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Drones deliver on-demand medicines

Drone

Ghana is the latest African country to adopt drones for the delivery of urgent medicine, blood and vaccines to patients, following success of the technology in rural Rwanda.

Small molecule drugs for previously untreatable diseases

Protein synthesis

Scientists have discovered a way to make safer, more versatile small molecule drugs that could pave the way to treatments for many currently hard-to-treat or untreatable diseases.

Developments in the Biodiesel Space

Biodiesel

To celebrate International Biodiesel Day on 10 August we explore some recent developments in the area, including improved production methods that could help in making the organically-sourced fuel more readily available in the future.

Business Secretary holds Brexit roundtable with businesses

Brexit

Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom held her first Brexit roundtable with a range of businesses supporting employers to prepare for leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Proteins identified that could restore damaged cells in the ear

Inner_ear

By using genetic tools in mice, researchers from John Hopkins have identified a pair of proteins that accurately control when hair cells (sound-detecting cells) form in the inner ear – a discovery that could help identify future therapies in restoring hearing in people with irreversible deafness.

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, Charlotte Morrill, reports from The Netherlands

Charlotte Morrill

Charlotte Morrill was awarded a Messel Travel Bursary to attend the 14th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations (BioTrans 2019) in Groningen, Netherlands. Here she tells us about the excellent programme of lectures, how she improved her skills in her poster presentation and about the opportunity to meet with chemists in the same field from around the world.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2020 Open for Application

Solar Glider

Are you a PhD student? Are you planning to travel to a conference or site visit in 2020 and are in need of funds? Then look no further than the SCI Travel Bursary scheme!

Applications for 2020 Ramsay Memorial Fellowship now open

Sir William Ramsay

The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship Trust is now open for applications to support postdoctoral chemists in their research.

Journal Highlights: July 2019

Journals

SCI's peer-reviewed journals provide research studies and commentary articles undertaken by top scientists in emerging areas, addressing global audiences by crossing academic, industrial, government and science policy sectors.

Immediate action is needed but there is still hope, says leading climate scientist

climate change

On Wednesday 26 June 2019, Professor Hayley Fowler from Newcastle University gave her Public Evening Lecture on ‘Climate change: Increasing extreme weather and impacts on water resources.’