All the movers and shakers for the chemical-using business in July 2021.
It seems a long time ago now, but as the Covid-19 pandemic came to be taken seriously we were all urged to wash our hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. This book, by American doctor James Hamblin, was written before the Covid pandemic took over our lives but has an obvious relevance.
Author Eugene Cordes was so fascinated by the process of drug discovery that he decided to join the pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co after some 17 years as a chemistry professor at Indiana University, US.
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 range of new bacteria-killing coatings are on the market, but how effective are they, and could they contribute to antibiotic resistance? Jasmin Fox-Skelly reports.
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).
With the world embarking on the largest immunisation programme ever seen, Maria Burke reports on new approaches in oral, inhaled and skin patch-based vaccination. Read the full feature in C&I Magazine Issue 7/8 2021.
Researchers in the US have reported a simple method for recovering rare earth elements (REEs) from coal waste using an ionic liquid (IL).