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Structures of ‘hot’ cancer target solved

Knowing HDAC6’s configuration could help researchers design therapeutics Read more >

Sniffing out a new antibiotic

A powerful antimicrobial weapon emerges from the bacterial battle in… Read more >

Exxon, SABIC plan Gulf Coast ethylene cracker

Project marks first major U.S. shale gas play for… Read more >

For a new twist on a common lab tool, evaporation is friend, not foe

Relying on evaporation to mix droplets balancing on tiny pillars… Read more >

Research teams characterize complete Alzheimer’s fibrils

Studies provide atomic-level view of full dimeric fibrils of… Read more >

New antibiotic picked from nose bacteria

Discovery suggests human microbiome may be an untapped source of… Read more >

Fluorescent MOF gets billion-fold boost in conductivity

Filling framework with a conductive polymer paves the way for… Read more >

Analysis provides a glimpse at the lifestyle of our single-celled ancestors

Researchers discover that the last universal common ancestor between bacteria… Read more >

Legionnaires’ outbreaks in Flint linked to corrosive tap water

Corrosion in drinking water pipes allows deadly bacteria to flourish… Read more >

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Herding Hemingway's Cats

Six-toed cats and misconceptions in genetics are discussed in… Read more >

The coolest show on Earth

Clouds of liquid nitrogen and flamethrowers are a usual sight… Read more >

Fibrant to quit US operations

Caprolactam supplier will shed hundreds of jobs, while operations in… Read more >

Arkema boosts Bostik adhesives

New adhesives plant in Sweden and acquisition of Dutch firm… Read more >

Celgene and Jounce team up against cancer

Firms promise next-generation immuno-oncology as existing drugs rack… Read more >


Kat Arney tells us about the active ingredient in energy… Read more >

Molecules built from supersized atoms

Superatomic structures could find applications in catalysis, energy conversion and… Read more >

Shortcut leads to branched tryptophans

An evolved enzyme builds β-branched tryptophan analogs in one step… Read more >

Adding a catalytic membrane to lithium-air batteries improves performance

Preventing buildup of harmful products boosts battery efficiency and lifetime… Read more >

Agricultural chemical deals ripen

Milestones are hit in all three global agchem transactions now… Read more >

Post-Brexit, Ineos embraces its Britishness

Big chemical firm moves businesses back to U.K., eyes… Read more >

Third Rock-backed Fulcrum Therapeutics launches

Company to attack rare diseases with protein-targeting small molecules… Read more >

Protein stays stable without its charges

A protein with its charged amino acids swapped for neutral… Read more >

U.S. Energy Department awards $40 million to speed nuclear waste cleanup

Multi-investigator research centers to focus on weapon production wastes… Read more >

Researchers demonstrate they can store data by pushing around atoms

Rewritable atom-based memory has data density 500 times higher… Read more >

Homo citans and carbon allotropes

Roald Hoffmann and Davide Proserpio ask why citation is so… Read more >

HPLC-free synthesis slashes protein production time

Tagging system may make building biologically relevant proteins faster, cheaper… Read more >

Hydrogel fulfils burning desire for dissolvable bandage

Burn dressing created that simply washes off, rather than having… Read more >

Quantum computer simulates hydrogen molecule

Prototype shows potential for more complex electronic structure calculations  Read more >

New radiotracer allows scientists to count synapses in people’s brains

Radiolabeled molecule could aid researchers studying the loss of synapses… Read more >

Justine Roth found dead in her home

Johns Hopkins chemistry professor is remembered for tackling tough scientific… Read more >

Synchronized bacteria attack tumors

Engineered microbes grow and burst in cycles to release anticancer… Read more >

Flashback: 40 years ago

Jeremy Sanders received the Meldola Medal for his work in… Read more >

Former Lotte Chemical chief under fire

Ex-head of South Korean firm grilled by prosecutors over… Read more >

The write stuff

2B or not 2B? Pondering the chemistry of the humble… Read more >

World doping body reinstates Rio lab

Drug lab will test athletes’ samples for the Olympics after… Read more >

No health effects from chemicals from West Virginia spill

January 2014 leak from Freedom Industries’ site at levels too… Read more >

Failed coup leads to crackdown on academics

More than 1500 deans have been dismissed from universities amid… Read more >

GPS for your health

Our individual environmental history – where we live, work and visit… Read more >

Chemists string together four different group 15 elements in a single molecule

Research team aims to someday get in all five elements… Read more >

Japanese firms invest in diaper raw materials

Demand is strong as urban Asians adopt Western methods of… Read more >

Charge-free protein retains its structure and function

A protein that had its charged amino acids swapped for… Read more >

No time for grief: we must act

The UK science community must set its priorities in a… Read more >

National Academies seek post-Brexit commitments from government

Seven leading scientific societies have published a joint statement of… Read more >

Israeli chemists urge government to ban chemical weapons

Open letter presses prime minister to ‘remove the curse of… Read more >

Pink paper probe exposes formaldehyde

Simple test can find carcinogenic pollutant in liquids, air and… Read more >

Kamikaze bacteria travel deep inside tumours to deliver deadly cargo

Engineered bacteria in tandem with chemotherapy show promise in mouse… Read more >

U.S. Energy Department awards $40 million to speed nuclear waste cleanup

Multi-investigator research centers to focus on weapon production wastes… Read more >

It’s not easy being green

Ali Bouzari looks at why it’s so tricky for… Read more >

DuPont found liable in second of 3400 cancer cases

US jury awards over $5 million in claim linked to… Read more >

Juno CAR-T trial suspended after patient deaths

Immunotherapy study restarted with amended pre-treatment protocol Read more >

Picric acid

A yellow dress, of the type worn by Jane Austen… Read more >

Columbia pays for over-charging on research grants

University ordered to pay US government $9.5 million in… Read more >

Superhydrophobic coating repels blood cell damage

Coating dialysis tubes with a water-repellent material leaves red… Read more >

U.S. Congress clears the way for limits on drone flights near chemical plants and refineries

Industry is concerned about potential accidents as well as espionage… Read more >

Jumping through loopholes

Getting outraged at drug price hikes is all very well… Read more >

Young scientists discover if you don’t ask you don’t get

Early career biomedical researchers struggle to secure grants simply because… Read more >

Basically record breaking

Ortho-diethynylbenzene dianion is the strongest base ever made Read more >

Atomic memory holds 500 times more data per square inch than ordinary hard drives

Rewritable system moves atomic-scale data storage closer to commercial… Read more >

Enzymes threatened by biotech corn

Alpha-amylase-containing corn is rendering addition of enzymes unnecessary… Read more >

Reshuffle sees Department for Energy and Climate Change scrapped

Universities and science are split across two departments but Jo… Read more >

Shape-shifting hydrogel can heal itself

New material returns to its original shape even when cut… Read more >

Nanogenerator helps turn the tide on ‘blue’ energy

Atom thick molybdenum disulfide sheets can generate electricity where salt… Read more >

U.S. Congress clears the way for limits on drone flights near chemical plants and refineries

Industry is concerned about potential accidents as well as espionage… Read more >

Fuel efficiency alone does not bring climate benefits for eco-engines

Gasoline direct injection engines use less fuel, but produce more… Read more >

Bruises from Brexit start to show in U.K. chemistry enterprise

Key organizations are ready to fight for sector’s future… Read more >

Wireless badges sense hazardous chemicals

Device uses nanotubes immersed in an ionic liquid Read more >

Obama expected to sign GMO food labeling legislation

Measure would eliminate state requirements, create national standard Read more >

Bacterial ticker tape puts cells on display

Microfluidic device shows how microbes change over generations Read more >

Croatian scientists take government to court to free €50 million of EU funds

Centres of excellence claim that assistant science minister is blocking… Read more >

Explainer: what will Brexit mean for science?

We make sense of what the referendum decision will mean… Read more >

Social behavior may have immune connection

Immune cells release protein that regulates social behavior in mice… Read more >

Mutant enzyme provides a route to novel triterpenes

A single amino acid change leads to synthesis of new… Read more >

Money flows for drug service firms

Converging investments highlight strength in the Western service sector Read more >

Merck to cut jobs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, expand in Massachusetts

Discovery and early development chemists most impacted by shake-up… Read more >

All or nothing is a better strategy for keeping drinking water lead levels low

Partially replacing lead water service lines with copper increases lead… Read more >

US urged to curb chemicals that harm brain development

NIH-backed coalition calls for immediate action to reduce developmental… Read more >


It's the active molecule in the plant known as… Read more >

Brexit uncertainty ripples across regulation

What might leaving the EU mean for medicines regulation, the… Read more >

Silk-based hydrogel could deliver sustained chemotherapy to tumors

An injectable hydrogel made with silk nanofibers releases breast cancer… Read more >

Royal Society appoints new foreign secretary

Chemist Richard Catlow will oversee the society’s international activities… Read more >

Honeycomb spheres trap harmful iodine gas

Specially designed polymers could help clean up radioactive iodine Read more >

Turbocharged synthesis makes antiviral Tamiflu in an hour

Production process showcases how organocatalysis can combine reactions in a… Read more >

Federal study of MCHM concludes

Chemical, which spilled into a West Virginia river in January… Read more >

Support for stiffer sanctions for science fraud in US

Vast majority of the American public wants research fraud criminalised… Read more >

All part of the service

Simon Hirst, founder of contract research organisation Sygnature, is the… Read more >

Dendrimer-RNA nanoparticles offer fast, customizable vaccines

Researchers design particles carrying self-replicating RNAs to produce immunity… Read more >

Dow to shut down solar shingle business

Demand suffered from competition with cheaper traditional solar panels Read more >

U.S. appeals court maintains six-month notice for generic-like biological drugs

Ruling could delay introduction of lower-priced biosimilar Read more >

U.S. Senate advances bill on labeling genetically modified food

Measure would prohibit states from enacting their own laws Read more >

University of Hawaii lab explosion likely originated in electrostatic discharge

The root cause was failure to recognize and control the… Read more >

Novel strategy finds long-sought inhibitor for cancer-related enzyme

After two decades of effort, researchers identify clinically viable agent… Read more >

Nutrition and epigenetics link found in mice

Low-protein diet given to pregnant mice can interact with… Read more >

High temperatures turn nanoparticles into single-atom catalysts

Conditions that ordinarily destroy nanoparticle catalysts can be used to… Read more >

Fibrant to shutter U.S. caprolactam unit

Global oversupply and low margins contribute to the decision Read more >

Study launched of Gilead’s Ebola antiviral

Trial could provide route to approval for the small molecule… Read more >

AstraZeneca shifts partners for antibodies against skin diseases

New licensing deals move drugs between Valeant and Leo Pharma… Read more >

Engineered microbes make silver nanoparticles

Repurposed bacterial iron-storing systems provide a greener process for… Read more >

Three materials start-ups attract funding

Firms say their technology will improve performance of solar cells… Read more >

Mining landfills for resources doesn’t always benefit climate

Landfill mining may pose greenhouse gas burden in areas with… Read more >

Tiny peptide targets brain injuries

Molecule could help researchers deliver therapeutics for traumatic brain injury… Read more >

Asymmetric difluorination of alkenes achieved

Challenging reaction efficiently generates sought-after chiral difluoromethyl groups Read more >

Antarctic ozone hole shows signs of repair

New study documents increase in O3 levels for the first… Read more >

Glyphosate temporarily allowed in EU

Controversial herbicide reauthorized until end of 2017 Read more >

Pfizer goes to China for biologic drugs

Planned $350 million facility will employ single-use bioreactors from… Read more >

Dow to lay off 2,500 in wake of Dow Corning purchase

The company is also closing two plants in effort to… Read more >

U.K. chemistry enterprise feels ‘Brexit’ pain

U.K. scientists and chemistry-based companies brace for a… Read more >

New method used to discover potential helium source

Technique could alleviate recurrent shortages of the noble element, used… Read more >

Structure of Ebola virus’s glycoprotein reveals an Achilles heel

Drug designers may want to target a region that destabilizes… Read more >

A sound device corrals bacteria in blood

Microfluidic device uses sound waves to concentrate bacteria from blood… Read more >

Updated law boosts EPA regulatory power over chemicals

Congress gives agency more authority to regulate health and environmental… Read more >

New method used to discover potential helium source

Technique could alleviate recurrent shortages of the noble element, used… Read more >

How spongy silicon could open new doors in bioelectronics

New form of silicon boosts element’s biocompatibility and activates… Read more >

Patent royalties suit against Harvard settled

Details of the agreement between former grad student Mark Charest… Read more >

Sulfate aerosols implicated in global warming slowdown

Increased emissions in China combined with decreased emissions in North… Read more >

Firms claim biobased routes to ethyl acetate and glycols

Greenyug and S2G work with manufacturing partners to prove their… Read more >

German firm claims new route to methanesulfonic acid

Grillo’s direction reaction of methane and SO3 could open… Read more >

India raises bar on foreign investment

Ownership of up to 74% may spur consolidation in a… Read more >

Ligands could help recycle nuclear waste

Robust nitrogen-based ligands bind selectively to actinides and separate… Read more >

U.K. chemistry enterprise feels ‘Brexit’ pain

U.K. pharma, chemical organizations, scientists pushed to where they… Read more >

USGS finds data fraud, closes chemistry lab

Misconduct has led to delays and 1 retraction in environmental… Read more >

Light and organic chemistry could make smarter, flexible devices

A blend of organic materials bolsters bendable data storage devices… Read more >

Process for resolving U.S. patent disputes stays

Supreme Court upholds system that helps generic drugmakers challenge patents… Read more >

Biologists evolve a reverse transcriptase that can proofread

The enzyme copies RNA into DNA without making mistakes Read more >

U.S. International Chemistry Olympiad team selected

Students head to the International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi, Georgia… Read more >

Jumpstarting nanoparticles with UV light

A zap from a laser can restore fluorescence in silicon… Read more >

Albemarle sells Chemetall to BASF for $3.2 billion

Deal strengthens BASF’s coatings position and lets Albemarle reduce… Read more >

PCBs and other organic pollutants reach the deep ocean

Persistent organic pollutants extend 2,500 m deep in the… Read more >

Albemarle sells Chemetall to BASF for $3.2 billion

Deal strengthens BASF’s coatings position and lets Albemarle reduce… Read more >

Ultrasound implant safely opens blood-brain barrier in patients

New method could help anticancer drugs reach brain tumors Read more >

Diarylethene molecular switch has staying power

Devices fitted with light-activated molecules last longer than a… Read more >

Protein cages made in the lab resemble protective virus constructs

Self-assembled icosahedral structures might one day be used for… Read more >

EU proposes criteria for identifying chemicals that alter hormones

Debate over classification of pesticides, biocides intensifies Read more >

U.S. Supreme Court facilitates larger patent damage awards

Ruling gives patent owners greater clout in infringement cases Read more >

Infinity cuts drug discovery operations

Decision comes after a failed clinical trial for the PI3K… Read more >

Merck to acquire Afferent

Big drugmaker to pay $500 million for biotech firm developing… Read more >

Chiral molecule found in interstellar cloud

Interstellar propylene oxide could shed light on life’s handedness… Read more >

Tobin Marks wins Priestley Medal

Organometallic pioneer honored for materials and catalysis research Read more >

Chemists engineer metalloproteins with novel activities

New protein engineering method yields proteins capable of catalyzing reactions… Read more >

Perovskite phosphor boosts visible light communication

Flashy nanocrystals help LEDs send data in the blink of… Read more >

U.S. Chemistry Olympiad team selected

Students head to the International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi, Georgia… Read more >

Westlake Chemical to buy PVC rival Axiall

$3.8 billion deal ends months of wrangling between the… Read more >

Chemours to divest sulfuric acid unit

Sale to Veolia ends divestment program that began after spinoff… Read more >

High-energy battery electrodes load up on sulfur

A new lithium-sulfur battery electrode packs more energy with… Read more >

Nanorods spit in the face of high humidity

Carbon-based structures reversibly shed water as humidity rises, unlike… Read more >

Bioprinted placenta model could point to preeclampsia treatments

3-D printed cell array could allow scientists to study… Read more >

Volunteer Service Award to Richard Cobb

Chemical technician is passionate about making a difference Read more >

John Brauman Receives Parsons Award

Stanford chemist honored for exceptional public service Read more >

Tobin Marks wins the 2017 Priestley Medal

Organometallic pioneer honored for materials and catalysis research Read more >

Green success stories: The 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Annual awards recognize chemical innovations that prevent pollution and promote… Read more >

Mercury sandwich complex snags fluoride

Exotic mercury-anion binding in anticrown complex could be a… Read more >

Diverse sources release pharmaceutical compounds to water

Sewer overflows and septic fields add to environmental contamination Read more >

Westlake Chemical to Buy PVC rival Axiall

$3.8 billion deal ends months of wrangling between the… Read more >

Chemists announce the end of the innocence for cyclopentadienyl

Supposedly unreactive ligand caught in the act of protonation, suggesting… Read more >

Glyphosate faces uncertainty in EU

Member states fail to agree on reauthorization of controversial herbicide… Read more >

Autonomous chemically fueled molecular motor revs up

Molecular motor runs all by itself, without external intervention, on… Read more >

Emerging drug firms reap investments

Licensing and acquisition deals reach new highs in 2015 Read more >

Synthetic drug traffickers outpace U.S. laws, senators say

Hundreds of new substances lack controls, pose threats Read more >

Merck to make drugs for contract manufacturer

Pharma giant plans $60 million investment in microbial facility to… Read more >

Acetate’s unexpected role in obesity

Gut microbiome in rodents makes the small molecule, which promotes… Read more >

Outsourcing flourishes for synthetic biology firms

Ginkgo Bioworks, Amryis partner with firms that supply millions of… Read more >

Rock chemistry could solidify CO2 for storage

Reactions with basalt mineralize greenhouse gas to carbonate in two… Read more >

Chemours headed for bankruptcy says short seller

Liability related to perfluorooctanoic acid may overwhelm the DuPont spin… Read more >

Proposed names for new periodic table elements announced by IUPAC

Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 are likely to become… Read more >

Could crime scene bloodstains reveal a person’s age and the time of the crime?

Forensic assay measures concentrations of a blood enzyme that varies… Read more >

Chemical reaction lights the way for tracking microRNA in living organisms

Probes provide first-ever technique for visualizing small RNA sequences… Read more >

Senate sends chemical safety legislation to Obama

President expected to sign measure soon Read more >

Emerging drug firms reap investments

Licensing and acquisition deals reach new highs in 2015 Read more >

An ion-selective detector made of paper

Disposable device that can be used in the field consists… Read more >

Virus helps unmask anticancer drug to attack brain tumors

Phase I clinical trial results show promise for new glioma… Read more >

European science ministers call for open access

By 2020, publications of publicly funded research are to be… Read more >

Recreational drug kratom hits the same brain receptors as strong opioids

Chemists study the neurochemistry of alkaloids from the Mitragyna plant… Read more >

Microplastics stunt fish growth and alter behavior

Exposure study of perch embryos and larvae adds to growing… Read more >

Atomic force microscopy takes home Kavli prize

Gerd Binnig, Christoph Gerber, and Calvin Quate will share foundation… Read more >

Nanopollens pack a sticky antibacterial punch

Nanoparticles that mimic the rough surface of pollen grains boost… Read more >

Jazz Pharmaceuticals to buy Celator Pharmaceuticals

Deal worth $1.5 billion brings promising nanoparticle-based cancer… Read more >

Specialties maker Vertellus files for bankruptcy

Dynamic chemical firm succumbs to stiff competition in China Read more >

Thermo Fisher to acquire FEI

Instrument giant fills a gap in its portfolio with $4… Read more >

U.K. fractures over fracking

England approves first gas well in four years, but Scotland… Read more >

Thermo Fisher to acquire FEI

$4.2 billion electron microscopy acquisition fills a gap in… Read more >

Pathogen uses promiscuous molecule to scavenge metals

Researchers discover that S. aureus imports nickel, cobalt, zinc, copper… Read more >

Parmesan test can detect cheesy imposters

Real Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese does not contain cyclopropane fatty acids… Read more >

More drugs are succeeding in clinical trials

After a 15-year decline, chances are better that a… Read more >

U.S. House passes pesticide deregulation bill

Proponents recast bill as way to help fight Zika virus… Read more >

REACH deadline looms, industry is warned

Firms that fail to register chemicals by June 2018 face… Read more >

Cloud-forming particles don’t need sulfuric acid to assemble, trio of studies show

Findings could have implications for modeling climate effects Read more >

Toxic chemicals from fracking wastewater spills can persist for years

North Dakota fracking boom leaves residues of radium, selenium, lead… Read more >

The brain may offer a target for treating type 2 diabetes

Injection of growth factor into rodent brains normalizes blood glucose… Read more >

New tariff relief law will benefit chemical manufacturers

Obama signs legislation that will allow suspension of import duties… Read more >

Monsanto rejects $62 billion takeover bid by Bayer

Company says it is open to discussion of a better… Read more >

Congress moves to overhaul law to improve chemical safety

EPA to get new authority to regulate toxic substances Read more >

China, drugmakers negotiate price cuts

Major drug companies upbeat as they agree to cut prices… Read more >

Gauging the health risk of lead in lipstick

Mouse study suggests that average use of lip products may… Read more >

U.S. lawmakers reach agreement on chemical safety law

House and Senate widely expected to clear bill to modernize… Read more >

Packing natural gas into porous particles

Simple technique boosts storage capacity of methane adsorbents Read more >

Bayer details its bid for Monsanto

Company says it is open to discussion of a better… Read more >

UN panel intensifies glyphosate debate

Assessment finds herbicide is unlikely to pose a cancer risk… Read more >

Toxic chemicals from fracking wastewater spills can persist for years

North Dakota fracking boom leaves residues of radium, selenium, lead… Read more >

Multifaceted molecule casts a universal glow on cell surfaces

A new fluorescent probe binds to and illuminates the surfaces… Read more >

Deoxyfluorination reaction adapted to make radiotracers

Team uses in-depth knowledge of mechanism to install 18F… Read more >

Study resolves how methane-producing microbes generate the important gas

Understanding the enzyme mechanism could lead to new ways to… Read more >

Phase-change material could help electronics compute like neurons

Nanosized device made from a chalcogenide performs neuronlike calculations Read more >

HP aims to conquer 3-D printing

Tech giant thinks its new platform will allow for economical… Read more >

Japan pulls off another strong year

Profits remained high at large chemical producers Read more >

Chronic exposure limit set for PFOA in drinking water

EPA addresses persistent legacy chemicals linked to health problems Read more >

EPA limits methane emissions

Regulations target new and modified oil and natural gas facilities… Read more >

Combination inhibitor fights drug-resistant cancer

Strategy could help patients whose malignancies sidestep drugs that hit… Read more >

Getting drones to perch via electroadhesion

Energy-saving technique could help lightweight aerial robots work longer… Read more >

Bayer makes a bid for Monsanto

Unsolicited offer arrives amid flurry of seed and crop chemical… Read more >

Biogen commits to gene therapy

Big biotech firm licenses gene delivery technology from University of… Read more >

Fully synthetic method can create thousands of antibiotic candidates

Approach generates macrolides in a modular way, starting from simple… Read more >

Plugged particles pack in natural gas

Simple technique to boost adsorbent storage capacity could mean compact… Read more >

White House announces microbiome initiative

Half a billion will go toward studying microbe communities on… Read more >

Chemistry shines in ISEF competition

Passion and ownership of their research earns high school chemistry… Read more >

Pfizer to acquire Anacor

Deal for boron-based drug firm bolsters its inflammation and… Read more >

Sunbaked pavement sealcoat may release toxic compounds

Sunlight might convert carcinogenic PAH compounds in coal-tar-based… Read more >

White House announces microbiome initiative

Half a billion will go toward studying microbe communities on… Read more >

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from energy use fall

More natural gas use, higher efficiency triggers decline Read more >

Coating plus doping improves performance of promising material for lithium-ion batteries

Treating cathode compound with iron via atomic layer deposition boosts… Read more >

Making bright colors out of thin air

Precisely placed air holes in a polymer produce matte structural… Read more >

Nanomotors swiftly silence genes

Propelled by sound waves, tiny gold rods pierce cells and… Read more >

Two-faced polar molecule grabs both cations and anions

All-cis hexafluorocyclohexane rivals crown ethers in cation binding capability… Read more >

Iron-sulfur gel provides possible green route to ammonia

Chalcogel catalyst reduces dinitrogen in water under ambient temperature and… Read more >

Alberta fire spares oil and chemical industries

Massive Fort McMurray fire threatened province’s oil sands facilities… Read more >

Court awards $525 million to Daiichi Sankyo for Ranbaxy deal gone wrong

Singapore arbitrator sides with Japanese drugmakers’s claims it was… Read more >

Total to buy battery producer Saft for $1.1 billion

Deal set to make French energy group a major battery… Read more >

Evonik will acquire Air Products’ specialties

Purchase, for $3.8 billion, gives the German giant many… Read more >

Harry Kroto’s last words on carbyne

Simulations suggest that carbon’s one-dimensional allotrope remains a… Read more >

Perfluorinated chemicals taint drinking water

Linked to health problems, PFOA and PFOS leave a legacy… Read more >

FDA requires antibiotics sales data by species

Drug manufacturers must estimate annual usage in four major food… Read more >

Custom dirhodium catalysts zero in on select alkane bonds

Catalyst-controlled carbene-insertion chemistry improves enantioselective C–H functionalization… Read more >

For younger-looking skin, try a pinch of platinum

Crosslinked polymer treatment hides wrinkles and under-eye bags Read more >

Microscopy technique quickly distinguishes crystal polymorphs

New method may aid drug discovery by speeding up screening… Read more >

Micropillars are gentle dust busters

New technique to remove sub-micrometer dust particles could be… Read more >

Breaking methamphetamine's grip

Methamphetamine vaccine blocks the drug's high in mice Read more >

Maryland shooting victim was a beloved chemistry teacher

Gladys Tordil is remembered for helping her students succeed and… Read more >

Paper microfluidics device enhances cancer biomarker detection

Nanostructured channels help wick samples faster and amplify fluorescent signals… Read more >

Evonik is buying Air Products’ Specialties unit

Purchase, for $3.8 billion, gives the German giant many… Read more >

Hiding messages with molecules

The fluorescence spectrum of a sensor molecule provides an encryption… Read more >

Sales drop for German majors

Oversupply hits some of Europe’s biggest firms in the… Read more >

New technique turns on specific kinases in mice

Genetic engineering, amino acid mutagenesis, and bioorthogonal chemistry combine to… Read more >

Thinking ahead in graduate school

Chemistry Ph.D. students know the odds of getting an… Read more >

Firm apologizes for poisoning hundreds

Top manager of Korean subsidiary is assaulted during press conference… Read more >

AMRI to acquire Euticals

Deal for $358 million boosts service firm’s manufacturing in… Read more >

Gilead charges Merck attorney with lying

Hepatitis C patent dispute reopened over allegedly pilfered chemical structure… Read more >

FDA approves first commercial test for Zika

Test detects the presence of the mosquito-borne virus in… Read more >

Boiling water may cause martian sand slides

Experiments offer new explanation for mysterious features on surface of… Read more >

Chemical treatment protects and improves promising 2-D material

Functionalizing black phosphorus with diazonium compounds can block oxidation Read more >

Protein design yields material with unprecedented two-way stretchiness

Synthetic material expands or contracts equally in two dimensions at… Read more >

Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto Dies at 76

Codiscoverer of the buckyball was also known for his efforts… Read more >

NAS elects new members

National Academy of Sciences adds 15 chemical professionals to its… Read more >

Perovskites tapped for flexible nonvolatile memory

Researchers make memory devices out of perovskites by taking advantage… Read more >

A nanowire battery that won't die

Gel electrolyte dramatically extends nanowire electrode lifetime to 100,000… Read more >

Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto dies at 76

Codiscoverer of the buckyball was also known for his efforts… Read more >

Decoy tricks sperm, prevents fertilization in mice

Peptide outside of egg cells could lead to new contraceptive… Read more >

Congress forms a chemistry club

New congressional caucus focuses on benefits of the central science… Read more >

Chemists introduce a user’s guide for palladium acetate

Better understanding of the catalyst precursor’s properties could make… Read more >

Chemical earnings beat expectations

Consumer demand made up for lower prices in the first… Read more >

Turning on biorthogonal reactions catalytically

Catalysts could help researchers control when and where tetrazine ligations… Read more >

Plant protein acts like a prion

Discovery contributes to idea that prions are more than just… Read more >

U.S. senators push for ban on caffeine powder

FDA efforts to regulate pure substance fail to protect consumers… Read more >

PPG will remove lead from paint

Paint giant will remove the heavy metal from all of… Read more >

Big pharma pursues next generation of antibodies

AbbVie and other big firms pay small ones to access… Read more >

Imagination and reality flow in opposite directions in your brain

Scientists have finally found the neurological difference between fantasy and… 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 >

WATCH: Do Beards Make Men Sexier?

The science is in - studies have shown that there's… Read more >

WATCH: This band-aid gel instantly stops bleeding

Meet the band-aid of the future - VetiGel is a… Read more >

This new folding electric bike can fit in your backpack

Ever wanted a bike that you can fold up and… 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 >

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?

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