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The Middle East’s synchrotron is open Sesame

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Organisations mobilise to fight Covid-19

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‘War effort’ seeks to provide hand sanitiser, protective equipment, ventilators and tests

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Universities prepare for new normal as pandemic forces UK to shut down for three weeks

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Labs and lectures wound up as students and staff are left anxious about their futures

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Getting ideas across

2020-03-26T09:28:00+00:00

In a diverse industry like chemicals, we need to make sure we’re open to learning from unexpected angles.

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UK researchers receive £20m to start coronavirus treatment research

2020-03-26T14:30:00+00:00

Two vaccine trials among six projects that win funding

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Cracking down on corrosion with Hexigone Inhibitors

2020-03-25T15:16:00+00:00

Intelli-ion technology provides non-toxic, chromium-free protection from corrosion

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US military sites that may be contaminated by PFAS grow by 60%

2020-03-24T14:29:00+00:00

The Pentagon has released new analysis that says there are 651 military sites with groundwater that may be polluted with fluorinated chemicals

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New Covid-19 test delivers diagnoses up to three time faster

2020-03-20T10:00:00+00:00

Researchers at the University of Oxford claim their new coronavirus diagnostic technology is fast and highly accurate

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Chemical stimulus used to trigger synthetic cell division

2020-03-30T13:56:00+01:00

Mother vesicle that divides into two smaller daughter vesicles could be a plausible model of primitive cells

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New type of bond is the first to defy actinide contraction trend

2020-03-30T09:30:00+01:00

Bonds discovered in metallacycles are unique to the 5f elements

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Whiskey webs could snare counterfeiters

2020-03-27T11:06:00+00:00

Unique patterns formed by whiskey residues could aid investigations into imitation liquors

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Potent coronavirus drug candidate designed using 3D structure of key viral enzyme

2020-03-27T10:45:00+00:00

Inhibitor of Sars-CoV-2 protease shows promise in early animal tests

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Universal blood for transfusion could be created by hydrogel ‘camouflage’

2020-03-26T15:08:00+00:00

Antigen-shield can prevent serious immune response to incompatible blood group

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Uncovering how the spliceosome makes the cut

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Clare Sansom looks at the complex world of the spliceosome, a molecular machine in all our cells

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Sustainable lab buildings

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After a decade of grassroots growth, the laboratory sustainability movement is bursting into the mainstream finds James Mitchell Crow

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3D printing the future

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Kit Chapman takes a tour of a US Department of Energy lab, where 3D printing is performed on a massive scale

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Adjuvants: vaccines’ hidden helpers

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Anthony King examines a crucial part of vaccines that can significantly boost their performance, but which often go unrecognised

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