The movers and shakers in the chemical industry in February 2021.
This book will undoubtedly fuel imagination and enthusiasm for research in this area and is sure to inspire the next generation of DNA researchers. A brief introduction into the basic science of DNA prepares the reader to receive exciting examples where DNA is used outside cells all based on the recent literature and some historical context.
Can science be trusted? Harvard professor of the history of science, Naomi Oreskes debated this question with several other distinguished experts from various fields over a series of lectures at Princeton University, US. Read the book review in C&I Magazine.
Bioprinting is an emerging technology that produces 3D anatomical-scale structures that imitate natural tissues, Maria Burke reports. Read the full feature article in C&I Magazine.
Joe Biden started his presidency with strong statements his administration will focus on the environment and take guidance from science. His first action was to return the US to the Paris Climate Agreement. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who played a big role in the Paris agreement at the outset, has been made Biden’s special envoy for climate. Read more in C&I Magazine.
Rapid DNA sequencing and structure comparisons allow scientists to characterise viruses and 3D print vaccines in record timescales. It promises to dramatically speed up the delivery of flu vaccines, currently developed six months in advance. Read the article in C&I Magazine.
Researchers have gleaned evidence of trade links between the Near East and South Asia during the Bronze Age by analysing ancient teeth. The teeth tartar revealed that Bronze Age people in the Levant ate staple foods such as cereals, sesame and dates, but also feasted on more exotic fare such as soya bean, turmeric and perhaps banana. Read more in C&I Magazine.
The highest ocean temperatures since 1955 were seen in 2020, according to a new study (Adv. Atmos. Sci. doi: 10.1007/s00376-021-0447-x). Twenty researchers from 13 institutions worldwide collaborated on the publication, which calculated the temperature and salinity at the surface of oceans down to 2000m. Read the C&I news article.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern, but antibiotic resistance breakers could prolong the shelf life of our existing antibiotic arsenal, reports Katrina Megget. Read the C&I Magazine feature article.
Ultrasound is a valuable medical imaging tool. Now, targeted pulses of ultrasound have also been developed as a promising treatment for a range of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, multiple sclerosis and neuralgia. Read more in C&I Magazine.