Cancer prevention efforts should be the ‘base’ of the pyramid of approaches to tackle the disease – with early detection as the layer above and treatment at the top, according to Siddhartha Mukherjee, oncologist and Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies. However, progress in building the base has stalled in recent years, Mukherjee told BIO president James Greenwood, speaking at a keynote session at the BIO annual convention in Philadelphia in June, 2019.
Imagine Chemistry (IC) is speciality chemicals company Nouryon’s approach to research, development and innovation (RDI).
The UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) announced the winners of the Chemical Industry Awards 2019 on 13 June at St George’s Hall, Liverpool.
Astrochemists are starting to close in on the secrets of the birth of the universe by detecting and studying some of the first molecules ever, Michael Gross reports
Cutting out certain sugars found in onions and apples been heralded as a potential for IBS, indigestion and even chronic fatigue syndrome. But does it work? Jasmin Fox-Skelly reports
Ghana has become the latest country in Africa after Rwanda to deploy new technology in delivery of medicine, blood and vaccines to patients across the country by using unmanned aircraft systems or drones. The ‘Fly to Save a Life’ project has provided a lifeline to nearly 12m people in remote districts of the country who rely on 2000 health facilities for healthcare services and access to medicines, blood and vaccines.
Zimbabwe has stepped up its vaccination campaign for human papilloma virus (HPV), targeting girls aged 10-15. The Ministries of Education and Health both stated an ambition to immunise at least a million girls by the first half of 2019.
The smallest pixels yet have been created by trapping light with gold nanoparticles. They could be used to change the colour of buildings while consuming very little energy.
Researchers in the US have reported the synthesis of a selective phosphodiesterase 4 enzyme (PDE4) inhibitor that could help to protect against memory loss, without the usual side effects seen in inhibitors of this class of enzyme.
In October 2018, Canada became the second country to legalise cannabis, after Uruguay – after sanctioning its medical use in 2001. The industry has since blossomed, giving rise to billion-dollar companies like Tilray, Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis, Anthony King reports.