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Researchers believe the açaí berry may be more than a super food

Acai berries

Huge progress was made in reducing malaria cases and deaths between 2000 and 2015, but over the last two years this progress has stalled. The search for new treatments is now a priority.

Seasonal changes in Mars’ atmosphere proving a mystery

Mars surface

Researchers have found the large variations in the levels of oxygen present on Mars cannot be explained by known chemistry.

The Periodic Kingdom and the essence of life

Professor Atkins

Professor Peter Atkins’ book; The Periodic Kingdom, imagines the Periodic Table as a country, with laws and administration.

UK Government bringing business together

Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency.

Businesses in the UK have been invited to apply for a share of £5 million to improve the resource and energy efficiency of so-called foundation industries.

Researchers look set to provide relief for chronic fatigue syndrome


Science is shedding light on a little understood condition that affects many people.

CIEX Day Two: The Digital Revolution

Industry 4.0

On 9 and 10 October 2019, innovation experts and practitioners from the consumer, industrial and speciality chemical sectors gathered to CIEX 2019 (Chemical Innovation Exchange) conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Delegates gained a deeper understanding of the many possibilities open to industry through technology, collaboration and innovation. During the second day, chaired by Sharon Todd, CEO of SCI, delegates heard about the impact and benefits of digitalisation.

UK’s House of Lords hears evidence on healthy ageing


With an ageing population becoming an ever important topic of discussion, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will be questioning academic experts, on Tuesday 29th October, to inform its inquiry into how science and technology can enable healthier living in old age.

Keeping Ebola at bay

Doctor and healthcare

Uganda in cooperation with healthcare providers maintains high alert for deadly virus.

Announcing CPI as a corporate partner


SCI is pleased to announce that CPI – a leading independent technology innovation centre – is the newest member of our Corporate Partnership Scheme.

Scotland PhD competition runner-up Katherine Macfarlane talks biologics

Katherine MacFarlane

Katherine Macfarlane, a Pure and Applied Chemistry PhD student from the University of Strathclyde, was a runner up in this year’s Scotland PhD competition. Her article ‘Bifunctional molecules - moving beyond biologics for global healthcare’ is reproduced here.