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Trump seeks to revoke visas of Chinese students with ties to China’s military


Academic and science groups speak out against move to bar certain Chinese nationals from studying and conducting research in the US

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Lack of standardised testing makes comparing nano skin tests hard


Study reemphasises that nanoparticles don’t penetrate the skin

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Developing antiviral mask technology in a pandemic


Surface chemistry strategies play a pivotal role in personal protective equipment that can neutralise the Sars-CoV-2 virus

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Nobel laureates lead revolt after US–China coronavirus grant cancellation


Nearly 80 US Nobel laureates and 30 scientific organisations criticise sudden termination of joint research with Wuhan Institute of Virology

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UK project aims to cut the cost of producing clean, green hydrogen


Goal is to drive down price of hydrogen made by splitting water using renewable energy

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Oil price crash ripples through chemicals production


Fuel production slowdown will favour more flexible refiners as demand for petrochemicals is stable or increasing

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Vaccine manufacturing centre to be rushed into service a year early by UK government


Injection of new funding will mean centre opens in 2021 as licensing deal also agreed to boost vaccine capabilities

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How Covid-19 is changing drug manufacturing


Catalent is adapting, focusing on employee safety and supply chain security

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Method that yields oxygen-18-enriched alcohols set to bolster drug studies


Mitsunobu-based protocol is simple alternative to limited and lengthy methods

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Molecular experiments hope to reveal new physics


Detecting extremely short-lived radium fluoride can explore standard model’s limits

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Protein synthesis revolution on way as large peptides made in hours not days


Flow chemistry can now make peptide chains up to 164 amino acids long in one go

In depth

  • This little Crispr went to market

  • Covid-19 wreaks havoc on US universities leaving their finances in disarray

  • Taking responsibility for waste

  • Science steps up a gear as struggle to both understand and fight coronavirus intensifies

  • Hundreds of universities closing across the US in response to coronavirus threat

  • A long road ahead

  • Zhenan Bao: 'We just had to dream big'

  • Speaking up for UK science

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US researcher faces up to 20 years in prison for hiding China ties


University of Arkansas engineering professor accused of fraud for failing to disclose connections to Chinese government and companies

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Covid-19 wreaks havoc on US universities leaving their finances in disarray


The pandemic has led to S&P Global slashing the outlook for 127 US colleges and universities