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Project SEED scholar Javoris Hollingsworth

22 Apr 2018 10:38:51 +0000

A summer research experience put this chemist on the path to academia(image)



Louisiana State University’s ChemDemo program brings chemistry to the community

22 Apr 2018 10:37:26 +0000

Outreach program has dispatched more than 15,000 college students to do hands-on activities in K–12 classrooms(image)

































The tricky task of marketing biomass-balanced plastics

21 Apr 2018 03:25:46 +0000

A new approach to reducing fossil-fuel inputs is a tough sell(image)



Scientific journal publishers take different tacks against ResearchGate

20 Apr 2018 19:04:00 +0000

One group settles with and another sues the scientific networking site(image)



Biogen and Ionis join in $1 billion neuroscience pact

20 Apr 2018 17:57:12 +0000

The 10-year deal is a substantial bet on antisense technology(image)



Panel gives green light to cannabidiol drug

20 Apr 2018 17:57:04 +0000

FDA to decide on approval in June(image)



Dye, light, and sound reveal tiny cracks deep inside a material

20 Apr 2018 15:43:25 +0000

Gel-filled microcapsules could help photoacoustic imaging to provide an early warning of faults within medical implants, planes, or pipeline coatings(image)



Behind the scenes, scientifically, at In-Cosmetics

20 Apr 2018 10:46:49 +0000

First-ever R&D tours are kicked off at annual ingredient showcase in Amsterdam(image)



Merck’s Ebola vaccine offers lasting protection

20 Apr 2018 10:46:28 +0000

Antibodies against the pernicious virus persisted two years after inoculation(image)



Japanese researchers discover new supply of rare earths

20 Apr 2018 10:39:47 +0000

However, the specific rare earths found may not be those of most value to industry(image)












Pressure control helps NMR analyze protein as it folds

19 Apr 2018 17:56:10 +0000

Detailed views could find use in studying folding-related diseases(image)



ACS sets its fall election ballot

19 Apr 2018 15:38:24 +0000

Two chemistry professors run for 2019 president-elect(image)



Periodic graphics: How is plastic recycled?

19 Apr 2018 12:53:22 +0000

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains what happens (or doesn’t) after you throw those bottles and bags in the recycle bin(image)



Diamonds from rare meteorites hint at crowded early solar system

18 Apr 2018 20:26:54 +0000

The minerals may have formed in a body as big as Mars(image)



Electronic device uses spur funding for nanomaterials

18 Apr 2018 19:12:44 +0000

Nano-C and Nantero are targeting applications including new types of memory chips(image)



Merck’s Keytruda could offer ‘paradigm shift’ in lung cancer treatment 

18 Apr 2018 19:08:25 +0000

Results from a large Phase III study of the cancer immunotherapy were reported at cancer conference(image)



Plutonium plant removal halted after radiation releases

18 Apr 2018 18:49:48 +0000

Corrective measures include better control measures, communication with workers(image)



Ancient reaction inspires method for making porous catalysts

18 Apr 2018 15:22:54 +0000

A non-toxic variation on the ‘pharaoh’s snakes’ reaction yields high-surface-area catalysts for fuel cells(image)



Future of U.S. biomedical research enterprise threatened by academic imbalances

18 Apr 2018 15:01:57 +0000

Postdocs, early career scientists need more support, National Academies study says(image)



Novartis and Berkeley researchers team up to tackle the industry’s toughest drug targets

18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000

The collaborators hope new advances in chemical biology could open up the human proteome(image)



Coatings entrepreneur wants to use his ultrathin films to solve problems in the developing world

17 Apr 2018 21:00:00 +0000

Having founded three successful start-ups, Durham University chemist Jas Pal Badyal is setting his sights on cleaning up the world’s water(image)



Plastic bans in India expand to 18 states

17 Apr 2018 20:59:54 +0000

Business leaders concerned about effect on plastics industry, businesses that use plastic products(image)



Mixtures of liver enzymes improve drug leads

17 Apr 2018 20:07:45 +0000

Technique uncovers potent analogs using less material and time(image)






Chemical makers call for talks to resolve trade tiff with China

17 Apr 2018 15:35:02 +0000

Tariffs threaten growth of U.S. chemical industry, Congress told(image)



Semiconductor silver sulfide stretches like metal

17 Apr 2018 15:30:00 +0000

As the first known room-temperature ductile inorganic semiconductor, the material could boost flexible electronics applications(image)



March for Science pushes onward

16 Apr 2018 19:22:57 +0000

Fewer, smaller events in 2018 than in 2017(image)



Microbes help release CO2 from eroding rocks

16 Apr 2018 19:08:16 +0000

Carbon oxidation happens at a faster rate than scientists expected(image)



Fighting ocean plastics at the source

16 Apr 2018 05:00:07 +0000

Governments, nongovernmental organizations, and industry are turning their attention to developing countries in Asia to stop the flow of plastics into the sea(image)






Hard-to-get fungal natural products found

16 Apr 2018 05:00:06 +0000

Technique produces compounds made naturally by tough-to-culture fungi or poorly expressed genes(image)



Naked pentazolate caught as a silver salt

16 Apr 2018 05:00:06 +0000

Polynitrogen compound prepared without any stabilizing species(image)



Friction device converts hair frizz to electricity

16 Apr 2018 05:00:06 +0000

Hair’s static-electric properties make it an ideal electrode material for triboelectric generators(image)





















Baltimore’s trash-eating waterwheel

16 Apr 2018 05:00:03 +0000

A new twist on an old idea helped clean up a harbor(image)



Inventor, chemist, and CRISPR craftsman: Inside David Liu’s evolution workshop

16 Apr 2018 05:00:02 +0000

Liu’s chemistry lab is hijacking evolution to develop new tools that might someday treat thousands of genetic diseases(image)









The petrochemicals party shows no signs of stopping

16 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

The industry is enjoying some good times, and they might even get better(image)







































Machine learning reveals new metallic glasses

13 Apr 2018 19:27:41 +0000

Learning as it goes, algorithm could find other types of undiscovered materials(image)



Merck, Incyte IDO inhibitor fails late-stage trial

13 Apr 2018 16:21:46 +0000

Result casts shadow over other similar-acting cancer immunotherapy drug candidates(image)



ACS and ACC condemn chemical weapons use in Syria

13 Apr 2018 15:51:47 +0000

Societies say attacks violate the Chemical Weapons Convention; offer assistance in the investigation(image)



What to do when an ill-fated project just won’t die

13 Apr 2018 14:00:12 +0000

Chemjobber on slaying the zombie project(image)









Novartis to expand gene therapy pipeline with acquisition of AveXis for $8.7 billion

13 Apr 2018 13:42:44 +0000

AveXis is developing therapies for genetic diseases of the nervous system, including spinal muscular atrophy(image)



Aramco plans $60 billion petrochemical push

13 Apr 2018 13:39:25 +0000

Oil giant plans chemical investments in the U.S., India, and Saudi Arabia(image)



Scientist gets 10 years for theft of gene-modified rice

13 Apr 2018 13:39:22 +0000

U.S. customs agents found seeds in luggage headed to China(image)






Watching vanadium catalysts dehydrogenate propane

13 Apr 2018 00:05:15 +0000

Vanadium-bound hydroxyl groups promote reaction and ward off harmful carbon buildup(image)



Optical tweezers trap two atoms in arranged marriage

12 Apr 2018 18:59:53 +0000

Fundamental advance could provide quantum-level insight into chemical reactivity(image)



Holey graphene translates to working transistor

12 Apr 2018 18:56:23 +0000

Semiconductor material made via chemical synthesis has potential to be tunable(image)



Grafeno perforado que funciona como transistor

12 Apr 2018 18:56:23 +0000

Un material semiconductor obtenido mediante síntesis química con gran potencial en propiedades a la carta(image)



Rigid tip improves atomic force microscopy imaging

12 Apr 2018 16:04:54 +0000

An inflexible copper oxide AFM tip allows researchers to observe hydrogen bonds between molecules(image)









Carbonated-water-based paint acts like high-performance coating

11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000

Slightly fizzy product could be a greener option for demanding applications(image)