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Chemistry World

Hydrothermal vent

Hydrothermal vents and the origins of life

By Rachel Brazil

Did life start on land or underwater?

a reversible covalent inhibitor

Covalent inhibitor drugs


Exceptions to a long-held rule against chemically bonding to biological targets are powering new cancer medicines, finds Andy Extance

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Injection in an arm

Fresenius to buy Akorn and Merck KGaA’s biosimilars

25 April 2017By

Deals give Fresenius’s entry into rapidly growing biological drugs market

Chemical plant with chimney stack

Carbon Clean Solutions and Veolia team up to expand carbon capture and re-use

18 April 2017By

New partnership will further develop the use of carbon capture technology on industrial scale

ICI's Brunner Mond works in Winnington, UK, taken in 2009

How do chemical firms last hundreds of years?

7 April 2017By

What distinguishes companies that thrive from others that failed?

Maize corn and oil palm derived biofuel in test tubes

Online tool tracks bio-based materials

5 April 2017By

E-certificates automatically trace ingredients through supply chain processes

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Job cuts at Amgen, Takeda and Vertex

4 April 2017By

Takeda reorganising following Ariad takeover, while Amgen and Vertex move staff to Cambridge and San Francisco hubs

Crop research

EU conditionally approves Dow–DuPont merger

4 April 2017By Anthony King

To satisfy competition concerns, DuPont will its swap crop protection R&D assets for FMC’s nutrition business

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University graduates

Rankings shouldn’t matter, but they do

11 April 2017By

Scoring universities is flawed yet still highly influential

Research proposal

How to put together a research proposal

11 April 2017By

The five points researchers should remember when pitching for funds

Rachel Fort

The PhD fellow

3 April 2017

Rachel Fort reveals how she is completing a PhD while in full time employment

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If you’re going to San Francisco…

24 March 2017By

Be sure to read our guide on careers in the Bay Area

Glass blowing

Forging a future for glassblowing

13 March 2017By

Creating scientific instruments is a rare but highly desirable skill

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