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Chemistry World

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Focus on forensics

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

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

Health

Implants

Smart stretch expands hip implant performance

Material designed to get thicker as it bends

artist's impression of an ebola virus in the body

Quick test on pinprick of blood could help stop Ebola in its tracks

Portable Raspberry Pi-based device accurately detects viruses in micro droplet of whole blood

Transmission electron microscopes in the LMB EM room

Explainer: What is cryo-electron microscopy

The science behind the 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry

artistic rendering of an anitbody molecule

Amgen partners to launch biosimilars in China

US biopharma and Chinese generics firm will co-develop medicines from Amgen’s pipeline focused on inflammation and oncology

Biology and biotechnology

Food and nutrition

bees in the hive

Neonicotinoids detected in honey samples from around the world

Survey confirms bees’ widespread exposure to controversial pesticides

Someone using a card payment machine

Shop receipts may explain majority of BPA detected in people

Skin contact with dermal paper may be a much more important source of endocrine disruptor than previously thought

astronaut holding a urine sample

Space travel microbes turn urine into polymers

Researchers are trying to develop yeast that could convert human waste into food for long space flights

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