October 2011



30 October 2011: Have something to say about an article you’ve read on Chemistry World this week? Leave your comments below…

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Cancer trial ends early for Bayer – Slashing industry’s water bills – And AkzoNobel to expand in China (more…)

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Novartis to cut jobs and close more sites – Lilly withdraws sepsis drug – And China moves to protect its caprolactam industry (more…)

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Why would a drug feature in the treaty that ended the first world war? And what made aspirin so successful as a painkiller? Brian Clegg explains in this week’s Chemistry in its element podcast.



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Mummifying Alan

Last night I was sitting on my sofa when up popped someone I recognised. Stephen Buckley from the University of York was on Channel 4 talking about his work on mummification. Earlier this year we published a feature looking at the chemistry of mummification, which is some great background to the documentary. But the program was a bit different, this was putting Buckley’s findings to the test on a real human cadaver. Alan, a taxi driver from Torquay, who had terminal lung cancer. Alan answered a classified ad in the paper and left his body to a rather interesting form of science. (more…)

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23 October 2011: Have something to say about an article you’ve read on Chemistry World this week? Leave your comments below…

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FDA chemist insider trading admission – Pharma industry needs to win back trust – And DuPont takes Monsanto to court over seed patents (more…)

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How posh is your ice-cream? Does it have the tell-tale specks of real vanilla seeds, or is it a synthetic vanilla flavour. Simon Cotton uncovers how to tell the difference in this week’s Chemistry in its element podcast.

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ACC asks FDA for changes to BPA regulation – Roche buys Anadys to strengthen hepatitis C position – And a definition of ‘nanomaterial’ from the EU (more…)

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16 October 2011: Have something to say about an article you’ve read on Chemistry World this week? Leave your comments below…

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