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28 June 2010: Have something to say about an article you’ve read on Chemistry World this week? Leave your comments below…

This week’s stories….

DNA sticks at flick of switch
An electrochemical switch that enables precision DNA deposition could help lay the foundations for DNA nanostructures

Special Report: Health breakthroughs of the decade
Top 5 health advances of the last 10 years

Revealing fake money
A simple and fast mass spectrometry technique identifies counterfeit notes

Austerity measures hit higher education
Funding and support for student places hit as universities feel the effects of government plans to cut the budget deficit

Cleaning up organic pollutants
Cleaning up the environment after chemical spills could be made easier thanks to a material that encapsulates pollutant-destroying microorganisms

Interview: Science down under
Justin Gooding talks about dinosaurs, science funding in Australia and his desire to be a professional sportsman

EPA’s oversight of nanomaterials questioned
US congressional watchdog office warns that nanomaterials may be entering the market without adequate safety review

No-stress stress sensor
Biosensor that monitors stress hormone levels could transform diagnostics and treatment of stress disorders

Interview: Greening up pharmaceutics
Peter Dunn talks about green chemistry and its role in large pharmaceutical companies

Stripping down the carbon storage problem
Chemists looking at materials to capture carbon dioxide need to pay attention to practically regenerating them once full. Could steam be the answer?

Special Report: Biomaterials revolution
Greener fingers, synthetic eyes and nanotube nerves

Turbulent ride for impact pilot
Assessing research impact is difficult and time-consuming – but academics are coming round to the idea

Super spiky solar cells
Unprecedented energy efficiencies using a very promising solar cell design have been demonstrated by scientists in the US

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