China's universities have been through several periods of reform. With government investment, they are now producing internationally recognised research. Vikki Allen looks at key universities and how the system works
Garlic extract offers an innovative treatment for patients with advanced gum disease, report UK researchers.
A bedside cabinet with antimicrobial properties has been designed to help prevent the spread of MRSA in hospitals.
A polymer-based product that removes the corked taste from wine goes on sale on 1 June 2005.
A drug for patients with Gleevec-resistant chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) has passed Phase I clinical trials and has just entered Phase II.
A cure for West Nile Virus (WNV) has come a step closer with the development of a treatment for the infection in mice and a trial vaccine for humans.
UK researchers to transcend departmental divisions
The discovery of a process crucial to cell growth regulation could improve understanding of cancer and ageing
A method to synthesise diverse libraries of carbohydrate clusters quickly and simply has been developed.
Chinese researchers have developed the first soluble polyurethane (PU) with controllable properties that could make it suitable for biomedical applications.
The 2005 Paul Karrer Gold Medallion has been awarded to Robert H Grubbs
High temperature gas-cooled reactor to be built in Shandong
Japanese researchers are a step closer to developing biocompatible liquid crystals for use in membranes or sensors
The search is on for alternative treatments to combat bacterial infections that have become resistant to antibiotics
Wastewater from olive mills could prove a useful antioxidant source
Tony Ryan argues that nuclear power should be put back on the agenda
Polymer eye lenses could cure age related sight problems
The hunt for a new face of science communication is on.
In the closing weeks of 2004, two UK universities announced their intentions to withdraw undergraduate chemistry courses
New breed of organocatalysts is set to improve on existing systems
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