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The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair". The recipients are Paul L. Modrich, Tomas Lindahl and Aziz Sancar.
We take a look at Carbon - one of the most important elements for our lives on Earth. We look at various forms of elemental carbon, from diamonds to exotic graphene and buckyballs. more
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 goes to William Campbell & Satoshi Ōmura "for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites" and Youyou Tu "for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria". more
Experts from the University of Nottingham have created a self-sustaining circuit of reactions which is a greener and more efficient method of chemical production. Drs Francesca Paradisi and Martina Contente of the University of Nottingham produce chemicals more efficiently through a looped ... more
A chance meeting between a spider expert and a chemist has led to the development of antibiotic synthetic spider silk. After five years' work an interdisciplinary team of scientists at The University of Nottingham has developed a technique to produce chemically functionalised spider silk th ... more
Scientists have studied the evolution of the ebola virus during the recent West African outbreak to determine how unprecedented numbers of humans became infected. An international study led by Professor Jonathan Ball at The University of Nottingham, has shown that genetic changes which took ... more