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Malaria: prevention is better than cure

10 Dec 2018

A research team has tested more than 500,000 chemical compounds to discover 631 that show promise for treating malaria at an earlier stage.

ExxonMobil’s Neil Chapman to receive SCI Chemical Industry Medal

07 Dec 2018

SCI America has announced that the 2019 SCI Chemical Industry Medal will be presented to Neil Chapman, Senior Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation. He will receive the medal at a formal dinner convened in his honor on 12 March 2019 at Essex House in New York City, US.

Government commits £60m to sustainable packaging

06 Dec 2018

Sustainable packaging – a key project of the Chemistry Council’s Innovation Programme – is set to receive £61.4m from the government to help reduce the harmful impact of plastic waste.

Using endocrine control in insects to develop new approaches for crop protection

03 Dec 2018

Pesticides have a significant role to play in increasing agricultural production around the world and improving food safety. The EU funded project nEUROSTRESSPEP aims to develop novel, insect species specific biocontrol agents based on the use of peptides that interfere with pest insect neurological functions while leaving non-pest species unaffected.