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From folklore to pharmacy


Although many drugs have in the past come from plants, Hayley Bennett discovers that it’s hard work getting them approved today

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Derek Barton and shape-shifting molecules


It’s 100 years since Derek Barton was born. Mike Sutton looks at his work developing conformational analysis

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Hydrogen: still the fuel of the future?


Is the dream of a hydrogen-fuelled future still a pipe dream, or is it in the pipeline? Angeli Mehta investigates


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