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Novartis on winter deal spree

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Swiss company aims to re-stock drug pipeline with three new deals in skin, eye and cardiovascular health

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US Supreme Court denies Dow tax appeal

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Request to reconsider $1bn tax deduction dismissed and penalties upheld

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Cholesterol drug withdrawn in patent dispute

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Ruling that Regeneron’s Praluent antibody infringes Amgen’s Repatha patent could stifle innovation

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Ipsen to buy Merrimack’s cancer drugs

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$1bn deal covers two liposome-encapsulated formulations of approved therapies

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Taming vaccines with chemistry

11 January 2017By Anthony King

Vaxxilon aims to simplify vaccine development by replacing biological components with well-defined synthetic molecules

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Time to lose chemistry’s subdisciplines?

16 January 2017By Rachel Brazil

Organic, inorganic and physical – do they mean anything in modern chemistry?


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Jeff Hardy reveals how to get a job in energy policy

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Eager investors and affordable living make the region a perfect base for new companies

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The latest Pisa scores reveal which countries excel at teaching science literacy

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Stop placing chemists on 'un-American' watchlists

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There is no space for ultra-conservative witch hunts in US academia

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