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Water’s hypercooling point may be in reach

15 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

A new calculation suggests the unique freezing point might be achieved in the lab(image)



Activating C–H bonds with isolated atoms

15 Jan 2018 13:45:00 +0000

Copper decorated with lone platinum atoms catalyzes alkane conversions and resists fouling(image)



Start-ups invited to a cleantech show-off

15 Jan 2018 06:00:16 +0000

10 successful applicants will get a chance to pitch their technologies to large firms(image)



Shake-up in neuroscience R&D

15 Jan 2018 06:00:16 +0000

Pfizer drops early development as Shire establishes a dedicated division(image)



Rewritable paper goes technicolor

15 Jan 2018 06:00:15 +0000

Metal-ligand complexes display a range of long-lasting colors that can be erased on demand, allowing paper to be reused(image)



Investment flows at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

12 Jan 2018 00:57:43 +0000

Mergers and acquisitions are announced as venture capitalists invest in young companies(image)



Radio telescope spots aromatic molecule for first time

11 Jan 2018 22:07:00 +0000

Detecting benzonitrile in space could help astronomers zero in on what else is out there(image)



Iranian oil tanker burns after collision off China coast

11 Jan 2018 20:19:00 +0000

Spill off China coast could be three times as large as from the Exxon Valdez(image)



Nanosurfactants create droplet-sized reaction flasks

11 Jan 2018 18:44:00 +0000

Chemists use magnets, lasers, and electricity to manipulate droplets with nanoparticle skins(image)



Burning Iranian oil tanker raises environmental concerns for China’s coast

11 Jan 2018 15:22:00 +0000

Potential spill could be 3 times as large as that from the Exxon Valdez(image)



Activating circadian clock kills cancer cells

10 Jan 2018 20:28:21 +0000

Compound that targets the clock reduces brain cancer growth without side effects in mice(image)



Two-dimensional materials could enable low-power telecommunications

10 Jan 2018 19:03:50 +0000

Atomically thin materials can be made into a new class of electronic devices for memory cells and telecom switches(image)



Start-ups invited to a cleantech showoff

10 Jan 2018 16:28:00 +0000

Ten successful applicants will get a chance to pitch their technology to large firms(image)



Rewritable paper goes technicolor

09 Jan 2018 20:04:00 +0000

Metal-ligand complexes display a range of long-lasting colors that can be erased on demand, allowing paper to be reused(image)



Shake-up in neuroscience R&D

09 Jan 2018 17:23:03 +0000

Pfizer drops early development as Shire establishes dedicated divisions(image)



National Academies plan for next decade of atmospheric chemistry observation

08 Jan 2018 21:23:34 +0000

Report makes confident recommendations in the face of budget uncertainty(image)



Investment flows at JPMorgan Healthcare Conference

08 Jan 2018 17:01:33 +0000

Mergers and acquisitions are announced as venture capitalists invest in young companies(image)



Scalable method to make tissue engineering material

08 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

New method produces 3-D-printable material with modifiable end groups(image)



China restricts imports of plastic trash

08 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Move upsets recycling programs worldwide but may lead to better waste management(image)



U.K. firm touts bacon breakthrough

08 Jan 2018 06:00:23 +0000

Recipe uses fruit, spice extracts in place of cancer-linked nitrites(image)



Food additive boosts dangerous bacterium

08 Jan 2018 06:00:04 +0000

The disaccharide trehalose makes certain strains of Clostridium difficile more deadly(image)



Carfilzomib linked to higher rates of cardiovascular problems

05 Jan 2018 00:28:38 +0000

Analysis of clinical trial data shows that patients taking cancer drug are twice as likely to experience adverse cardiac issues(image)



Stepping up gene synthesis

04 Jan 2018 19:00:02 +0000

Emulsions allow multiple genes to be assembled simultaneously from pools of oligonucleotides(image)



Ultrasound-bouncing bubbles help track bacteria in mice

04 Jan 2018 16:11:11 +0000

Bacteria engineered with gas vesicles allow researchers to use ultrasound to image the microbes at higher resolutions and greater depths than before(image)



Pfizer inks protein degradation deal with Arvinas

04 Jan 2018 12:27:43 +0000

Worth up to $830 million, the multi-year pact will support the discovery of multiple small molecules(image)



Sulfones expand the reach of radical cross-couplings

03 Jan 2018 23:27:57 +0000

New reagents offer streamlined synthesis of valuable fluorinated products(image)



Spinning yarn for a wash-and-wear energy harvester

03 Jan 2018 22:33:59 +0000

The yarn can be woven into textiles that scavenge energy from motion to charge wearable devices(image)



Expansion Therapeutics launches to target RNA with $55 million

03 Jan 2018 21:31:37 +0000

Start-up will develop small molecules targeting RNA in the muscle-wasting disease myotonic dystrophy(image)



India’s drug security threatened by reliance on imports

03 Jan 2018 17:27:44 +0000

China supplies two-thirds of raw materials(image)



A banner year for new drugs

03 Jan 2018 15:21:00 +0000

The 46 new drugs approved in 2017 represented a 20-year peak in industry productivity(image)



Lowering the temperature on nitrogen splitting

03 Jan 2018 13:53:55 +0000

Computer simulations predict a new light-activated catalyst could make the Haber-Bosch process obsolete(image)



Voltage loss in Li-ion batteries explained

01 Jan 2018 06:00:16 +0000

Study uncovers crystal structure change during discharging of experimental high-capacity batteries that leads to failure(image)



Low-energy electrons may spark some space chemistry

01 Jan 2018 06:00:16 +0000

Bonds and chemical groups found in biomolecules form in ices bombarded by the electrons(image)



Engineering new cellular scaffolding for bacteria

01 Jan 2018 06:00:11 +0000

Scaffold increases output of synthetic pathway by bringing enzymes close together(image)



New reagent could add trifluoromethyl groups to molecules from waste fluoroform

01 Jan 2018 06:00:10 +0000

Optimized Lewis acid-base approach promises reduction in cost and waste of fluorinating chemicals(image)






Trump administration delays bans of toxic solvents

01 Jan 2018 06:00:09 +0000

Regulation of high-risk uses of trichloroethylene, methylene chloride, N-methylpyrrolidone on hold(image)



China creates world’s largest carbon trading program

01 Jan 2018 06:00:08 +0000

Cap-and-trade approach will start with power-generating companies(image)



India sets up panel to assist launch and pricing of new drugs

29 Dec 2017 17:11:37 +0000

Committee to tackle areas of dispute between the pharmaceutical industry and regulators(image)



Indian Science Congress postponed

28 Dec 2017 22:49:05 +0000

Meeting delayed to March and relocated for security concerns(image)



Cold weather exhausts natural gas in China

28 Dec 2017 16:27:10 +0000

Country’s attempt to cut coal use causes chemical makers to suspend operations(image)



BMW taps Solid Power for battery program

28 Dec 2017 16:26:43 +0000

Automaker says solid-state batteries can extend range and safety of electric vehicles(image)



Start-up training program opens to all

28 Dec 2017 16:26:27 +0000

NSF entrepreneur program for university scientists now seeks nonacademic trainees(image)



First gene therapy for genetic disease approved

28 Dec 2017 16:26:08 +0000

FDA okays Luxturna from Spark Therapeutics to restore vision in patients with an inherited form of blindness(image)



Immune cells aid spread of Alzheimer’s protein

27 Dec 2017 18:25:00 +0000

Protein released during inflammation acts as a seed for aggregation of amyloid-β in mice(image)



Genome editing protects hearing in mice

27 Dec 2017 16:11:44 +0000

CRISPR-Cas9 technique reduces progressive hearing loss caused by rare genetic disease(image)



Genome editing protects hearing in mice

27 Dec 2017 16:11:00 +0000

La técnica CRIPR-Cas9 reduce la pérdida progresiva de la audición que causa una enfermedad genética rara(image)



U.S. EPA sued over science advisers policy

22 Dec 2017 19:55:46 +0000

Case claims directive violates federal ethics requirements(image)



U.S. FDA halts use of triclosan in health care antiseptics

22 Dec 2017 19:51:59 +0000

Agency defers action on two quaternary ammonium compounds(image)



Scientists use directed evolution to develop better viruslike capsules

21 Dec 2017 22:15:04 +0000

Artificial viral capsids that hold their own genomic material could aid drug delivery(image)



President Trump signs tax reform bill into law

21 Dec 2017 21:30:00 +0000

Changes will boost chemical industry but worry higher education officials(image)



Metal-organic frameworks scrutinized for reproducibility

21 Dec 2017 18:10:30 +0000

Data analysis on how well the porous materials adsorb carbon dioxide quantifies inconsistencies, points to improvement strategies(image)



China creates world’s largest carbon trading program

21 Dec 2017 17:27:19 +0000

Cap-and-trade approach will start with power-generating companies(image)



Ironing out graphene’s wrinkles

21 Dec 2017 16:35:00 +0000

A new growth method produces graphene that’s smooth and pristine(image)



BMW taps Solid Power for battery program

20 Dec 2017 21:01:21 +0000

Automaker says solid-state batteries can extend range and safety of electric vehicles(image)



Trump administration delays bans of toxic solvents

20 Dec 2017 19:35:02 +0000

Regulation of high-risk uses of trichloroethylene, methylene chloride, NMP on hold(image)



Umicore to buy Materia’s catalyst business

20 Dec 2017 19:25:33 +0000

Deal follows settlement of lawsuit with Evonik over patent ownership(image)



Start-up training program opens to all

20 Dec 2017 15:45:55 +0000

NSF entrepreneur program for university scientists now seeks nonacademic trainees(image)



First gene therapy for genetic disease approved

20 Dec 2017 15:20:21 +0000

FDA okays Luxturna from Spark Therapeutics to restore vision in patients with an inherited form of blindness(image)



New reagent could add trifluoromethyl groups to molecules from waste fluoroform

19 Dec 2017 20:02:00 +0000

Optimized Lewis acid-base approach promises reduction in cost and waste of fluorinating chemicals(image)



Watching micelles fuse in real time

19 Dec 2017 17:13:00 +0000

Imaging technique captures motion of soft matter at nanoscale(image)



U.S. tax bill saves grad students’ tuition benefits

18 Dec 2017 22:01:10 +0000

Congress is expected to approve tax reform agreement(image)



Cold weather exhausts natural gas in China

18 Dec 2017 18:31:54 +0000

Country’s attempt to cut coal use causes chemical makers to suspend operations(image)



Engineering new cellular scaffolding for bacteria

18 Dec 2017 17:57:18 +0000

Scaffold increases output of synthetic pathway by bringing enzymes close together(image)



Low-energy electrons may spark some space chemistry

18 Dec 2017 17:22:23 +0000

Bonds and chemical groups found in biomolecules form in ices bombarded by the electrons(image)



U.S. Chemical Safety Board sued for not creating emissions reporting rule

18 Dec 2017 06:00:12 +0000

Regulation proposed in 2009 but dropped because of cost, industry opposition(image)



Nobel Prize winner introduces skin care line

18 Dec 2017 06:00:08 +0000

Molecular machine builder Fraser Stoddart is behind new firm that will sell high-priced antiaging cosmetics(image)



A greener way to get lithium?

18 Dec 2017 06:00:08 +0000

Sorbent could extract the battery material from geothermal power plant brine(image)



Chemists forge green path to alkylated amines

18 Dec 2017 06:00:07 +0000

Process uses microbe-derived amino acids to produce the industrially important building blocks(image)



Obsidian launches with $49.5 million to fine-tune cellular and gene therapies

18 Dec 2017 06:00:06 +0000

Tunable technology was born in the labs of Stanford professor Thomas Wandless(image)



FTC seeks to block Tronox’s purchase of Cristal

18 Dec 2017 06:00:06 +0000

Regulator says the combined firm will wield too much power in the titanium dioxide market(image)



Catalyst treatment could boost exhaust cleanup

15 Dec 2017 00:59:17 +0000

Steam treating enhances platinum’s durability and knack for scrubbing CO from engine emissions(image)



Catalyst treatment could boost exhaust cleanup

15 Dec 2017 00:59:00 +0000

Un tratamiento con vapor de agua aumenta la vida media de los catalizadores de platino y los apaña para eliminar hasta la última molécula de CO de las emisiones de los motores(image)



Another twist in marine toxin’s structural saga

14 Dec 2017 20:32:15 +0000

Researchers synthesize azaspiracid and uncover structural misassignment(image)



Metal-organic framework compound sets methane storage record

14 Dec 2017 20:26:00 +0000

Sol-gel synthesis boosts the capacity of a common porous material(image)



Marc Hillmyer named editor-in-chief of Macromolecules

14 Dec 2017 17:28:36 +0000

University of Minnesota professor plans to strengthen the journal’s global reach(image)



Nominee to lead EPA chemicals program withdraws

14 Dec 2017 16:32:08 +0000

Toxicologist with close ties to chemical industry fails to garner enough Senate support(image)



Brazil asbestos ban impacts U.S. imports

14 Dec 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Russia is now the sole source of carcinogenic mineral for the U.S.(image)



DNA origami hits the big time

14 Dec 2017 06:00:00 +0000

New set of techniques enables the mass-production of micrometer-sized DNA structures(image)






A mother’s immune system could influence sons’ sexual orientation

13 Dec 2017 16:16:00 +0000

Antibodies produced from carrying multiple male fetuses could help explain why having older brothers increases a man’s likelihood of being gay(image)



CRISPR gene editing is coming to the clinic

12 Dec 2017 22:02:30 +0000

Hematology meeting offers glimpse of clinical trials that will use CRISPR to treat sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia beginning in 2018(image)



EU’s chlorine makers end mercury-based production

12 Dec 2017 21:46:00 +0000

Europe’s Dec. 11 ban brings 21 mercury cell production plants to a halt(image)



Chemists forge green path to alkylated amines

11 Dec 2017 20:27:25 +0000

Process uses microbe-derived amino acids to produce the industrially important building blocks(image)



Brazil asbestos ban impacts U.S. imports

11 Dec 2017 19:16:04 +0000

Russia is now the sole source of carcinogenic mineral for the U.S.(image)



Metal-organic framework compound sets methane storage record

11 Dec 2017 16:57:00 +0000

Sol-gel synthesis boosts the capacity of a common porous material(image)



Detergent-based artificial tongue identifies bottled water brands

11 Dec 2017 16:52:08 +0000

An assembly containing a single type of fluorescent sensor can detect 13 different metal ions(image)



EPA works with industry to streamline chemical reviews

08 Dec 2017 17:54:40 +0000

Agency modifies approach to evaluate safety of new chemicals, initially leaving out some stakeholders(image)



Another twist in marine toxin’s structural saga

07 Dec 2017 21:33:00 +0000

Researchers synthesize azaspiracid and uncover structural misassignment(image)



FTC seeks to block Tronox’s purchase of Cristal

07 Dec 2017 19:35:27 +0000

Regulator says the combined firm will wield too much power in the titanium dioxide market(image)



New target for anti-inflammatory drugs found

07 Dec 2017 19:30:00 +0000

Small molecule inhibits toll-like receptor through novel mechanism(image)



World’s environment officials set goal for contamination-free planet

07 Dec 2017 17:06:27 +0000

Improved use of commercial chemicals, cuts in ocean plastic pollution needed, assembly says(image)



PMC prevails in bid for Isochem

06 Dec 2017 21:08:54 +0000

Deal is a generalist’s second pharma foray in recent weeks(image)



Stuart Rowan to take helm of ACS Macro Letter

06 Dec 2017 20:14:01 +0000

University of Chicago chemist says he plans to grow the polymer science journal(image)



DNA origami hits the big time

06 Dec 2017 18:29:44 +0000

New set of techniques enables the mass-production of micrometer-sized DNA structures(image)



High-performance, flexible electronics printed on paper

06 Dec 2017 18:11:26 +0000

Paper-based graphene and molybdenum disulfide transistors could send data from medical or environmental sensors to the cloud(image)



A greener way to get lithium?

06 Dec 2017 15:36:19 +0000

Sorbent could extract the battery material from geothermal power plant brine(image)



Obsidian launches with $49.5 million to fine tune cellular and gene therapies

06 Dec 2017 11:15:16 +0000

Tunable technology was born in the labs of Stanford professor Thomas Wandless(image)



Nobel Prize winner introduces skin care line

05 Dec 2017 21:22:47 +0000

Molecular machine builder Fraser Stoddart is behind new firm that will sell high-priced anti-aging cosmetics [...]



To prevent fertilizer from escaping cranberry bogs, just add salt

05 Dec 2017 21:10:04 +0000

Aluminum sulfate traps phosphorus in sediment so it doesn’t drain into lakes and ponds [...]