It will be difficult – but not impossible – to detect the chemical breakdown products of any nerve agents that may have been used in the Damascus attack, but access to the victims could be critical in proving the illicit use of chemical weapons.
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Wednesday 14 August 2013
The world's best will examine recent strides made by Britain's middle-distance rookie
Sunday 21 April 2013
Small doses of aspirin may block the growth and spread of the most virulent strains of breast cancer, research has revealed.
Biological computer that 'lives' inside the body comes one step closer as scientists make transistor out of DNA and RNA
Thursday 28 March 2013
Finding could lead to new biodegradable devices based on living cells that are capable of detecting changes in the environment
Desk workers - stand up for your health: Millions may be making themselves ill by spending their working lives sitting down
Wednesday 27 February 2013
If you are reading this sitting down then the chances are you are also increasing your risk of developing heart disease, blood clots on the brain and even certain types of cancer.
Friday 04 January 2013
Her experience of women’s subordinate role, she said, told her 'I was not cut out to be a wife'
Two American scientists win Nobel chemistry prize for understanding how the billions of cells within the human body communicate with the outside world
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the prize for their pioneering roles in revealing the inner workings of an important family of protein molecules called the G-protein-coupled receptors
Friday 06 July 2012
Medals won at the London Olympics should not handed out until 2020 because it will be years before testers can be sure that the athletes did not take drugs, a leading sports scientist has suggested.
Friday 06 July 2012
Cheating athletes 'could exploit medical advances by using drugs not yet detectable'
Saturday 12 May 2012
A scientific review of genetic technology that can give tomorrow's athletes a helping hand
Monday 05 March 2012
Medical scientists have taken an important step towards understanding how the diseased liver can repair itself in a breakthrough that could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for chronic liver illnesses, which at present can only be cured by organ transplants.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
Leading neuroscientists believe that the UK Government may be about to sanction the development of chemical incapacitants for British police that would be banned in warfare under an international treaty on chemical weapons.
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 The publisher who played with fire: the battle for control of Larsson's £30m legacy
- 5 Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness