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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Thursday 04 June 2009
A dangerous knife thug freed from jail by mistake was today jailed for life with a minimum of 40 years for the "sadistic" murders of two brilliant French students.
Carola Long: 'Body scrubs need to be intensive to counteract the lizard-like skin induced by cold British weather'
Saturday 09 May 2009
Exfoliation is the first step in any summer metamorphosis, especially one involving fake tan. After all, you wouldn't start repainting a wall – a job which is about as exciting as applying bronzer – without stripping the manky old plaster first. However, when it comes to exfoliation, stripping is the last thing one wants; rather, it's key to find a product that creates an even surface for the colour to take to without damaging the skin.
Thursday 30 April 2009
Nathaniel Saidu, 25, is doing an MSc in biocatalysis at the University of Exeter
Monday 27 April 2009
Two French students were tortured and murdered in a London flat in a scene of "almost unimaginable horror" when a burglary at their home went wrong, a court heard today.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
A man accused of murdering two French students during a frenzied attack at a London house admitted today he had carried out a burglary at the property.
Monday 30 March 2009
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Tuesday 03 March 2009
Wednesday 11 February 2009
A newly discovered molecule linked to aggressive prostate cancer could open the door to better ways of tracking and treating the disease, say scientists.
Professor Sir James Baddiley: Biochemist who applied his understanding of organic chemistry to problems in biology
Saturday 03 January 2009
The biochemist James Baddiley was a master of experimentation, with an intuitive ability to deal with the vagaries of organic compounds. Although he was an organic chemist by training, his research brought him increasingly into the field of biochemistry and biology. When each new problem presented itself, he learned or devised the experimental techniques necessary for its solution. He used the methods and insight of the organic chemist to answer important questions in biology, notably with regard to coenzyme structure and function, and the structure of bacterial cell walls.
Monday 01 September 2008
A major discovery could open the door to "one-fits-all" cancer drugs that can tackle many different forms of the disease.
Friday 01 August 2008
Hal Dixon was a biochemist, a Life Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, who was cleverer than most of his colleagues, enthusiastic and energetic, but who never achieved the heights of scientific success that his abilities merited. But he was a wonderful colleague, friend and teacher.
Sunday 06 July 2008
A 21-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of yesterday in connection with the murders of the French students Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez.
Friday 04 July 2008
They were two students who came to London from France to study, and had agreed to extend their stay by a month because they were enjoying it so much.
Sunday 29 June 2008
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
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