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Metallopeptide catalyst eases synthesis of antibody-drug conjugates

22 Sep 2017 20:05:19 +0000

A promising drug-targeting approach is made easier thanks to a new rhodium-based catalyst

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Industry is too focused on applied research, chemists say in survey

22 Sep 2017 18:18:46 +0000

Chemical enterprise must also address image problem to attract top talent(image)



Kuraray snags Calgon Carbon for $1.1 billion

21 Sep 2017 18:40:24 +0000

Japanese acquirer says the activated carbon maker will make it a global force in filtration media

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Synthetic receptors imitate GPCRs

21 Sep 2017 18:40:00 +0000

Vesicle signaling system could deliver drugs on command

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Triple Boston biotech launch includes Kaleido, LifeMine, and Disarm Therapeutics

21 Sep 2017 16:58:26 +0000

Start-ups aim to modulate the microbiome, trawl fungal genomes for drugs, and prevent axon degeneration

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Molecular machine builds set of chiral molecules

21 Sep 2017 14:18:49 +0000

Machine ‘arm’ swivels back and forth to add pieces stereoselectively

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3-D printers make aluminum pieces without cracks

21 Sep 2017 11:01:45 +0000

Nanoparticles help print metal alloys more effectively

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Copper nanoparticles could help recycle CO2 into fuel

20 Sep 2017 18:28:51 +0000

New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to two- and three-carbon compounds

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BASF to buy Solvay’s nylon business for $1.9 billion

20 Sep 2017 18:28:00 +0000

Deal provides back integration to adiponitrile, a key raw material

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Alpek cutting off M&G over unpaid bills

19 Sep 2017 03:03:00 +0000

Alpek also doubts M&G will complete a major new plant(image)



Rodin Therapeutics aims to boost brain connections

18 Sep 2017 18:40:17 +0000

$27 million will help test HDAC2 inhibitors to improve synapse health in Alzheimer’s patients

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U.S. chemical makers, OSHA form worker safety alliance on diisocyanates

18 Sep 2017 18:33:23 +0000

Some see effort as response to water down California effort

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Publishers propose agreement with ResearchGate to limit unauthorized paper sharing

18 Sep 2017 15:56:45 +0000

Publishing trade group, which includes the American Chemical Society, offers networking site a solution to copyright infringement(image)



Allergan seeks tribe’s help in patent dispute

18 Sep 2017 05:00:51 +0000

Dry-eye drug is at the center of a novel maneuver to squash generic competition

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Doubts raised over validity of CRISPR-edited human embryo study

16 Sep 2017 01:24:00 +0000

In bioRxiv paper, embryologists and geneticists question whether gene repair could have occurred as reported

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DNA robot sorts and delivers

16 Sep 2017 00:45:00 +0000

Nucleic acid construct picks up, moves, and drops off fluorescent cargo to predetermined locations

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Chemist nominated to lead the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology

15 Sep 2017 00:38:57 +0000

Copan spent years in industry and in government

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FDA’s Gottlieb wants drug pricing and drug development costs to come down

15 Sep 2017 00:33:25 +0000

The FDA aims to modernize data collection and evaluation of drug trials(image)



U.S. Congress scrutinizes over-the-counter drugs

15 Sep 2017 00:28:52 +0000

Draft bipartisan legislation would overhaul how FDA regulates nonprescription products

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Hurricane Irma upends university operations

14 Sep 2017 19:49:19 +0000

Miami-area schools closed for more than two weeks as others reopened

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Bayer and Ginkgo launch microbe company

14 Sep 2017 18:32:39 +0000

New firm, backed with $100 million, will focus on nitrogen-fixing organisms for crops

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One-pot synthesis yields grapevine moth sex pheromone

14 Sep 2017 18:03:24 +0000

Ecofriendly vineyard pest control made more efficiently by new process

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Enzyme coordinates pericyclic reaction trifecta

14 Sep 2017 15:03:09 +0000

LepI catalyzes three concerted rearrangements en route to the natural insecticide leporin C

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Quantum computing goes beyond hydrogen and helium

13 Sep 2017 23:29:00 +0000

IBM system calculates ground states of lithium hydride and beryllium hydride

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Mother’s gut microbes could be linked to autismlike disorders in children

13 Sep 2017 22:39:27 +0000

Presence of certain bacteria in pregnant mice lead to abnormal brain wiring and autismlike behaviors in offspring

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Goodenough wins 2017 Welch Award

13 Sep 2017 15:50:29 +0000

Texas researcher recognized for pioneering work in lithium-ion batteries

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U.S. ag chemicals makers back controversial Trump nominee

13 Sep 2017 14:08:00 +0000

Democrats oppose Clovis for USDA science job

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U.S. ag chemical makers back controversial Trump nominee

12 Sep 2017 20:45:00 +0000

Democrats oppose Clovis for USDA science job(image)



DowDuPont amends split plan

12 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0000

Wilmington-based specialty products firm will be much larger under new breakup scheme(image)



First responders sue Arkema

12 Sep 2017 00:18:31 +0000

Seven emergency personnel claim Texas chemical fire resulted in injury from toxic fumes

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Self-folding electronics take shape

11 Sep 2017 22:40:41 +0000

A mechanically active ink causes flat, 3-D-printed electronic components to spontaneously fold(image)



Sanofi ends Zika vaccine research

11 Sep 2017 05:01:04 +0000

Other vaccine efforts continue, even as virus abates

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Trees with a probiotic boost clean up of a carcinogen

11 Sep 2017 05:01:00 +0000

Symbiotic bacteria help poplars strip trichloroethylene from groundwater

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What made Arkema’s peroxides unstable in Harvey’s aftermath?

08 Sep 2017 01:32:00 +0000

Chemists explain peroxide bond stability and thermal runaway

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Technique pinpoints active sites on catalyst surfaces

08 Sep 2017 00:45:12 +0000

Scanning microscopy detects activity with unprecedented resolution while reactions occur

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Industrial solvent widely found in U.S. drinking water

08 Sep 2017 00:34:16 +0000

Environmental group maps 1,4-dioxane contamination across 50 states(image)



U.S. chemical risk program gets mixed review

08 Sep 2017 00:29:09 +0000

Congress hears criticism and praise for EPA program Trump planned to defund

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H.B. Fuller will acquire Royal Adhesives

07 Sep 2017 22:57:14 +0000

$1.6 billion purchase to bring high-end materials into H.B. Fuller’s fold(image)



Lilly to cut jobs, close R&D sites

07 Sep 2017 19:07:00 +0000

Some 3,500 positions will be shed amid latest research shake-up(image)



Trees with a probiotic boost clean up a carcinogen

07 Sep 2017 17:41:29 +0000

Symbiotic bacteria help poplars strip trichloroethylene from groundwater

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Chemists retract 15-year-old paper and publish a revised version

07 Sep 2017 17:39:20 +0000

After discovering they misidentified the molecule central to the study, researchers carry out a structural do over

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Texas flood shows need for chemical safety rule, advocates say

07 Sep 2017 16:34:00 +0000

Activists point to fires at Arkema plant

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Seeking materials to send unbreakable codes

07 Sep 2017 15:53:00 +0000

Scientists want to develop photonic materials to bring quantum communication closer to reality

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Houston’s chemical industry rebounds from Harvey

07 Sep 2017 05:01:00 +0000

Refiners and chemical companies restart production, help employees get back on their feet

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Germany’s Merck eyes consumer products exit

06 Sep 2017 19:06:03 +0000

Plan to sell business continues pharmaceutical industry’s love-hate relationship with OTC drugs(image)



American Chemical Society seeks judgment against Sci-Hub

06 Sep 2017 18:56:47 +0000

Pirated papers distributor has not responded to lawsuit(image)



Startup sues L’Oreal over anti-aging ingredient

06 Sep 2017 18:18:00 +0000

Use of the nucleoside adenosine to erase wrinkles is at the heart of a David versus Goliath dispute

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Synthetic simplification of hallucinogen pays off

06 Sep 2017 05:01:00 +0000

ChemRxiv paper discloses total synthesis of salvinorin A analog that suppresses itch in mice

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Evacuation lifted around Arkema’s Crosby site

05 Sep 2017 21:35:00 +0000

Safety officials burned six remaining trailers of flammable organic peroxides

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Coiled nanotube yarn generates electricity when stretched

04 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Scientists have developed “twistrons” that harvest electrical energy from motion

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Touching thermal-paper receipts could extend BPA retention in the body

04 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Traces of endocrine disruptor bisphenol A excreted for a week after dermal contact

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Nanodiamonds reduce short-circuit risk in rechargeable lithium batteries

04 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Carbon crystals prevent formation of needelike dendrites during charging cycles

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Ex-DuPont scientists launch contract research firm

04 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Delaware group hopes to employ scientists, bolster research with a lease on lab space at DuPont Experimental Station

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Synthetic simplification of hallucinogen pays off

01 Sep 2017 23:00:00 +0000

ChemRxiv paper discloses total synthesis of salvinorin A analog that suppresses itch in mice

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Arkema discloses chemicals, quantities at risk in Texas

01 Sep 2017 22:32:00 +0000

Hundreds of metric tons of highly unstable organic peroxides at imminent risk of fire

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Gilead to acquire Kite Pharma for $11.9 billion

01 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Deal moves infectious disease leader into cell therapy for cancer

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After Harvey, Texas faces massive cleanup

01 Sep 2017 01:03:00 +0000

Getting Gulf Coast’s chemical industry operating again to take weeks

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Enzyme harnesses light to make alkanes

01 Sep 2017 00:06:00 +0000

Newly identified enzyme powers fatty acid decarboxylation with blue light

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Drumroll please ... DowDuPont emerges

31 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0000

The next big task for the massive new firm will be to split into three

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Tropical Storm Harvey causes disruptions, emissions, and explosions in Houston area

31 Aug 2017 17:17:00 +0000

Chemical companies begin to survey storm’s aftermath

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Asthma drugs may reduce Parkinson’s risk

31 Aug 2017 17:06:00 +0000

Pathway triggered by the therapeutics could be source of new drug targets for the disease

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Molecular motors drill holes in cells

30 Aug 2017 22:58:00 +0000

Machines that spin through cell membranes could deliver drugs and kill cancer cells

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Molecular motors drill holes in cells

30 Aug 2017 22:58:00 +0000

Máquinas que taladran las membranas celulares podrían distribuir fármacos y matar células tumorales

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Single-molecule magnet breaks performance records

30 Aug 2017 18:52:00 +0000

Dysprosium complex brings high-density, molecular-level data storage into the realm of possibility

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Making the diabetes drug exenatide more stable

30 Aug 2017 17:55:11 +0000

Changing the delivery system and swapping one amino acid in the protein drug could reduce its injection frequency

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Harvey stalls chemical, university activities on the Gulf Coast

28 Aug 2017 21:12:52 +0000

Amid record rainfall, petrochemical firms shutter facilities, universities cancel classes

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Gilead to acquire Kite Pharma for $11.9 billion

28 Aug 2017 19:02:39 +0000

Deal moves infectious disease leader into cell therapy for cancer(image)



Washington, D.C., hosts ACS national meeting

28 Aug 2017 05:00:14 +0000

Members take in the eclipse; society narrowly rejects financial support for international chapters

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Nonprofit scientists head to industry

28 Aug 2017 05:00:13 +0000

Novartis, other drugmakers see discovery talent in academia

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Novartis and nonprofit launch trials of a novel malaria drug

28 Aug 2017 05:00:13 +0000

A single-dose alternative advances as parasites develop resistance to complex standard regimens

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New effort to develop meatless meat

28 Aug 2017 05:00:12 +0000

UC Berkeley, Givaudan partner to make meat alternatives tastier

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Touching thermal receipts may extend BPA exposure

25 Aug 2017 19:24:45 +0000

Traces of endocrine disruptor bisphenol A can remain in body for a week after dermal contact

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Watching immune proteins and therapeutics diffuse through lymph nodes

24 Aug 2017 23:05:49 +0000

ACS meeting news: Microfluidic device provides easy way to monitor cytokine migration

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A new role for nitric oxide in greenhouse gas formation

24 Aug 2017 20:00:00 +0000

ACS Meeting News: Better understanding of nitrogen cycling from fertilizer runoff could help control emissions

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Water quality revealed in a droplet

24 Aug 2017 18:55:22 +0000

ACS meeting news: A new low-cost method assesses water chemistry by analyzing how it evaporates

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Viruslike nanoparticles kill drug-resistant bacteria

24 Aug 2017 17:33:00 +0000

The particles could eventually lead to safe, targeted therapies that fight infections and avoid antibiotic resistance

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Flow process streamlines assembly of essential antibiotic

24 Aug 2017 15:51:10 +0000

ACS meeting news: System makes ciprofloxacin salt in nine minutes without pausing to purify individual synthesis steps

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Reaction plays favorites in polyols

23 Aug 2017 21:04:08 +0000

ACS meeting news: Ruthenium-catalyzed process zeroes in on individual hydroxyls in multi-hydroxylated compounds

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European regulators probe Bayer-Monsanto deal

23 Aug 2017 19:04:10 +0000

Regulators fret over power the agchem giant would have

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Botanical supplements can inhibit drug-metabolizing enzymes

23 Aug 2017 17:18:53 +0000

ACS Meeting News: Licorice extracts used to treat menopausal symptoms could disrupt proper drug metabolism, leading to possible interactions with prescription medication

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Copper pairs up to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust

23 Aug 2017 17:18:49 +0000

ACS Meeting News: Unusual catalytic mechanism plays key role in engine emissions cleanup

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Chemical Safety Board officials seek collaboration with ACS

23 Aug 2017 15:37:07 +0000

ACS Meeting News: CSB applauds ACS’s recent efforts to elevate the importance of safety

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Foraging for fetal cells in mothers’ blood

23 Aug 2017 13:28:56 +0000

A method for isolating fetal cells from maternal blood samples takes a step toward a less invasive prenatal test for genetic diseases

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Prospecting for new antimicrobial molecules in dragon’s blood

22 Aug 2017 20:39:26 +0000

ACS meeting news: Small, positively charged peptides from alligators and Komodo dragons could inspire new ways to fight infections

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Treated wastewater sludge still harbors antibiotic resistance genes

22 Aug 2017 20:39:26 +0000

ACS Meeting News: Findings raise public health concerns because sludge is often spread on farmlands

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Triplet diradical cyclobutadiene spotted for the first time

21 Aug 2017 21:52:33 +0000

ACS meeting news: Researchers use stabilizing silicon groups to tame the elusive species, a long-sought target of chemists studying chemical bonding and reaction mechanisms

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Steering clear of opioids’ downsides

21 Aug 2017 21:52:32 +0000

ACS meeting news: Researchers develop a model that may be useful for finding compounds that bind to opioid receptors without side effects

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Probiotic prevents sepsis in infants

18 Aug 2017 01:36:00 +0000

Treatment could reduce infections responsible for neonatal deaths in the developing world

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Structure of superlong, ice-binding protein reported

17 Aug 2017 19:46:00 +0000

Protein helps Antarctic bacteria stick to ice and photosynthetic diatoms at same time

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Secrets of stimulant abused in Middle East revealed

17 Aug 2017 15:59:04 +0000

Vaccines help uncover how “pharmacoterrorism” drug fenethylline works in the body

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Chemistry preprint servers launched

17 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Beta ChemRxiv site and ChemRN are now accepting manuscripts from the chemistry community ahead of peer review(image)



Electric current jump-starts diamine synthesis

16 Aug 2017 19:47:00 +0000

Mild electrosynthesis bypasses existing methods’ limitations

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‘Magic mushroom’ enzyme mystery solved

16 Aug 2017 12:19:00 +0000

Researchers unravel the biosynthesis of the psychoactive drug psilocybin, making large-scale production a possibility[...]



‘Magic mushroom’ enzyme mystery solved

16 Aug 2017 12:19:00 +0000

Unos investigadores descubren la biosíntesis de la psilocibina, una droga psicoactiva. Esto podría facilitar su producción a gran escala.[...]



Paperthin device produces electricity from the slowest human motions

15 Aug 2017 21:45:08 +0000

The device could someday be integrated into fabric to power electronic devices[...]



Structure of superlong, ice-binding protein reported

15 Aug 2017 17:23:00 +0000

Adhesin protein helps Antarctic bacteria stick to ice and photosynthetic diatoms at same time[...]



Merck’s Frazier resigns from Trump’s advisory board

14 Aug 2017 19:17:00 +0000

CEO is departing in response to President’s statements following Charlottesville violence[...]



‘Magic mushroom’ enzyme mystery solved

14 Aug 2017 17:38:07 +0000

Researchers unravel the biosynthesis of the psychoactive drug psilocybin, making large-scale production a possibility[...]



Researchers estimate lead released from Flint water pipes

14 Aug 2017 16:54:09 +0000

Lack of orthophosphate corrosion control contributed to city’s water crisis, according to new analysis[...]