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Now available on Fast Track: Oganesson: a most unusual ‘inert gas’

Posted on 18. May, 2018.

Oganesson, with the symbol Og, is the artificially prepared (i.e. ‘man-made’) elementwith atomic number 118, previously known as eka-radon or Uuo (‘ununoctium’), and recently ‘blessed’ with an official name by IUPAC3. Atoms of the element were first produced using the U400 cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, via a heavy-ion fusion reaction utilising collision of a 4820Ca beam with a 24998Cf target. 


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Metal-based drugs

Posted on 5. June, 2014.

Metals have been considered for millennia to have medicinal values and with the advent of modern medicine, numerous metal-based drugs have proven to be highly effective in the clinic.


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Free for the next 7 days - Chemical synthetic biology

Posted on 10. May, 2014.

The new and fashionable term synthetic biology (SB) is used mostly to indicate a field that is aimed at synthesising biological structures or life forms in the laboratory which do not exist in nature; this is based on the engineering principles of standardisation, modularisation and characterisation, coupled to systematic design.


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One hundred years ago in Science Progress . . .

Posted on 25. April, 2014.

We take another look at the scientific topics being discussed in Science Progress at the beginning of the twentieth century.


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Free 2014 Trial for Science Progress

Posted on 20. March, 2014.

We are delighted to offer a free trial for Science Progress for the whole of 2014. This will give readers access to over 400 pages per year of high quality scientific content written by experts from all over the world.


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Nutrimetabonomics: nutritional applications of metabolic profiling

Posted on 20. March, 2014.

An individual’s metabolic phenotype, and ultimately health, is significantly influenced by complex interactions between their genes and the diet. Studying these associations and their downstream biochemical consequences has proven extremely challenging using traditional hypothesis-led strategies. Metabonomics, a systems biology approach, allows the global metabolic response of biological systems to stimuli to be characterized.


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The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident - Free Commentary

Posted on 11. March, 2014.

With a total output of 4.7 GW, the Fukushima I (Daiichi) nuclear power plant was on the list of the world’s 15 largest NPPs, consisting of six light water, boiling water reactors (BWR).


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Platinum anticancer drugs and photochemotherapeutic agents: recent advances and future developments

Posted on 3. March, 2014.

Platinum-based chemotherapeutic drugs such as cisplatin, carboplatin and oxaliplatin are widely applied for the treatment of various types of tumours. Over the last few decades, a large variety of Pt(II) and Pt(IV) complexes have been developed to improve the applicability in a wider spectrum of cancers, increase their therapeutic window and reduce the dose-limiting side effects.


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Gastrointestinal Diseases of Napoleon in Saint Helena: causes of death

Posted on 26. February, 2014.

One hundred and eighty one years after the death of Napoleon I, the circumstances of his death remain very controversial. Until relatively recently, it was assumed that he had died of stomach cancer. This diagnosis was essentially supported by the data in the remarkable autopsy performed and reported by his last doctor in Saint Helena, Francesco Antommarchi.


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