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  • 3D printer printing drugs, concept illustration

    3D printing in pharma

    27 April 2018

    Nina Notman explores how 3D printing is carving out a niche for itself in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Different liquids, gases and solids colliding

    Combining homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis

    20 April 2018

    Can you make a catalyst that has the stability and recyclability of a heterogeneous one with the selectivity of a homogeneous one? Rachel Brazil talks to the scientists finding out

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    Solvents and sustainability

    13 April 2018

    Organic solvents make up a huge part of the waste from the chemical industry. Clare Sansom looks at efforts to reduce the loss or replace them entirely

  • Ikea-style manual for step by step gene synthesis

    Step-by-step synthesis of DNA

    6 April 2018

    Andy Extance discovers how scientists are delivering the extremely accurate DNA chemistry and biochemistry needed to make genes – and even genomes

  • Protein folding origami concept illustration

    Go with the fold

    30 March 2018

    From a seemingly impossible problem a few years ago, some researchers think that predicting the folded structures of protein could be solved pretty soon. James Mitchell Crow reports

  • Wall painting in Cuba

    Cuba: socialism, cigars and biotech

    16 March 2018

    Nina Notman learns how biotechnology could potentially overtake cigars as Cuba’s most famous export

  • Aerial view of ORNL main campus

    Oak Ridge at 75

    16 March 2018

    As Oak Ridge National Laboratory celebrates its 75th anniversary, Kit Chapman visits the birthplace of the atomic age

  • 0318CW - Microbiome Feature - Gut microbiome illustration concept - Index

    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

  • 0318CW - Drug-resistant bugs feature - opening illustration - Hero

    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

    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