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Brexit uncertainty leaves science under threat as general election looms

By Simon Perks

The winding path to the UK leaving the EU has already taken a toll on the nation’s science

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Borrowing scientific theories

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Can re-purposed science help us understand more than the physical world? Rachel Brazil talks to the scientists trying to play swap

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Separating turmeric fact from fiction

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Thousands of papers have been published on curcumin’s healing potential, but its usefulness is not yet proven, finds Andy Extance

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From philanthropy to sustainability

2019-11-20T14:27:00+00:00

Corporate Social Responsibility in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries is changing

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Two Arkansas chemistry professors charged with manufacturing methamphetamine

2019-11-19T15:05:00+00:00

Henderson State University researchers arrested after lab discovery now face 40 years to life in prison

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Carbon Cycle’s gypsum purification process cleans up radioactive fertiliser waste

2019-11-18T09:41:00+00:00

The patented process could prevent environmental damage and provide a new source of gypsum and rare-earth metals

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European commission gives green light to first Ebola vaccine

2019-11-18T09:54:00+00:00

Drug shown to be effective and safe following clinical trials involving 16,000 people

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Worldwide survey of PhD students reveals bullying, discrimination and anxiety

2019-11-18T14:30:00+00:00

A fifth of PhDs report bullying and a third have sought help for anxiety or depression

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Positron dihalides join exotic group of molecules that combine matter and antimatter

2019-11-20T10:06:00+00:00

Theoretical evidence that positronic covalent bonds between halide anions would be energetically stable

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Flexible glass paves the way for virtually unbreakable smartphone screens

2019-11-15T09:30:00+00:00

Aluminium oxide films could find use in flexible electronics and durable batteries if manufacturing problems can be overcome

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Simulated chiral light identifies and controls mirror-image molecules

2019-11-15T09:29:00+00:00

Theoretical ‘photonic reagent’ could highlight enantiomers for simple separation

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Supramolecular mask simplifies fullerene modification

2019-11-13T09:30:00+00:00

Porphyrin structure makes it easier to perform selective reactions on fullerene substrates

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Flow synthesis produces chiral intermediate for antidepressant drug

2019-11-12T14:30:00+00:00

The first solvent-free organocatalytic flow process yields the key chiral intermediate for paroxetine on a multigram-scale

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