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Artificial metalloenzyme flips switch in cells

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:00
Cell-penetrating assembly uncages hormone, turning on gene circuit

Polymer solar cell hopes to claim new record

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:58
Engineering two organic molecules for better compatibility boosts the conversion efficiency of polymer solar cells to 14.2%

Enzyme catalyzes cross-membrane reaction

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:32
Hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules don’t have to leave their natural environments to react

Tackling sustainable fertilizer production with an alternative electrolyte

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:13
Ionic liquid and aprotic solvent boost efficiency of electrochemical ammonia production 

Astellas restructures Japan operations

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:54
Company expects to slim its home country head count by 600

Chemistry in Pictures: Faux ice floes

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:37

What are hair removers, and how do they get rid of unwanted fuzz?

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:53
Creams. Wax. Sugar. Lasers. We get to the scientific root of depilation

Grail raises more funds to advance a blood-based cancer test

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:38
Flush with another $300 million, Grail plans to enroll 135,000 people in studies this year to detect circulating tumor-derived DNA

EPA gears up for controlling poly- and perfluorochemical pollution

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:27
Agency plans legal limit on four PFASs in drinking water, creating liability for PFOS and PFOA contamination

Chemical Safety Board chair to resign

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:41
Move will leave agency with three of five board members

$50 million more for CARB-X will help biotech companies fight antibiotic resistance

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:31
Funds from the Gates Foundation and U.K. government will help address antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries

Chemistry in Pictures: Inorganic parrot

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:24

Ice cores may have tracked ancient Rome’s boom and bust

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:32
Traces of lead pinpoint economic activity, but doubts about contamination have been raised

Small molecule could help modulate the microbiome

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:00
An inhibitor of starch-digesting enzymes stunts the growth of certain gut bacteria

Biodegradable emulsion eliminates biofilms

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:00
Nanocomposite carrying essential oil combats bacterial infections on cells and keeps bacteria from developing resistance