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Chemistry World

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The science of distilling gin


Do you know your cold compound from your London dry? Nina Notman sorts through the botanicals to find the perfect cocktail

Cyclists competing in the 2014 Tour de France

The chemistry of the yellow jersey


Hayley Bennett tells the story of the 1948 Tour de France’s yellow jersey – and how synthetic fabrics came to dominate sportswear

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Coconut plantation

Consortium working to extend sustainable coconut oil supply chain

19 July 2017By

Agricultural education programme helps secure production and reduce environmental impact

Broad Institute

Broad Institute backs central Crispr patent licensing platform

18 July 2017By

Key players submit 22 patents to pool, and urge other holders to create a one-stop shop for licensing deals

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Lilly wins chemotherapy patent appeal

14 July 2017By Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Firm also settles with generic manufacturers of erectile dysfunction drug Cialis

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Mallinckrodt settles US opioid lawsuit

13 July 2017By

Firm will pay $35m over allegations it failed to report suspicious orders of controlled substances

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Arkema invests in speciality chemicals

13 July 2017By

Company will expand Asian plants producing bio-based polyamide, thiochemicals and photocured resins

Sickle cell disease

FDA approves first sickle cell drug in almost two decades

10 July 2017By

Glutamine-based drug is the first approved for children over 5

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The main entrance to Teesside University

Outcry after Teesside University professors told to reapply for jobs

21 July 2017By

Last minute summer assessment could result in redundancies

Research and development at Sugru

The glue entrepreneurs

11 July 2017By Rachel Brazil

The business novices who launched global sticky success Sugru

Warsaw, Poland - panoramic view

Poland's science boom

4 July 2017By

Heavy investment and low cost of living is powering a meteoric rise

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Age old problems

21 June 2017By

Two stories of young and older academics facing careers hurdles

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Should older academics be forced to retire?

21 June 2017By

Why some universities are requiring staff to step down

Emmanuel Macron

Is Macron's offer too good to be true?

20 June 2017By

France’s grant pledge to scientists is a new kind of recruitment

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