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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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U.S. academic biomedical labs said unready for disasters

11 Aug 2017 19:30:03 +0000

NAS report outlines recommendations for preparation and recovery

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Botaneco opens New Jersey lab

11 Aug 2017 18:31:10 +0000

Canadian personal care ingredient maker targets U.S. for growth

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Flexible batteries get safe aqueous electrolytes

11 Aug 2017 14:27:09 +0000

Biocompatible devices could safely power wearable and implantable medical devices

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Published science begets commercial innovation, study finds

10 Aug 2017 20:23:06 +0000

Majority of papers are linked to U.S. patents(image)



Electricity jump-starts synthesis of 1,2-diamines

10 Aug 2017 19:26:00 +0000

Mild electrosynthesis bypasses limitations of existing methods

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GSK to end neuroscience R&D in China

09 Aug 2017 17:05:17 +0000

Shanghai was once the hub of the company’s neuroscience research effort

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Algae products specialist TerraVia goes bankrupt

09 Aug 2017 14:04:43 +0000

Company, which got its start in biofuels, may be acquired by Corbion

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Organic semiconductor film enhances Raman signals

08 Aug 2017 21:16:21 +0000

Substrate boosts signal even without metals, but adding metals multiplies the effect

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Court strikes down U.S. restrictions on HFCs

08 Aug 2017 21:08:54 +0000

EPA rule had limited potent greenhouse gases, boosted market for HFO substitutes

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Frozen fish embryos warm up better with nanorods

08 Aug 2017 16:36:00 +0000

New technique uses gold nanoparticles to improve viability of frozen zebrafish embryos

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California tightens safety regulations for refineries

08 Aug 2017 16:32:00 +0000

Move comes in the wake of major accidents

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Accounting for public heath gains from pollution control

07 Aug 2017 05:00:30 +0000

All health benefits from regulation need to be in cost-benefit analyses, researchers say(image)



Janitorial system in red blood cells discovered

07 Aug 2017 05:00:19 +0000

Enzyme helps trash most of the proteins inside cells that are transforming into red blood cells

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Self-driving vesicles penetrate blood-brain barrier

04 Aug 2017 12:32:22 +0000

Potential drug carriers follow glucose gradients in mice

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Dr. Reddy’s struggles to meet FDA concerns

04 Aug 2017 12:32:06 +0000

Indian drugmaker doesn’t expect to make facilities compliant before year-end

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Polyladderenes unzip to form semiconducting polymers

04 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Molecules could report mechanical stress in materials

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Dow, investors tussle over Dow Corning’s future

04 Aug 2017 02:36:00 +0000

Activist investors want a better breakup plan for the DowDuPont split

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Semiconductor industry to begin using MOFs

04 Aug 2017 01:28:00 +0000

Start-up technology will enhance gas purity and safety

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Permeable polymer is choosy about what gases it passes

03 Aug 2017 17:03:00 +0000

Advance may broaden application of low-cost polymer membranes for gas separation

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Keeping a close eye on lithium ions

03 Aug 2017 16:49:00 +0000

A fluorescent imaging agent that binds directly to lithium ions could help researchers better understand why batteries wear out

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Cane toad microbiome transforms its toxins

03 Aug 2017 11:21:40 +0000

Microbe management could be a new strategy for controlling toad population growth

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People with allergies have special set of immune cells, researchers find

02 Aug 2017 22:15:00 +0000

Cells could serve as indicators of the efficacy of allergy therapies and provide new drug targets

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CRISPR corrects mutation in human embryos

02 Aug 2017 18:39:17 +0000

Scientists have used the gene-editing tool to fix an error that causes a common heart condition

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Understanding how mother-of-pearl promotes bone growth

02 Aug 2017 17:28:00 +0000

A polymer replica of the physical nanostructure of an oyster’s pearly lining encourages bone cells to grow on its surface

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U.S. court says EPA must implement methane regulations

02 Aug 2017 15:25:00 +0000

Legal battles likely to intensify over EPA rules to curb emissions from new oil and gas operations

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Aptuit sold for $300 million

02 Aug 2017 12:38:00 +0000

Evotec says its deal for the contract research firm will extend its expertise into clinical development services

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Delay of U.S. chemical safety rule challenged

02 Aug 2017 12:28:00 +0000

EPA regulation to prevent industrial accidents is focus of lawsuits

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Aptuit sold for $300 million

31 Jul 2017 20:10:53 +0000

Evotec says its deal for the contract research firm will extend its expertise into clinical development services

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How to recycle lightly used drugs

31 Jul 2017 05:00:14 +0000

Scientists develop a green process to recover valuable pharmaceuticals during drug development so they don’t go to waste

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Sunscreen reduces multiple sclerosis symptoms in mice

31 Jul 2017 05:00:09 +0000

Scientists identify salicyclic acid derivatives as responsible for surprising effect

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Eurofins acquires a third contract research firm

31 Jul 2017 05:00:05 +0000

Advinus adds India lab to new assets in Canada and Europe

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Calls to poison centers about dietary supplements on the rise

28 Jul 2017 21:35:24 +0000

More education and regulation are needed, data analysis suggests

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Delay of U.S. chemical safety rule challenged

28 Jul 2017 14:53:00 +0000

EPA rule to prevent industrial accidents is focus of lawsuits

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U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to ban chlorpyrifos

28 Jul 2017 12:06:23 +0000

Legislation aims to prohibit use of neurotoxic chemical on food crops

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Industrial demand boosts earnings

28 Jul 2017 12:05:41 +0000

Dow, BASF, Covestro, DuPont say manufacturers’ need for materials drove increases in second quarter

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Corning invests in glass innovation

27 Jul 2017 22:10:35 +0000

Company to spend $4 billion on new material for pharmaceutical vials

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Chemists weave most complex pattern yet made from organic threads

27 Jul 2017 22:10:00 +0000

Oligoproline strands self-assemble to form three-way woven structure

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Chemists weave most complex pattern yet made from organic threads

27 Jul 2017 22:10:00 +0000

Hilos de oligoprolina que se autoensamblan para formar una estructura trenzada

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Straightening out natural products’ stereochemistry

26 Jul 2017 20:11:06 +0000

Multipronged method used to correct the structures of baulamycins A and B

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AkzoNobel under attack from largest shareholder

26 Jul 2017 20:06:45 +0000

Hedge fund Elliott Advisors calls for answers and for chairman to go

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Calls to poison centers about dietary supplements on the rise

25 Jul 2017 18:07:00 +0000

More education and regulation are needed, data analysis suggests

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Growing liver tissue from seed

24 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Hydrogel patterned with cells expands into functioning liver tissue in response to liver damage

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Weighing the proton

24 Jul 2017 11:00:00 +0000

More precise measurements suggest that the subatomic particle is lighter than previously thought

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Most plastics are discarded, study finds

24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Study examines production and fate of ubiquitous material

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Gold nanomesh creates a breathable electronic skin

24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Mesh design allows airflow through skintight, stretchable gold electronics

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U.S. court backs EPA’s delay of chlorpyrifos ban

20 Jul 2017 21:48:00 +0000

Decision is a victory for the Trump Administration

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Polymer ‘pulleys’ could boost Li-ion battery performance

20 Jul 2017 18:56:00 +0000

Mechanical polymers prevent silicon anode disintegration

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Training of bomb-sniffing dogs could improve with new mass spectrometry tool

20 Jul 2017 17:48:00 +0000

A device that detects vapors from explosives could help handlers more accurately evaluate canine performance

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Nektar advances abuse-proof opioid

19 Jul 2017 23:19:00 +0000

Biotech firm uses PEGylation to stem euphoria effect

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Silencing mitochondrial genes with a designer molecule

19 Jul 2017 22:45:23 +0000

A peptide-like molecule passes through the mitochondrial membrane to turn off genes

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AkzoNobel’s CEO steps down unexpectedly

19 Jul 2017 20:58:00 +0000

Ton Büchner is replaced by Thierry Vanlancker, former head of chemicals

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Ethylene exports from the U.S. planned

19 Jul 2017 20:10:00 +0000

Enterprise and other firms are looking to build terminals to send the petrochemical building block overseas

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Another try at Vietnam’s first cracker

19 Jul 2017 17:45:00 +0000

After other failed attempts, Thailand’s Siam Cement says it will move project ahead

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More helium is on the way

19 Jul 2017 16:07:00 +0000

Entrepreneurs forge ahead with new, on-purpose wells, but they need Congress to clarify lease terms

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U.S. team makes history at International Chemistry Olympiad

19 Jul 2017 12:30:00 +0000

High school students score four golds for first time in team’s history

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Michael Dourson tapped to lead U.S. EPA chemical program

18 Jul 2017 21:30:00 +0000

Toxicologist’s nomination garners praise and concerns

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Water tainted with perfluorocarbons by U.S. military is focus of legislation

18 Jul 2017 17:04:00 +0000

House of Representatives passes bill that would require study of health effects, impacts of potential drinking water regulation on development of substitutes

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Automating reaction discovery

17 Jul 2017 05:00:35 +0000

Approach combines chemical design and informatics to find new chemical transformations

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Dopamine sends immune signals too

17 Jul 2017 05:00:34 +0000

The neurotransmitter pushes B cells to mature and produce antibodies against antigens(image)



Chemical makers invest in chip materials

17 Jul 2017 05:00:32 +0000

At Semicon trade show, wafer cleaning and next-generation circuitry draw attention

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Merck KGaA charged with breaching merger rules

17 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

European Commission says 2015 acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich was tainted by incomplete information

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U.S. House of Representatives passes FDA user-fee bill

17 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Legislation to help pay for premarket drug reviews heads to the Senate(image)



FDA shifts on rare-disease drug approval

17 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Amicus Therapeutics needn’t conduct a new trial for Fabry disease treatment, agency says

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Broad jump-starts CRISPR patent pool

17 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Utility of one-stop patent shop hinges on participation of UC Berkeley

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U.S. team makes history at International Chemistry Olympiad

14 Jul 2017 18:11:00 +0000

High school students score four golds for first time in team’s history

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Rhode Island shields academic researchers’ records

14 Jul 2017 15:38:00 +0000

Law aims to protect scientific work from disruptions by activists(image)



Treatment-resistant cancers have Achilles’ heel

14 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0000

Common vulnerability is druggable pathway leading to iron-induced cell death

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Treatment-resistant cancers have Achilles’ heel

14 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0000

El punto débil más habitual es un tratamiento con fármacos que lleva a la muerte celular inducida por hierro

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New details on mercury’s route to the Arctic

14 Jul 2017 14:57:34 +0000

Most deposition of the neurotoxic metal to tundra is Hg0 from atmosphere, not Hg2+ from rain and snow

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Automating reaction discovery

13 Jul 2017 18:04:00 +0000

Approach combines chemical design and informatics to find new chemical transformations

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Arkansas and Missouri ban dicamba herbicide

13 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Complaints about damaged soybeans from spray drift prompt states to act

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Plant inspire exceptionally strong and elastic graphene aerogels

13 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

The new superlight, conductive materials could make better flexible electronics

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FDA shifts on rare disease drug approval

12 Jul 2017 16:04:00 +0000

Amicus Therapeutics needn’t conduct a new trial for Fabry disease treatment, agency says

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Agilent acquires Raman spectroscopy firm

12 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Purchase of Cobalt Light Systems market Agilent’s entry into Raman market

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Agilent acquires Raman spectroscopy firm

10 Jul 2017 21:45:00 +0000

Purchase of Cobalt Light Systems marks Agilent’s entry into Raman market

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Scientists are good for more than R&D

10 Jul 2017 05:00:21 +0000

Companies with high proportions of scientists are productive, study finds(image)



Novacap to acquire U.K. specialties maker Chemoxy

09 Jul 2017 18:31:00 +0000

Purchase will continue expansion push by French chemical company(image)



Activist investors attack Clariant-Huntsman deal

09 Jul 2017 18:28:30 +0000

Proposed merger undervalues the Swiss firm and dilutes its specialties mission, critics say

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Updated North American trade deal could boost U.S. chemical exports

09 Jul 2017 18:27:19 +0000

Manufacturers urge Trump negotiators to increase market access

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Plants inspire exceptionally strong and elastic graphene aerogels

07 Jul 2017 22:01:00 +0000

The new superlight, conductive materials could make better flexible electronics

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Merck KGaA charged with breaching merger rules

07 Jul 2017 17:55:24 +0000

European Commission says 2015 acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich was tainted by incomplete information

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Marijuana receptor caught in the act

07 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000

High-resolution X-ray structures of a cannabinoid receptor with activating agents help reveal how it works

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EU moves to define endocrine-disrupting pesticides

07 Jul 2017 12:28:53 +0000

Member states adopt criteria for identifying hormone-altering chemicals

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Court blocks U.S. EPA from delaying methane leak rules

07 Jul 2017 11:50:17 +0000

Trump Administration had put Obama’s emission regulations on hold(image)



Canada’s Supreme Court boosts protection for pharma patent holders

07 Jul 2017 11:49:00 +0000

Ruling favors brand-name-drug makers

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Making macrocyclic compounds for DNA-encoded libraries

06 Jul 2017 23:07:24 +0000

Adding magnesium enables ring-closing metathesis reactions on DNA-tagged molecules[...]



Arylamines made easy

06 Jul 2017 18:19:00 +0000

Reagent featuring an electrophilic nitrogen makes secondary amine synthesis a snap[...]



Patheon investing $45 million in multisite service expansion

05 Jul 2017 10:47:00 +0000

Projects bulk up a full-product life-cycle services approach[...]



Indi Molecular scores first funding round

05 Jul 2017 10:46:00 +0000

Proceeds will push forward technology platform and immuno-oncology imaging agent [...]