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UK researchers receive £20m to start coronavirus treatment research


Two vaccine trials among six projects that win funding

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Organisations mobilise to fight Covid-19


‘War effort’ seeks to provide hand sanitiser, protective equipment, ventilators and tests

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Getting ideas across


In a diverse industry like chemicals, we need to make sure we’re open to learning from unexpected angles.

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Cracking down on corrosion with Hexigone Inhibitors


Intelli-ion technology provides non-toxic, chromium-free protection from corrosion

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US military sites that may be contaminated by PFAS grow by 60%


The Pentagon has released new analysis that says there are 651 military sites with groundwater that may be polluted with fluorinated chemicals

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New Covid-19 test delivers diagnoses up to three time faster


Researchers at the University of Oxford claim their new coronavirus diagnostic technology is fast and highly accurate

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Italian researchers fear long-lasting harm to science from coronavirus lockdown


With the entire population isolated and universities closed research has been severely curtailed

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Data is lacking as Reach moves beyond registration


Enforcing the demanding rules of Europe’s chemical legislation is keeping regulators and companies on their toes

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Whiskey webs could snare counterfeiters


Unique patterns formed by whiskey residues could aid investigations into imitation liquors

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Potent coronavirus drug candidate designed using 3D structure of key viral enzyme


Inhibitor of Sars-CoV-2 protease shows promise in early animal tests

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Universal blood for transfusion could be created by hydrogel ‘camouflage’


Antigen-shield can prevent serious immune response to incompatible blood group

In depth

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

  • Open data and genomics are at the forefront in battle to control coronavirus

  • The race to fight coronavirus

  • Can negative emission technologies overcome climate catastrophe?

  • Theft of universities’ secrets fuels US crackdown on Chinese talent programmes

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

  • Speaking up for UK science

  • The hunt for a killer stalking vapers