1 January 2009
The powdered bark of the South American cinchona tree is the source of quinine - the mainstay treatment for malaria for centuries
The dye diffusion thermal transfer method is used for printing digital photos on plastics, and for direct printing on PVC cards
1 November 2008
Chemists at the University of Nottingham use supercritical fluids to process polymers for drug delivery systems and for tissue engineering.
Centenary celebrations for the founding fathers of radioactivity - Henri Becquerel and Ernest Rutherford.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an invaluable tool in diagnostic medicine.
1 September 2008
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leo Sternbach, discoverer of the anti-anxiety drugs Librium and Valium
Painstaking work by chemists to characterise deadly alkaloids exuded in the skin of some brightly coloured poison arrow frogs has offered leads for new and useful pharmaceuticals
Chemicals that make bacteria lose their hair could be a new weapon in the fight against infections, and at the same time help to overcome the problem of antibiotic resistance
1 July 2008
The intriguing chemistry of antimony, one of the earliest elements to be discovered
Nanoscale chemical entities target the building blocks of biology with medicinal consequences
FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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