New method brings chemical specificity to functional magnetic resonance… Read more >

Robert Bergman Wins Welch Award

Awards: UC Berkeley chemist conquered the C–H bond with… Read more >

Pfizer Pursues AstraZeneca

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Progeria Drug Prospect Found

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Cheap, Abundant Shale Gas Won’t Significantly Cut U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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