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  • 0318CW - Microbiome Feature - Gut microbiome illustration concept - Index
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    The chemistry of the microbiome

    9 March 2018

    Our gut bacteria are carrying out chemistry on our behalf, but without us knowing much about it. Now, scientists are starting to examine their enzymes

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    The antibiotic countdown

    2 March 2018

    Where are the next generation of antibiotics going to come from? Clare Sansom looks at the pipeline

  • Solar plant near Beijing, China
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    Renewable energy in China

    23 February 2018

    Huge investments and cutting-edge research are helping China to pioneer innovations in clean energy technologies, reports Mark Peplow

  • 0318CW - Artificial blood feature - Blood bag, abstract - Index
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    Artificial blood

    16 February 2018

    Nina Notman reports on progress towards products that can, when necessary, replace donor red blood cells

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    Watching molecular movies

    9 February 2018

    Rachel Brazil goes behind the scenes of molecular film sets

  • Resolve handheld spectrometer
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    Handheld spectrometers

    2 February 2018

    Andy Extance discovers how portable infrared absorption and Raman scattering analysis tools are inspiring new uses – even within people’s homes

  • Macrophotograph of a silicon chip
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    Chemistry beyond Moore's Law

    26 January 2018

    Can anything replace the silicon in our mobile phones and laptops? The hunt is on, reports Hayley Bennett

  • Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere
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    Life on other planets

    19 January 2018

    A series of missions to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn has revealed their potential to harbour life. Nina Notman looks to the skies

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    Carolyn Bertozzi

    12 January 2018

    One-time heavy rocker Carolyn Bertozzi has made a name for herself with hit papers and sound science. Sarah Houlton charts her path to success

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    Can we control reactions with electric fields?

    9 January 2018

    Think beyond the hot plate and stirrer – the consequences could be revolutionary, says Joshua Howgego