Miles D. White is stepping down as CEO of US global healthcare company Abbott, headquartered in Illinois, but will remain as executive chairman. He will be succeeded by president and COO of the company Robert B. Ford, who has also been elected to the board.
Book review: Women in their element - a book in which all those women who contributed to the periodic system of the elements are acknowledged.
In this book, Ben-Naim explains entropy with probabilities and information theory. The latter is an abstract and mathematical subject that is closely connected to probability.
An international team of researchers has reported an ultracompact miniaturised spectrophotometer based on a single semiconducting nanowire (Z. Yang et al, Science, 2019, 365, 1017).
A UK Green Brexit is likely to lead to an upswelling of support for anti agrochemicals groups such as the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) which will likely result in the agchems industry being labelled as ‘bad, like the tobacco industry’.
European intransigence on the issue of genetic technologies is woefully out of step with most other countries in the world and is anti-environment and anti-wildlife.
This month's Applied chemistry highlights include Photocatalytic H2 evolution system, Breaking the 2V barrier in aqueous zinc chemistry and Superionic conduction
This month’s biomedicinal chemistry section of Highlights focuses on PROTACs (Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras; Figure 2a, where the black line is a linker).
US biotechnology company Exicure has entered into a collaboration with Allergan Pharmaceuticals International, a subsidiary of Ireland-headquartered pharmaceutical company Allergan.
Scientists in Canada have souped-up the conversion of CO2, water and energy into ethylene, a starter chemical for polyethylene. Today, the main feedstock for ethylene is fossil fuels. However, if powered by renewable energy, the new process could use waste CO2 and illuminate a path towards carbon-neutral plastics.