An enzyme to control the stereochemistry of an anticancer compound could improve drug development and manufacture, US researchers say. Read the C&I news article.
A temporary, implantable pacemaker has been developed that is fully absorbed into the body.
Over a decade ago, a patient in New Delhi, India, fell ill with a strain of bacteria discovered to contain a new genetic element – New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) – that chops up antibiotics.
A new graphene oxide-polyvinyl alcohol aerogel could reduce aircraft engine noise and improve passenger comfort (Nature Sci. Rep., doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-90101-0).
Researchers in the US have reported a simple method for recovering rare earth elements (REEs) from coal waste using an ionic liquid (IL).
A US study has shown that four key air pollutants are particularly damaging to crops, accounting for an average loss of 5% of maize and soya bean production over a ten-year period (Env. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac0fa4).
The world’s smallest test tube has been created to observe the mixing of miniscule amounts of two solutions (Adv. Mater., 2021, 2100668).
Swiss researchers have found an ‘unexpectedly high’ number of chemicals of potential concern in everyday plastic products. They claim a lack of transparency surrounding data on these products limits their safe management.
Trials of a new food supplement may offer hope to the 2% of the global population that suffer from psoriasis, researchers have reported. Read the C&I Magazine news story.
Scientists have carried out the first CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing experiments in space, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), (PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253403). Read the C&I Magazine article.