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    Introducing mechanochemistry

    2018-07-16T09:38:00Z

    Mechanochemical synthesis offers a different way to make compounds. Nina Notman asks whether we should all get grinding

  • Glass blower Stan Sheldon at University of California, Riverside in 2013
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    Glass: the chemist’s best friend

    2018-07-06T11:43:00Z

    Where would we be without our glassware? Tabitha Watson looks through the history and current state of chemistry’s favourite amorphous solid

  • Rusted metal sheet
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    The nanocoatings holding back corrosion

    2018-06-29T11:56:00Z

    Corrosion is an age-old problem, but some of the latest solutions are distinctly 21st century. Rachel Brazil reports

  • Aerial shot of the Getty Conservation Institute campus
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    The art of conservation

    2018-06-22T16:22:00Z

    The Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles is developing innovative new approaches to art conservation. Fiona Case paid them a visit

  • Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC - close-up of 'Equal justice under law'
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    Forensics in crisis

    2018-06-15T12:35:00Z

    High-profile cases of scientific misconduct at forensics labs are upending the legal system and casting doubt on the wider field, Rebecca Trager finds

  • Synapse Chemistry - Synapse illustration
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    The chemistry of synapses

    2018-06-08T11:57:00Z

    Scientists are decoding the brain’s exquisite molecular machinery – but there is still a long way to go, finds Andy Extance

  • An image showing a coast guard attempting burning off oil leaking from sunken rig
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    Oil spill cleanup

    2018-06-01T14:09:00Z

    Is the cure worse than the disease? Katrina Krämer looks at the new alternatives to traditional dispersants and surfactants

  • Morpho Butterfly Wing close-up
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    Structural colour

    2018-05-25T14:55:00Z

    From iridescent butterflies and beetles to fish-scales and petals – can nature show us how to make sustainable pigments and dyes? Angeli Mehta takes a look

  • Chemical bottle with ethical warning labels
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    Ethics in chemistry

    2018-05-18T13:31:00Z

    Nina Notman asks whether chemists should be giving more consideration to the ethics of their research

  • Understanding Alzheimer's - Amyloid plaques
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    Understanding Alzheimer’s

    2018-05-11T11:43:00Z

    After hundreds of failed drug candidates, James Mitchell Crow asks if this is the last roll of the dice for the amyloid theory of Alzheimer’s disease

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    The molecular basis of circadian rhythms

    2018-05-04T10:09:00Z

    Every cell of every organism has its own little clock, but what makes it tick? Fiona Case finds out

  • 3D printer printing drugs, concept illustration
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    3D printing in pharma

    2018-04-27T10:30:00Z

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

  • Different liquids, gases and solids colliding
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    Combining homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis

    2018-04-20T12:06:00Z

    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

  • 0418CW - Green Chemistry Feature - opening schematic - Index
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    Solvents and sustainability

    2018-04-13T11:00:00Z

    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
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    Step-by-step synthesis of DNA

    2018-04-06T10:17:00Z

    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
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    Go with the fold

    2018-03-30T10:06:00Z

    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
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    Cuba: socialism, cigars and biotech

    2018-03-16T11:00:00Z

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

  • Aerial view of ORNL main campus
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    Oak Ridge at 75

    2018-03-16T10:44:00Z

    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
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    The chemistry of the microbiome

    2018-03-09T14:12:00Z

    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

    2018-03-02T11:30:00Z

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