Movers and Shakers Movers and Shakers Movers and Shakers Environmental technology and development company Agilyx has appointed Joseph Vaillancourt to succeed Ross M. Patten, CEO, as chairman of th...
Dennis Rouvray, The author of this book, Stuart Kauffman, is an American polymath who has engaged with a vast repertoire of scientific themes, ranging from evolutionary biology, through non-equilibrium chemical reaction networks, to the role of quantum mechanics in living organisms.
Love Canal was a subdivision of Niagara Falls, New York (state). The canal – actually a ditch about 5 m deep, a remnant of a 19th-century industrial boondoggle – was used in the 1940s-50s to dispose hazardous wastes from chemicals production. Niagara Falls’ local government, despite repeated warnings from the chemicals’ manufacturer, soon thereafter decided to build a residential neighbourhood, right on top of the hazardous wastes.
Smell is all to do with sex – at least for insects and mammals. They have highly developed ways of sending out sexual messages, and their would-be mates have equally sophisticated methods of detecting them. Both the broadcasting and the detecting involve chemistry and a host of various molecules.
All aboard for Chemistry All aboard for Chemistry All aboard for Chemistry In the 1998 Gwyneth Paltrow movie Sliding Doors, the life of the main character unfolds following the loss of her job, gi...
Uganda seems to have developed a strong surveillance system following a bird flu scare in 2005 when the disease spread from Egypt to bordering Sudan. The system was partly backed by the World Bank, which in 2008 provided Uganda with more than $10m
PROTACS has significant clinical potential; it is too early to assess its ultimate impact, but it is likely to be high. One limitation of PROTACS is that some of the bivalent molecules that might be used are too large to permeate into cells.
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Yet more harmful chemicals that disrupt the body’s endocrine system are being discovered by ambitious chemical screening programmes, without using animals, Emma Davies reports