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UK abandons school Covid monitoring as testing devices divide public health scientists

2021-01-25T14:30:00+00:00

Scientists split over use of lateral flow tests as some fear they could actually increase spread of the coronavirus

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Royal Society of Chemistry retracts 70 fake ‘paper mill’ articles

2021-01-20T13:30:00+00:00

Extensive investigations found systematic production of fraudulent research

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Old drugs prove their worth against Covid-19 as search continues for life-saving therapies

2021-01-19T14:55:00+00:00

Thousands of patients have now taken part in trials around the world that have helped sift hope from hype

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MIT nanotechnologist arrested for hiding his ties to China

2021-01-18T15:29:00+00:00

The head of an MIT nanoengineering lab who worked at the university for decades is accused of grant fraud and faces up to 30 years in jail

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Imposters hijack journal’s peer review process to publish substandard papers

2021-01-18T09:36:00+00:00

Scammers set up fake institutional email accounts to deceive a chemistry publication’s editorial team

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Vaccine approvals offer hope as global Covid cases surge

2021-01-14T16:35:00+00:00

A handful of vaccines are now approved and the first doses are being given to patients, with trials for many more candidates nearing completion

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What does the Brexit deal mean for research and industry?

2021-01-14T15:32:00+00:00

Relief, disappointment, questions and concerns

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Brexit deal creates path for UK science to engage with EU but ambiguity remains

2021-01-14T15:32:00+00:00

UK embarking on era of pay-to-play in EU research programmes

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Amine might end palladium’s reign over classic cross coupling reaction

2021-01-26T14:58:00+00:00

Suzuki reaction now comes in an organocatalysed format

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Nitrogen radical chemistry sees the light

2021-01-25T13:24:00+00:00

Daniele Leonori explains how his group is taking inspiration from 30-year-old chemistry to devise shorter syntheses for bioactive compounds

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Catalyst offers low temperature route to produce hydrogen

2021-01-22T09:30:00+00:00

Molybdenum carbide catalysts with low loadings of platinum can perform water–gas shift reaction at just above room temperature

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