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Derek Lowe

In The Pipeline - Catwalk

How much does fashion influence chemists?

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Is that new reaction the next Nobel-worthy breakthrough, or just a flash in the pan?

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Putting chemistry back in biology

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The chemical nature of biomolecular interactions can no longer be ignored

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Slimmer synthesis

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Atom economy is a noble aim, but there are other routes to efficient molecule making

The Grim Reaper

Don’t fear the Crispr

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Does simple gene-editing mean the end of traditional medicinal chemistry? Probably not

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Philip Ball

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Solving the riddle of the glowing stones

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The mysterious luminescence of the Bologna Stone was the wonder of the 17th century

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Time to revolt against impact factors

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Perverse incentives hurt science – the top universities need to fight back

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How Frankenstein left chemistry with a monstrous reputation

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Shelley’s masterpiece was inspired by the cutting-edge science of her time

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General dietary advice should be taken with a pinch of salt

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We must move away from labeling foods as universally good or bad and start talking about dose

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Food, glorious food

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How chefs scale up dishes without sacrificing taste

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Tips to make a pavolva that can feed 600 guests this Christmas

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Why bubbles transform our meals

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Manipulating gases can improve baking and create fizzy treats

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