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Fuel composition influences engine emissions of carbon nanotubes

27 Sep 2016 13:13:11 +0000

Carbon nanotubes formed when a diesel engine burned fuel with sulfur and ferrocene, a common fuel additive(image)



Molybdenum disulfide transistors break through a performance limit

26 Sep 2016 20:32:00 +0000

Devices made out of the two-dimensional semiconducting material show that it can live up to its theoretical promise(image)



Lanxess to buy Chemtura for $2.5 billion

26 Sep 2016 17:02:26 +0000

Deal marks German firm’s turn to additives and away from synthetic rubber(image)



FDA okays first DMD drug

26 Sep 2016 05:01:04 +0000

Sarepta wins approval for Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment but must complete further studies(image)



Evonik crowdsources students for new ideas

26 Sep 2016 05:00:50 +0000

Web-based search targets the millennials and also serves as a job recruiting tool(image)



Minerals in Medicine Exhibition

26 Sep 2016 05:00:49 +0000

NIH, Smithsonian collaborate to highlight health applications of minerals(image)



Going to new lengths with better fibers

23 Sep 2016 17:17:10 +0000

Microfluidics produces thinner, stronger, longer collagen fibers(image)



University of Hawaii fined $115,500 for lab explosion

23 Sep 2016 16:55:00 +0000

State occupational safety and health agency found 15 workplace safety violations associated with blast that severely injured a researcher(image)



Radical protein modifications

23 Sep 2016 12:42:00 +0000

Versatile method uses C–C bond formation to decorate proteins with various groups(image)



Plastics shine bright to warn of invisible cracks

22 Sep 2016 18:23:20 +0000

Damage to polymers ruptures microcapsules, releasing fluorescent molecules(image)



Blast at China’s Wanhua kills four

22 Sep 2016 18:00:13 +0000

Accident at world’s largest producer of key polyurethane material adds to deadly year for China’s chemical industry(image)



UN targets antimicrobial resistance

21 Sep 2016 20:36:00 +0000

United Nations meeting and industry declaration focus on health issue(image)



Sanofi sues Merck over insulin patents

21 Sep 2016 19:24:00 +0000

Drugmaker seeks to blunt impact of new generic competition(image)



Chemical industry officials defend merger ‘tsunami’

21 Sep 2016 18:30:00 +0000

Senate panel questions consolidation in agrochemical sector(image)



Sponge made of coffee grounds scrubs lead and mercury from water

21 Sep 2016 13:21:00 +0000

The material could make it easier to use coffee waste for water remediation(image)



A look at the explosives used in the New York bombing

20 Sep 2016 21:45:00 +0000

Some reports suggest bombs contained a combination of Tannerite and HMTD(image)



Membrane coating could help remove endocrine disruptors from wastewater

19 Sep 2016 21:08:00 +0000

Adding a hydrophilic coating to a nanofiltration membrane helps clean parabens and bisphenol A from wastewater for recycling(image)



MOF traps molecules that gum up bioethanol production

19 Sep 2016 01:00:00 +0000

Material selectively separates furanics from sugar solutions(image)



Sanofi signs with Google unit on drug/electronics combinations

19 Sep 2016 00:51:09 +0000

Joint venture Onduo will pursue type 2 diabetes treatment and maintenance regimens(image)



Isotope analysis points to violent moon origin

16 Sep 2016 22:19:00 +0000

Collision between young Earth and Mars-sized planet formed the moon from vaporized debris, study suggests(image)



Isotope analysis points to violent moon origin

16 Sep 2016 22:19:00 +0000

Un estudio sugiere que la Luna se formó a partir de los escombros gaseosos de la colisión entre una joven Tierra y un planeta del tamaño de Marte(image)



Covalent drugs target cancer protein via new linker

16 Sep 2016 01:00:00 +0000

Inhibitors block Mcl-1 protein by reversibly binding to lysines instead of cysteines(image)



2016 Lasker Award recipients named

15 Sep 2016 21:31:12 +0000

Michael J. Sofia is among the winners of this highly prestigious award(image)



Congressional panel battles over subpoenas of scientists

15 Sep 2016 19:32:46 +0000

House Science Committee Republicans say inquiries important to protect federal research(image)



High potassium levels silence T cells in tumors

15 Sep 2016 15:13:00 +0000

Helping the cells deal with these elevated concentrations improves the cells’ ability to attack tumors in mice(image)



Catalyst flip-flops chirality to build copolymer

15 Sep 2016 05:01:00 +0000

Method strings together alternating norbornene building blocks into AB copolymer(image)






Relay Therapeutics launches to tackle protein movement

15 Sep 2016 00:46:00 +0000

Third Rock-backed firm will look for allosteric inhibitors for tough targets(image)



Geography plays role in fate of two deals

15 Sep 2016 00:45:00 +0000

Linde-Praxair merger is off, PotashCorp-Agrium merger is on, in part due to location issues(image)



Bayer clinches deal for Monsanto

14 Sep 2016 20:28:00 +0000

But giant agrochemical acquisition will face close antitrust scrutiny(image)



Chemists reversibly evolve enzyme

14 Sep 2016 19:01:15 +0000

Demonstration shows that structural dynamics play an important role in evolving new enzyme functions(image)



Kratom users protest imminent ban

14 Sep 2016 18:18:00 +0000

DEA's new temporary classification prompts White House demonstration(image)



Catalyst flip-flops chirality to build patterned copolymer

14 Sep 2016 15:39:42 +0000

Like a chiral switch, catalyst helps string together alternating norbornene building blocks(image)



Richard Holm and Stephen Lippard to share Welch Award

14 Sep 2016 14:47:57 +0000

Chemists honored for their research that benefits mankind(image)



Amphetamine boosts rats’ recovery from brain injuries

14 Sep 2016 13:04:00 +0000

A new animal model of traumatic brain injuries can help scientists test treatments and understand long-lasting effects(image)



Relay Therapeutics launches to tackle protein movement

14 Sep 2016 04:01:00 +0000

Third Rock-backed firm will look for allosteric inhibitors for tough targets(image)



U.S. presidential candidates answer 20 questions on science

13 Sep 2016 07:15:00 +0000

Trump, Clinton, Johnson, and Stein offer positions on key problems facing the science community(image)



Geography plays role in fate of two deals

12 Sep 2016 19:42:42 +0000

Linde-Praxair merger is off, PotashCorp-Agrium merger is on, in part due to location issues(image)



Drug use in Athens rose dramatically after economic crisis

12 Sep 2016 18:35:19 +0000

Concentrations of legal and illegal drugs in wastewater skyrocketed after the Greek economic collapse in 2010(image)



Metabolite abnormalities pinpointed in chronic fatigue syndrome

12 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Blood plasma study reveals chemical signature associated with lowered metabolic activity(image)



Air-pollution-derived magnetic nanoparticles found in human brains

12 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Magnetite particles, which can be inhaled, may play a role in Alzheimer’s(image)



Cosmetic chemistry on view in New York City

12 Sep 2016 12:45:00 +0000

First North American In-Cosmetics exhibition showcases anti-aging ingredients and a formulation competition(image)



Signal in the noise: The K-beauty boom

12 Sep 2016 12:45:00 +0000

C&EN and CAS examine the intellectual property behind the cosmetics in South Korea(image)



Two biobased companies sell U.S. plants

12 Sep 2016 05:00:49 +0000

Ineos Bio and Elevance change direction on biobased fuels and chemicals(image)



DEA ban puts damper on research into kratom’s painkilling effects

09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Schedule I listing may stall testing of plant’s natural compounds and derivatives(image)



Hawaii targets sunscreens with oxybenzone

08 Sep 2016 23:44:14 +0000

State asks public to steer clear of these products to safeguard coral reefs(image)



FDA bans antibacterials in consumer soaps

08 Sep 2016 23:41:57 +0000

Agency says manufacturers have not demonstrated safety or effectiveness of 19 chemicals, including triclosan and triclocarban(image)



New method casts light on a chicken-and-egg problem

08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Raman spectroscopy could make chicken breeding more humane by identifying the sex of embryos still in the egg(image)



Agents hit malaria parasite at all three stages of infection

07 Sep 2016 20:03:00 +0000

Screening of compound library identifies compounds with broad spectrum of activity(image)



German giants chart divergent agriculture strategies

07 Sep 2016 18:51:00 +0000

While Bayer pursues Monsanto, BASF plans smaller acquisitions(image)



Danaher to acquire Cepheid

07 Sep 2016 15:17:00 +0000

Molecular diagnostics firm will join Danaher’s refocused science and technology business(image)



New method casts light on a chicken and egg problem

06 Sep 2016 19:29:00 +0000

Raman spectroscopy could make chicken breeding more humane by identifying the sex of embryos still in the egg(image)



Liquid alkali metal alloy floats on water rather than explodes

05 Sep 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Material makes colorful transformation into alkali metal hydroxide(image)



14-year effort culminates in reaction that activates methylenes

05 Sep 2016 13:39:00 +0000

Technique uses metal insertion to derivatize methylene C–H bonds catalytically and enantioselectively(image)



Ancient fossils in Greenland suggest evidence for microbial life from 3.7 billion years ago

05 Sep 2016 08:30:00 +0000

Researchers discover conical formations they believe are stromatolites, a smoking gun for ancient life(image)



Resizing the chemical elements

05 Sep 2016 05:00:44 +0000

Researchers systematically recalculate the atomic and ionic radii of elements 1 to 96(image)



DuPont pension changes rattle ex-employees

05 Sep 2016 05:00:43 +0000

Already nervous about coming merger with Dow, retirees are suspicious of a buyout offer(image)



Zika is boon to device makers

05 Sep 2016 05:00:42 +0000

Blood tests and purification methods ramp up as FDA recommends U.S.-wide screening(image)



No bounceback for biotech in 2016

05 Sep 2016 05:00:42 +0000

Stocks, public offerings, venture capital, and M&A on the skids(image)



Fizzy extraction brings out semivolatile compounds

02 Sep 2016 20:28:12 +0000

Extracting semivolatile compounds with carbon dioxide bubbles reduces the need for heat and solvents(image)



FDA bans triclosan and triclocarban in consumer soaps

02 Sep 2016 17:47:01 +0000

Agency says manufacturers have not demonstrated safety or effectiveness of these antibacterial chemicals(image)



Organometallic reaction catalyzed in living cells

02 Sep 2016 10:49:26 +0000

Artificial enzyme with organometallic active site catalyzes a nonnatural reaction, olefin metathesis, in bacteria(image)



Perfluorinated chemicals found in alligators, crocodiles

02 Sep 2016 00:05:54 +0000

Results can point researchers to water pollution hot spots(image)



Explosion at Airgas facility in Florida kills one worker

01 Sep 2016 23:31:41 +0000

Chemical Safety Board and Occupational Safety & Health Administration are investigating the incident(image)



U. of Minnesota sues Gilead

01 Sep 2016 23:31:15 +0000

School says drugmaker’s hepatitis C compound sofosbuvir infringes its patent(image)



Keeping cool with nanoporous fabric

01 Sep 2016 23:07:10 +0000

Opaque material could help our bodies stay cool by allowing heat to radiate out(image)



Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien dies at 64

01 Sep 2016 15:54:00 +0000

Biochemist advanced the use of green fluorescent protein as a ubiquitous biological marker(image)



Berkelium chemistry exposed

01 Sep 2016 05:01:00 +0000

First single-crystal structure and other analysis reveal that berkelium combines properties of curium and californium(image)



Immuno-oncology start-up Arcus emerges

31 Aug 2016 19:54:00 +0000

Two chemist founders seek to repeat their success with Flexus(image)



Octopus look-alike is first robot that’s self-powered, untethered, and entirely soft

30 Aug 2016 15:25:00 +0000

“Octobot” paves the way for a new generation of wearable electronics and biomedical applications(image)



Chinese developer eyes a Bay Area biotech hub

29 Aug 2016 05:00:53 +0000

Firm seeks to build on a culture of collaborative research in the U.S.(image)



Group says sunscreen makers cheat on SPF labels

29 Aug 2016 05:00:52 +0000

Environmental Working Group calls for FDA investigation of ingredients and testing methods(image)



Wind, solar rising as crucial energy sources in U.S. and globally

29 Aug 2016 05:00:51 +0000

Both are fastest growing energy sources across the world, agencies say(image)



Graduate students at private schools may unionize

29 Aug 2016 00:03:00 +0000

Chemistry teaching and research assistants among those looking to negotiate terms of employment(image)



New method produces electricity from the salinity difference between low- and high-salt solutions

27 Aug 2016 00:10:00 +0000

ACS Meeting News: New method produces electricity from the salinity difference between low- and high-salt solutions(image)



Berkelium chemistry exposed

26 Aug 2016 18:44:00 +0000

First single-crystal structure and other analysis reveal that berkelium combines properties of curium and californium(image)



A new concern for drinking water

26 Aug 2016 16:25:00 +0000

ACS Meeting News: Nanoparticulate iron minerals may help release neurotoxic lead from pipelines(image)



UN says Syria and Islamic State used chemical weapons

26 Aug 2016 16:06:36 +0000

Inquiry assigns blame for use of chlorine, mustard gas(image)



Philadelphia hosts ACS national meeting

25 Aug 2016 23:59:05 +0000

Council approves the extension of the unemployed members’ waiver from two years to three(image)









Protective fabric fixes itself with help from squid proteins

25 Aug 2016 11:54:24 +0000

Researchers coat fabrics with multilayer films containing self-repairing squid protein and toxin-degrading enzymes(image)






ChemChina’s Syngenta acquisition clears hurdle

24 Aug 2016 19:10:00 +0000

Green light from U.S. security committee comes amid more industry restructuring(image)












Pfizer outbids competitors for Medivation

24 Aug 2016 14:07:00 +0000

Drug major hopes $14 billion deal will cement a lead position in oncology(image)



Stretchy graphene sensor feels the strain

24 Aug 2016 13:12:10 +0000

Fish scales of graphene oxide on stretchable tape could make for a highly sensitive, wearable sensor(image)



Deciphering the color code of bioluminescence

23 Aug 2016 14:56:00 +0000

Two amino acid residues help tune the wavelength of light produced by luciferase(image)


















Pfizer outbids competitors for Medivation

22 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000

Drug major hopes $14 billion deal will cement a lead position in oncology(image)



Metal-free metamaterials switch between blocking and transmitting light

21 Aug 2016 12:10:25 +0000

Removing metals opens up possibilities for the engineered structures(image)



Chemical regulation related to drop in U.S. illicit drug users

21 Aug 2016 12:07:09 +0000

Study examines availability of substances used to manufacture cocaine, methamphetamine(image)



Membrane separates hydrocarbon isomers in energy-saving process

19 Aug 2016 21:46:00 +0000

So-called carbon molecular sieve purifies precious para-xylene from an isomeric mix using reverse osmosis [...]



Agent kills pain like morphine but loses some side effects

19 Aug 2016 11:21:00 +0000

Researchers find molecule that turns on opioid pain-relief pathway but skips one associated with constipation and respiratory distress [...]