News

September 2018
BIOCHEMISTRY

Among the major variables supporting the science around climate change is the amount of carbon that is stored in the world’s soil. Predictions about the state of our environment regularly hinge...

September 2018
PHARMACEUTICALS

Duncan Hunter, now a professor emeritus in Western University’s Department of Chemistry, easily recalls the day in the late 1980s that he and his laboratory team were batting around ideas for improving the performance of a radioactive...

July/August 2018
BIOCHEMICALS

Infants born prematurely face a variety of challenges to their survival, starting with the simple act of breathing. It has taken medical researchers decades to understand and address a deficiency that compromises...

July/August 2018
MATERIALS

The prospect of losing a tooth is never pleasant, but modern dentistry continues to make the problem more manageable. Over the last decade the field has been transformed by implant technology, which inserts a replacement tooth...

June ACCN
SPECTROSCOPY

Researchers are rightly cautious about tinkering with the mechanics of expensive pieces of equipment like a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, but for a team at the National Institutes...

June ACCN
ENVIRONMENT

According to research published in Science earlier this year [http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/760.full], air pollution now ranks among top five threats to human health, a list that includes...

May 2018
MECHANOCHEMISTRY

Cellulose could qualify as Canada’s emblematic organic compound, the building block of the many different paper products that emerge from the country’s vast...

May 2018
ENERGY

Canada’s chemical sector should be well poised to wean the country’s economy off carbon, according to the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC).