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Scerri's book offers a perspective on the Table from a philosophical viewpoint, besides detailing its history. The only book remotely comparable to this was published half a century ago by Van Spronsen. Read the review in C&I magazine.
A review of the book Our love affair with drugs: the history, the science, the politics. Winter claims that he has written this book for the general reader, but he has produced a book of considerable scholarship, which will also be enjoyed by specialists. Read the book review in C&I Magazine.
Climate-related hazards are poised to significantly disrupt the chemicals industry, according to a new report, and will drive structural changes to industry production. Read the C&I article
Researchers are developing a multi-organ in vitro Human-on-a-Chip system to investigate the impact of opiate overdoses on the brain stem, kidneys, heart, skeletal muscles and liver. The research will also evaluate the acute and chronic effects of overdose treatments, such as naloxone (Narcan). Read the C&I article
The search for plastics capable of decomposing naturally in the environment has been ongoing since the 1970s. So far, cost and undesirable mechanical properties have stymied progress. But recent advances mean that’s set to change, reports Jasmin Fox-Skelly. Read the article in C&I magazine
Dragonfly and cicada wings – along with gecko feet – are known to have bactericidal properties. Now, researchers in Japan report that this activity depends on the ability of the bacteria to move toward and adhere to these surfaces.
US biotech Verve Therapeutics has for the first time shown that base editing can be used to turn off a gene in the liver in non-human primates. The trial was part of the company’s programme to create a ‘one-and-done’ gene editing treatment for lowering cholesterol. Read the article in C&I magazine.
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A derivative of a natural flavonoid compound has reversed memory loss in a mouse genetically modified to mirror inherited Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Read the C&I article.