Chinese biotechnology firm Ascletis Pharma, which focuses on antiviral, cancer and fatty acid diseases, has appointed former Novartis global head Handan He as CSO.
A study of the origins of life on Earth is at best a challenging enterprise. Since life first emerged on our planet some 4bn years ago, it is now impossible to establish precisely where, when and how this occurred.
In 1910, the French magazine Les Hommes du Jour, literally Men of the Day, published a cover article about Marie Curie, entitled Madame Pierre Curie.
In the second half of the last century, the chemical industries were under attack and blamed for causing adverse effects to humans and the environment.
Curiosity-driven, fundamental science and the applied sciences have often had a slightly tense relationship because they are competing for funds and attention, and the applied sciences have the advantage of being able to promise prompt payback.
The University of St Andrews has received a £12m boost from the UK’s Faraday Institution to create a safe Na-ion battery with high performance, low cost and a long cycling life.
Crop protection chemicals play an important role in protecting plants from pests and diseases. However, they are also blamed for widespread environmental problems and for harming beneficial insects and wildlife.
Over the past year, UK think-tank IPPR has been arguing that mainstream political and policy debates fail to recognise that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage, potentially eroding the conditions upon which socioeconomic stability is possible.
Aҫaí berries in Brazil have been found to reduce the levels of parasites that cause malaria in malaria-infected mice and prolong their survival.
By 2050, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is predicted to cause 10m deaths/year, more than obesity and all cancers combined. It is expected to cost the global economy more than $100 trillion/year in lost GDP.