All the movers and shakers for the chemical-using business in July 2021.
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.
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.
A new class of material developed in Ceder’s lab relies on disordered structures. It is based on abundant materials and is called DRX – disordered rock salts with excess lithium.
Standard displays in TVs and mobile phones rely on LEDs. However, these are relatively expensive to manufacture and collectively they consume lots of energy. Alternative reflective displays do not always need power and reflect the light from their ambient surroundings.
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).
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.
There has been much discussion around the world in recent months about achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The discussions have been given urgency by the imminent COP26 event to be held in November 2021 in Glasgow, UK. Read the C&I Magazine leader article.
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.
A Europe-based biopharma company is trialling what it describes as the first herbal supplement shown to prevent Covid-19 symptoms from worsening. Read the C&I news article.