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Chemistry World

A selection of legal high packets in the UK

The rising tide of 'legal highs'


Andy Extance investigates the chemistry that has helped recreational drugs evade the law, and its consequences

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Arsenic and rice - a growing problem?


Hayley Bennett highlights rice’s natural affinity for arsenic and what researchers are doing about it

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Environmentally benign by design


The challenge of designing drugs with biodegradability in mind

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Teva to sell off women’s health businesses for $1.4bn

20 September 2017By

Deals continue Teva’s bid to get rid of non-core businesses and raise cash to service its debts

Official portrait of United States Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).

Industry intervenes in chemical regulation lawsuits

20 September 2017By

Trade groups back up US EPA against environmental campaigners’ complaints of relaxation in new rules

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Allergan sidesteps patent review with tribal deal

19 September 2017By

Native Americans agree to use sovereign immunity to protect intellectual property from double challenge

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Alexion axes 20% of its global workforce

18 September 2017By

600 jobs lost amid restructure as firm moves to Boston life sciences hub

Paint tins being filled by machines at the AkzoNobel Ashington factory

AkzoNobel paint plant is ‘world’s most sustainable’

18 September 2017By

Biomass and solar-powered UK factory will recycle water and solvents, and is more flexible to reduce waste

View of Wilmington North Carolina from across the Cape Fear river.

Chemours reaches truce in pollution investigation

15 September 2017By

Company will provide authorities with data on perfluorinated compound emissions into drinking water

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How to give a scientific presentation

20 September 2017By

Five tips to keep an audience engaged without using cat pictures

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The chemist who started a charity

19 September 2017By

How Víctor Molina Navas is using his skills to improve lives in Africa

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Alexion axes 20% of its global workforce

18 September 2017By

600 jobs lost amid restructure as firm moves to Boston life sciences hub

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Take a tour of the Diamond Light Source

17 September 2017By

The synchrotron researchers exploring the world in atomic detail

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Is radiochemistry in danger of collapse?

10 September 2017By

Retirement and lack of political will is creating a shortfall in skilled scientists

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Eli Lilly to cut 3500 jobs

8 September 2017By

Company will close sites in US and China, and provide incentives for early retirement

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