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3D cell aggregates could improve accuracy of drug screening

spheroid

An innovative new screening method using cell aggregates shaped like spheres may lead to the discovery of smarter cancer drugs, a team from the Scripps Research Institute, California, US, has reported.

Could graphene solve the water shortage?

graphen-oxide membrane

In Manchester, UK, the development of graphene – a material comprised of a single-layer of carbon in a honeycomb structure – is revolutionising modern membrane desalination and water filtration techniques.

Pest Management Science highlights: Neonicotinoids

fields

In response to the recent EU ban, SCI’s Pest Management Science journal has made a number of related papers free to access to better inform on the pros and cons of neonicotinoids.

Rideal travel bursary recipient, Girvani Manoharan, reports from Gaithersburg, USA.

Girvani Manoharan was awarded a Rideal Travel Bursary in October 2017 to travel to the NIST Centre for Neutron Research (NCNR) at Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Gurvani is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. Here, she describes how this research has broadened her scientific interests and the opportunity to present her research to the glass science community and receive valuable feedback.

3D printing: from cardiology to cartilage

3d printing is helping cardiologists to plan operations and reduce risk.

As a review paper reports that 3D printing is transforming treatment for congenital heart disease, UK researchers have reported a breakthrough in bioprinting of human tissue materials.

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

northern tamarisk beetle larvae

Read the highlights from the May 2018 issues of our journals.

DOE develops hard drive recycling process

Plasma torch depositing recycled magnet material.

The US Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute (CMI) has developed a new recycling process to turn discarded hard disk drive (HDD) magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, in an attempt to address both the economic and environmental issues associated with mining e-waste for valuable materials.

AGM 2018: nominations open

AGM 2018 nominations open

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 May.

Team develops transparent solar technology

transparent solar cell

Transparent solar cells that can convert invisible light into renewable energy could supply 40% of US energy demand, a Michigan State University engineering team have reported.

Richardson Travel Bursary winner Lara Fernandez - Cerezo visits ACS 255th Annual Meeting

Lara Fernandez-Cerezo

Lara Fernandez-Cerezo was awarded the Richardson Travel Bursary to attend the American Chemical Society (ACS) 255th Annual Meeting, in New Orleans. Here, she tells us about the networking opportunities that attending the conference provided her with.