All articles by Helen Carmichael – Page 2

  • News

    New European lithium source?

    2010-11-30T13:15:00Z

    New lithium mineral reserves in Finland could ease Europe's reliance on countries like China for supplies of the material

  • Careers

    The Educated Chemist: Policy pull

    2010-02-26T12:00:27Z

    Those who thrive across disciplines may want to take a closer look at Science and Technology Studies (STS), suggests Helen Carmichael

  • Feature

    The will to win

    2010-01-28T15:06:18Z

    While Canada may win medals when it hosts the 2010 Winter Olympics, when it comes to innovation the nation is still finding its feet. Helen Carmichael reports

  • Careers

    Company Profile: Poised for success

    2010-01-28T14:49:33Z

    Vancouver-based Xenon Pharmaceuticals is turning heads. Charles Cohen tells Helen Carmichael about the company's research, and its close ties with British Columbia's universities

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    The Educated Chemist: More than maple syrup

    2010-01-28T14:38:19Z

    In Canada, food is big business. A network of university and government labs, along with industry, offer lots of job opportunities for food scientists. Helen Carmichael reports

  • News

    EPA: Bankrupt chemical firms must pay for site clean up

    2010-01-11T15:00:00Z

    US Environmental Protection Agency proposal to ensure chemical firms have cash to clean up abandoned facilities should they go bankrupt

  • Careers

    Profile: Bridging the gap

    2010-01-06T12:14:22Z

    Entrepreneurial drive led Christopher Pike to success in the world of intellectual property. Helen Carmichael reports

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    Profile: The perfect process

    2009-11-26T11:59:25Z

    Nicola Razzell left a career in banking to work for the pharmaceutical industry and has never looked back, as she tells Helen Carmichael

  • News

    Bayer bows to safety concerns

    2009-09-02T15:30:00Z

    Following an explosion at a US plant last year, Bayer CropScience is slashing its stock of toxic methyl isocyanate

  • News

    US officials probe hydrogen fluoride incidents

    2009-08-13T12:00:00Z

    A spate of toxic gas leaks from US refineries is causing concern the recession may be putting lives at risk

  • Careers

    Managing change: The mother of invention

    2009-07-28T14:42:52Z

    Many fear redundancy but it helped David Cole to get his Environmental Innovations business off the ground, reports Helen Carmichael

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    Managing change: Postdoc push

    2009-06-29T11:28:30Z

    Finding the right postdoc position is a vital step in a research career. Helen Carmichael asks which strategies work best in today's economic and scientific climate

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    The Educated Chemist: Crossing boundaries

    2009-05-29T17:34:30Z

    Synthetic biology is an exciting discipline that links science, engineering and computing. Helen Carmichael reports on how the subject is inching its way into UK universities

  • Careers

    Profile: Speaking of science

    2009-05-29T17:15:09Z

    In just a few short years Karen Bultitude has switched from scientific research to become a sought-after science communicator, writes Helen Carmichael

  • News

    Chemical pollution gets personal

    2009-05-20T13:35:00Z

    Researchers have measured the rise and fall of chemicals in their own bodies after using everyday products

  • Careers

    The insider: The biologics boom

    2009-03-30T10:05:26Z

    There are decent job prospects in biopharmaceuticals, but you'll need to learn your trade and gain work experience. Helen Carmichael gets advice from an industry expert

  • Feature

    Chemistry in Africa

    2006-11-28T12:46:37Z

    Science is playing an increasingly important role in sub-Saharan Africa. A number of new initiatives and organisations are helping to promote chemistry in education and industry, as Helen Carmichael finds out

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    Careers

    2006-04-26T12:48:01Z

    David Preskett tells Helen Carmichael how an early career in forestry led him quite naturally to a PhD in chemistry.

  • News

    Gene therapists swarm round honeycomb lipid

    2006-03-30T17:49:00Z

    US researchers have synthesised a lipid molecule they say shows real promise in gene therapy.

  • Feature

    Trash or treasure

    2006-03-01T14:00:10Z

    Could a fire in a Roman villa alter the way we look at art forgeries? Who can tell you whether jewels on show at the Oscars are real? Helen Carmichael meets the detectives