• C&EN – Carnivorous plant chemistry preview

The chemistry of Venus flytraps – in C&EN

October 16th, 2018|

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Most plants get nutrients from the soil. But Venus flytraps prey on insects to get what they need. This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News looks at how these carnivorous plants molecularly lure and trap their prey. View the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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  • Male and Female Nobel Prize in Chemistry Winners

How many women have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

October 9th, 2018|

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Nobel Prize week is now done and dusted for another year. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to scientists who used directed evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies, including Frances H Arnold. How many other women have won the prize since it started in 1901? This graphic takes a look at all of the winners!

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  • 010 ChemMonthly September 2018

#ChemMonthly September 2018 – Hydrogen from plastic waste, the cleaning potential of saliva, and glyphosate’s effect on honeybees

October 7th, 2018|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a process to convert plastic waste into hydrogen, the cleaning potential of saliva, a polymer coating that can cool down building surfaces, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

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  • 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Harnessing evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies

October 3rd, 2018|

Today saw the last of the 2018 Science Nobel Prizes awarded, and it was finally the turn of chemistry. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded with one half to Frances H Arnold for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes, and with the other half jointly to George P Smith and Sir […]

  • 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics: The creation of tools made from laser light

October 2nd, 2018|

After the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded yesterday, today was the turn of Physics. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Morou and Donna Strickland for their groundbreaking innovations in the field of laser physics. Strickland is only the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics […]

  • 2018 Nobel Prize Physiology-Medicine

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine: Unleashing our immune systems against cancer

October 1st, 2018|

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Today saw the first of the 2018 Nobel Prizes awarded. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by stimulating the immune system to attack tumour cells. This graphic takes a look at the prize-winning research.

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