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Chemistry World

Opinions and views

Focus on forensics

0717CW Trace Analysis - John Haigh, the acid bath murderer - Hero image

Can acid dissolve a body?

Watch an experiment recreating how murderers tried to cover their tracks

Developing of foot print on place of bloody crime under ultra violet black light

Blood will out

Antimalarial drug boosts luminol’s power 100,000-fold

Health

Vegemite and marmite

New ingredients for edible electronics

Kitchen cupboard staples used in sensors for detecting digestive disorders

An image of a drug syringe and some cooked heroin on a spoon

Analytical test strip fights fentanyl overdoses

Simple chemical analysis helps drug users prevent overdosing on deadly opioid

Enterococcus faecalis bacteria known as Streptococcus faecalis. These bacteria are rounded or oval-shaped cocci, seen here typically forming chains of cells.

Modified antibiotic beats superbug resistance

Adding functional groups to vancomycin gives it extra modes of attack against resistant bacteria

Buddha statue at dusk in Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad, India.

Pollution from Indian drugmakers drives drug resistance

Areas around manufacturing sites still heavily contaminated with antimicrobials and breeding multidrug-resistant pathogens

Biology and biotechnology

Food and nutrition

Vegemite and marmite

New ingredients for edible electronics

Kitchen cupboard staples used in sensors for detecting digestive disorders

Guy passed out on bean bag after drinking & partying - Hero

Why we get hangovers

The chemical cause of the morning after the night before

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UK crops at risk if EU pesticide ban expanded

Agricultural research institute calls for unbiased research on pesticides linked to bee decline