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Corporations pledge aid to start-ups

17 Nov 2017 21:06:12 +0000

Chemical R&D leaders say they intend to beef up technology and marketing help for startups(image)



Supercharged bleach powers greener oxidations

17 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0000

Concentrated bleach crystals streamline industrial oxidations(image)



The chemical industry must plan better for severe weather, U.S. Chemical Safety Board says

17 Nov 2017 16:55:21 +0000

Agency aims to provide lessons from Arkema flooding after Tropical Storm Harvey(image)



Titanium nitride probe records more neurons than ever before

17 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Neuropixels device can simultaneously record signals from hundreds of nerve cells(image)



Chemists conquer oxidative dearomatization with trio of enzymes

17 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Team leveraged each enzyme’s reactivity to expand the reaction’s scope(image)



Could a pill one day reverse some of the damage lead inflicts on the brain?

17 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Small molecule repairs some synapse function in lead-exposed rats, study shows(image)



Torque launches with $25 million in funding to arm immune cells

16 Nov 2017 13:33:36 +0000

Flagship Pioneering-backed firm aims to put its first treatment in the clinic by mid-2018(image)



U.S. Senate bill would preserve tax-free tuition waivers for graduate students

14 Nov 2017 22:57:02 +0000

But universities oppose endowment tax and other provisions in reform plan(image)



Bayer, Loxo to jointly develop TRK inhibitors

14 Nov 2017 21:52:22 +0000

Cancer drug pact could be worth up to $1.5 billion(image)



Chemical firms plunge into 3-D printing

14 Nov 2017 20:23:42 +0000

An increasing number of companies are dedicating efforts to the emerging polymer technology(image)



Torque launches with $25 million in funding to arm immune cells

14 Nov 2017 12:10:07 +0000

Flagship Pioneering-backed firm aims to put its first treatment in the clinic by mid-2018(image)



Shana Sturla takes helm of Chemical Research in Toxicology

13 Nov 2017 17:10:35 +0000

New editor-in-chief to start early next year(image)



Novartis taps Homology Medicines for viral-based gene editing

13 Nov 2017 13:30:00 +0000

The duo aims to edit genetic blood and eye diseases using adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) rather than CRISPR(image)



BASF readies a medical food product

13 Nov 2017 06:00:48 +0000

Foray follows similar moves by chemical firms in health and nutrition(image)



Engineered myosin motor uses RNA arm to march on protein fibers

10 Nov 2017 03:31:03 +0000

Researchers can control the direction of the motor’s movement with strands of DNA(image)



Japan’s chemical makers enjoy strong first half

10 Nov 2017 03:28:53 +0000

Cutbacks in China help fuel domestic production of basic chemicals(image)



A light approach to installing heavy hydrogens

09 Nov 2017 19:32:51 +0000

Photoredox catalysis shines in a reaction that swaps out hydrogen for deuterium or tritium(image)



DuPont seeks to sell its cellulosic ethanol plant

09 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0000

The firm’s change of heart about the business is the latest setback for the biofuel(image)



Women are more likely than men to consider the effects of gender and sex in medical research

08 Nov 2017 22:02:03 +0000

Analysis of 1.5 million research papers demonstrates the benefits of increasing diversity in science, authors say(image)



Ice forms from disordered seeds, modeling study shows

08 Nov 2017 19:26:25 +0000

Findings contradict classical view that ice nuclei have ordered hexagonal structure(image)



Ice forms from disordered seeds, modeling study shows

08 Nov 2017 19:26:00 +0000

Estos descubrimientos están en desacuerdo con la visión clásica, según la cual los núcleos de hielo tienen una estructura hexagonal ordenada(image)



Momentive launches initial public offering

08 Nov 2017 16:56:50 +0000

Silicones maker sees a business turnaround ahead(image)



25 Chemists you should follow on Twitter

07 Nov 2017 19:54:36 +0000

A panelist-selected primer for newcomers to the social network(image)



U.S. tax legislation would help chemical industry, kill breaks for students and private universities

07 Nov 2017 19:45:01 +0000

Rates for companies would get slashed, college endowments taxed(image)



ACS prevails over Sci-Hub in copyright suit

07 Nov 2017 19:44:00 +0000

Internet pirate site is ordered to stop distributing the society’s content—but will likely continue its ways(image)



DuPont seeks to sell cellulosic ethanol plant

07 Nov 2017 15:34:41 +0000

Firm’s change of heart about business is latest setback for the biofuel(image)



DowDuPont leads a strong third quarter

06 Nov 2017 06:01:07 +0000

Robust demand helped U.S. industry shrug off hurricane impacts(image)



Nanotextured glass becomes 'invisible'

06 Nov 2017 06:01:00 +0000

Etching nanoscale patterns into glass gives it antireflective properties(image)



Baking soda washes pesticides from apples

03 Nov 2017 13:51:24 +0000

Alkaline solution wipes out residues on the fruits’ surface but leaves some behind in their peels, study shows(image)



Baking soda washes pesticides from apples

03 Nov 2017 13:51:00 +0000

Un estudio demuestra que una disolución básica elimina casi completamente los residuos de la superficie de la fruta(image)



Bonnie Charpentier is 2018 ACS president-elect

03 Nov 2017 05:01:00 +0000

4 other board director positions also filled(image)



EU focuses its research funding

03 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Commission unveils priorities for 2018 through 2020(image)



Clariant and Huntsman nix $20 billion deal

02 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Activist shareholder keeps up pressure after scuttling the transaction(image)



Tetrapetalones yield to total synthesis at last

01 Nov 2017 23:04:00 +0000

After researchers try for more than a decade, one team succeeds in creating the complex natural products(image)



Chemours to move R&D jobs to Newark, Del.

01 Nov 2017 22:59:02 +0000

Loss at DuPont’s Wilmington Experimental Station will be a gain for University of Delaware research campus(image)



Mussels’ iron grip inspires strong and stretchy polymer

01 Nov 2017 16:45:00 +0000

Iron-catechol cross-links used by the seafood favorite to cling to rocks help chemists create innovative material(image)



Grant recipients barred as U.S. EPA advisers

01 Nov 2017 16:18:00 +0000

Agency chief makes room for more industry scientists(image)



Kymera launches with $30 million to tackle targeted protein degradation

01 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Backed by Atlas Venture, the firm hopes to put its first compound in the clinic by 2020(image)



How to make 2-D materials with liquid metals

31 Oct 2017 19:56:00 +0000

New technique could help create a variety of atomically thin metal oxides(image)



Giving needle-free flu vaccines a shot

31 Oct 2017 19:51:00 +0000

Despite a setback in developing injection-free delivery methods, some strategies are showing promise(image)



Baking soda washes pesticides from apples

31 Oct 2017 05:01:00 +0000

Alkaline solution wipes out residues on the fruits’ surface but leaves some behind in their peels, study shows(image)



Bonnie Charpentier is 2018 ACS President-Elect

30 Oct 2017 22:25:55 +0000

Four other board director positions also filled(image)



EU focuses its research funding

30 Oct 2017 16:21:44 +0000

Commission unveils priorities for 2018 through 2020(image)



Kymera launches with $30 million to tackle targeted protein degradation

30 Oct 2017 11:05:00 +0000

Backed by Atlas Venture, the firm hopes to put its first compound in the clinic in 2020(image)



Hybrid method sequences carbohydrates

30 Oct 2017 05:00:58 +0000

Combination of mass spec and IR spectroscopy identifies stereochemistry of bond between sugars(image)



Lilly contemplates future of animal health unit

30 Oct 2017 05:00:43 +0000

Options for Elanco include sale, spin-off, or retention(image)



Clariant and Huntsman nix $20 billion deal

27 Oct 2017 16:15:01 +0000

Activist shareholder pressure has scuttled the transaction(image)



U.S. to restrict 5 phthalates in children’s products

27 Oct 2017 00:14:35 +0000

Chemical industry criticizes agency for limiting DINP(image)



Utility sues chemical makers

27 Oct 2017 00:09:30 +0000

Maryland water supplier alleges several firms conspired to fix prices for the water treatment chemical aluminum sulfate(image)



Ronald Breslow dies at 86

26 Oct 2017 22:02:53 +0000

Columbia University chemistry professor also served as 1996 ACS president(image)



CRISPR can now edit RNA

26 Oct 2017 20:01:38 +0000

A new system called REPAIR targets and alters RNA bases, offering a more temporary alternative to DNA editing(image)



Isabella Karle dies at age 95

26 Oct 2017 16:06:00 +0000

Crystallographer remembered for her pioneering contributions to solving molecular structures(image)



M&G seeking arrangement with creditors

26 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Polyester competitor Alpek may be key to a financial settlement(image)



AbbVie invests in Alector’s immunoneurology therapies for Alzheimer’s

26 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000

The $225 million deal will support drugs that boost immune cell activity in the brain(image)



Adenine base editor excels at fixing point mutations

25 Oct 2017 21:56:40 +0000

Editor is more efficient than CRISPR at single-base changes and makes fewer unwanted alterations(image)



Adenine base editor excels at fixing point mutations

25 Oct 2017 21:56:00 +0000

El editor es más eficiente que CRISPR en los cambios una única base y provoca menos alteraciones no deseadas(image)



No consensus on glyphosate in the EU

25 Oct 2017 21:41:00 +0000

Member states fail to agree on length of renewal(image)



Toothpaste compounds, including triclosan, build up in toothbrushes

25 Oct 2017 21:17:03 +0000

Bristles and tongue cleaners accumulate and release common toothpaste components, scientists find(image)



Gilbert Stork dies at age 95

25 Oct 2017 17:14:54 +0000

Columbia University professor remembered for his chemistry as well as his charm(image)



Sulfur dioxide pollution tied to degraded sperm quality

25 Oct 2017 13:34:00 +0000

Exposure to an air pollutant is linked with lower sperm count, according to a new study(image)



AbbVie invests in Alector’s immunoneurology therapies for Alzheimer’s

24 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000

The $225 million deal will support drugs that boost immune cell activity in the brain(image)



M&G seeking arragement with creditors

23 Oct 2017 17:47:00 +0000

Polyester competitor Alpek may be key to a financial settlement(image)



Machine learning streamlines electronic structure calculations for molecules

23 Oct 2017 05:01:01 +0000

Approach bypasses the most resource-intensive density functional theory equations(image)



Immigration ban hurts science, advocacy groups say

23 Oct 2017 05:00:51 +0000

AAAS, ACS, and other science supporters push back on Trump immigration policy(image)



Single-molecule experiment reveals polymer growth spurts

19 Oct 2017 18:01:00 +0000

Researchers get the first detailed look at how catalysts crank out individual polymer chains(image)



Single-molecule experiment reveals polymer growth spurts

19 Oct 2017 18:01:00 +0000

Científicos observan por primera vez cómo los catalizadores producen cadenas poliméricas en serie(image)



At last, cancer-fighting inhibitors hit deubiquitinase target selectively

19 Oct 2017 15:37:34 +0000

Two research groups find small molecules that block the enzyme USP7 and show promise in mice with tumors(image)



Harry Gray shares his advice for new professors

18 Oct 2017 20:01:08 +0000

Caltech chemist reflects on his first years as an independent researcher(image)



2-D materials make photodetectors ultra-efficient

18 Oct 2017 16:01:00 +0000

Stacking ultrathin transition metal dichalcogenides improves devices’ ability to convert light into electrical signals(image)



EPA restricts dicamba herbicide

18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Manufacturers agree to change labels to limit spray drift(image)



BASF to buy slice of Bayer’s agrochemical business for $7 billion

18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Deal provides BASF entry into the seed market(image)



Roche, Warp Drive form antibiotics pact

18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Big pharma firm will pay up to $87 million for access to novel natural product classes(image)



California enacts cleaning product law

17 Oct 2017 20:11:28 +0000

Manufacturers will have to divulge ingredients(image)



Evolving enzymes for nonnatural amino acids

17 Oct 2017 19:32:00 +0000

Continuous evolution improves synthetase’s efficiency, selectivity(image)



Big pharma joins NIH’s Cancer Moonshot for a biomarker hunt

17 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000

National Institutes of Health announces a five-year, $215 million biomarker partnership with 11 companies(image)



Ex-Chemours employee charged with stealing cyanide secrets

16 Oct 2017 19:59:00 +0000

Grand jury charges former employee with planning to sell trade secrets to Chinese investors(image)



Engineered bacteria build microstructures on their own

16 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Microbe-built domes coated with gold nanoparticles can serve as simple pressure sensors(image)



Two new TB drugs advance to clinic

16 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000

TBA-7371 and sutezolid begin Phase I studies(image)



Firms act on ocean plastic from Southeast Asia

16 Oct 2017 05:00:35 +0000

Initiative aims to stop plastic pollution from Southeast Asia(image)



Roche, Warp Drive form antibiotics pact

16 Oct 2017 04:01:00 +0000

Big pharma firm will pay up to $87 million for access to novel natural product classes(image)






Trump picks climate skeptic for White House environmental post

13 Oct 2017 19:21:09 +0000

Former Texas official defends fossil fuels, questions pollution regulations(image)



Copan confirmed as U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology director

13 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Agency will be led by chemist with experience in industry and government(image)



Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 satellite reveals carbon cycle details

13 Oct 2017 15:41:54 +0000

Analyses show seasonal and El Niño effects on carbon dioxide flux, ability to monitor plant growth(image)



Octopus-inspired robot skin goes 3-D

13 Oct 2017 15:21:00 +0000

Engineers create stretchable silicone material that inflates to predesigned textured shapes(image)



Enzyme beats catalysts at oxidation game

12 Oct 2017 18:29:00 +0000

Directed evolution yields enzyme that oxidizes alkenes in a unique way(image)



Enzyme beats catalysts at oxidation game

12 Oct 2017 18:29:00 +0000

La evolución dirigida produce una enzima que oxida alquenos de una forma única(image)



Big pharma joins NIH’s Cancer Moonshot for a biomarker hunt

12 Oct 2017 18:21:58 +0000

The National Institutes of Health announces a five-year, $215 million partnership with 11 companies to establish biomarkers for immunotherapies(image)



Bryostatin advances: A shorter synthesis and an HIV takedown

12 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000

29-step route promises to boost dwindling supply of bryostatin 1, while an analog kicks latent virus out of cells and kills it(image)



Climeworks joins project to trap carbon dioxide in rocks

12 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Team launches first plant to capture ambient CO2 for permanent storage(image)



Microneedle skin patch fights fat

12 Oct 2017 05:00:19 +0000

The patch slowly and safely releases a drug that transforms white fat to brown in mice(image)



People may expect more side effects from pricier drugs

12 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Researchers demonstrate that more expensive drugs have stronger nocebo effects in lab study(image)



U.S. EPA moves to kill power plant CO2 rules

11 Oct 2017 21:09:00 +0000

Decline in nation’s coal use likely to continue despite Trump Administration effort(image)



China will accept foreign clinical trial data

11 Oct 2017 17:30:28 +0000

Decision by country’s drug administrator should help foreign drug companies(image)



Forgery of ancient silk leaves chemical footprint

11 Oct 2017 16:48:58 +0000

Amino acid signature suggests artificial aging of purported Persian silks(image)



Making a safer lithium-ion battery

11 Oct 2017 16:17:38 +0000

Electrode coating brings performance of nonflammable aqueous batteries more in line with commercial devices(image)



Chinese chemistry Ph.D. grads are forgoing U.S. postdocs

11 Oct 2017 15:07:00 +0000

Strong chemistry job market in China makes U.S. postdoc opportunities less attractive(image)



Periodic graphics: The chemistry of spiderwebs

10 Oct 2017 22:48:00 +0000

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the chemistry that makes spider silk strong and elastic. [...]



DowDuPont, Chemours named in GenX lawsuit

10 Oct 2017 19:32:57 +0000

Replacement for troublesome fluoropolymer processing aid is the target of a class-action suit [...]



AkzoNobel has new route to ethyleneamines

09 Oct 2017 05:00:32 +0000

Dutch firm claims technology is a ‘game changer’(image)