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Big data technique predicts 12% of unknown protein structures

19 Jan 2017 20:52:39 +0000

Milestone in modeling yields 100 new protein folds(image)



On-demand pain relief, triggered by light

19 Jan 2017 19:04:26 +0000

Injectable material can be repeatedly stimulated with near-infrared light to release painkillers(image)



Civil suit filed against University of Hawaii for lab explosion

19 Jan 2017 16:33:00 +0000

Injured researcher Thea Ekins-Coward and her spouse allege negligence and emotional distress(image)



Opioid side effects blocked by targeting sensory neurons

18 Jan 2017 21:20:00 +0000

Study in mice proposes mechanism for why patients seeking pain relief need higher and higher opioid doses over time(image)



Biogen pays $1.25 billion
 to protect a blockbuster drug

18 Jan 2017 20:01:00 +0000

Licensing agreement with Forward Pharma will ensure rights to the multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera(image)



AkzoNobel unveils global research challenge

18 Jan 2017 18:18:00 +0000

Seeks partners to codevelop sustainable chemistries(image)



Specialized coatings help detect gravitational waves

18 Jan 2017 17:10:00 +0000

A 2-µm-thick film helped produce the ultrareflective mirrors needed to confirm Einstein’s century-old prediction(image)



EPA cranks out toxics rules during Obama’s last days in office

17 Jan 2017 21:09:05 +0000

Agency proposes processes for identifying and evaluating high-risk chemicals(image)



Sweeter hook-ups between sugars using a macrocyclic catalyst

16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Bis-thiourea compound helps stereospecifically build β-glycoside sugar linkages(image)



China jails managers for pollution

16 Jan 2017 06:01:01 +0000

Case provides a look into how some companies evade environmental regulations(image)



EPA makes slew of decisions on pesticides

13 Jan 2017 18:44:55 +0000

Policies and rules completed in finals days of Obama Administration(image)



Nanomaterials makers must report production, safety data

13 Jan 2017 17:27:11 +0000

EPA finalizes long-awaited regulation(image)



Researchers solve a cancer conundrum

13 Jan 2017 15:49:06 +0000

As cells turn cancerous, ribosome regulators force the cellular machines to preferentially produce cancer proteins(image)



OSHA sets lower beryllium exposure limit

13 Jan 2017 15:47:45 +0000

Agency estimates that rule will save the lives of 94 workers annually(image)



Printing silver ink creates a spectrum of structural colors

13 Jan 2017 14:42:00 +0000

Silver nanoparticles ink-jet printed on patterned polymer sheets could be a fast, cheap way to make security stamps for authenticating documents(image)



Chemical Heritage Foundation names Robert G. W. Anderson as president and CEO

12 Jan 2017 21:39:59 +0000

The former director of London’s British Museum will take permanent helm of the chemical history organization(image)



Braiding a molecular knot

12 Jan 2017 18:07:00 +0000

Chemists up the complexity of these tangled structures by weaving three strands together instead of just two(image)



White House updates biotech oversight plans

12 Jan 2017 15:45:00 +0000

First update in decades clarifies, but doesn’t change, genetic engineering regulations(image)



Healthcare conference brings deal deluge

12 Jan 2017 15:42:00 +0000

But industry optimism is tempered by Trump comments on drug pricing(image)



Aptamer-based sensors could measure drug levels in real time

12 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000

General sensor platform makes measurements in awake animals and doesn’t depend on specific target’s chemistry(image)



Process mimics spider silk spinning

12 Jan 2017 12:36:00 +0000

Combining parts of silk proteins from various spider species improves production of artificial silk(image)



J&J sets up NYC biotech incubator with partners

11 Jan 2017 20:13:00 +0000

Pharma company establishes seventh JLABS location to house start-ups(image)



DuPont to pour $200 million into the Experimental Station

11 Jan 2017 18:41:00 +0000

Investment is meant to attract third parties to the legendary site(image)



Perlara signs pacts with Grace Science and Wylder Nation Foundation

10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Deals mark quirky biotech’s first direct partnerships with advocacy groups(image)



White House attempts to clarify, but not change, genetic engineering regulations

09 Jan 2017 21:21:10 +0000

First update in decades draws both praise and scorn, but is mostly marked as a missed opportunity(image)



Aptamer-based sensors could measure drug levels in real time

09 Jan 2017 20:39:00 +0000

General sensor platform makes measurements in awake animals and doesn’t depend on specific target’s chemistry(image)



Deal deluge hits at start of JPMorgan Healthcare meeting

09 Jan 2017 17:59:12 +0000

Takeda, Ipsen, and Allergan are among those adding to their portfolios(image)



Robert Bergman wins Wolf Prize in Chemistry

09 Jan 2017 17:38:07 +0000

Organometallic chemist honored for his efforts to activate carbon-hydrogen bonds(image)



As Chinese manufacturing booms, residents choke

09 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Manufacturing rebound in China could be short-lived if authorities crack down on pollution(image)



DOE funds cleantech, but will it last?

09 Jan 2017 12:45:00 +0000

Lanzatech, Global Algae Innovations among awardees for small-scale, biobased projects(image)



Drug manufacturing woes grow

09 Jan 2017 06:00:52 +0000

FDA inspections raise issues that delay approvals(image)



New drug approvals plummet in 2016

06 Jan 2017 13:52:11 +0000



Cyclicality cited as the main driver in a 50% drop-off(image)



Study confirms “hydrogen spillover” in catalytic hydrogenation

06 Jan 2017 00:38:00 +0000

Dissociated hydrogens reduce substrate on two types of surfaces, but with drastically different efficiencies(image)



Possible molecular mechanism behind gastric bypass surgery identified

06 Jan 2017 00:38:00 +0000

Researchers pinpoint lipid involved in dietary changes after surgery in rats(image)



Density functional theory heads the wrong way

05 Jan 2017 21:45:00 +0000

Theoretical method may be getting the right answer for the wrong reasons(image)



Phosphorus garners an organic starring role

04 Jan 2017 22:42:00 +0000

Chemists prepare the phosphorus analog of cyanuric acid for the first time(image)



Probing fibrils from different types of Alzheimer’s

04 Jan 2017 19:03:00 +0000

Differences in fibril structure may correlate with different forms of the disease(image)



How tomatoes make cholesterol

02 Jan 2017 14:45:00 +0000

Researchers uncover the biosynthetic pathway plants use to build this important sterol(image)



DuPont faces more legal liabilities for cleanups

02 Jan 2017 06:01:00 +0000

PFOA contamination and the environmental legacy of Chambers Works plague the firm as it awaits a combination with Dow(image)



Breathalyzer-like nanoarray sensor detects disease

30 Dec 2016 14:28:00 +0000

Researchers use carbon nanotubes, gold nanoparticles, and artificial intelligence to identify ‘breath prints’ of 17 diseases(image)



C&EN’s 10 Most Popular Articles From 2016

28 Dec 2016 21:52:44 +0000

These are the chemistry stories from the past year that you read the most(image)



Toward a blood test for prion disease

28 Dec 2016 21:21:00 +0000

Technique diagnoses small group of patients with 100% sensitivity and accuracy(image)



The biggest self-assembled supramolecular cage ever

28 Dec 2016 13:10:00 +0000

Researchers create one new giant cage complex, then predict and build an even bigger one(image)



Expanding CRISPR toolkit may render patent fight moot

28 Dec 2016 13:09:00 +0000

Newly discovered CasX and CasY enzymes could be a safety net for UC Berkeley in an ongoing patent dispute(image)



Linde, Praxair to form industrial gas goliath

28 Dec 2016 12:39:00 +0000

The combined firm will have $30 billion in annual sales(image)



EPA issues long-delayed chemical plant safety rule

28 Dec 2016 12:38:00 +0000

Risk management requirements revised(image)



Congress surprises science community by passing research bill

28 Dec 2016 12:37:00 +0000

New version of America Competes Act on Obama’s desk(image)



Gulf methanol plant gets $2 billion loan

27 Dec 2016 19:17:05 +0000

Department of Energy to back world’s largest industrial carbon capture facility(image)



The biggest self-assembled supramolecular cage ever

27 Dec 2016 19:12:00 +0000

Researchers create one new giant cage complex, then predict and build an even bigger one(image)



Lost color revealed on Ancient Greek marble

27 Dec 2016 18:03:22 +0000

New X-ray fluorescence technique maps trace remnants of green pigment on a sculpture depicting the Trojan War(image)



BASF’s outlook for Asia brightens

27 Dec 2016 15:38:00 +0000

With new plants coming on-line and consumers demanding better products, firm’s regional head is optimistic(image)



Researchers take superresolution microscopy to the next level

27 Dec 2016 13:09:00 +0000

New method, dubbed MINFLUX, achieves nanometer resolution and fast analysis by combining the best of earlier imaging techniques(image)



L’Oreal sued over hair protection knockoff

27 Dec 2016 12:39:00 +0000

Start-up firm Olaplex charges theft of its chemistry intellectual property(image)



Gulf methanol plant gets $2 billion loan

27 Dec 2016 12:38:00 +0000

Department of Energy to back world’s largest industrial carbon capture facility(image)



Expanding CRISPR toolkit may render patent fight moot

22 Dec 2016 19:22:00 +0000

Newly discovered CasX and CasY enzymes could be a safety net for UC Berkeley in an ongoing patent dispute(image)



Researchers take superresolution microscopy to the next level

22 Dec 2016 19:05:00 +0000

New method, dubbed MINFLUX, achieves nanometer resolution and fast analysis by combining the best of earlier imaging techniques(image)



EPA issues long-delayed chemical plant safety regulation

22 Dec 2016 19:01:00 +0000

Risk management requirements likely to face unfriendly review by Trump, incoming Congress(image)



Some teethers advertised as BPA-free leach the compound

22 Dec 2016 18:19:00 +0000

Many baby teethers likely expose children using them to low levels of bisphenol A and other endocrine disruptors(image)



Linde, Praxair to form industrial gas goliath

20 Dec 2016 19:12:00 +0000

The combined firm will have $30 billion in annual sales(image)



Congress surprises science community by passing research bill

20 Dec 2016 18:36:50 +0000

With last minute push, Congress clears new version of America Competes Act(image)



Periodic graphics: Fighting stress and anxiety

20 Dec 2016 18:07:00 +0000

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the biochemistry of stress and anxiety(image)



Periodic graphics: Fighting stress and anxiety

20 Dec 2016 18:07:00 +0000

El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning explica la bioquímica del estrés y la ansiedad.(image)



Big pharma firms’ year-end overhauls

19 Dec 2016 06:00:11 +0000

Site closures and job cuts come from a cluster of drug companies(image)



A two-punch attack from CRISPR knocks out HIV in cells

19 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000

The gene-editing technology mutates the virus’s DNA, blocking its replication in immune cells(image)



Merck awarded $2.5 billion in dispute over Gilead drugs

16 Dec 2016 18:49:22 +0000

Gilead will appeal the latest verdict centered on the active ingredient of its breakthrough hepatitis C therapies(image)



EPA review of new chemicals slows

16 Dec 2016 17:46:00 +0000

Industry gripes about delays, questions government orders for toxicity testing(image)



Water ice sits below surface of dwarf planet Ceres

16 Dec 2016 16:38:59 +0000

American Geophysical Union meeting highlights include these findings and the discovery of boron on Mars(image)



Trump on energy and climate

16 Dec 2016 02:20:00 +0000

EPA, Energy Department nominees signal sea change(image)



EPA moves to ban uses of trichloroethylene

15 Dec 2016 22:57:00 +0000

Proposal would prohibit some uses of common solvent to protect workers, consumers(image)



Medical innovation bill sails through Congress

15 Dec 2016 22:57:00 +0000

Legislation authorizes increases in funding for NIH, FDA with caveats(image)



Engineered cells control blood sugar

15 Dec 2016 22:54:00 +0000

Cells programmed to sense glucose and release insulin prevent hyperglycemia in diabetic mice(image)



Fluorinated azides click to make triazoles

15 Dec 2016 22:50:00 +0000

Researchers create new reagents for a fluorinated version of copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne click chemistry(image)



Brain waves clear Alzheimer’s plaques

15 Dec 2016 22:48:00 +0000

New study in mice suggests that triggering certain patterns of brain activity could spur immune cells to clear out amyloid-β(image)



New technique shocks proteins into action

15 Dec 2016 22:43:00 +0000

Electric fields spark internal motions that can be observed, showing how proteins do their jobs(image)



Lonza will acquire capsule maker Capsugel

15 Dec 2016 19:06:00 +0000

Swiss pharma chemicals firm joins competitors in adding drug formulation services(image)



Trump taps Liveris for manufacturing role

14 Dec 2016 22:26:00 +0000

Dow CEO will head committee aimed at turning around manufacturing(image)



U.S.’s chemical outlook is sunnier than Europe’s

14 Dec 2016 20:33:00 +0000

Natural gas continues to give U.S. chemical makers an advantage over their counterparts in Europe(image)



Electrides join 2-D materials club

14 Dec 2016 19:29:00 +0000

Nanosheets of ionic solids consisting of atomic planes separated by layers of electrons may find electronics applications(image)



A smart window powers itself

14 Dec 2016 14:34:00 +0000

A superthin photovoltaic cell generates enough electricity to switch a liquid-crystal window from cloudy to clear(image)



Fluorinated azides click to make triazoles

13 Dec 2016 20:50:49 +0000

Researchers create new reagents for a fluorinated version of copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne click chemistry(image)



Gates launches $1 billion clean energy fund

13 Dec 2016 19:42:00 +0000

With 20 other billionaires, Microsoft founder will invest in “breakthrough” technologies(image)



Trump taps Liveris for manufacturing role

12 Dec 2016 22:00:00 +0000

Dow CEO will head committee aimed at turning around manufacturing(image)



EPA issues final national formaldehyde standard

12 Dec 2016 21:30:00 +0000

Rule aims to protect the public from harmful emissions(image)



New technique shocks proteins into action

12 Dec 2016 21:23:00 +0000

Electric fields spark internal motions that can be observed, showing how proteins do their jobs(image)



Potential diabetes therapy: Engineered cells that control blood sugar

12 Dec 2016 19:24:00 +0000

Cells programmed to sense glucose and release insulin prevent hyperglycemia in diabetic mice(image)



Hairy, expanding nanoparticles produce versatile coatings

09 Dec 2016 19:43:00 +0000

Particles that change size with pH could help scientists fine-tune surface coatings(image)



L’Oreal sued over hair protection knockoff

09 Dec 2016 18:45:00 +0000

Start-up firm Olaplex charges theft of its chemistry intellectual property(image)



Brain waves clear Alzheimer’s plaques

09 Dec 2016 14:06:00 +0000

New study in mice suggests that triggering certain patterns of brain activity could spur immune cells to clear out amyloid-β(image)



Versatile route to chiral alkylboronate esters

08 Dec 2016 19:05:17 +0000

Compounds feature boron bound to a stereogenic carbon, could help chemists who make drugs(image)



Spiny lobster relies on deep-sea vent chemistry

08 Dec 2016 17:56:00 +0000

The Caribbean crustacean’s food chain contains bacteria that generate energy using sulfur oxidation, showing that chemosynthesis supports a multi-million-dollar fishing industry(image)



Medical innovation bill sails through Congress

08 Dec 2016 16:22:00 +0000

Legislation authorizes increases in funding for NIH, FDA with caveats(image)



Trump names EPA administrator

08 Dec 2016 15:29:00 +0000

Pruitt has opposed expansion of agency’s chemical safety program(image)



China tightens grip on hazardous chemicals

08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Beijing’s disaster prevention masterplan may bring further headaches to chemical producers, shippers(image)



CRISPR creators duke it out in U.S. patent court

07 Dec 2016 22:20:00 +0000

Attorneys representing UC Berkeley and the Broad Institute argue over whose patent matters more(image)



EPA moves to ban uses of trichloroethylene

07 Dec 2016 22:08:00 +0000

Proposal would prohibit some uses of common solvent to protect workers, consumers(image)



Solvay will sell acetate business to Blackstone

07 Dec 2016 19:09:16 +0000

Deal to sharpen Belgian firm’s focus on specialty chemicals(image)



Creating hybrid plant and human cells yields evolutionary insights

07 Dec 2016 16:47:23 +0000

Fusing plant and human cells in the lab gives scientists a way to study the evolution of chromosome function(image)



Fly farming pioneer AgriProtein attracts investors

07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Firm harnesses hungry fly larvae to reduce waste, feed livestock(image)



Designer molecule tracks copper’s role in fatty liver disease

06 Dec 2016 18:43:00 +0000

Copper-selective probe is a new tool for studying metal deficiency in live mice(image)



Patheon acquires a Roche facility

05 Dec 2016 06:01:07 +0000

South Carolina plant will beef up pharmaceutical service firm’s chemical side [...]