All articles by Sarah Houlton – Page 8

  • News

    EU to look into chemical mixture exposure


    EU Council asks whether current legislation adequately assesses risks from exposure to multiple chemicals from different sources

  • Feature

    Operation outsource


    Western companies are now outsourcing highly skilled science work to China. Can the industry's growing demands be met, asks Sarah Houlton

  • Careers

    Who's who: Secrets of the headhunter


    Headhunters have a nose for who is right for a job but you can help yourself to be sniffed out, as Sarah Houlton finds out

  • News

    Pharma's year of merger mania


    Our round-up of the pharmaceutical industry in 2009 shows the fallout from this year's mega-mergers has swept across the sector

  • News

    New hep C breakthrough


    A new microRNA-based hepatitis C treatment that could avoid drug resistance is being tested on humans after encouraging trials in chimps

  • News

    A pharmaceutical named desire


    A failed antidepressant has been shown to increase women's sex drive

  • Careers

    Profile: Hair today


    Combining know-how from different businesses helped Procter & Gamble win the 2009 RSC Teamwork in innovation award for the development of hair dye product, Perfect 10

  • Careers

    Who's who: Agency access


    Recruitment agencies often offer the only route into a job, but you'll need to register with a few and be prepared to listen to what the consultants say, as Sarah Houlton reports

  • News

    ERC overhaul in wake of review


    European Research Council to streamline peer review process and hire a scientist to run the agency in response to criticism by independent review panel

  • News

    EC pushes renewables research


    European Commission calls for multi-billion euro boost for green energy research

  • News

    Chemistry of life wins Nobel


    Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath win Nobel prize for chemistry for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome

  • Careers

    The insider: Food forensics


    When food is contaminated, teams of chemists are at hand to help track down the molecular culprits, reports Sarah Houlton

  • Business

    Business roundup


    Industry news, October 2009

  • News

    Abbott wins the race for Solvay's pharma business


    Abbott has beaten off rival bids to acquire its cholesterol-franchise partner, Solvay Pharmaceuticals.

  • News

    New HIV vaccine hope


    For the first time in decades, researchers have discovered new broadly neutralising antibodies that could lead to an effective vaccine for HIV

  • News

    Reach costs set to spiral


    The EU's Reach chemicals legislation could use 20 times more animals and cost six times more than originally estimated, say two toxicologists

  • Careers

    The insider: Marketing magic


    Amanda Halford's chemistry training has proved invaluable in her international marketing career, as she tells Sarah Houlton

  • Feature

    Drugs for a developing world


    Diseases affecting the developing world have long been neglected, but new partnerships between governments, charities and pharmaceutical firms could change that, says Sarah Houlton

  • News

    Indian court dismisses Bayer's patent law case


    Bayer has failed in its attempt to stop Indian regulators approving a copy-cat version of one of its patented drugs

  • News

    Testing times: prediction of hepatitis C response


    A new genetic test could predict which patients will benefit from treatment, and which will suffer side effects