The first new treatments for cough in more than half a century could now be in the development pipeline, Vanessa Zainzinger reports. Read more in C&I Magazine.
For millennia, protein has come from animals or plants. But a third source may soon become available – proteins from bacteria. XiaoZhi Lim reports. Read the full feature article in C&I Magazine.
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The UK is now facing a significant problem in how it secures the country’s medicines’ supply chain after leaving the EU on 1 January 2021. But rather than view this as an insurmountable problem, FarmaTrust is calling on the UK government to be true to its word and deliver new Brexit benefits.
Research has shown that solar cells made from lead halide perovskite are just as good at converting sunlight into energy as commercial silicon-based solar cells. However, their instability in humidity and heat has hampered their large-scale roll-out. Read more in C&I Magazine.
Some of the measures announced by governments to contain the spread of Covid-19 could have disrupted malaria control and treatment programmes in malaria-prone African countries, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Read the C&I Magazine news article.
Covid-19 was an unpredictable so-called black swan event in 2020 and the second wave in Europe indicates we might need to live with the pandemic for a long time. Although the development of vaccines is a breakthrough, the impact of vaccination will be slow to materialise.
Advanced materials highlights in C&I Magazine Issue 2, 2021 by Arno Kraft, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
Gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 has been used to track metastasis in mice implanted with thousands of modified human cancer cells. The technology enabled the creation of a map of cell divisions visualised using coloured phylogenetic trees, where each colour represents a different location in the body. Read the article in C&I Magazine.
Applied chemistry highlight by Nigel P Freestone, University of Northampton, UK for February 2021.