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Slug mucus inspires possible surgical glue

27 Jul 2017 18:30:00 +0000

Material sticks more strongly to wet tissues than commercially available medical adhesives(image)



Backward battery delivers ions to cells

27 Jul 2017 16:52:02 +0000

Device could lead to biosensors and implants to treat neurological disorders(image)



GSK, Lilly shake up research organizations

26 Jul 2017 22:01:54 +0000

Both drug firms are shedding clinical-stage compounds amid an R&D overhaul(image)



Straightening out natural products’ stereochemistry

26 Jul 2017 20:11:06 +0000

Multipronged method used to correct the structures of baulamycins A and B(image)



AkzoNobel under attack from largest shareholder

26 Jul 2017 20:06:45 +0000

Hedge fund Elliott Advisors calls for answers and for chairman to go(image)



Chemists weave most complex pattern yet made from organic threads

26 Jul 2017 18:31:00 +0000

Oligoproline strands self-assemble to form three-way woven structure(image)



Corning invests in glass innovation

26 Jul 2017 15:04:09 +0000

Company to spend $4 billion on new material for pharmaceutical vials(image)



Calls to poison centers about dietary supplements on the rise

25 Jul 2017 18:07:00 +0000

More education and regulation are needed, data analysis suggests(image)



Growing liver tissue from seed

24 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Hydrogel patterned with cells expands into functioning liver tissue in response to liver damage(image)



Weighing the proton

24 Jul 2017 11:00:00 +0000

More precise measurements suggest that the subatomic particle is lighter than previously thought(image)



Most plastics are discarded, study finds

24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Study examines production and fate of ubiquitous material(image)



Gold nanomesh creates a breathable electronic skin

24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Mesh design allows airflow through skintight, stretchable gold electronics(image)



Gold nanomesh creates a breathable electronic skin

24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Un diseño reticular permite el paso del aire a través de una capa electrónica ajustada a la piel y elástica(image)



U.S. court backs EPA’s delay of chlorpyrifos ban

20 Jul 2017 21:48:00 +0000

Decision is a victory for the Trump Administration(image)



Polymer ‘pulleys’ could boost Li-ion battery performance

20 Jul 2017 18:56:00 +0000

Mechanical polymers prevent silicon anode disintegration(image)



Training of bomb-sniffing dogs could improve with new mass spectrometry tool

20 Jul 2017 17:48:00 +0000

A device that detects vapors from explosives could help handlers more accurately evaluate canine performance(image)



Nektar advances abuse-proof opioid

19 Jul 2017 23:19:00 +0000

Biotech firm uses PEGylation to stem euphoria effect(image)



Silencing mitochondrial genes with a designer molecule

19 Jul 2017 22:45:23 +0000

A peptide-like molecule passes through the mitochondrial membrane to turn off genes(image)



AkzoNobel’s CEO steps down unexpectedly

19 Jul 2017 20:58:00 +0000

Ton Büchner is replaced by Thierry Vanlancker, former head of chemicals(image)



Ethylene exports from the U.S. planned

19 Jul 2017 20:10:00 +0000

Enterprise and other firms are looking to build terminals to send the petrochemical building block overseas(image)



Another try at Vietnam’s first cracker

19 Jul 2017 17:45:00 +0000

After other failed attempts, Thailand’s Siam Cement says it will move project ahead(image)



More helium is on the way

19 Jul 2017 16:07:00 +0000

Entrepreneurs forge ahead with new, on-purpose wells, but they need Congress to clarify lease terms(image)



U.S. team makes history at International Chemistry Olympiad

19 Jul 2017 12:30:00 +0000

High school students score four golds for first time in team’s history(image)



Michael Dourson tapped to lead U.S. EPA chemical program

18 Jul 2017 21:30:00 +0000

Toxicologist’s nomination garners praise and concerns(image)



Water tainted with perfluorocarbons by U.S. military is focus of legislation

18 Jul 2017 17:04:00 +0000

House of Representatives passes bill that would require study of health effects, impacts of potential drinking water regulation on development of substitutes(image)



Automating reaction discovery

17 Jul 2017 05:00:35 +0000

Approach combines chemical design and informatics to find new chemical transformations(image)



Dopamine sends immune signals too

17 Jul 2017 05:00:34 +0000

The neurotransmitter pushes B cells to mature and produce antibodies against antigens(image)



Chemical makers invest in chip materials

17 Jul 2017 05:00:32 +0000

At Semicon trade show, wafer cleaning and next-generation circuitry draw attention(image)



Merck KGaA charged with breaching merger rules

17 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

European Commission says 2015 acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich was tainted by incomplete information(image)



U.S. House of Representatives passes FDA user-fee bill

17 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Legislation to help pay for premarket drug reviews heads to the Senate(image)



FDA shifts on rare-disease drug approval

17 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Amicus Therapeutics needn’t conduct a new trial for Fabry disease treatment, agency says(image)



Broad jump-starts CRISPR patent pool

17 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Utility of one-stop patent shop hinges on participation of UC Berkeley(image)



U.S. team makes history at International Chemistry Olympiad

14 Jul 2017 18:11:00 +0000

High school students score four golds for first time in team’s history(image)



Rhode Island shields academic researchers’ records

14 Jul 2017 15:38:00 +0000

Law aims to protect scientific work from disruptions by activists(image)



Treatment-resistant cancers have Achilles’ heel

14 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0000

Common vulnerability is druggable pathway leading to iron-induced cell death(image)



Treatment-resistant cancers have Achilles’ heel

14 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0000

El punto débil más habitual es un tratamiento con fármacos que lleva a la muerte celular inducida por hierro(image)



New details on mercury’s route to the Arctic

14 Jul 2017 14:57:34 +0000

Most deposition of the neurotoxic metal to tundra is Hg0 from atmosphere, not Hg2+ from rain and snow(image)



Automating reaction discovery

13 Jul 2017 18:04:00 +0000

Approach combines chemical design and informatics to find new chemical transformations(image)



Arkansas and Missouri ban dicamba herbicide

13 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Complaints about damaged soybeans from spray drift prompt states to act(image)



Plant inspire exceptionally strong and elastic graphene aerogels

13 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

The new superlight, conductive materials could make better flexible electronics(image)



FDA shifts on rare disease drug approval

12 Jul 2017 16:04:00 +0000

Amicus Therapeutics needn’t conduct a new trial for Fabry disease treatment, agency says(image)



Agilent acquires Raman spectroscopy firm

12 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Purchase of Cobalt Light Systems market Agilent’s entry into Raman market(image)



Agilent acquires Raman spectroscopy firm

10 Jul 2017 21:45:00 +0000

Purchase of Cobalt Light Systems marks Agilent’s entry into Raman market(image)



Scientists are good for more than R&D

10 Jul 2017 05:00:21 +0000

Companies with high proportions of scientists are productive, study finds(image)



Novacap to acquire U.K. specialties maker Chemoxy

09 Jul 2017 18:31:00 +0000

Purchase will continue expansion push by French chemical company(image)



Activist investors attack Clariant-Huntsman deal

09 Jul 2017 18:28:30 +0000

Proposed merger undervalues the Swiss firm and dilutes its specialties mission, critics say(image)



Updated North American trade deal could boost U.S. chemical exports

09 Jul 2017 18:27:19 +0000

Manufacturers urge Trump negotiators to increase market access(image)



Plants inspire exceptionally strong and elastic graphene aerogels

07 Jul 2017 22:01:00 +0000

The new superlight, conductive materials could make better flexible electronics(image)



Merck KGaA charged with breaching merger rules

07 Jul 2017 17:55:24 +0000

European Commission says 2015 acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich was tainted by incomplete information(image)



Marijuana receptor caught in the act

07 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000

High-resolution X-ray structures of a cannabinoid receptor with activating agents help reveal how it works(image)



EU moves to define endocrine-disrupting pesticides

07 Jul 2017 12:28:53 +0000

Member states adopt criteria for identifying hormone-altering chemicals(image)



Court blocks U.S. EPA from delaying methane leak rules

07 Jul 2017 11:50:17 +0000

Trump Administration had put Obama’s emission regulations on hold(image)






Making macrocyclic compounds for DNA-encoded libraries

06 Jul 2017 23:07:24 +0000

Adding magnesium enables ring-closing metathesis reactions on DNA-tagged molecules(image)



Arylamines made easy

06 Jul 2017 18:19:00 +0000

Reagent featuring an electrophilic nitrogen makes secondary amine synthesis a snap(image)



Patheon investing $45 million in multisite service expansion

05 Jul 2017 10:47:00 +0000

Projects bulk up a full-product life-cycle services approach(image)



Indi Molecular scores first funding round

05 Jul 2017 10:46:00 +0000

Proceeds will push forward technology platform and immuno-oncology imaging agent(image)



Patheon investing $45 million in multi-site service expansion

03 Jul 2017 20:13:00 +0000

Projects bulk up a full product lifecycle services approach(image)



Sam Kean’s latest book explores the molecules we breathe

03 Jul 2017 17:04:00 +0000

Author shares what he learned while writing ‘Caesar’s Last Breath’(image)



Success for Merck’s anacetrapib

03 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The CETP inhibitor surprises with positive Phase III results(image)



Indi Molecular scores first funding round

30 Jun 2017 22:07:00 +0000

Proceeds will push forward technology platform and immuno-oncology imaging agent(image)



Polymer ribbons make waves in response to light

30 Jun 2017 20:22:00 +0000

Light-responsive material could eject sand and dust from self-cleaning solar panels(image)



California to list glyphosate as a carcinogen

30 Jun 2017 01:52:00 +0000

Monsanto challenges state’s move as it faces new false claims lawsuit(image)



More evidence shows neonicotinoids harm bees

30 Jun 2017 01:36:00 +0000

Large field studies show that effects depend on multiple factors(image)



How plants release their fragrant molecules

30 Jun 2017 01:21:00 +0000

Petunias actively pump out volatile odor compounds with the help of protein transporters, study finds(image)



Lawsuits progress against Sci-Hub

29 Jun 2017 21:45:00 +0000

Distributor of pirated papers loses to Elsevier, faces new suit from American Chemical Society(image)



Updated North American trade deal could boost U.S. chemical exports

29 Jun 2017 18:18:00 +0000

Manufacturers urge Trump negotiators to increase market access(image)



The first herpes capsid at atomic resolution

29 Jun 2017 18:14:00 +0000

At 3.9 Å resolution, structure reveals how human cytomegalovirus capsids withstand pressure caused by packing in loads of DNA(image)



Chemists discover biology’s version of the Friedel-Crafts alkylation

29 Jun 2017 16:44:00 +0000

Newly detected enzyme alkylates aromatic rings during biosynthesis of cylindrocyclophanes(image)



Nutmeg compound is cooler than menthol

29 Jun 2017 10:41:00 +0000

Neolignan molecule could help prolong menthol’s icy effect(image)



Syngenta outlines growth plans

28 Jun 2017 23:24:00 +0000

With backing from new owner, Swiss firm looks to boost sales to China(image)



Nutmeg compound is even cooler than menthol

28 Jun 2017 17:37:00 +0000

The spice molecule activates a cold-sensitive ion channel in neurons and could help extend menthol’s cooling effect(image)



Organic onions richer in flavonoids

28 Jun 2017 16:31:00 +0000

A six-year comparison of organic versus conventional onions shows higher levels of phytochemicals thought to promote health(image)



Chemists named Blavatnik laureates

28 Jun 2017 15:22:00 +0000

Yi Cui and Melanie Sanford win $250,000 prize(image)



What triggers organ transplant rejection?

26 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Differences in cell receptor between donor and host tissue set rejection in motion, study finds(image)



European Union further restricts four phthalates

26 Jun 2017 05:00:24 +0000

Commonly used plasticizers would be prohibited at levels greater than 0.1% by weight in most products(image)



EPA on track to finalize TSCA rules

26 Jun 2017 05:00:24 +0000

But concerns grow about potential conflicts of interest(image)



India’s government labs face fiscal crisis

26 Jun 2017 05:00:23 +0000

Facilities directed to commercialize technologies to fund work(image)



Polymer captures drinking water contaminant

26 Jun 2017 05:00:10 +0000

Cross-linked cyclodextrin removes 93% of PFOA from water in lab tests(image)



Helium shortage looms

23 Jun 2017 01:13:39 +0000

Qatar blockade cuts 30% of global supply and threatens price increases for scientific instrument users(image)



New catalytic route to polysulfates and polysulfonates

23 Jun 2017 00:59:24 +0000

Bifluoride salts could yield tough polymers efficiently at industrial scales(image)



Golden ticket to trifluoromethylations

22 Jun 2017 19:10:12 +0000

Borane catalyst and gold reagent forge C–CF3 bonds, opening another route to radiotracers(image)



Golden ticket to trifluoromethylations

22 Jun 2017 19:10:00 +0000

Un catalizador de borano y un compuesto de oro forman enlaces C–CF3 y abren una nueva ruta para radiotrazadores(image)



U.S. chooses chemistry olympiad team

22 Jun 2017 16:03:00 +0000

Four high school students will head to the International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand(image)



PerkinElmer pushes further into diagnostics

22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Euroimmun Medical Laboratory Diagnostics will join the portfolio by the end of the year.(image)



Celanese, Blackstone to combine acetate units

22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +0000

The new partnership will be the global leader in cigarette filter materials.(image)



Angewandte Chemie announces new editor-in-chief

21 Jun 2017 20:33:00 +0000

Neville Compton will step into role filled by Peter Gölitz for 35 years(image)



BMS will sell Ireland plant to SK Biotek

21 Jun 2017 20:33:00 +0000

Sale continues big pharma’s exit from small-molecule drug manufacturing(image)



Dicamba drift sows trouble in Arkansas

21 Jun 2017 19:51:00 +0000

Reports of crop damage, despite new herbicide formulation, may result in ban(image)



Engineered microbes make ‘natural’ colorants

21 Jun 2017 19:29:00 +0000

Four engineered bacteria cooperate to synthesize possible replacements for artificial colorings(image)



U.S. Supreme Court gives pharma a product liability win

21 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Out-of-state residents cannot sue Bristol-Myers Squibb in California over Plavix(image)



U.S. Supreme Court gives pharma a product liability win

20 Jun 2017 21:00:00 +0000

Out-of-state residents cannot sue Bristol-Myers Squibb in California over Plavix(image)



Polymer network captures drinking water contaminant

20 Jun 2017 18:04:00 +0000

Cross-linked cyclodextrin removes 99% of the perfluorinated chemical PFOA from water in lab tests(image)



PerkinElmer pushes further into diagnostics

19 Jun 2017 22:07:40 +0000

Purchase of Euroimmun for $1.3 billion continues expansion of firm’s clinical diagnostics franchise(image)



Celanese, Blackstone to combine acetate units

19 Jun 2017 19:06:29 +0000

The new unit will be the global leader in the cigarette filter materials(image)



Wind and solar combined surpass 10% of U.S. electricity generation

19 Jun 2017 05:00:23 +0000

Contribution expected to drop during summer months(image)



U.S. National Institutes of Health backs off funding limits for researchers

19 Jun 2017 05:00:22 +0000

Agency instead creates initiative to support early- and midcareer scientists(image)



Europe may call TiO2 a carcinogen

19 Jun 2017 05:00:20 +0000

Inhalation studies in rats spark push for classification(image)



Sunlight surprise raises cadmium pollution risk

16 Jun 2017 21:30:41 +0000

Exposure to light increases solubility of cadmium red pigment in water, bucking conventional wisdom [...]



More moves with metathesis

16 Jun 2017 21:30:00 +0000

Chemists swap substituents on C–S and C–P bonds(image)