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Photocatalyst drives 2-for-1 fuel production

14 June, 2019 - 01:27
Light-driven process converts compounds derived from biomass to diesel-fuel precursors and hydrogen

Sponsored content: Powder play

13 June, 2019 - 06:00
Finely crushed solids in everyday products have complex chemistry

Enzyme pair converts type A blood to type O

12 June, 2019 - 23:25
Enzymes could increase supplies of universal blood

Trade and plastics woes shadow chemical conference

12 June, 2019 - 23:14
US executives bemoan tariffs on needed products but see solutions to the plastics crisis

Trump revamps oversight of biotech crops

12 June, 2019 - 21:19
Executive order aims to bring products to market faster

Ginkgo and Synlogic partner to develop 9 new microbe therapies

12 June, 2019 - 20:34
Ginkgo is making an $80 million investment in the bacteria-engineering company

Common allergy drug makes resistant bacteria vulnerable to antibiotics

12 June, 2019 - 16:50
Over-the-counter antihistamine loratadine busts bacterial biofilms and helps oxacillin to kill antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the lab

Computing a cleaner polyurethane synthesis

12 June, 2019 - 16:18
Advanced modeling identifies an efficient catalyst that experiments show can make polyurethanes without unwanted formaldehyde emissions

Chemjobber's mailbag: Business cards, interviewing etiquette, and more

11 June, 2019 - 22:36
Chemistry blogger answers readers' questions in this edition of Bench & Cubicle

CVS launches dietary supplement testing program

11 June, 2019 - 20:03
The retailer's program requires third-party testing of supplements before they can be sold at CVS stores

Vertex expands muscular dystrophy CRISPR programs

10 June, 2019 - 23:44
Acquisition of Exonics and expanded collaboration with Crispr Therapeutics cement Vertex's investment in gene editing

Avantium moves forward on biobased bottle polymer

10 June, 2019 - 21:57
4 months after breaking with BASF in a sugar-derived chemicals venture, Avantium says it will build a plant on its own

2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards announced

10 June, 2019 - 21:54
Winners are greening technology from laundry to pharmaceuticals

Citrus greening is killing the world's orange trees. Scientists are racing to help

9 June, 2019 - 23:52
To save a billion-dollar industry from the infectious disease, also known as huanglongbing, researchers are turning to gene editing, RNA interference, and other advanced techniques

Kit Chapman tells stories of the superheavy elements

9 June, 2019 - 23:51
The science journalist's new book explores the people and places at the edge of the periodic table

Some types of trees excel at removing particles from polluted air

9 June, 2019 - 23:51
Wind tunnel studies suggest that silver birch and certain other tree species may be better than others at trapping roadside air pollution

Polar bears inspire strong, elastic, heat-insulating aerogel

9 June, 2019 - 23:51
Made of hollow carbon tubes, the durable insulator outperforms most aerogels

Extreme pressure alters element properties

9 June, 2019 - 23:50
High pressure computed to alter electronic properties

Research spending continues on an upward trajectory

9 June, 2019 - 23:49
For the second year in a row, chemical companies ratcheted up investments devoted to novel products and process experimentation

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