Category Archives: Highlights

C&EN: Light-powered hydrogen sensor plays it cool

Sensitive chip uses palladium-decorated titanium dioxide to detect traces of flammable gas at room temperature.

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C&EN: Can the UK’s ambitious Operation Moonshot screening program for COVID-19 achieve liftoff?

Researchers question accuracy of rapid antigen tests and criticize government’s lack of transparency in multibillion-pound program.

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C&EN: Cheaper cryo-EM on the horizon

Thermo Fisher hopes $1 million microscope could broaden access to microscopy method used to determine protein structures.

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C&EN: Oxidant may offer a boost to greener rockets

An alternative to polluting ammonium perchlorate shows promise as a propellant ingredient.

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C&EN: How one university built a COVID-19 screening system

Campus testing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign holds important lessons about the strengths and limitations of routine testing regimen.

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C&EN: Click chemistry sees first use in humans

Targeting mechanism could help to avoid side effects of powerful anticancer drug.

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C&EN: Database brings clarity to chemical weapons lists

Molecular structures and other identifiers will help to compare and contrast chemical warfare agents controlled by three different international frameworks.

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C&EN: DMSO poses decomposition danger

Acids produced by heating dimethyl sulfoxide can trigger a runaway reaction.

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C&EN: COVID-19 antigen assay set to triple US testing capacity

Abbott aims to produce 50 million of the 15-minute, $5 tests per month.

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Nature: Can the history of pollution shape a better future?

The poisonous legacy of industry holds lessons, two books show.

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