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Regeneron’s Covid-19 antibodies help those who can’t make their own


Regn-Cov2 reduces deaths and shortens hospitalisation for these patients, even when given at late stages of infection

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Tenured Kentucky toxicologist resigns ending years-long misconduct charges drama


Long-time University of Kentucky researcher resigns the day before Board was to vote on whether to revoke his tenure for research misconduct

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Citizen initiative yields new parliamentary science office for Spain


New body will foster evidence-informed decision-making and awareness programmes for the public

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Alzheimer’s antibody gets surprise US approval


Good news for industry and future drug approvals, but physicians doubt it will be effective for most patients

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Eight dead in apparent methyl formate leak at Chinese chemical plant


Three others injured at facility in Guizhou after accidental release during unloading

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Deadly fire in Indian chemical factory


Blaze killed 18 workers, mainly women, who were trapped inside SVS Aqua Technologies plant

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Chemistry Nobel laureate Ei-ichi Negishi dies at 85


Discoverer of the Negishi coupling, who did synthetic organic chemistry research at Purdue for four decades, has passed away

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Drax plant to use Mitsubishi’s carbon capture technology in pursuit of negative emissions


Amine solvent in use at 13 other plants could be deployed at Yorkshire plant by 2027

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Blocking bacteria’s self-poisoning mechanism weakens their antibiotic resistance


Stopping bacteria from producing hydrogen sulfide in response to drugs could help overcome antimicrobial resistance

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Nanomaterial stores radicals to power photopolymerisation in the dark


Reaction driven by long-lived radicals experiences fewer side reactions than photopolymerisation under light irradiation

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Biochemical mystery unfolds as elemental metals found in Alzheimer’s patients’ brains


In a discovery that raises more question than it answers, researchers have found zero-oxidation-state iron and copper deposits inside amyloid plaques

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  • Defence of the realm